May 3, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- It's been more than 50 years since a candidate has won the White House without carrying at least two of the three swing states of Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania, and a new poll shows Mitt Romney neck and neck with President Obama in two of them. Romney, who trailed Obama 49% to 42% in Florida and 47% to 41% in Ohio in late March, is now statistically tied with the president, 44% to 43% in Florida and 42% to 44% in Ohio, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll of voters in the three states.
August 7, 2012 |
An Ohio man suspected of killing his ailing wife surprised a courtroom Tuesday when told he was being charged with attempted murder, asking the judge: "Is she not dead?" John Wise, 66, of Massillon, Ohio, is accused of shooting his wife of 45 years as he stood at her bedside in the intensive care unit of Akron General Medical Center on Saturday. The single gunshot brought security officers rushing into the room, according to the Columbus Dispatch. Wise surrendered without incident, and has reportedly been cooperating with investigators in what is now being referred to as a suspected mercy killing.
July 25, 2012 |
One of the five defendants in what officials called an anarchist plot to blow up a bridge in Ohio pleaded guilty Wednesday and agreed to testify against the other defendants, according to a federal official. Anthony Hayne, 35, pleaded guilty to three charges in U.S. District Court, said Mike Tobin, a spokesman for the federal prosecutor's office, in a telephone interview with the Los Angeles Times. In exchange for the guilty plea, Hayne agreed to testify against the others facing a variety of charges in connection with the plan to blow up a bridge over the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, south of downtown Cleveland, said Tobin, speaking for the office headed by U.S. Atty.
November 6, 2012 |
WORTHINGTON, Ohio - More than an hour before dawn, a line started forming outside the Worthington Presbyterian Church polling station in this suburb of Columbus. So it went all over Ohio on Tuesday as voters turned out in force to play their outsized role in electing the president. “It's something people around here take some pride in - that we have maybe a disproportionate amount of control in the outcome,” said Doug Metz, a retired Worthington lawyer who showed up at the church a few hours later to cast his ballot for Mitt Romney.
November 2, 2012 |
ETNA, Ohio -- Mitt Romney highlighted his energy policy as he campaigned in this coal-producing state, pledging Friday to increase domestic production and get the continent on track to energy independence. “We're going to make sure, No. 1, we take full advantage of the energy resources in this country -- our coal, our oil, our gas, our renewables. We're going to review our regulations as they relate to coal to make sure that burning coal is done in a clean way, but we're not going to kill the industry like you see the EPA doing under this administration,” Romney told more than 2,000 supporters at a mining equipment factory.
November 13, 2012
“I'm good, let's roll.” Those were the last words of convicted killer Brett Hartman before his execution by lethal injection in Ohio on Tuesday morning, punishment for the mutilation and murder of a woman in Akron 15 years ago. Hartman was put to death for the murder of Winda Snipes, whose body was found by police on her bedroom floor, without hands, her throat slit and her body shredded by 138 stab wounds. She was still alive when Hartman tied one of her ankles to the bed with pantyhose.
April 30, 2012 |
A board member of the Ohio River Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America has resigned to protest the ouster of Jennifer Tyrrell, the leader of her son's Tiger Cub pack forced out earlier this month because she is gay. Board member David J. Sims, a lawyer and longtime Democrat serving on the Ohio County Commission, said he did not know Tyrrell. He learned of her resignation from an email the board circulated last Thursday, did some research and announced his resignation Friday.
July 11, 2012 |
Ohio mom Lynn Jackenheimer and her ex-boyfriend are missing, and police have been left grasping for information and evidence as to their fate and whereabouts. What authorities are going on right now is an interview with the man's brother, whose story is laid out in a matter-of-fact, yet chilling 911 call: "I wanted to report a possible murder. " Jake Summerfield called 911 on Sunday to say that his brother, Nathan, had told him he strangled Jackenheimer. Then, he said, Nathan dropped off his child with his brother and left.
November 7, 2012 |
COLUMBUS, Ohio - For many in Ohio, the ritual of stepping up to a ballot machine on Tuesday came with a sense of relief that the long, ugly presidential race was finally drawing to a close. "Awful, just awful," said Penny Dietrich, 63, a Worthington homemaker. "Both sides. " But in the end, President Obama's relentless attack ads against Mitt Romney, who answered in kind, were the key to his victory in a state that always plays an outsize role in presidential campaigns. Obama's victory in Ohio appeared to vindicate his tireless pursuit of the white, working-class voters who dominate the state's election landscape.