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    In Lake County, Ohio a Sheriff Frank Leonbruno is defending his employees who he says did not mean to offend anyone when they dressed up their police horses as ghosts for Halloween. The Mounted Unit horses were covered in large white sheets Monday night, with eyes cut for their noses, eyes and eats. They were also draped in bright orange pumpkin lights. But context clues and the apparent enjoyment of the horses' costumes by neighborhood children didn't stop some local residents from complaining that the horses resembled equine members of the Ku Klux Klan in their infamous white hoods. 'That was poor execution for a ghost,' one Lake County resident told local station Fox 8. 'You go back and look at pictures of the Ku Klux Klan, it's like the exact replica of what the horses looked like.' Mounted police officers in Lake County, Ohio draped their horses in sheets and adorned them with glowing pumpkin lights on Halloween to the delight of neighborhood children The department subsequently posted pictures of the Halloween effort on its social media page, where...
    (CNN Business)Walmart, CVS, and Walgreens must pay a combined $650.6 million to two Ohio counties for damages related to the opioid crisis, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.US District Judge Dan Aaron Polster ruled that over the next 15 years, approximately $306.2 million must be paid to Lake County and approximately $344.4 million must be paid to Trumbull County.All three companies were found liable for their role in the opioid epidemic in both Lake and Trumbull counties last November. Polster presided over separate proceedings in May to determine how much money should be awarded.The lawsuit, which was initially filed in 2018, was part of the federal multi-district litigation created that year to address the manifold claims against opioid manufacturers and distributors.The counties alleged that the pharmacies "abused their position of special trust and responsibility" as registered dispensers of controlled drugs, and in so doing "fostered a black market for prescription opioids," the complaint reads.Read MorePolster wrote in his ruling that the awarded damages are meant to "address a small piece of a terrible and tenacious and escalating national tragedy.""Even if the...
    MILAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 45-year-old man has drowned in a small southeastern Michigan lake. The Toledo, Ohio, resident had been reported missing about two hours off Milan Beach when sheriff’s divers found him underwater Monday evening, the Monroe County sheriff’s office said Tuesday. READ MORE: Suspect In Custody After 2 Girls Critically Injured In Belle Isle Hit-And-RunHe was pronounced dead at the scene. READ MORE: Man Slain, 6 People Wounded During Shooting In Benton HarborMilan Beach is southwest of Detroit. MORE NEWS: Courts Have Lawsuits From 3 Republicans Barred From Ballot In Michigan© 2022 Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- People worked together to rescue a dog from Lake Michigan over the weekend.Annie Ryzak was on a boat near Ohio Street Beach when she saw the dog in the water. It was about 60 yards from shore.SEE ALSO | Dog rescued from frigid Lake Michigan by CFD divers, police sayThat's when a man jumped in and got the dog's attention, Ryzak said. His friends then pulled the dog to safety. She recorded a video of the rescue.Ryzak, a dog owner herself, said the man who jumped in is a true hero.
    A milestone legal ruling might set the tone for a change in the opioid crisis debate nationally, after an Ohio court found that Walgreens, Walmart and CVS 'recklessly distributed painkillers like they were a gumball machine' in two counties. The case marks the first time in which pharmacy chains - rather than manufacturers -have been found liable for the health crisis that has claimed more than 500,000 lives in the United States over the last two decades and 100,306 just in the past year.  The three companies acted illegally in filling significant opioid prescriptions in Lake and Trumbull counties, creating an 'oversupply' of the drugs and a 'public nuisance,' a jury in a federal court in Cleveland found.  How much the pharmacies must pay in damages will be decided in the spring by a federal judge. CVS Health, Walgreen Co. and Walmart Inc. said they will appeal.  Lake and Trumbull counties blamed the three chain pharmacies for not stopping the flood of pills that caused hundreds of overdose deaths and cost each of the two counties about $1 billion, said their...
    (CNN Business)A jury in Ohio ruled Tuesday that three major pharmaceutical chains bore responsibility for the opioid epidemic in two Ohio counties.The civil case, brought in federal court against CVS (CVS), Walmart (WMT) and Walgreens, marks the first time pharmacies have been found responsible in the nationwide epidemic."It is a precedent setting case," Mark Lanier, the lead trial attorney for Lake and Trumbull Counties, told CNN Tuesday.Damages are set to be adjudicated in the spring. Lanier said that each county would be seeking over $1 billion in damages. Together, the counties represent some 440,000 Ohioans, according to court documents.The suit, which was initially filed in 2018, was part of the federal multi-district litigation created that year to address the manifold claims against opioid manufacturers and distributors.Read MoreThe counties alleged that the pharmacies "abused their position of special trust and responsibility" as registered dispensers of controlled drugs, and in so doing "fostered a black market for prescription opioids."Opioid Crisis Fast Facts"Prescription opioid pill mills and rogue prescribers cannot channel opioids for illicit use without at least the tacit support and willful...
    CLEVELAND (AP/KDKA) — Three retail pharmacy chains recklessly distributed massive amounts of pain pills in two Ohio counties, a federal jury said Tuesday in a verdict that could set the tone for U.S. city and county governments that want to hold pharmacies accountable for their roles in the opioid crisis. The counties are Trumbull, which is near Youngstown and right across the border from Pennsylvania, and Lake County, which is to the north and on the shore of Lake Erie. READ MORE: Giant Eagle Settles In Opioid Lawsuit Involving Two Ohio CountiesThe counties blamed pharmacies operated by CVS, Walgreens and Walmart for not stopping the flood of pills that caused hundreds of overdose deaths and cost each of the two counties about $1 billion, their attorney said. This was the first time pharmacy companies had completed a trial to defend themselves in a drug crisis that has killed a half-million Americans over the past two decades. How much the pharmacies must pay in damages will be decided in the spring by federal judge. Lake and Trumbull counties were able to...
