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6-Year-Old Completes Full Marathon, Causes Firestorm

Many aren't happy that Cincinnati race organizers let this happen

(Newser) - The family that runs together ... causes controversy together. That's the case in Cincinnati, where organizers of the annual Flying Pig Marathon are taking heat for not stopping a 6-year-old boy from running (and finishing) the 26.2-mile race with his parents on Sunday. WLWT reports that the mom and...

Ohio Votes in Hard-Fought GOP Senate Primary
JD Vance Wins Hard-Fought
GOP Primary in Ohio
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JD Vance Wins Hard-Fought GOP Primary in Ohio

Race was seen as a test of Trump's endorsement power

(Newser) - This story has been updated with election results. The AP has called the hard-fought Ohio Republican US Senate primary for JD Vance. The race, one of the most contentious and closely watched Senate primaries in the country, was seen as an early referendum on Donald Trump's hold on the...

Clash Between Trump, Club for Growth Is Escalating

Influential group calls out ex-president in latest ad in Ohio Senate primary race

(Newser) - Donald Trump has split with the conservative anti-tax Club for Growth in Ohio's messy GOP Senate primary and the feud is escalating, CNN reports. The group, which supports former state treasurer Josh Mandel, has refused Trump's requests to stop airing an ad attacking Hillbilly Elegy author JD Vance,...

Doctor Acquitted of Murder in 14 Fentanyl Deaths

Prosecutors alleged William Husel killed critically ill patients with fentanyl overdoses

(Newser) - After six days of deliberations, a jury in Ohio decided that a doctor accused of killing multiple patients with fentanyl overdoses is not a murderer. William Husel was acquitted Wednesday of 14 counts of murder, all involving critically ill patients in the Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System, NBC reports. The...

Author Not Allowed to Read Unicorn Book at Ohio School

Due to fears it might promote a 'gay agenda'

(Newser) - Children's book author Jason Tharp says his planned book reading at an Ohio elementary school was halted after concerns were raised about the book's possible "gay agenda." Tharp was scheduled to read It's Okay to Be a Unicorn on April 6, but the day before,...

Ohio Republicans Are Trying to Stop a Trump Endorsement
To Dismay of Many,
Trump Makes His Pick in Ohio
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To Dismay of Many, Trump Makes His Pick in Ohio

Ohio Republicans wanted former president to pick somebody other than JD Vance

(Newser) - Update: Despite a last-minute pitch against this very thing by dozens of GOP leaders in Ohio, former President Trump on Friday endorsed Hillbilly Elegy author JD Vance in the state's crowded Republican Senate primary. He described Vance as "the candidate most qualified and ready to win in November"...

Mom Who Left Baby in Woods in 1993 Convicted of Murder

Ohio's Gail Eastwood-Ritchey now faces life in prison in 'Geauga's Child' case

(Newser) - An Ohio woman who abandoned her newborn in the woods nearly 30 years ago was convicted of murder Monday and now faces up to life in prison. Gail Eastwood-Ritchey was "stoic" as the verdict was read in court, though one of her lawyers "widened his eyes, seeming stunned,...

Vets Demand Apology After Tense Clash in GOP Debate

2 Senate candidates in Ohio almost came to blows

(Newser) - A near-physical altercation in the Republican primary for US Senate in Ohio led to a demand Monday from some military veterans that one candidate apologize for saying a rival who did two tours in Iraq never served in the private sector and didn't know anything about business. The heated...

It Took 10 Seconds for Cop to Shoot Black Girl, 16
No Charges for Officer
Who Shot Ma'Khia Bryant
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No Charges for Officer Who Shot Ma'Khia Bryant

No probable cause found for Columbus, Ohio, cop Nicholas Reardon in 16-year-old's death

(Newser) - Update: A grand jury won't be bringing charges against a white police officer in Columbus, Ohio, who fatally shot a 16-year-old Black girl last year. The Franklin County Prosecutor's Office and the state's Fraternal Order of Police say that the grand jury didn't find probable cause...

Surprise Visit to Young Reporter at Work 'Strikes a Chord'
World Can't Get
Enough of Visit From
Reporter's Mom
VIRAL VIDEO

World Can't Get Enough of Visit From Reporter's Mom

Clip of Myles Harris' mom driving by as he's in the field in Ohio has gone viral

(Newser) - It wasn't "Bring Your Mom to Work Day" in Ohio on Tuesday, but Myles Harris' mother decided to drop by anyway—and their encounter has now gone viral, "striking a chord with parents and their children alike," per the Guardian . Harris is a local TV news...

