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Ohio man gets 56 years for recording students in bathroom

ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — A former teacher in northeast Ohio was sentenced Monday to 56 years in prison on charges related to allegations that he used a spy camera to record his kindergarten students using a bathroom next to their classroom.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 December 2015

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Panel: $650M in untaxed Ohio gambling freebies need review

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Failing to tax more than $650 million worth of promotional freebies at casinos and racinos has been a direct hit to Ohio's school districts and local governments, and the practice should be reconsidered, a legislative panel recommended Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 December 2015

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Ohio firefighter dies after fall through floor during blaze

CINCINNATI (AP) — A firefighter battling a house fire died after falling through a floor into the basement soon after entering the southwest Ohio home early Monday, authorities said.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 December 2015

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White officer won't face charges in killing of Cleveland boy

CLEVELAND (AP) — A grand jury declined to indict a white rookie police officer in the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, a black youngster who was shot to death while carrying what turned out to be a pellet gun, a prosecutor said Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 December 2015

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Health care access an issue in Ohio

As more people are obtaining health insurance through Medicaid expansion or the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, the gap between those seeking care and providers is growing.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015

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Tobacco to 21: Momentum grows in the Buckeye State

COLUMBUS (Ohio News Connection) — More than 100 U.S. cities have raised the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21, and momentum is growing in Ohio as well.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015

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Where to take the tree

"Being an eco-friendly community, we're encouraging people to recycle," said Marietta Safety-Service Director Jonathan Hupp.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015

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Columbus police say 3 killed in early morning shootings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus police say three people have been killed in two separate shootings on Christmas morning.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015

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