    (CNN)Federal and state officials are investigating an attempted breach of an Ohio county government office, in one of multiple instances this year in which data from a local government office was circulated at a conference promoting false claims of election fraud. The incident at the office of John Hamercheck, who is president of Ohio's Lake County Board of Commissioners, involved someone plugging a private laptop into the computer network in Hamercheck's office, according to two people briefed on the investigation who spoke on the condition of anonymity. A third source briefed on the investigation, a US official, confirmed that the investigation centered around a private laptop being used at the Lake County Board of Commissioners.While no sensitive information was taken from Hamercheck's office, routine internet traffic unrelated to the election captured by the laptop was later distributed at an August conference hosted by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell that promoted false claims that the 2020 presidential election had been stolen, according to the people briefed on the investigation. Robert Graham, a cybersecurity expert who attended the Lindell-hosted conference, told CNN that...
    Officer Keith Pool (pictured) has filed a discrimination charge against the City of Sheffield Lake Division of Police after he was allegedly the victim of the former police chief's race-based harassment The black Ohio police officer who received Ku Klux Klan notes from his white boss has filed a discrimination charge against his employer.   Officer Keith Pool filed a the charge - an initial step for preparing a lawsuit - with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission on Thursday alleging that former Sheffield Lake Police Chief Anthony Campo harassed him on an 'ongoing basis' because of his race and that other superior officers with knowledge of the incidents refused to step in. Pool alleges that Campo created 'racially offensive images mocking me' and then shared them with other employees and on department bulletin boards, citing one image where his face was photoshopped on the Grim Reaper's body that Campo captioned 'the raccoon reaper'. Campo stepped retired over the summer after he was caught on surveillance video placing a small note reading 'Ku Klux Klan' over the 'police' label on a raincoat that...
    A Black police officer has filed a discrimination charge against an Ohio police department whose chief was seen in a surveillance video putting a note saying “Ku Klux Klan” on the officer’s jacket. Attorneys for the officer said Thursday they discovered after the video was released this summer that the chief, who soon retired, had previously posted pictures of the officer and other employees on the Sheffield Lake Police Department’s bulletin board that mocked their race, gender and religion. The discrimination charge filed with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission is the first step toward filing a civil rights lawsuit, the attorneys said. “It was not a funny joke. It was offensive and humiliating,” said Sheffield Lake Officer Keith Pool, who talked publicly for the first time about what happened. “Even when we watch it now I’m in disbelief that this happened to me.” Pool, who last year became the first Black officer in the department’s history and still works there, said all he could think was “are you serious” when he found the note. He said the chief quickly...
    Jimmy Lake, Washington Huskies. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports Breaking down college football’s winners and losers from an upset and scare-filled Week 10 with Alabama and Ohio State surviving and Michigan State falling. How crazy is it that we’re now one week into the final month of the regular season in college football? It truly doesn’t feel like all that long ago that we were hyping up Georgia-Clemson to open the season. But now, the stakes are higher, the lights are brighter and it’s time for the contenders and pretenders to truly separate themselves. We saw a bit of that on Saturday in Week 10. Georgia affirmed that it’s the best team in college football with another dominant victory. On the opposite end of the spectrum, though, we saw undefeated Michigan State and Wake Forest take their first loss of the year while Alabama, Ohio State, Cincinnati and more all struggled against inferior opponents. And that’s just the 50,000-foot view of what happened this week. So to break it down even more, we’re handing out some winner and loser...
    CLEVELAND (AP) — One of the four retail pharmacy companies on trial for their alleged roles in fostering an opioid crisis in two Ohio counties announced Friday it had settled lawsuits filed by 10 government entities in the state that have accused the companies of creating a public nuisance. The settlement by Pittsburgh-based Giant Eagle includes Lake and Trumbull counties, whose federal lawsuits are being heard in a bellwether trial in Cleveland that began in early October. The other defendants on trial are CVS, Walgreens and Walmart. Settlement terms were not announced. Another pharmacy chain, Rite-Aid, settled with the two counties in August. Rite-Aid agreed to pay Trumbull County $1.5 million. The amount Lake County will receive has not been disclosed. Giant Eagle in a joint statement with a committee representing plaintiffs in the national litigation denied causing the opioid crisis but said it recognizes the severity of the crisis, the impact on the public and the “hard work of the public officials working to address the harms.” “Giant Eagle intends to continue helping the communities in which it operates...
    Those fishers who have never hooked and battled the mighty muskellunge have missed the greatest thrill the sport of angling has to offer. The muskie, with that odious plug in his jaw or lip, will leap, shake his head, twist, splash down like the whale in the insurance company’s ad, dive deep in search of a log or snag to hide under, come up again, and after you’ve managed to reel in enough line, bulldoze under the boat in one final effort for freedom before he tires enough for your buddy to get him, or most of him, in that big dipnet and bring him in to the boat. Get the camera. Hold him with both hands in front of you (not an easy task since we might be talking about a fish weighing 40 pounds or more). Smile. Then, being careful to avoid those vicious teeth, hold him just under the surface, and watch him swim away. Thank you, Mr. Muskie. Over the course of my fishing career, I’ve had the pleasure of battling and boating five muskie –one...
