Ohio News

Anthem insurance will cover medical airlifts in some states

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Anthem health insurance is now covering emergency medical flights in several states, including Missouri. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports an agreement between Anthem and Air Methods transportation became effective Aug. 15. The agreement includes Anthem plan holders in ...

Agents with expired vests vented, prepared for ‘misfortune’

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents and supervisors raised repeated concerns about expired body armor for more than a year before a union grievance was filed this May, public records show. Emails released by Republican ...

Free amusement park admission for Ohio teachers this weekend

MASON, Ohio (AP) — An amusement park in Ohio is offering free admission to teachers for the last weekend in August to celebrate the beginning of the school year. Kings Island says teachers will receive free admission with valid school identification or teaching licenses from Aug. 24-26. ...

Police say 1 man killed, 3 injured in shooting

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a shooting in Cleveland has killed one man and injured three others. Cleveland police say the shooting in the city's Kinsman neighborhood occurred around 11:30 p.m. Monday and may have resulted from a fight over drugs. Authorities say a 26-year-old man was found ...

5 faith leaders arrested in immigration protest at prison

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Five clergy members protesting the detention of immigrants at a prison in Ohio have been arrested on trespassing charges. Organizers of the protest say the five wanted to give communion to detainees who have been denied spiritual services. About 40 people took part ...

Judge allows subpoenas for neo-Nazi website publisher’s dad

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal magistrate is allowing attorneys to question a neo-Nazi website publisher's father and accountant in connection with a lawsuit against the publisher. SiriusXM Radio show host Dean Obeidallah says Andrew Anglin falsely labeled him as the "mastermind" behind a ...

Prosecutor’s death penalty stance offends Vatican official

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Vatican official has encouraged an Ohio prosecutor to go to confession after defying the Catholic Church's new policy that the death penalty is never acceptable. Paul Mueller, a vice director at the Vatican Observatory, wrote a letter weeks ago to Hamilton County ...

Mural dedicated to famous baby hippo on display

CINCINNATI (AP) — Officials in Ohio have unveiled a mural dedicated to Fiona, the baby hippo at Cincinnati Zoo that beat the odds and survived, despite being born nearly two months early. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the mural featuring a smiling Fiona and her mother Bibi was revealed ...

Record-setting pilot to christen Goodyear’s newest airship

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The youngest woman to fly solo in a single-engine plane around the world will christen Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s newest airship. Akron-based Goodyear says 30-year-old Shaesta Waiz will christen the Wingfoot III airship on Aug. 30 at the tire maker's Wingfoot Lake ...

Police: Man beaten outside house he was visiting dies

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say a man has been beaten outside a house in Cleveland and has died. Cleveland police say the 33-year-old man was beaten around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Police Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia (chach) says first responders found the man with blunt force injuries to his head and neck ...