Tag: Ohio

Woman who wrote letters to Dylann Roof going to prison for plotting 2 terrorist attacks

An Ohio woman who wrote letters to Dylann Roof and admired the Columbine High School shooters was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday for her role in planning two terrorist attacks, according to the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio. Elizabeth Lecron is accused of domestic terror threats and corresponding with […]

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Strong storm batters up waves and wind, doesn’t discourage visitors from heading to the beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A storm hit the coasts of Virginia and North Carolina on Saturday and it brought rough waves, heavy winds, and some rain. Dana Daughters and Danina O’Leary, visitors from Ohio, said they did not expect to be in the middle of the storm. They were in Hampton Roads to welcome his […]

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Ohio High School Plans to Drug-Test All Students at Least Once a Year

In an effort to discourage drug use and vaping, a Catholic high school in Ohio has announced plans to begin testing its students for drugs and nicotine, joining what education professionals are calling a growing trend. Administrators at Stephen T. Badin High School in Hamilton, Ohio, said in a letter to parents this week that […]

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‘Tears of joy’ 16-year-old cheerleader in medically-induced coma opens eyes, moves hand

Please enable Javascript to watch this video NORTON, Ohio (WJW) – The mother of a 16-year-old Ohio girl who has been in a medically-induced coma since last month shared several incredible updates this past weekend. Emma Pfouts’ mother, Christina Weigand, of Norton, shared on Facebook that her teenage daughter opened her eyes, and also moved […]

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F.B.I. and Prosecutors Try Speaking Plainly About Domestic Terrorism

OAKWOOD VILLAGE, Ohio — As a group of prominent black pastors listened, the top federal prosecutor in northern Ohio, Justin E. Herdman, spoke recently at Mount Zion church about the prospect that a gunman could target one of their congregations. The subtext was clear. Mr. Herdman is among a group of federal law enforcement officials […]

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LeBron James To Create Transitional Housing For Underprivileged Families

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has been dedicated to improving the lives of youth and their families in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. Months after the one-year anniversary of the creation of his I Promise School for at-risk children, James has now announced that he will be adding transitional housing for the families of […]

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Mother arrested after 3-month-old found with BAC of .359%

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WJW) – The Springfield Township Police Department has arrested Davonna Reed, 32, on multiple charges including felony child abuse.      In late October, Reed’s daughter was taken to Akron Children’s Hospital after she became sick. Doctors determined the child’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was .359%, according to a press release. The child […]

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‘Enough to kill the entire population of Ohio’ Massive fentanyl bust leads to multiple arrests

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. DAYTON, Ohio – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday a joint operation that led to the seizure of over 40 pounds of fentanyl. The Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force, Federal Bureau of Investigations Safe Street Task Force and the RANGE Task Force arrested Shamar Davis, 31, Anthony Franklin, 30, […]

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A Robbery Ring Targeted Indian-Americans. Its Leader Got 37 Years in Prison.

There was a method to the robberies: One crew member, usually a woman, would knock on the door. Then others, donning bandannas and brandishing firearms, would storm the home when someone answered and corral its occupants. While one robber restrained the victims with duct tape and threats of violence, prosecutors said, another would ransack the […]

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Woman claims she escaped from Kuwaiti family holding her captive in Cleveland apartment

Please enable Javascript to watch this video CLEVELAND (WJW) – It is an extraordinary story of human trafficking that starts in Kuwait and ends in Cleveland. A woman told police there she escaped after she was held against her will for four years, according to WJW. Just before 11 p.m. on Oct. 15, Cleveland police […]

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High school athlete who ran personal best disqualified for her hijab 

After crossing the finish line, a high school athlete’s runner’s high soon turned into a broken heart. Noor Alexandria Abukaram was disqualified because she was wearing a hijab, which doesn’t conform to uniform regulations. The 16-year-old cross country runner at Sylvania Northview High School in Ohio said she knew something was wrong when she looked […]

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Warren Comes Under Fire on Funding for Health Care Plan

WESTERVILLE, Ohio — Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, an emerging front-runner in the Democratic presidential race, battled sustained criticism from her Democratic rivals over her position on health care in a debate on Tuesday night, squeezed by a combination of moderate and progressive opponents who pressed her to describe in plain terms how she would […]

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