    Kentucky’s bow season for deer opened back on Sept. 4, giving Kentucky hunters a three-week head start on their Ohio counterparts. The popular – extremely popular – Ohio season opens Sept 25, and it won’t take long for Ohio hunters to catch up in terms of harvest figures. According to a report by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife, Ohio’s archery hunters last season killed more than 93,500 whitetails, the highest total on record. Deer harvested with archery equipment made up 47% of all deer taken during the 2020-21 seasons, marking the eighth year in a row that more deer were harvested with a bow than during the week-long gun season (71,651). NATIONWIDE REPUTATION Ohio is known nationwide for its trophy deer hunting. A search of the Buckeye Big Buck Club record book (available at wildohio.gov) shows the top non-typical buck scored 304 and six-eighths. It was brought down by Michael Beatty in Greene County in 2000. The two top typical bucks scored 201 and one-eighth. One was taken by Brad Jerman in Warren County in...
    Two adults and two elementary school children have been found shot to death inside a home in northeastern Ohio. The bodies were found at around 1.15pm on Tuesday when officers arrived at an address in the 32000 block of English Turn in Avon Lake to conduct a welfare check.  According to a press release from the Avon Lake Police Department, the responding officers 'observed a suspicious condition inside the residence and requested that detectives respond.' Scroll down for video  Police performing a welfare check discovered the bodies of two adults and two children inside this home in Avon Lake, Ohio, on Tuesday  All four victims have been found shot to death inside the residence on English Turn A crime scene unit vehicle is pictured outside the home where the bodies of the four victims were found on Tuesday afternoon  Officers and detectives entered the five-bedroom, five-bath home, where they found two adults and two children dead from gunshot wounds.  It is not clear when the shootings occurred or what prompted the violence, but authorities believe the deaths are...
    JACKSBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Two Ohio residents were injured when they were run over by a boat in an east Tennessee lake, authorities said Monday. The accident occurred Saturday night on Norris Lake in Campbell County, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said in a news release. READ MORE: Pittsburgh Named One Of The Best Cities For Beer Lovers William Tyler Sharp of Hamilton, Ohio, and Gabriella Wimmer of Marysville, Ohio, were standing on the bow of a boat when it hit a wake, causing them to be thrown from the vessel, the agency said. The pair was then run over by the same boat, officials said. READ MORE: Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Joins Hunger Action Month Campaign Sharp was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. He was treated for serious injuries, including deep cuts from the boat’s propeller, the agency said. Sharp was in critical but stable condition, officials said. Wimmer was taken to a separate hospital, where she was treated and released, officials said. Another boater was charged with underage consumption of alcohol and...
    Jackson Surma drove in four runs and Ethan Van Belle struck out eight as Michigan beat Ohio 5-2 on Sunday in the championship game of the Little League World Series. The team from Taylor North Little League delivered the first LLWS title for the state of Michigan since 1959. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Both teams are from the Great Lakes, marking the only time clubs from the same region played in the championship. That was because international teams didn’t compete in the LLWS for the first time since 1975, due to travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Little League allowed two squads from each U.S. region to fill out the 16-team field. Michigan jumped out to a three-run lead in the first after a two-run single by Jackson and an RBI groundout by Jakob Furkas. Jackson increased the lead in the fifth when he singled to center, driving in two more. Ohio had plenty of chances. The team loaded the bases in the first on a pair of walks and a single by JJ Vogel,...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio fishery and three individuals have been cleared of wildlife violations in what investigators alleged was abuse and waste of game fish. A judge in Oregon Municipal Court ruled that the state had failed to prove its case against Szuch Fishery Inc., The (Toledo) Blade reported. He found the Curtice-based operation, its two owners, and an employee not guilty of more than 20 violations and ordered the state to pay costs related to the case. READ MORE: University Of Pittsburgh Warns Students To Be Careful Amid Uptick In Crime In The South Side Investigators from the state Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife had alleged that employees intentionally injured a rare trophy-size fish in western Lake Erie in March. Officials also accused employees of removing fish from nets, breaking their spines, and throwing them back in the lake. Michael Szuch’s attorney Erik Wineland denied the allegations, saying the fish were removed from the net and immediately put back in the water. “In regard to the muskie fish, we don’t believe that the state has...
                      by J.D. Davidson  The state has been paying some Ohio farmers for the past two years in an effort to reduce Lake Erie water contamination, and at least one city has spent two decades dumping sewage into the lake with little punishment. Rep. Jon Cross, R-Kenton, said he wants that to change and has proposed legislation that would ban cities from dumping sewage into Lake Erie and increase fines for violators. “Instead of blaming northwest Ohio farmers, we should thank them for their work to help reduce Lake Erie algae,” Cross said. “The vast majority of farmers are good stewards of the environment.” City of Maumee officials discovered earlier this month it illegally has been discharging millions of gallons of sewage and other untreated water into the Maumee River for the past 20 years. The issue was reported to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, which fined the city $29,936. Cross said his bill would take a zero tolerance approach and completely prohibit municipalities in Lake Erie’s Western Basin from dumping...
