OH-MI-IN News
Six killed in two separate Ohio car crashes
Written by Associated Press   
Monday, 20 January 2014 05:54

WAYNE TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) — Six people were killed in two separate triple fatal car accidents in Ohio Sunday, including an 11-year-old girl who police said was ejected from the rear cargo area of an SUV carrying two adults and seven children, only three of whom were properly restrained.

Addisyn Benzel, 11, was thrown from the cargo area of the vehicle after a driver of a car heading the other direction crossed over the center line on a roadway in Columbiana County, about 40 miles south of Youngstown, said Ohio Highway Patrol Staff Lt. Anne Ralston.

The driver of the SUV, 39-year-old James Nign and his 27-year-old wife, Meghann Nign, were also killed in the accident around 11 a.m. Sunday. Six other children in the Chevy Equinox, including a 6-year-old sitting on Meghann Nign's lap, were taken to area hospitals, police said, but their conditions were unknown Sunday night.

Highway Patrol said that none of the three who were killed were wearing seat belts. Three children, ages 9 months to 4 years old, were in child safety seats, but two other 11-year-old victims were not wearing seatbelts.

Ralston said the driver of the Jeep Cherokee that struck the Nign's car, Rachel Lindesmith, 31, of Hanoverton, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, along with her 9-month-old son. Lindesmith was wearing her seatbelt and her son was in a child safety seat, police said.

Ralston said an investigation is ongoing and Lindesmith has not been charged.

In the second fatal car accident, three people were killed after a car ran off the road and crashed into a tree in central Ohio Sunday night. The Ohio Highway Patrol said that three people in the car died at the scene on state route 229 in Delaware County, 40 miles north of Columbus. Video from WBNS-10TV in Columbus shows snow blown onto the roadway where the crash occurred.

Driver James W. Wyatt III, 33, died along with his sister, Elizabeth Wyatt, 28, and her daughter, Isabella Zins Master, according to Highway Patrol Sgt. Robert Curry. Elizabeth Wyatt and her daughter were sitting in the back seat of the car and all three lived in Marion, Curry said.

The front-seat passenger, Jessica Wray, 22, of Alexandria, Va., was James Wyatt's fiance, Curry said. She was listed in critical condition at the OSU Wexner Medical Center.


Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 
Ohio private police exempt from records law
Written by Associated Press   
Monday, 20 January 2014 05:42

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Under current state law, more than 800 privately employed Ohio police officers who carry guns, use deadly force, and search, detain, and arrest people are allowed to keep their records secret, even from crime victims.

The private police officers, who work for 39 employers made up of mostly private universities and hospitals, are — like their employers — exempt from the public-records laws that public-sector police agencies must follow.

Critics, including Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, say it's time to demand the same accountability and transparency from private police officers.

"The public policy is clear, that the state is giving them the same power as (public) police departments. For all other purposes, we should be treating them the same insofar as openness and giving the public information," DeWine said.

Read more...
 
Ohio toddler sustains burns in scalding water, man held
Written by Associated Press   
Monday, 20 January 2014 05:33

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police say a 1-year-old girl was submerged in scalding water this weekend at a home on the city's East Side, severely burning her.

Police told The Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/1ji9IGF) on Sunday that a 23-year-old man has been arrested on a child-endangering charge but did not release his identity.

A police report says that paramedics responded to a report of an unconscious toddler on Saturday afternoon.

The report says the girl sustained second-degree burns from the waist down. She was taken to a local hospital in serious condition.

Police have declined to release further information.

___

Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com


Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 
Family of drunken man killed by car sues Ohio police
Written by AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press   
Monday, 20 January 2014 05:39

CINCINNATI (AP) — The family of a drunken man picked up by Ohio police officers and dropped off at a Taco Bell before he was fatally struck by a car has sued over his death, accusing authorities of racial discrimination and putting their loved one in danger as part of a "perverse joke" about his Mexican heritage.

The family of 22-year-old Uriel Juarez-Popoca filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Delaware County Sheriff's Office, several of the agency's deputies and an officer with the Ohio State Highway Patrol on Jan. 8. It seeks unspecified damages.

An attorney for the patrolman said the discrimination allegations are ludicrous and that the officers gave Juarez-Popoca "a major break" by letting him go, especially considering that his legal status in the country was in question.

The Cincinnati lawyer representing Juarez-Popoca's family, prominent civil-rights attorney Al Gerhardstein, said that proceeds from any settlement in the lawsuit or a jury trial would go to the wife, two children and parents of Juarez-Popoca, who live just south of Mexico City and had become financially dependent on remittance checks they received from Juarez-Popoca, who worked various jobs.

Read more...
 
Ohio legislator wants to allow stronger beer
Written by Associated Press   
Sunday, 19 January 2014 07:23

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Legislation in the Ohio House would allow Ohio beers to hike up their alcohol content.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1i9d1lC ) that House Bill 391 would increase the maximum percentage from 12 to 21 percent for beers produced and sold in the state. Democratic Rep. Dan Ramos of Lorain has been promoting the measure, saying Ohio brewers need to be able to use the higher alcohol content to compete with beer in other states. The higher-alcohol beer couldn't have caffeine or other stimulants in it.

"It's about leveling the playing fields with other states," said Ramos, who has bipartisan support from 20 co-sponsors for his latest effort to allowing punching up Ohio beers. "A lot of breweries in Ohio find themselves at a competitive disadvantage."

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says he hopes legislators will look at how raising the alcohol percentage could impact drunk driving.

Read more...
 
<< Start < Prev 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 Next > End >>

Page 120 of 180

Front Page Stories

Energy regs inflate electric costs
04/17/2014 | ALEX ASPACHER Sentinel Staff Writer
article thumbnail

NORTH BALTIMORE - Energy regulations stand in the way of inexpensive, reliable electri [ ... ]


Lake Twp. to try for fire levy
04/17/2014 | DEBBIE ROGERS Sentinel Staff Writer
article thumbnail

MILLBURY - To keep on schedule with replacing major fire equipment, a levy will need t [ ... ]


Other Front Page Articles