Dad, attorney challenge charges against shooting suspects

CINCINNATI (AP) — The father of a man hospitalized in critical condition with gunshot wounds after a Cincinnati nightclub shooting doesn't believe his son was responsible and an attorney for a second suspect charged with murder Friday blamed the arrests on public pressure.

  • Written by DAN SEWELL , Associated Press

Bestiality crimes targeted by new state laws, FBI reporting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As Salvador Rendon was being arraigned last year on charges he had engaged for years in sexual intercourse with dogs, animal-rights activists descended on Warren, Ohio, to make their case: The state needed an anti-bestiality law.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH , Associated Press

Artist Julian Stanczak dies at 88

SEVEN HILLS, Ohio (AP) — Julian Stanczak, an artist known worldwide for his brightly colored, geometric Op art, has died. He was 88.