    REYNOLDSBURG — The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is hosting a series of virtual informational meetings for farmers to learn about Governor DeWine’s H2Ohio Initiative in the newly added 10 counties. The program, which incentivizes farmers for implementing proven conservation practices to reduce phosphorus runoff, is now open to farmers in Seneca, Huron, Erie, Wyandot, Richland, Shelby, Sandusky, Marion, Ottawa, and Crawford counties. Phosphorus runoff is a primary contributing factor to algal blooms on Lake Erie. Virtual meetings will be held later this month for farmers in the newly eligible counties to provide more information on H2Ohio’s conservation programs: •July 20, 6:00 p.m. •July 22, 9:00 a.m. •July 28, 6:00 p.m. •July 29, 1:00 p.m. The meetings will be held via Microsoft Teams. More information about the meetings, including links to join, can be found at h2.ohio.gov. In the first year of the H2Ohio Program, 1,800 farmers enrolled more than 1 million acres of cropland in the targeted 14 counties: Williams, Fulton, Lucas, Defiance, Henry, Wood, Paulding, Putnam, Hancock, Van Wert, Allen, Hardin, Mercer, and Auglaize. With the recent expansion,...
    COLUMBUS — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Director Dorothy Pelanda announced today that H2Ohio’s farmer incentive program is expanding into 10 additional counties in the Western Lake Erie Basin. The program, which offers funding to farmers who implement proven conservation practices that limit agricultural phosphorus runoff from fertilizer, is now open to farmers in Seneca, Huron, Erie, Wyandot, Richland, Shelby, Sandusky, Marion, Ottawa, and Crawford counties, bringing the total number of counties eligible for the program to 24. Phosphorus runoff is the primary factor behind algal blooms on Lake Erie. “Our food growers and producers in the Western Lake Erie Basin want to be part of the solution, as evidenced by the 1,800 farmers who participated in the program’s first year,” said Governor DeWine. “By expanding H2Ohio’s farmer incentive program into more counties in the area, we’ll continue to slow phosphorus runoff, which will ultimately contribute to a reduction in Lake Erie algal blooms over the long term.” H2Ohio Counties Ohio’s new bipartisan operating budget, passed by the Ohio General Assembly and signed by Governor...
                      by J.D. Davidson  More Ohio farmers can be paid by the state to implement measurers officials say help protect Lake Erie as 10 more counties have been added to the H2Ohio program, which received a $120 million boost in the recently signed state budget. The program, which offers funding to farmers who use proven conservation practices that limit agricultural phosphorus runoff from fertilizer, now includes 24 northwest Ohio counties. Officials said phosphorus runoff is the primary factor behind algal blooms in Lake Erie. “Our food growers and producers in the Western Lake Erie Basin want to be part of the solution, as evidence by the 1,800 farmers who participated in the program’s first year,” Gov. Mike DeWine said. “By expanding H2Ohio’s farmer incentive program into more counties in the area, we’ll continue to slow phosphorus runoff, which will ultimately contribute to a reduction in Lake Erie algal blooms over the long term.” H2Ohio launched in 2019 as an effort to reduce algal blooms, improve wastewater infrastructure and address lead contamination...
    (CNN)An Ohio police chief has retired from his post after an apparent racist incident was caught on surveillance, CNN affiliates report. Sheffield Lake Police Chief Anthony Campo has now left the force after more than 30 years on the job following what appears to be a racist prank on a fellow Black officer in the police station, an incident captured on surveillance video. Video obtained by CNN from the City of Sheffield Lake shows Campo arranging a yellow raincoat on a desk with a hood clearly visible; then he places a white piece of paper on the jacket, with the words "Ku Klux Klan" covering the police label on the back of the jacket. A Black officer CNN is not naming enters the room soon after. The video was provided to CNN without sound so it is unclear what words are exchanged. Read MoreSheffield Lake Mayor Dennis Bring says that while the Black officer in the video appeared to be laughing, it was because he was uncomfortable, according to WOIO. "We had a very emotional sit down because -- it...
    More On: police officers 2 Chicago cops shot while breaking up 4th of July crowds Arkansas cop dead after fleeing suspect runs him over with car ‘Cops’ creator dies during off-road race in Mexico Biden’s anti-crime plan ignored his party’s role in creating the urban crisis A white Ohio police chief has been forced out of his job after he was caught on video putting a Ku Klux Klan sign on a black officer’s desk — in what he claimed was a joke between the two colleagues. Sheffield Lake Police Chief Anthony Campo — a cop for 33 years — was caught on surveillance video taking the KKK sign from a copy machine last Friday, officials said. He then carefully arranges the bright yellow hooded raincoat seemingly to resemble the hood and robe used by the racist hate group. The video, which has no audio, shows the black officer discovering the disturbing display moments later and confronting his chief — who told him he had to wear the coat and sign all day, according to WKYC. He also made...
    Tetra Images/Getty Images An Ohio police chief resigned after placing a "Ku Klux Klan" note on a Black colleague's desk.  Former Sheffield Lake police Chief Anthony Campo stepped down on Tuesday, Cleveland.com reported.  Sheffield Lake Mayor Dennis Bring denounced Campo's actions calling it "disgusting," the report said.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. An Ohio police chief resigned earlier this week after placing a racially offensive "Ku Klux Klan" note on a fellow Black officer's desk.  Sheffield Lake Mayor Dennis Bring told Cleveland.com that former police chief Anthony Campo stepped down from his position on Tuesday. Footage of the incident obtained by the outlet shows the moment Campo put the note on top of a yellow jacket laid out on the officer's desk. According to the report, the coat looked similar to the white supremacist group's hood.  "He thought this was just a joke," Bring told Cleveland.com. "How can you possibly think that you can put something on somebody's jacket like that, and especially if they were African American, and think this is a joke? This is...
