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Ancient Mounds in Ohio Join Ranks of World Gems

UNESCO recognizes earthworks by Native Americans as a World Heritage Site

(Newser) - A network of ancient Native American ceremonial and burial mounds in Ohio described as "part cathedral, part cemetery, and part astronomical observatory" was added Tuesday to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. Preservationists, led by the Ohio History Connection, and Indigenous tribes, many with ancestral ties to the state,...

Officers' Response to Worried Father Goes Viral

He said daughter, 11, was manipulated by adult to send explicit pics; cops said she could be charged

(Newser) - A father in Columbus, Ohio, shared video of an exchange with two city officers who came to his door, and the department says it's now investigating how they handled things. As 10TV explains, the father called police to report that his 11-year-old daughter had been manipulated by an adult...

Indiana AG Sues Hospital Over Ohio Girl Who Got Abortion

Todd Rokita says IU Health violated privacy laws when doctor spoke about case publicly

(Newser) - Indiana's attorney general has sued the state's largest hospital system, claiming it violated patient privacy laws when a doctor publicly shared the story of an Ohio girl who traveled to Indiana for an abortion. The lawsuit, filed Friday in Indianapolis federal court, marked Attorney General Todd Rokita's...

Ex-NBA Star Dies at 42
Ex-NBA Player Dies at 42

Ex-NBA Player Dies at 42

Brandon Hunter played for the Celtics, Magic after his turn at Ohio University

(Newser) - A former NBA player who counted the Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic among his teams has died. "We are terribly saddened to learn of the loss of our former teammate, Brandon Hunter," the Magic wrote online Tuesday night of its ex-forward. "We send our deepest condolences to...

Bodycam Video Released in Police Killing of Pregnant Woman

Shooting of Ta'Kiya Young is under investigation in Ohio

(Newser) - Bodycam video has been released of the fatal police shooting of a pregnant Black woman in Ohio. Ta'Kiya Young, 21, can be seen in her car in the parking lot of a Kroger grocery store, where an employee had just accused her of shoplifting. Bodycam video from both officers...

Drivers in This State Are the Most Confrontational

Arizona tops Forbes Advisor's list of those with the most road rage

(Newser) - Road rage: Most of us have dealt with it, in one form or another. Those different forms—cutting people off, not letting others change lanes, honking the horn, and flipping the bird, just to name a few—are what Forbes Advisor included in its attempt to determine which states have...

Ohio Police Fatally Shoot Pregnant Woman

Ta'Kiya Young had just been accused of shoplifting from a supermarket

(Newser) - Police in a Columbus suburb fatally shot a pregnant woman in an Ohio supermarket parking lot after she accelerated her car toward an officer, police officials said. Ta'Kiya Young, 21, of Columbus, died Thursday evening in Blendon, the AP reports. A supermarket employee told officers who were at the...

Ohio Election Official Puts 'Unborn Child' in Ballot Measure

'The entire summary is propaganda,' activist says

(Newser) - The Ohio Ballot Board approved language Thursday for a fall measure seeking to establish abortion access as a fundamental right, but one Democratic member blasted it as "rife with misleading and defective language." Key among opponents' objections is language developed by Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose, an...

In Ohio, Fatal Bus Crash Shatters First Day of School

Child died after being ejected; dozens of others were injured, 1 seriously

(Newser) - A minivan collided with a school bus setting out on the first day of school Tuesday in Ohio, sending the bus off the roadway, where it overturned, leaving a child dead. The elementary school student from the Northwestern Local School District was ejected from the bus, which was carrying a...

Teen Who Killed Boyfriend, Friend in Car Crash Learns Fate

Mackenzie Shirilla sentenced to 15 years to life behind bars

(Newser) - The 19-year-old convicted of murder after she crashed a car into a building at 100mph, killing her boyfriend and his friend, has been sentenced to two concurrent sentences of 15 years to life behind bars. Her driver's license will also be suspended for life, NBC News reports. Mackenzie Shirilla,...

