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Relief in Cleveland: 'We Can Go On Because He's Dead'

Victims' families relieved after serial killer, rapist Anthony Sowell dies in prison hospital

(Newser) - A serial killer and rapist who terrorized Cleveland before the bodies of 11 women were found on his property has died on death row. "Cleveland strangler" Anthony Sowell was moved Jan. 21 from Ohio's Chillicothe Correctional Institute to the end-of-life care unit at the Franklin Medical Center in...

Lawmakers Push to Establish 'President Donald J. Trump Day'

Meanwhile, a move is underway to prevent Trump from being honored on the federal level

(Newser) - If two Ohio lawmakers have their way, residents of the Buckeye State will celebrate "President Donald J. Trump Day" every June. State Reps. Jon Cross and Reggie Stoltzfus, both Republicans, last week sent a memo to their fellow legislators asking them to co-sponsor a bill that would establish June...

Here Are the Best, Worst States for Finding Love

Singles may want to check out Florida

(Newser) - Valentine's Day is fast approaching, which means thoughts of love, for better or worse, may be on everyone's mind. Singles still hoping to find their mate may have better luck in some states than in others, and WalletHub has started the matchmaking process by examining the potentials. The...

FBI: Capitol Riot Trail Leads to Small-Town Bar

Two residents are charged with planning the Jan. 6 attack

(Newser) - In the don't blink-or-you'll-miss-it town of Woodstock, Ohio, population 300, dozens of residents still fly "Trump 2020" flags. But it's a now-shuttered bar that brought the FBI to town this month. Bedsheets and drapes cover the windows of the Jolly Roger Bar and Grill, except for...

Republican Senator Says He Won't Seek Reelection

Ohio's Rob Portman is leaving; will 'Hillbilly Elegy' author JD Vance replace him?

(Newser) - Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio said Monday he won't seek reelection in 2022 and plans to end a career in federal government spanning more than three decades, per the AP . "It has gotten harder and harder to break through the partisan gridlock and make progress on substantive...

Here Are the 10 Best, Worst States to Drive In

You'll be cruising pretty in Texas, trying to tame your road rage in Hawaii

(Newser) - There's still not a lot to do these days as we continue our weary march through the pandemic, but at least going for a drive can be a nice escape—unless you're in Hawaii, that is. That's the surprising last-place entry in WalletHub's new ranking of...

Inmate Survives Death Chamber, Dies of Suspected COVID

Romell Broom was on 'COVID probable' list

(Newser) - An Ohio death row inmate who survived an attempt to execute him by lethal injection in 2009 died Monday of possible complications of COVID-19, the state prisons system said. At the time of the 2009 procedure, condemned prisoner Romell Broom was only the second inmate nationally to survive an execution...

Decision Is Reached on Cop Who Killed Andre Hill

Adam Coy is fired; he's under criminal investigation as well

(Newser) - The Ohio police officer who fatally shot Andre Hill less than 10 seconds after encountering him has been fired. Adam Coy responded to a non-emergency call in Columbus last week when he came upon Hill, a Black man; his neighbor had called to complain that someone was turning a car...

Customer&#39;s Tip Brightens Holidays for 28 Eatery Workers
He Came In, Ate,
and Left. His Tip Sent
Workers Into Shock
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He Came In, Ate, and Left. His Tip Sent Workers Into Shock

Thanks to generous $5.6K gift to Toledo eatery, 28 employees each have an extra $200 in hand

(Newser) - As it's been for many business owners during the pandemic, 2020 has been a tough year for Moussa Salloukh, the chef and owner of Souk Mediterranean Kitchen in Toledo, Ohio. He tells CNN that the restaurant, which he opened in October 2019, "was a tribute to my mother,...

Bodycam Shows Ohio Cop Shot Andre Hill Within Seconds

And no aid was given for some time

(Newser) - Officer Adam Coy didn't have his body camera on when he fatally shot Andre Maurice Hill on Tuesday, but he turned it on nine seconds later—and the camera's look-back technology captured the preceding 60 seconds. Police in Columbus, Ohio, released the footage on Wednesday, and it shows...