    An Ohio police chief from a Cleveland suburb has retired after being caught on surveillance video placing a note saying 'Ku Klux Klan' and a raincoat displayed like a KKK robe and hood on a black officer's desk. Anthony Campo, 61, stepped down shortly after Sheffield Lake Mayor Dennis Bring confronted him on Tuesday. Bring learned what happened from the city law director after the police union representing the black officer filed a harassment complaint.  The video from the Sheffield Lake police station, which did not include sound, shows Campo last Friday standing at a printer, then carrying a small not with 'Ku Klux Klan' typed on it and putting it on the yellow police raincoat deliberately spread on the officer's desk. A note saying 'Ku Klux Klan' is laying atop a raincoat arranged to resemble a KKK robe and hood on a black police officer's desk at the Sheffield Lake Police Department in Ohio  Sheffield Lake Police Chief Anthony Campo, 61, retired early after being caught on video placing the KKK note on the officer's desk  RELATED...
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The toxic blob of algae that turns western Lake Erie a ghastly shade of green each summer and threatens drinking water and fish should be on the smaller side again this year following another dry spring, scientists predicted Wednesday. Researchers expect this will be the first time in more than a decade that the shallowest of the Great Lakes will see back-to-back years of relatively mild algae blooms. But they caution that it’s not a sign the lake is turning the corner just yet. READ MORE: Scammer Impersonating Monroeville Police Officer To Get Bail Money That’s because they say the rosy outlook this year is mainly due to the lack of heavy rains that typically wash phosphorus-laden livestock manure and chemical fertilizers off farm fields and into the lake where it feeds the algae. “While this is good news, the concentration of phosphorus still remains the same as recent years,” said Rick Stumpf, an oceanographer with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “Until we begin to see reductions in the concentration of phosphorus, the next year...
    DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — A kayaker picking up trash and debris at an Ohio lake ended up finding a man’s body in a plastic storage container, authorities said. The Delaware County sheriff’s office says the kayaker called authorities at about 8:30 a.m. Monday to report finding the large bin in Alum Creek Lake and seeing what appeared to be a human leg inside. READ MORE: KDKA Investigates: Juror In Sheldon Jeter Homicide Trial Was Rachael DelTondos Neighbor Crews worked Monday to recover the bin from the water and confirmed that the bin contained the body of a man. Officials said the body would be taken to the Montgomery County coroner’s office for evaluation. READ MORE: 2 Taken To Hospital After Small Plane Crashes In Washington County The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is taking part in the investigation. The sheriff’s office says it’s unclear how long the plastic bin had been in the river. MORE NEWS: Wilkinsburg Moves Closer To A Vote On Merging With The City Of Pittsburgh (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may...
    CHIPPEWA LAKE, Ohio (AP) — Rescue crews are searching an Ohio lake for a boater reported missing over the weekend. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources said a man jumped off a boat into Chippewa Lake at about 9 p.m. Saturday and never resurfaced. Rescue crews and volunteers searched during the night but found no sign of him. READ MORE: Second Annual Touch-A-Truck Event Held In Memory Of Hunter K. Braddee The Medina County sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post that the lake was closed Sunday as divers searched for the missing man. State, county and local rescue crews are taking part in the effort. No information about the missing boater was immediately released. READ MORE: Unity Presbyterian Church Holds Annual Blessing Of The Pets The Akron Beacon Journal reports that 325-acre Chippewa Lake, once the site of a now-defunct amusement park of the same name, is among the largest of Ohio’s natural inland lakes. MORE NEWS: Rams DL, Pittsburgh Native Aaron Donald Holds Skills Camp At Penn Hills High School (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved....
    More On: drownings Two cousins, 12 and 13, drown while skipping rocks at lake Taxpayer dollars to help defend Florida woman accused of drowning son Man dies trying to save woman who fell into London’s River Thames Georgia girl dies after falling into Florida pool on 2nd birthday A University of Cincinnati soccer player drowned at a state park in Ohio, authorities and school officials said. Ally Sidloski, 21, was last seen hanging from the platform of a boat on William Harsha Lake when she vanished into the water on Saturday, witnesses said, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Her body was recovered by search crews at about 1 a.m. Sunday at East Fork State Park, officials said. A total of 15 adults, including Sidloski, were on the boat when she disappeared. Her body was found closer to a dam at Harsha Lake, where the water depth reaches roughly 113 feet, according to DNR’s website. Ally Sidloski’s body was recovered at East Fork State Park.Alamy Stock Photo Sidloski, of Strongsville, was not wearing a life vest at...
    A UNIVERSITY of Cincinnati soccer star has drowned in an Ohio lake after she was seen hanging off a boat's swimming platform. The tragic incident took place in East Fork State Park in Clermont County on Saturday, where 21-year-old Ally Sidloski suddenly disappeared into the water, authorities said. 721-year-old Ally Sidloski drowned in an Ohio lake on SaturdayCredit: Instagram/Ally Sidloski 7She was spotted hanging off a boat's swimming platformCredit: Instagram/Coley Sidloski Her body was found the following day around 1 am and officials said she was not wearing a life jacket at the time. Soccer head coach Neil Stafford paid tribute to " a great student" and a "phenomenal human being. "I am absolutely crushed for the Sidloski family, our soccer team and the University," he said. "There's no words for dealing with a tragedy on this scale. Ally was such a pillar of everything that's right about our program. "A great student, gritty and resilient player and a phenomenal human being – this is an immeasurable and unspeakable loss. "Our hearts go out to her family and...
