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Activists Behind 'Despicable' Robocalls Hear Their Fate

Jack Burkman, Jacob Wohl tried to suppress Black votes in 2020

(Newser) - After a 2020 robocalling scheme that tried to dissuade tens of thousands of voters in multiple Midwestern states from casting their ballots by mail in that year's election, Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl were hit with a $5 million fine from the Federal Communications Commission; in October, the far-right...

Jury Returns Guilty Verdict in Slayings of 8 Family Members

George Wagner IV claimed he didn't know the Ohio killings were planned

(Newser) - Jurors convicted a man Wednesday in the killings of eight people from another Ohio family after weighing his denials and other testimony against the word of witnesses, including his brother and mother, who previously pleaded guilty for their roles. George Wagner IV, 31, was found guilty of eight counts of...

After Mink Release, Plow Brought In to Clear Carcasses

Vandals released up to 40K of them from farm, and 10K remain unaccounted for

(Newser) - Vandals freed thousands of minks at a rural northwest Ohio farm, leaving an estimated 10,000 of the small carnivorous mammals unaccounted for Tuesday evening, the local sheriff said. So many minks were killed crossing a nearby road that a plow was brought in to help clear the carcasses away,...

A Christmas Story House Up for Sale
An Iconic Ohio
Home Is Up for Grabs

An Iconic Ohio Home Is Up for Grabs

Cleveland house used in 'A Christmas Story,' plus a museum and gift shop, has been listed

(Newser) - You could spend Christmas—and every other day of the year—in the house made famous by A Christmas Story. The century-old home in Cleveland, used to house the family of Ralphie Parker in the 1983 film, is up for sale as part of a listing that includes a museum,...

Toledo Plans to Use $1.6M to Wipe Out $240M in Medical Debt

Ohio city is working with nonprofit that buys old debts from hospitals

(Newser) - "Washington might not have a plan for medical debt relief, but Toledo, Ohio, does," says Dr. Michele Grim, a city council member who led an effort to forgive up to $240 million in medical debt—for a lot less than $240 million. The council has passed a measure...

Cops: As One Person Was Detained, Another Stole His Car
Routine Traffic Stop Over
Taillight Takes an Unusual Turn
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Routine Traffic Stop Over Taillight Takes an Unusual Turn

Hannah Warren, 25, allegedly stole car while police were with driver, led cops on high-speed chase

(Newser) - Call it the perfect crime of opportunity, though not so perfect that the alleged perpetrator didn't get caught. Cops in Buchtel, Ohio, pulled over a 2017 Nissan SUV on Oct. 29, driven by one Kevin McDonald, for a rear taillight violation, reports WCHS . McDonald was the subject of an...

This Is the Most Giving State in America

Congrats to Utah, according to WalletHub's ranking of the most, least charitable states

(Newser) - If you're in a position to be philanthropic, whether that means donating your money or your time, where you live can make a difference in terms of enthusiasm from fellow locals—which in turn might inspire even more of your own altruism. WalletHub looked at 19 metrics across all...

2 Alleged 'Boogaloo' Members Arrested in 2 States

One suspect threatened to kill police officers, federal informants, FBI complaint says

(Newser) - The FBI has arrested two alleged members of the far-right anti-government group the Boogaloo Boys, with authorities increasingly concerned about the potential for violence in the lead-up to next week's midterm elections. Timothy Teagan appeared Wednesday in federal court in Detroit on charges of being a drug user in...

Plane Crashes Into Car Dealership
Plane Crashes
Into Car Dealership

Plane Crashes Into Car Dealership

2 killed, but nobody on the ground was injured in Marietta, Ohio

(Newser) - A plane crash early Tuesday left two dead and sent flames and billowing smoke over the small city of Marietta, Ohio, reports CNN . The crash occurred around 7:15am, when a twin-engine 1974 Beechcraft King Air E90 went down in the parking lot of a Buick dealership. A spokesman for...

Ohio Runner's Ear Nearly Severed by Deer

Rebecca Heasley was participating in a local race

(Newser) - An Ohio woman who was running a two-hour "Space Race" on Oct. 1 ended up having a frighteningly out-of-this-world experience. As Rebecca Heasley of Willowick explains, she initially thought she was hit by another runner who got too close to her. Then she saw blood on her hands. A...