Parents Face Charges After Maskless Teens Pack Party Bus

Police in Ohio say they had to deal with '60 very agitated juveniles'

(Newser) - After a teen melee in Mount Healthy, parents who rented a party bus will be charged with violating COVID restrictions, and police in the Ohio town say other charges are likely. Police say they saw the bus drop off around 60 teens, who were not wearing masks or social distancing,...

Family Says Deputy Killed Black Man Holding Sandwich

Officer claims Columbus man refused to drop handgun

(Newser) - Authorities in Ohio say Casey Goodson was shot by a sheriff's deputy outside his Columbus home Friday when he refused to drop a handgun. His family says the 23-year-old Black man was holding a Subway sandwich, not a gun—and he was inside the home when police shot him...

Governor Says Ohio Has to Change Execution Method

Lethal injection no longer an option, he says

(Newser) - Lethal injection is no longer an option for Ohio executions, and lawmakers must choose a different method of capital punishment before any inmates can be put to death in the future, Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday. It's "pretty clear" there won't be any executions next year,...

Washington Inaction Forces States to Step Up

States consider pandemic relief as America logs 13M COVID-19 cases

(Newser) - Faulting inaction in Washington, governors and state lawmakers are racing to get pandemic relief to small-business owners, the unemployed, renters and others whose livelihoods have been upended by the widening coronavirus outbreak, the AP reports. In some cases, elected officials are spending the last of a federal relief package passed...

He Ordered One Beer, Left Massive Tip

Good Samaritan leaves $3K at jazz club that's closing till the spring due to COVID

(Newser) - A man wandered into Cleveland's Nighttown jazz club over the weekend and ordered just one beer—a purchase that WKYC notes would usually warrant a buck or two for a tip. This customer left a whole lot more, though: $3,000, and it was no drunken mistake. In a...

Bride: 'Almost Half of Our Wedding Guests' Got COVID

2 grandparents had to visit the ER after Oct. 31 nuptials in Ohio

(Newser) - Thirty-two people who attended a wedding in Ohio have tested positive for the coronavirus, including the bride and groom and three of their grandparents—two of whom had to visit the emergency room. "You're in the moment. You're having fun. You don't think about COVID anymore,...

Ohio Declares 3-Week Curfew
Everyone in Ohio
Going Under Curfew

Everyone in Ohio Going Under Curfew

Starting Thursday, residents must stay home from 10pm-5am, with some exceptions

(Newser) - Starting Thursday, Ohio residents must stay home between the hours of 10pm and 5am, with some exceptions, for at least three weeks. The curfew, issued by Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday, will exempt people who work during those hours, and will still allow people to carry out essential activities involving...

Here Are the Most Giving States in America

People there come together to help others through charity, volunteerism

(Newser) - Between charitable giving—last year, US donors ponied up nearly $450 billion for charity—and volunteerism, Americans keep opening up their wallets and their schedules to help those who are less fortunate. WalletHub wanted to see which states were especially benevolent, so it examined stats from all 50, looking at...

Still Another Governor Could be a Target

Ohio man says he was called about arresting and trying Mike DeWine

(Newser) - An Ohio man said he was asked to help arrest, try, and sentence Gov. Mike DeWine. Under the plan, DeWine's penalty could be exile from the state or execution for his supposed crimes, Cleveland.com reports. An activist opposed to DeWine's handling of the coronavirus pandemic confirmed that...

The 'Terminator' Just Got Another Body Upgrade

Arnold Schwarzenegger, 73, has heart surgery to get a new aortic valve

(Newser) - Even the "Terminator" gets laid up now and again. People reports that actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is on the mend after undergoing heart surgery in Cleveland. "Thanks to the team at the Cleveland Clinic, I have a new aortic valve to go along with my...

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