What the Ohio Vote on Abortion Means
What the Ohio Vote
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What the Ohio Vote on Abortion Means

It appears to be trouble for the GOP strategy of leaving the issue up to the states, for now

(Newser) - Ohio voters delivered a victory for abortion access on Tuesday, even if they didn't explicitly vote on abortion. Instead, they rejected a GOP-backed proposal (called Issue 1) that would have made it harder to amend the state's constitution. However, the vote was widely understood to be an attempt...

Ohio Voters Deliver Big Win for Abortion Rights

57% reject measure that would have changed the ballot process

(Newser) - Ohio voters on Tuesday roundly rejected a Republican ballot measure that was widely seen as aiming to make it more difficult for an amendment enshrining abortion rights to someday be added to the state constitution. While Issue 1, which more than 57% of voters voted against, according to Decision Desk...

Officer Who Released Dog on Surrendering Suspect Fired

Ohio police force says officer's behavior didn't meet its 'standards and expectations'

(Newser) - The Ohio police officer who was caught on video releasing a police dog on a Black truck driver who was surrendering with his hands up has been fired. The Circleville Police Department said in a statement that "Officer Ryan Speakman's actions during the review of his canine apprehension...

Police Dog Told to Attack Surrendering Suspect

Investigation is underway in Circleville, Ohio

(Newser) - An investigation is underway into police treatment of an unarmed Black man after a traffic stop, and this one involves a police dog. As ABC News reports, the dog was ordered to attack a man who was on his knees and surrendering with his hands up. The attack came after...

Poll: 58% of Ohioans Back Abortion Rights Amendment

But Republicans are trying to raise threshold for amendments to 60%

(Newser) - A proposed constitutional amendment on abortion rights in Ohio is supported by a large majority of voters, including a third of Republicans, according to a USA Today /Suffolk University. The amendment, which would enshrine abortion rights in the state constitution, was supported 58% to 32%, with the backing of what...

Ohio Setting Aside $1M for Solar Eclipse Costs

Big crowds are expected for the 2024 solar eclipse

(Newser) - One of the biggest celestial events of 2024 is set to be an April 8 solar eclipse. One of the best viewing spots? Ohio . To that end, USA Today reports the state has earmarked $1 million to cover safety and security costs during the event. Cities like Cleveland, Dayton, and...

The Jig Is Up for TikTok's 'Dr. Roxy'

The Jig Is Up for
TikTok's 'Dr. Roxy'
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The Jig Is Up for TikTok's 'Dr. Roxy'

Ohio's Medical Board finds she 'put patients in danger for the social media world'

(Newser) - A plastic surgeon who made a name for herself in livestreaming procedures on TikTok can no longer practice in Ohio after the state's Medical Board found she'd neglected patients while focused on her viewers. The board voted Wednesday to strip Dr. Katharine Roxanne Grawe, better known as Dr....

In Ohio, a 'Huge Step Forward' for Abortion Access

Abortion rights advocates submit nearly double the number of signatures needed to get on ballot

(Newser) - Groups hoping to enshrine abortion rights in Ohio's Constitution delivered nearly double the number of signatures needed to place an amendment on the statewide ballot this fall, aiming to signal sweeping widespread support for an issue that still faces the threat of needing a significantly increased victory margin. Ohioans...

Man Who Raped, Impregnated Ohio 10-Year-Old Sentenced

Gerson Fuentes' victim had to travel to Indiana for abortion

(Newser) - An Ohio man who raped his girlfriend's young daughter, causing the 10-year-old to seek an abortion in Indiana in a case that made national headlines, has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years. Gerson Fuentes, a 28-year-old Guatemalan national, pleaded guilty to...

Cops: Mom Left 16-Month-Old Alone for 10 Days

Cleveland 31-year-old has been charged with girl's murder upon return from vacation

(Newser) - Ohio authorities say a Cleveland mother went on vacation for 10 days and left her 16-month-old daughter home alone that entire time—and that the mother arrived home to find the toddler dead. Kristel Candelario, 31, called 911 upon returning from her trip to Detroit and Puerto Rico and finding...

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