Mayor Who Was Worried About Ice Shanties Resigns

Craig Shubert of Hudson, Ohio, suggested they would lead to prostitution

(Newser) - Update: The mayor is out after his odd comment about ice shanties. Mayor Craig Shubert of Hudson, Ohio, resigned Monday after taking all kinds of grief for expressing his view that if the city allowed ice fishing, that would lead to ice shanties, and those would lead to prostitution. “...

Chappelle Pushes Back After Affordable Housing Controversy

Comic says threat to nix club over project plan had nothing to do with the idea of affordable housing

(Newser) - Comedian Dave Chappelle said his threat to pull the plug on his plans to open a comedy club near his hometown in Ohio wasn't because he opposed a proposal for affordable housing in a nearby development. Chappelle, who became the target of criticism this week after speaking against the...

He Called in a Threat to Ottawa. One Problem

Police say caller mistakenly phoned village in Ohio, rather than the capital of Canada

(Newser) - A man who wanted to support the protests in Canada's capital over mask mandates called in a bomb threat so police would waste their time chasing it, authorities said, but he called the wrong Ottawa—a village in Ohio. The man, a 20-year-old from Akron, Ohio, called the Putnam...

Children Among the Ill at Motel Pool

Scare began when 2-year-old was found unconscious, possibly from carbon monoxide

(Newser) - Ohio officials suspect carbon monoxide poisoning was the cause of a rash of illnesses at a motel pool that sent more than a dozen people to hospitals. The first case reported was that of a 2-year-old girl who was unconscious at the pool Saturday afternoon, the Columbus Dispatch reports. More...

Here Are the 10 States People Are Fleeing

Residents are especially saying so long to New Jersey

(Newser) - Over the past year, people in the US made some major life changes—including moving out of state. Whether it was to be closer to family during the pandemic or simply a desire for a life in a less-dense area, plenty of Americans made mini-migrations across state lines. United Van...

Cops: Mom Arrested After Kicking Kids Out During Storm

One of the Ohio teens was crying as she trudged through 18 inches of snow

(Newser) - An Ohio mom is facing child endangerment charges after being accused of kicking her two kids out during a snowstorm. Per WKBN , the alleged incident took place Monday, when police say they were called to the Warren home of 38-year-old Eva Harris just after 8am over a fight between the...

Plaintiff in Landmark Lawsuit Is Running for Office

Jim Obergefell's case led to decision that legalized gay marriage in all 50 states

(Newser) - The lead plaintiff in the case that legalized gay marriage nationwide is planning to follow up Obergefell v. Hodges with Obergefell v. Swearingen in a run for office in Ohio. Jim Obergefell, described by USA Today as having "rock star status in LGBTQ communities," confirmed Tuesday that he...

Pair Face Prison After Felling 'Irreplaceable' Tree
Pair Face Prison After
Felling 'Irreplaceable' Tree
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Pair Face Prison After Felling 'Irreplaceable' Tree

250-year-old black walnut tree, among Ohio's largest, was on park district land

(Newser) - A brother and sister in Ohio could face prison after cutting down what a prosecutor describes as an "irreplaceable" black walnut tree, one of the largest in the state and perhaps more than 250 years old. "This is so ridiculous that they're doing this," Todd Jones,...

Ohio Supreme Court Says Nope to GOP's District Map

Justices ruled that GOP-drawn congressional district blueprint was gerrymandered

(Newser) - The Ohio Supreme Court rejected a new map of state congressional districts Friday as gerrymandered, sending the blueprint back for another try. In the 4-3 decision, justices returned the map to the powerful Ohio Redistricting Commission, or its map-drawing counterparts in the Legislature, and said they must assure the next...

Widow Says Cop Shot Man Who Fired Gun to Celebrate NYE

She says celebratory gunfire is a tradition in their Ohio neighborhood

(Newser) - Marquetta Williams says it is a tradition in her Canton, Ohio neighborhood to fire guns in the air at New Year's Eve—but this year, her husband's celebratory gunfire was answered with police bullets. The widow says 46-year-old James Williams was killed when an officer opened fire without...

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