    A female drowning victim at a lake in Southern Ohio has been identified as University of Cincinnati soccer player Ally Sidloski, but authorities are still trying to determine what, exactly, happened to the 21-year-old. Sidloski was seen holding onto a swim platform of a boat before she disappeared at East Fork State Park, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Her body was discovered around 1am on Sunday. An ODNR press releases states that she was not wearing a life vest.  The ODNR is leading the investigation into the death, an organization spokesperson told DailyMail.com.   University of Cincinnati midfielder Ally Sidloski was found Sunday morning after drowning on Saturday at a lake in Southern Ohio, according to the state's department of natural resources Sidloski, 21, was seen holding onto a swim platform of a boat before she disappeared, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Her body was discovered around 1am on Sunday. An ODNR press releases states that she was not wearing a life vest 'I am absolutely crushed for the Sidloski Family,...
                        A new pilot program designed to reduce phosphorus runoff into Lake Erie could give clearer insight into ongoing water quality programs — if its funding passes the Ohio legislature. The program, dubbed the Shallow Run Pilot Program, would encourage area farmers to join a phosphorus-reduction program and then measure the water quality of the Shallow Run watershed.The Shallow Run Pilot Program is aimed at understanding if particular reduction practices lead to measurable changes in the water quality. Runoff high in phosphorus — such as that coming from agricultural farms — has been linked to harmful algae blooms in Lake Erie. More than 85 percent of phosphorus entering the lake comes from agricultural farming, with the majority entering through the Maumee River watershed, according to research done by Ohio State University. Harmful algae blooms, also known as Cyanobacteria blooms, produce toxins that are poisonous to humans if they get into the water supply. HABs caused a shutdown of the Toledo water supply in 2017. Vice President of the Lake...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff LAKE COUNTY, Ohio (KDKA) – Steelers cornerback Justin Layne has been arrested on several charges in Lake County, Ohio. READ MORE: Cause Of Fire In Washington County Under Investigation The 23-year-old is charged with driving under suspension, speeding, and having a firearm in his vehicle. READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Warmer Temperatures On The Horizon Following Chilly Week He was arrested around 3:00 a.m. MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Water And Sewer Authority Working To Replace Lead Pipes, Increase Water Equity Stay With KDKA.com For More Details
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A GOP-backed bill introduced Monday would change the name of an Ohio state park to honor former President Donald Trump. The bill primarily sponsored by freshman state Rep. Mike Loychik to rename Mosquito Lake State Park to Donald J. Trump State Park is the latest attempt by Ohio Republicans to honor the former president. “This legislation is meant to honor the commitment and dedication that our 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, bestowed upon the great people of Trumbull County,” Loychick wrote in an initial statement. He added, “This enthusiasm for our former president was also historic throughout the state of Ohio last November as he pushed for initiatives and policies that was very well-received with my constituency and the state.” While Trump lost the 2020 presidential election, he won Ohio with more votes than any candidate in state history. The state park proposal is just the latest indication of Trump’s influence in politics over the GOP party in Ohio — whether in the measured approaches of it...
    NORTH PERRY, Ohio (AP) — A Michigan man who drove to a nuclear power plant outside Cleveland and claimed he had a bomb has been arrested. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement released Thursday that a 33-year-old man from Adrian, Michigan, drove to the entrance of the Perry Nuclear Power Plant around 6 p.m. Wednesday and refused to leave. READ MORE: W. Va. Senate Narrowly Passes Bill Banning Transgender Females From Competing In Womens Sports He told plant security officers he had a bomb in the trailer attached to his pickup truck, officials said. No bomb was found. The Sheriff’s Office said there was no ongoing or imminent threat to the plant in North Perry Village. READ MORE: Kevin McClatchy, Former Owner Of Pirates, Recalls Near-Death Experience After Heart Attack: I Was Dead For 4 Minutes The man could face false alarms and aggravated trespassing charges, officials said. He is being held in the Lake County Jail. An independent company called Energy Harbor took ownership of the plant and other FirstEnergy Corp. assets in February 2020 as...
    A Michigan man was arrested Wednesday after arriving at an Ohio nuclear power plant and allegedly making false claims to have explosives in his trailer, prompting a heavy law enforcement response from the FBI, several bomb squads and other local agencies. Michael D. Fogelsong, 33, of Adrian, Michigan, has been booked into Lake County Jail on charges of making false alarms, a third-degree felony, and aggravated trespass, a first-degree misdemeanor, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release published Thursday. Additional charges may be added. The North Perry Police Department, assisted by the Perry Village Police Department, was dispatched at 5:43 p.m. Wednesday to the Perry Nuclear Power Plant at 10 Center Road in North Perry Village "regarding a suspicious male refusing to leave the property," Lt. Larry Harpster, the head of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office’s Detective Bureau, said in a report of the incident. OHIO PAINT FACTORY BLAST, FIRE LEAVE 1 MISSING, 8 INJURED, OFFICIALS SAY; HAZMAT SITUATION FEARED  Upon arrival, it was found that the male had driven a pickup truck pulling an enclosed trailer to the entrance...
