Columbus police didn’t disclose whether the gun was loaded Friday when it was safely taken from a student at Columbus Africentric Early College. A photo shared by police showed bullets with the seized firearm.
STEUBENVILLE — The shale gas industry’s impact on the Weirton-Steubenville metropolitan area is expanding.The Associated General Contractors of America reported the largest percentage gain in construction jobs in the nation — 26 percent, or 500 jobs — occurred in the Weirton-Steubenville corridor, which consists of Brooke and Hancock counties in West Virginia and Jefferson County in Ohio.
AGCA said there are now 2,400 people working in the construction industry in the Weirton-Steubenville corridor, up from 1,900.
“It tells you we’re reaping the benefits of the growth in the shale gas industry,” said Pat Ford, executive director of the Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle, citing investments in public infrastructure, pipelines and private investments in energy, the chemical industry, value-added metals, transportation logistics, and retail services.
All that comes to a $1.5 billion investment in the area during the last 10 years. Of that $1.5 billion, there’s been $300 million in road construction and infrastructure — about $20 million of it routine maintenance as well as $100 million in pipeline construction.
State lawmakers in Ohio overrode a gun bill veto issued by outgoing Republican Gov. John Kasich on Thursday but failed to do the same for proposed abortion restriction legislation some have called one of the most far-reaching in the nation.
Kasich opposed language that shifted the burden of proof in self-defense cases from the defendants to the prosecutors. He also took issue with the omission of a “red flag” law that allows authorities to take away firearms from people who demonstrate they are a danger to themselves or others.
“This idea’s omission from this legislation is a shortcoming that I cannot accept,” Kasich said, according to the Wall Street Journal.
But the state’s GOP-led Legislature disagreed. The House voted 67-22 in favor of the override, following a 21-11 Senate vote earlier Thursday
A 21-year-old Ohio man accused of planning to attack a Toledo synagogue told undercover FBI agents that he was inspired both by Islamist propaganda and the suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre that killed 11 people, authorities said Monday.
“I admire what the guy did with the shooting actually,” Damon M. Joseph wrote to an undercover FBI agent on Oct. 30, three days after the Pittsburgh attack, agents wrote in an affidavit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
He added: “I can see myself carrying out this type of operation inshallah,” he said, using the Arabic word for “God willing.”
An investigation is underway after a deadly house fire killed five children late Sunday night in Youngstown.
Five children are dead after a house at 434 Parkcliffe Avenue caught fire around 11:30 p.m. Their mother is currently in St. Elizabeth Hospital being treated for her injuries.
According to the fire investigator, the fire started on the first floor of the building.
We’re told that a neighbor called 9-1-1 and alerted authorities about the fire. Sources tell 21 news, the 26-year-old mother reportedly jumped out of a window and told firefighters at the scene that five children were still inside the burning home.
Firefighters battled flames at the front part of the home and then immediately searched for the children – who are said to be ages 9, 3, 2 and 1-year-old twins. Rescuers were able to get three of the five children out of the structure. Those children were given CPR and they – along with their mother – were taken to St. Elizabeth’s hospital in Youngstown.
The three children that were pulled from the house by rescuers later died at St. Elizabeth Hospital due to their injuries.
ccording to outage information from The Illuminating Company, 6,823 customers in Cuyahoga County are without power as of 8 p.m. In Trumbull County, 1,936 customers are without power.
The Cuyahoga County outages appear to be spread across Cleveland’s west side, Lakewood, Westlake and Parma, according to the Illuminating Company’s online outage map.
Ohio officials have discovered 588 uncounted votes in this week’s special election for the 12th Congressional District, further tightening the already too-close-to-call race.
“The votes from a portion of one voting location had not been processed into the tabulation system,” the Franklin County Board of Elections said in a press release Wednesday. The uncounted votes were from a Columbus suburb.
A nationwide manhunt is underway for three men accused of kidnapping and raping two teenagers in northern Ohio.
Nationwide arrest warrants have been issued for all three on two counts of kidnapping and rape.
Anyone having information related to this incident, to include the identity of the suspects and their whereabouts, is encouraged to contact the Bowling Green Police Division (419) 352-1131.