At Football Game, 'Every School District's Worst Nightmare'

3 shot outside stadium at Toledo's Whitmer High School; victims are expected to recover

(Newser) - A Friday night football game at an Ohio high school ended in chaos after three people were shot outside the stadium while the game was taking place. Per ABC News , the shooting happened on the outskirts of the field at Toledo's Whitmer High School, which was playing Central Catholic....

Judges in Ariz., Ohio Make Rulings on Abortion Bans

Procedure can once more take place in these 2 states, at least for now

(Newser) - Abortions can take place again in Arizona, at least for now, after an appeals court on Friday blocked enforcement of a pre-statehood law that almost entirely criminalized the procedure. The three-judge panel of the Arizona Court of Appeals agreed with Planned Parenthood that a judge shouldn't have lifted the...

Cheating Scandal in Ohio: 'We Got Weights in Fish!'
Suspiciously Heavy Fish
Lead to Chaos at Tournament
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Suspiciously Heavy Fish Lead to Chaos at Tournament

Team disqualified in Ohio after their walleyes were found stuffed with weights, fillets

(Newser) - First the chess world was rocked by cheating allegations . Now, it's joined by the competitive fishing world. Video started making the rounds over the weekend promoting a "serious controversy" out of Ohio, in which a two-man team is now accused of stuffing their entries in a local tournament...

Suit: Raped Minors, Cancer Patients Denied Abortions in Ohio

Judge extends pause on 'heartbeat' law

(Newser) - A judge has extended a pause on Ohio's "heartbeat" law banning almost all abortions in the state. The law bans abortion after around five or six weeks—before many women know they're pregnant—and court filings in the case detailed its impact on women and girls in...

NFL Star Rolls His Porsche After Practice

All-Pro Myles Garrett of the Cleveland Browns is out of the hospital

(Newser) - Cleveland Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett was released from a hospital late Monday night after he was injured when he rolled over his Porsche while driving on a rural Ohio road following practice. Garrett suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the one-car wreck, per the AP . He'd been taken to...

Ohio Debates Are Off After Republicans Decide to Pass
Republicans Skip Ohio Debates

Republicans Skip Ohio Debates

Democratic candidates for Senate, governor accept invitations

(Newser) - An independent commission in Ohio canceled a pair of debates in the state's races for governor and US Senate on Wednesday because the Republican candidates declined to participate. The Ohio Debate Commission expressed disappointment that neither GOP Gov. Mike DeWine nor Republican Senate nominee JD Vance accepted their invitations—...

Self-Proclaimed 'African Prince' Fleeced Investors of $800K

Ohio's Daryl Robert Harrison, who called himself a 'prince' and 'prophet,' convicted of fraud

(Newser) - An Ohio man claiming to be a prince from Ghana conned more than a dozen people out of $800,000 before his scheme blew up. Daryl Robert Harrison, who posed as the "prince" or "prophet" Daryl R. Attipoe, was convicted Friday of mail and wire fraud, conspiracy to...

Prosecutor: Killers of 8 Wanted No Witnesses Left

Defense says defendant isn't like others in accused Ohio family

(Newser) - A custody dispute between two families that erupted into the massacre of eight people in rural southern Ohio started with a plan to kill just one of them, a young mother refusing to give up her daughter, a prosecutor said Monday. But months before the killings in 2016, the family...

After 12 Years of 'Heinous Evil,' Relief for CSI Actress

Man who stalked 'CSI: Miami' actress Eva LaRue sentenced to 3 years behind bars

(Newser) - For more than 12 years, Eva LaRue and her daughter were subjected to dozens of menacing letters and packages, with the sender threatening to rape, torture, and kill them. Now, "finally, we know where he is," the All My Children and CSI: Miami actor told NBC News on...

CDC Gives OK to Go to Wendy's Amid E. Coli Outbreak

6 states report illnesses, with most of those sick saying they ate Wendy's meals with romaine lettuce

(Newser) - An E. coli surge in four states has now made its way to an additional two states. The CDC reports that New York and Kentucky have joined the list of states affected by the outbreak, including Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, the latter of which has seen 58 of the...

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