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Ohio man treats 50 homeless to gourmet dinner for his birthday

AKRON (AP) — An Ohio developer has treated 50 homeless men and women to a four-course fine-dining experience. Joel Testa decided that instead of presents for his 42nd birthday, he…

Witness: Ohio boy flashed gun before standoff at Scott HS

TOLEDO (AP) — A 14-year-old student flashed a pellet gun inside an Ohio high school, setting off a lockdown and short standoff Monday in a hallway before he was taken…

Officers fatally shoot Ohio man

COLUMBUS (AP) — Police say a man was fatally shot by officers outside a Columbus dance club. Columbus police said the man was killed at about 2 a.m. by two…

Man charged in fiery Ohio crash that killed couple on Thanksgiving

FREMONT (AP) — An Ohio motorist traveling at more than 125 mph was charged Friday with vehicular homicide after his car struck a minivan, killing a couple inside, the State…

Most Ohio derailment evacuees allowed home

WILLARD (AP) — Most of the estimated 425 families evacuated after a train derailment and chemical spill were allowed to return home Thursday. About three dozen homes closest to the…

GOBA announces 2014 tour

The 26th annual Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure will feature a route in the northeastern quadrant of Ohio, organizers announced Monday. The tour will take place June 14-21. Organizers anticipate 2,500…

Gunman, hostage die in Willard standoff

WILLARD (AP) — Police say a gunman killed a hostage and then himself to end a standoff with officers at a Family Dollar store in northern Ohio. Willard police Chief…

Latta’s staff to host meeting for area constituents

BOWLING GREEN — The office of Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) will be in Carey next week to assist constituents who have concerns related to the federal government, according to…

Chief: Smoking or candles started fire that claimed lives of 5 Tiffin siblings

TOLEDO (AP) — Smoking cigarettes or burning candles started a mobile home fire that killed five young children and their mother’s boyfriend, investigators said Friday. The cause of the fatal…

Children killed in Ohio trailer fire laid to rest

Children killed in Ohio trailer fire laid to rest

TIFFIN (AP) — A mother who lost her five children and boyfriend in a mobile home fire described the youngsters with a single word: smiley, a minister said Thursday. Anna…