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Ohio sees another spike in flu hospitalizations

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Flu hospitalizations continue to spike in Ohio, with a 51 percent jump the last full week of December, the state said Friday. Two deaths have been reported, both teenagers.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 January 2015

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Cleveland seeks outside probe of boy's shooting

CLEVELAND (AP) — The city is hoping to hand over the investigation of a 12-year-old boy's fatal shooting by police to an outside agency, as well as future investigations of all deadly use-of-force cases.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 January 2015

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Ashes found in car at scrap yard are returned

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who thought he'd lost the boxed ashes of his deceased infant daughter has them back thanks to the efforts of several strangers in central Ohio.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 January 2015

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Speeding vehicle flips in SW Ohio yard, killing 2

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in southwest Ohio say they believe a vehicle was traveling at speeds nearing 100 mph before it flipped into a yard and hit a tree, killing the driver and the woman riding with him.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 January 2015

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Police: Ohio robber brandished pink stun gun twice

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Police in north-central Ohio say they're looking for a robber with an eye-catching weapon — a pink stun gun that was brandished at two stores in two days.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 January 2015

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Number of new Ohio charters drops this school year

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The relatively low number of new Ohio charter schools that opened this academic year is a sign of increased caution after a high number of closures and an increase in state scrutiny of school sponsors.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 January 2015

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Fight winter doldrums with activities at Ohio state parks

COLUMBUS – As 2014 comes to a close, families can begin to put the hustle and bustle of the holiday season behind them as they seek a bit of peace and quiet in the great outdoors. Ohio State Parks offer special events during the winter, such as guided hikes, cross-country skiing, sled dog races and late-winter maple syrup festivals.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 January 2015

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Mom who says she left tot on porch faces charges

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A mother accused of abandoning a 14-month-old Maryland boy on the front porch of a stranger's home in central Ohio is scheduled for arraignment Wednesday on a child endangerment charge as police searching for the toddler warn he may be dead.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 2014

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