OHIO

  • Officials order Ohio man to take down zombie Nativity scene 2 days ago

    A suburban Cincinnati man's zombie-themed Nativity scene has caused quite a stir in his neighborhood, with some considering it a holiday treat. But others see a nightmare before Christmas. Responding to two anonymous complaints, officials in Ohio's Sycamore Township said on Tuesday they have ordered Jasen Dixon to take down his...
  • 23-year-old Indian-American is one of the youngest US lawmakers November 5, 2014

    Washington: Niraj Antani, a 23-year-old Indian-American student was today elected to the Ohio House of Representatives, becoming one of the youngest state lawmakers in the US. "I am deeply honored to have been elected your State Representative for Ohio's 42nd House District. Thank you all so much for the support....
  • Geraldine Mock, first woman to fly solo around the world, dies at 88 October 2, 2014

    Cleveland: Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock, the first woman to fly solo around the world, has died at the age of 88, a family friend said on Wednesday. Mock, a Newark, Ohio, native known as "the flying housewife," died in her Florida home on Tuesday, said the friend, Mary Kelley. Mock was 38 on...
  • New facial recognition tool to help find missing kids June 20, 2014

    Washington: A new facial recognition tool can help find missing children by rapidly matching the pictures of kids with their biological parents. The tool could be useful to law enforcement and families in locating missing children, researchers said. A team from the University of Central Florida started the project with more than...
  • US couple married for 70 years die 15 hours apart April 20, 2014

    Nashport: An Ohio couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart. Helen Felumlee of Nashport in central Ohio died April 12. She was 92. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died April 13. The couple's children say the two met as teenagers...
  • Man who harassed disabled kids for more than a decade ordered by judge to wear 'I am a bully!' sign on a busy street April 11, 2014

    An Ohio man who called his neighbor 'Monkey Mama' as she held her adopted, disabled African-American children, and has smeared dog feces on their wheelchair ramp, was ordered by a judge to carry an 'I AM A BULLY!' sign on a busy street this weekend. Edmond Aviv, 62, who was accused...
  • Ohio driver finds $12,000 stash of marijuana in spare tire March 6, 2014

    An Ohio woman took the car she bought seven months ago to a dealership to replace a flat tire this week and learned she has been driving around with eight pounds of marijuana in the spare. Mechanics at the dealership in Amherst, Ohio, west of Cleveland made the discovery when they...
  • As snowy winter drags on, Northeast struggles to cope February 6, 2014

    The latest in a series of winter storms hit the United States on Wednesday, dropping wet, heavy snow in the Northeast states that disrupted travel and threatened supplies of salt needed to keep roads clear. Officials in New York and New Jersey warned they were starting to run short of the...
  • Bail plea of 35 crew members of detained US ship rejected October 30, 2013

    Tuticorin: A sessions court on Wednesday rejected the bail petitions of the 35 crew members of US ship MV Seaman Guard Ohio, arrested on October 18 on charges of illegally carrying arms and straying into Indian waters. Judge Paul Durai rejected their bail petitions when the matter came up for hearing...
  • Indian action to arrest Seaman Guard Ohio's crew inappropriate: Ship owner October 21, 2013

    Washington: A USbased firm that owns the ship that has been detained off the coast of Tamil Nadu on Sunday termed the action as "inappropriate" and said it is working diplomatically and through the judicial system to prove the innocence of 35 detained crew members and get them released. "Our vessel...
  • Ohio man who held three women captive commits suicide September 4, 2013

    Columbus: The man who held three women captive in his home for nearly a decade before one escaped and alerted authorities has been found dead and is believed to have committed suicide, a prison official said. Ariel Castro, 53, was found hanging in his cell around 9:20 p.m. Tuesday at the...
  • Ohio man holds 'idiot' sign in public as an apology for threatening policemen September 4, 2013

    A man who threatened officers in Cleveland is making a court-ordered public apology by standing near a police station with a sign describing himself as an idiot. A judge had ordered 58-year-old Richard Dameron to stand outside a local police station with a sign bearing an apology. He began the vigil...
  • Ohio kidnappings: Accused pleads guilty, gets life plus 1000 years in prison July 27, 2013

    A man accused of kidnapping three women, keeping them captive in his Cleveland home for a decade and raping them repeatedly is waiting to be sentenced after pleading guilty in a deal to avoid the death penalty. Ariel Castro, 53, a former school bus driver, pleaded guilty Friday to 937 counts...
  • Ariel Castro pleads guilty in Ohio kidnap case July 27, 2013

    A man accused of imprisoning three women in his home and subjecting them to rapes and beatings for a decade avoided the death penalty Friday, pleading guilty in a deal that will keep him in prison for life. "The captor is now the captive," Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty said of...
  • US: Sinkhole swallows car in Ohio, driver rescued using a ladder July 4, 2013