A $1,000 reward is being offered.
Bowling Green Police say the incident took place in the Bowling Green area and involved a 13-and 14-year old victim.
The pilot of a hot air balloon was killed in an accident at an Ohio balloonfest, according to reports.
The mishap occurred Friday night shortly after the hot air balloon landed in a field, the Ashland Source reported.
CNN)US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested 114 undocumented immigrants working at an Ohio gardening business in one of its largest workplace raids in recent years.“It is the largest in our region in the last decade,” said Khaalid Walls, spokesman for ICE’s Northeastern region, which comprises Michigan, Ohio, and Upstate New York.In April, ICE arrested nearly 100 people accused of being in the US illegally at a Tennessee meatpacking plant. At the time, immigration rights groups said that operation was ICE’s largest workplace raid in a decade.
The Ohio governor has been criticized over his role at the now defunct financial services company.
At one point during his first event in New Hampshire after announcing he was running for president, John Kasich turned to the cameras in the room just to make sure his point wasn’t missed.
“I learned a lot about the way America works when I worked at Lehman Brothers,” Kasich said to the cameras gathered at a town hall meeting at Rivier University in Nashua.
Kasich, 63, the two-term Ohio governor, who on Tuesday became the 16th Republican to jump into the presidential race, was responding to criticisms from Democrats that his stint as a managing director in investment banking at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. is a black mark against his candidacy.
“I learned how entrepreneurs worked; I learned how boards of directors think.”
Ohio Governor John Kasich
Democrats have criticized Kasich and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who also worked for Lehman Brothers, as profiting from Wall Street while the firm collapsed in 2008 and ushered in the worst recession since the Great Depression.
“He couldn’t be more out of touch with the millions of Americans who struggled to make ends meet after the financial meltdown,” U.S. Representative Tim Ryan, a Democrat from Ohio, said of Kasich in a blog posting for The Hill.
“The last thing we need in a president is the Lehman Brothers approach to America,” TJ Helmstetter, Midwest press secretary for the Democratic National Committee, said in a statement after Kasich’s comment in Nashua.
Kasich made it clear that he’ll continue talking about his business experience on the campaign trail because he met people including the founders of Google and learned what it takes to create jobs.
“I learned how entrepreneurs worked; I learned how boards of directors think,” Kasich said in Nashua. “If you want to rebuild this economy, you better have somebody elected that understands the economic situation in this country and what makes businesses invest.”
Kasich’s former colleagues at Lehman have described him as a facilitator, forging relationships and working with Lehman teams on initial public offerings, debt offerings and other deals in areas including manufacturing, media and technology.
Kasich is spending the next two days in New Hampshire as part of his presidential campaign roll-out, followed by trips to Iowa, South Carolina and Michigan.
While New Hampshire is particularly attractive for Kasich because his record appeals to fiscal conservatives there, the governor will also campaign in the other early-voting states, said John Weaver, his chief strategist.
“We’re going to compete in every state,” Weaver said in an interview before Kasich’s announcement in Columbus. “Our goal is really to be disciplined enough not to get between he and the voters.”
While Kasich’s decision to expand Medicaid and his positions on immigration and the Common Core education standards don’t endear him to some conservatives in Iowa, he can get support among Republicans there once voters hear from him, said Mary Ann Hanusa, an Iowa state representative from Council Bluffs. She accompanied Kasich on a June 24 trip to Iowa and traveled to Columbus for his announcement.
“He’s going to play in Iowa,” Hanusa said. “Iowa conservatives are not a monolithic bloc.”
Kasich, who has been languishing at about 2 percent in recent polls, has been airing televisions ads in New Hampshire in advance of his presidential announcement with hopes of polling high enough to be one of the 10 candidates included in the first Republican presidential debate Aug. 6 in Cleveland.
The ads were paid for by New Day for America, a 527 organization supporting Kasich’s presidential bid that will soon file with the Federal Elections Commission as a super-PAC, New Day spokesman Matt David said.
Kasich acknowledged in response to a question in Nashua about the campaign finance system that he won’t have as much money as other candidates “but hopefully, I’ll have enough.”