    New York : File photo of the beginning of a snowfall in Wilmington, Ohio. Photo: John Moore / . A cold air system in the middle of spring would leave a few inches of snow in states like Ohio and low temperatures in that and other United States demarcations between today and tomorrow. In Cleveland Township counties, such as Ashtabula and Geauga, between one and four inches of snow would be reported, according to forecasts. Cleveland 19 reported Thursday that an accident on I-90 in the Rocky River area involving approximately 12 vehicles forced part of the road to close. A Telemundo report also highlights the low temperatures that are registered as of today not only in Ohio, but in cities such as Orlando and Miami, in Florida; Chicago, in Illinois; Amarillo, Houston and Dallas, in Texas; Kansas City, Missouri, and New York. In some of these areas, temperatures will drop to as low as 30 ° F. “The wind oscillation is being from north to south, that is, it comes from the north pole...
    A Republican state lawmaker in Ohio says he plans to introduce a bill to rename a state park after former President Donald Trump – but at least one state Democrat quickly criticized the idea. The nation’s 45th president deserves the honor because of "the triumphs Trump brought over the last four years to this great nation and the Buckeye State," state Rep. Mike Loychik, R-Bazetta, said in a statement. Loychik has recommended that Mosquito Lake State Park in Trumbull County be renamed Donald J. Trump State Park, FOX 19 of Cincinnati reported. "The left is trying to cancel President Trump but we won't let them win!" Loychik wrote on Twitter. "The left is trying to cancel President Trump but we won't let them win!"— Oho state Rep. Mike Loychik, R-Bazetta"This legislation is meant to honor the commitment and dedication that our 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, bestowed upon the great people of Trumbull County," Loychik’s statement said, according to the station. "I witnessed the unprecedented and astounding support that President Trump received from constituents across the 63rd...
    DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. has backed out on a contract promise to invest $900 million at an assembly plant outside Cleveland for an unnamed product line that instead will be produced in Mexico, United Auto Workers officials said. “We 100% reject the company’s decision to put corporate greed and more potential profits over American jobs and the future of our members,” UAW Vice President and Director Gerald Kariem said in a letter sent to union members late last week. READ MORE: Michigan Lottery Results For Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Ford’s promised investment at the Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake was made during 2019 contract negotiations. The plant currently has around 1,700 hourly workers producing Ford E-series vans and Super Duty pickup trucks. Kariem said the UAW has asked Ford officials to explain the decision but has received limited information thus far. READ MORE: Moderna Testing New COVID Shot That Could Be Stored In Refrigerators Instead Of Freezers Plant manager Jason Moore sent a letter to workers saying conditions surrounding the promised expansion have changed. Ford is investing...
    DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. has backed out on a contract promise to invest $900 million at an assembly plant outside Cleveland for an unnamed product line that instead will be produced in Mexico, United Auto Workers officials said. “We 100% reject the company’s decision to put corporate greed and more potential profits over American jobs and the future of our members,” UAW Vice President and Director Gerald Kariem said in a letter sent to union members late last week. Ford’s promised investment at the Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake was made during 2019 contract negotiations. The plant currently has around 1,700 hourly workers producing Ford E-series vans and Super Duty pickup trucks. Kariem said the UAW has asked Ford officials to explain the decision but have received limited information thus far. Plant manager Jason Moore sent a letter to workers saying conditions surrounding the promised expansion have changed. Ford is investing in the Avon Lake plant and will be increasing production of Super Duty trucks there, Moore said. Ford spokesperson Kelli Felker declined to say what vehicle...
    ELDORADO, N.C. (AP) — A state wildlife officer and a county sheriff's deputy have resuscitated a kayaker whose vessel overturned in a North Carolina lake. The Charlotte Observer reports that the incident occurred Saturday at Falls Reservoir. It's a lake along the Yadkin River in eastern Stanly County. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission said that master officer David Ritzheimer was patrolling the water by boat when he heard cries for help from a group gathered on the shore. A kayak was seen overturned in the middle of the lake and the kayaker had been underwater for several minutes. The kayaker had no pulse and was not breathing. Ritzheimer and sheriff’s deputy Darnell Almond took turns performing CPR until the kayaker was able to breathe. The kayaker was identified as Russell Elliott Kraus of Albemarle. He remained hospitalized Monday, state wildlife officials told the newspaper. Officials said that he was wearing a personal flotation device. But it was ripped, which allowed him to sink. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed....
    AN Ohio representative is trying to rename Mosquito Lake State Park to "Donald J. Trump State Park" and has denounced the left for trying to "cancel" the former president. Rep. Mike Loychik wants to rename the Cortland, Ohio, park after former President Donald Trump. 1Rep. Mike Loychik wants to rename the Cortland, Ohio, park after former President Donald TrumpCredit: Reuters Loychil released a statement on Friday, which reads: "This legislation is meant to honor the commitment and dedication that our 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, bestowed upon the great people of Trumbull County. I witnessed the unprecedented and astounding support that President Trump received from constituents across the 63rd District and on Mosquito Lake State Park.  “This enthusiasm for our former president was also historic throughout the state of Ohio last November as he pushed for initiatives and policies that was very well-received with my constituency and the state. "I will soon be introducing this bill to recognize the triumphs Trump brought over the last four years to this great nation and the Buckeye state. “I...