    A shocker to the drivers in Ohio. A car went missing due to a giant sinkhole in the road. Officials say a pipe burst could be the reason for the cave in. The 60yearoldwoman, whose car was sucked in by the hole, was rescued using a ladder and was taken...
  • US: Plane crashes at an air show in Ohio; two dead June 23, 2013

    Washington: Two people were killed in a small plane crash at an air show in the US state of Ohio, a media report said. The crash occurred around 12.45 pm at the 39th Vectren Dayton Air Show near Dayton, Ohio, Xinhua reported citing the Dayton Daily News. A 450 HP Stearman plane...
  • Longest held Cleveland captive now out of hospital May 11, 2013

    Cleveland: Michelle Knight, freed earlier this week as the longest held of four captives in a dungeonlike Cleveland house, was discharged from the hospital on Friday and went into seclusion. Two other women held with Knight Amanda Berry, 27, and Gina DeJesus, 23, along with a 6yearold girl left...
  • US: Abduction victims will need therapy, survivors say May 8, 2013

    The three young women imprisoned for around a decade in a white twostory house in Ohio are going to need support and, most of all, privacy as they reintegrate into society, survivors of other longterm kidnapping ordeals said on Tuesday. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, who went missing in...
  • US: Three missing women found in Ohio, three arrested May 7, 2013

    Cleveland: Three women who went missing separately about a decade ago, when they were in their teens or early 20s, had been tied up and held in a home just south of downtown before being found on Monday, and three brothers were arrested, police said. One of the women frantically...
  • Reading Shakespeare may help autistic kids communicate better March 31, 2013

    Washington: Teaching strategies based on texts by English poet and playwright William Shakespeare may boost communication and socialising skills in autistic kids, scientists say. Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center's Nisonger Center are allowing children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to study with the university's student actors who...
  • Judge finds two Ohio teens delinquent in rape of girl March 18, 2013

    Steubenville: Two high school football players from Ohio were found guilty on Sunday of raping a 16-year-old girl at a party last summer while she was in a drunken stupor in a case that gained national exposure through social media. Ohio authorities also promised on Sunday to continue the investigation to...
  • Steubenville rape case: Accuser can't recall assault March 17, 2013

    Steubenville: A teenage girl who says she was raped by two Ohio high school football players has testified that she could not recall what happened the night of the alleged attack. The 16-year-old West Virginia girl took the stand on Saturday, on the fourth day of the nonjury trial of...
  • US: Deadly snowstorm heads for Washington March 6, 2013

    Chicago: Washington was due to be hit by heavy, wet snow on Wednesday as a fierce snowstorm headed east after blanketing the Midwestern United States, snarling traffic and causing hundreds of flight cancellations. The storm was expected to move eastward over the Ohio Valley and then the central Appalachians and...
  • Andhra man found dead in US, investigation launched December 31, 2012

    Washington: An Indian man hailing from Andhra Pradesh, who used to run a liquor store in the US, was found dead at the shop under suspicious circumstances following which the police opened a homicide investigation. Venkat ReddyGoli, 47, was found dead by the police inside the Central Liquors store in Colerain...
  • Americans vote in neckandneck race for the White House November 7, 2012

    Cleveland/Chicago: President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney battled down to the wire on Tuesday, mounting a lastminute Election Day drive to get their supporters to the polls in a handful of states that will decide the winner in a neckandneck race for the White House. Capping a long and...
  • US elections: 9 swing states can change the game November 6, 2012

    There are nine swing states that the vote camps are focusing on with 110 electoral college votes between them even to the last minute. Republican candidate Mitt Romney is planning to campaign through the election day in the key states of Ohio and Pennsylvania. ...
  • US Elections: On final lap, Romney, Obama focus on key states November 5, 2012

    Madison: President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney storm into the final day of their long presidential contest, mounting one last effort to protect their flanks while engaging in the toughest battleground of all Ohio. The two campaigns were ready to leave matters in the hands of voters and their schedules...
  • Sandy: Romney urges supporters to remember victims October 30, 2012

    Avon Lake: Mitt Romney is urging supporters to donate to the Red Cross or other relief agencies gearing up to help storm victims. In one of his last campaign appearances before suspending those events as Hurricane Sandy came ashore, Romney also called on supporters in the path of the hurricane...
  • Indian cos created 50,000 jobs in US: Official October 27, 2012

    Washington: At a time when unemployment is a major issue in the US due to its poor economic status, Indian companies through its massive investments in America have created 50,000 jobs in the country, a top US diplomat said. "Our economic relationship is very much a two way street. Both...
  • US: Sikh student laughs off cruel taunts about her facial hair September 27, 2012

    London: A Sikh US student's dignified response to a tasteless post making fun of her facial hair has earned her a legion of fans. A man took a photo of Balpreet Kaur and uploaded onto Reddit in the 'funny' category with the tagline 'im (sic) not sure what to conclude from...