COLUMBUS, Ohio – State officials are preparing to invest $88.5 million to upgrade and modernize trails, campgrounds and recreational facilities in Ohio’s state parks over the next two years.
 CINCINNATI – An Ohio man who was 19 when he made a false distress call that triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in restitution to the U.S. and Canadian agencies involved in the needless rescue effort, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – A volunteer football coach whose house was the scene of an underage drinking party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players in 2012 pleaded no contest to two charges on Tuesday, the Ohio attorney general’s office said.

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  • Estranged wife stabbed multiple times, abducted
    A Fort Wayne man has been arrested in Ohio and faces charges in Allen County in connection with an attack on his estranged wife in which she was stabbed and abducted on Easter Sunday, Fort Wayne police said Tuesday.
  • No contest plea expected in football rape case
     A former volunteer coach whose house was the scene of an underage drinking party before the 2012 rape of a girl by two high school football players plans to plead no contest to charges connected to the case, law enforcement officials said Monday.
  • Ohioans encouraged to dispose of medications
    The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy is encouraging residents to participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s “Drug Take-Back Day” next weekend.
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