    An Ohio police officer died of an apparent heart attack on Tuesday night as he took part in a rescue mission to pull a 16-year-old girl from a frozen lake. The teen also died by drowning after becoming trapped under the ice near a private dock at Rocky Fork State Park for four and a half hours before she could be rescued. According to WCPO, she had plunged into the water to save her 13-year-old brother, who later managed to escape and raised the alarm.  Jason Lagore, 36, an officer with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, was among the first responders who rushed to the scene at around 6.30pm on Tuesday when a construction worker called 911 on finding the panicked 13-year-old. The department said in a statement that the father-of-two suffered medical emergency shortly after the rescue attempt began and also fell into the water.  Scroll down for video  Jason Lagore (pictured), an officer with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, died on an apparent heart attack on Tuesday night as he tried to rescue a girl,...
    A 16-year-old girl died and a teenage boy was injured after they fell through an icy lake in Ohio, officials said. Jason Lagore, an Ohio Natural Resources Department police officer who responded to the call at Rocky Fork State Park in Hillsboro, also died after he suffered a medical emergency, authorities said. Lagore became ill shortly after he responded to the incident, which was reported around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities said it occurred at a private dock down a steep incline on the north side of Rocky Fork Lake at the 2,080-acre park in Highland County The 13-year-old boy tried unsuccessfully to locate the girl before he freed himself from the ice and water, authorities said. The boy was taken to a hospital for treatment of hypothermia, but further details on his condition have not been released. It took more than four hours before emergency crews found the girl, who had been trapped under the ice, officials said. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities have not released the names of the teens or said if they were...
    A 16-year-old girl was killed and a teen boy was injured after they slipped through an icy lake in Ohio — and a police officer died during the rescue attempt, officials said. The drowning was reported just before 6:30 p.m. Tuesday near a private dock on the north side of Rocky Fork Lake, according to news station WCPO. The boy, who was only identified as a 13-year–old, tried to locate the girl under the ice before he freed himself, authorities said. Divers ultimately pulled the girl from the lake around 11 p.m. — after four hours of being trapped under the ice — but she succumbed to her injuries later in the hospital, WCPO reported. CUSTOMS INSPECTORS FIND COCAINE-COATED CORN FLAKES IN OHIO An Ohio Natural Resources Department police officer who responded to the call also died after he suffered a medical emergency during the rescue attempt, the outlet reported. Officer Jason Lagore fell ill shortly after arriving at the scene and was brought to the hospital, but he was unable to be resuscitated, officials said. No further details were released...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– Chicago’s Lakefront Trail is closed due to high waves and icy conditions as a winter storm approaches. According to the Chicago Park District, the bike and pedestrian trails from Oak to Ohio streets are closed. The trails have been closed since Friday. #ChiLFTAlert: Due to high waves & icy conditions, the lakefront trail is closed from Oak St. to Ohio St., until further notice. Barricades have been placed on site. For updates, please stay connected to our social media and website at https://t.co/SWzDWbd1sj pic.twitter.com/ZTHYaopZaP — Chicago ParkDistrict (@ChicagoParks) January 22, 2021 A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 5 p.m. Tuesday. There is a Lakeshore Flood Advisory from Lake County, IL to Lake County, IN, in effect. Waves up to 12-feet are possible.
    TIPPICANOE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two missing hunters from Michigan whose bodies were recovered from an Ohio lake a day after they were reported missing. Adria Bergeron of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District said the bodies 63-year-old James “Bud” Miller, Jr. of Rives Junction and 43-year-old James McKibbin of Parma were found at about 2 p.m. Monday near the shoreline of Clendening Lake. The two were last seen around 1 p.m. Sunday arriving at Clendening Lake Marina. Friends reported them missing late that night after they didn't show at a cabin. Bergeron said initially searchers weren't sure whether the men were missing on land or had launched a boat to get to an area across the lake. Search crews were still looking for the missing boat the men had been using on the lake. The conservation district's executive director, Craig Butler, extended condolences to the families of the men. He said hunters and hikers should always let someone know where they are and always wear life jackets when on the water. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press....
    TIPPECANOE, Ohio (AP) — The bodies of two missing hunters from Michigan have been recovered from an Ohio lake a day after they were reported missing, authorities said. Adria Bergeron of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District said the bodies of the two were found near the shoreline of Clendening Lake on Monday afternoon. Bergeron said the men were 43 and 60 years old and lived in south-central Michigan. Both died of drowning, they said. Their names haven’t been released. Efforts are still underway to locate the boat the men had been using on the lake, she said. The two were last seen around 1 p.m. Sunday arriving at Clendening Lake Marina. They were believed to have been meeting friends to go hunt and possibly access a remote area by boat. The men were reported missing at about midnight Sunday. (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.)
    TIPPECANOE, Ohio (AP) — The bodies of two missing hunters from Michigan have been recovered from an Ohio lake a day after they were reported missing, authorities said. Adria Bergeron of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District said the bodies of the two were found near the shoreline of Clendening Lake on Monday afternoon. Bergeron said the men were 43 and 60 years old and lived in south-central Michigan. Both died of drowning, they said. Their names haven't been released. Efforts are still underway to locate the boat the men had been using on the lake, she said. The two were last seen around 1 p.m. Sunday arriving at Clendening Lake Marina. They were believed to have been meeting friends to go hunt and possibly access a remote area by boat. The men were reported missing at about midnight Sunday. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Associated Press, Michigan, Ohio
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