Patrol: Child in toy car struck and killed by vehicle
HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says a child apparently was riding a toy car in a street when he was struck by a vehicle and killed in Ohio.
The patrol's Wilmington post says its preliminary investigation indicates the boy entered the street and was hit by a vehicle in Hillsboro about 4 p.m. Sunday. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Authorities did not immediately release the child's name and age.
HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — Officials say an accident involving a compressed air cylinder has killed a firefighter in southwest Ohio.
Man’s faith in police shaken following false arrest
HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — Three days before Thanksgiving in 2015, Aaron Roberts was driving home from work through this rural town in south central Ohio.
It was colder than normal, with temperatures headed down to the teens, but otherwise a typical day.
And then he saw blue lights in the rearview mirror of his 1998 Ford Ranger. Nothing has been the same for Roberts and his wife Jennifer since.
Sheriff: 2 men killed in fatal shootings on same road
HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff says a man armed with a gun allegedly broke into a home and was fatally shot by one of the homeowners, while another man was found fatally shot in a car on the same Ohio road.
Highland County Sheriff Donnie Barrera says emergency crews responding to a reported one-vehicle crash around 6:30 a.m. Friday in Union Township found a man dead in the car from a gunshot wound. Barrera's office received a call around 7 a.m. about a break-in at a nearby home.
Adkins led Tri-State bowlers in Hillsboro
Local bowlers on occasion go out of town to compete in tournaments. Justin Adkins, Lee Mason and Sam Hobbs made the trip last Sunday to the Fall Shootout at Hillsboro Lanes in Hillsboro, Ohio.
Adkins experienced the most success. He led qualifying to make it to the final four. He won his first match, but came up short in the title match. Mason and Hobbs didn't make it to the final four.
Standup comedian says he won’t seek 3rd term as Ohio mayor
HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — A veteran standup comedian acquitted of all charges after he was accused of abusing his power as mayor of a small Ohio city says he won't seek a third term.
Hillsboro Mayor Drew Hastings made the announcement Monday during an interview with the BBC at the offices of the Times-Gazette.
HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — A 95-year-old Ohio veteran who fought in the Philippines during World War II has received medals to honor his military service seven decades ago.
WCPO-TV (http://bit.ly/2vIQQQ6 ) reports that a commander from Harry Shoop's former infantry unit presented the Allensburg man with the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star on Monday in Hillsboro.
The Purple Heart recognizes that he was wounded while fighting, having been shot through the hand.
Ex-convention head in Ohio pleads to child porn counts
HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — A former convention bureau director in southwest Ohio has pleaded guilty to two child pornography charges.
Federal court records show that Robert Lambert appeared Monday before U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott (duh-LAHT') to change his plea from not guilty. Terms of a plea agreement weren't made public immediately. His trial had been set to begin Aug. 7.
Ex-convention head’s federal trial scheduled in Ohio
HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — A former convention bureau director in southwest Ohio faces a federal trial Aug. 7 on child pornography charges.
U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott (duh-LAHT') confirmed the trial date for Robert Lambert at a hearing this week in Cincinnati. She earlier denied a motion to continue the case from his attorneys, who said they needed more time to prepare. Court documents indicate there have been plea negotiations.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio cities are now able to look beyond their own borders to fill seats on municipal planning commissions.
An amendment allowing the limited appointment of nonresidents to planning boards was included in the state budget bill.
HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — Boaters and wildlife officials say black vultures have caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage the last several years at two state park marinas in southern Ohio.
HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — A historic 1830s-era home known as the Mother Thompson House will be demolished for a new home to be built on its spacious lot.
Owner Greg Rand told the Times Gazette of Hillsboro (http://bit.ly/2pT0Z6a) his original plan was to build a new home inside the original exterior walls. He said he would build a new roof to replace the rotted roof and repair the foundation. That plan was abandoned after the house started to fall during construction.
Small town led by comedian tries to recover from ‘lost year’
HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — A local newspaper called it this little Ohio city's "lost year."
It was a year of subpoenas, search warrants, depositions and whispers. Hillsboro's mayor, a standup comedian long before he became a politician, was the focus of it all.
Drew Hastings, who has appeared on Comedy Central and "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno, dubbed it "The Year of Living Strangerously," playing off the 1982 Mel Gibson-Sigourney Weaver movie "The Year of Living Dangerously."
Police chief quits, won’t work with acquitted comedian mayor
HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — The police chief in a small Ohio city says he can't, in good conscience, continue to work with the mayor, who moonlights as a stand-up comedian and was recently acquitted on charges alleging he abused his power.
Hillsboro Police Chief Todd Whited resigned Monday in a move that Mayor Drew Hastings says wasn't a surprise.
2016 Ohio All-Southeast District teams
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The 2016 Associated Press All-Southeast District football teams, as selected by a media panel from the district:
(Note: There aren't enough schools for Division I or complete Division II)
Lineman: Kory Henthorne, Logan, 6-feet-4, 265 pounds, senior.
Mayor-comedian: The wait for abuse of power verdict no joke
HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — A veteran standup comedian who is mayor of a small Ohio town says waiting for the verdict in a criminal case against him was "very scary" and his stress lifted with his acquittal on charges accusing him of abusing his power.
Comedian accused of abusing power as mayor is acquitted
HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — A veteran standup comedian accused of abusing his power as mayor of a small Ohio city has been acquitted of all counts.
A Highland County jury on Wednesday found Hillsboro Mayor Drew Hastings not guilty of a charge of election falsification concerning his residency and of a charge stemming from alleged misuse of city trash bins.
Judge Patricia Ann Cosgrove earlier threw out the two other felony counts that Hastings faced.
Jury chosen for Ohio trial of mayor who’s also a comedian
HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — A jury was chosen Monday for the trial of a veteran standup comedian who has appeared on late-night TV and is now an Ohio mayor accused of official misconduct.
Two-term Republican Hillsboro Mayor Drew Hastings faces four felony counts, The Times-Gazette in Hillsboro (http://bit.ly/2fiauI3 ) reported.
Comedian/mayor Hastings’ trial begins Monday in Ohio
HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — A veteran standup comedian in his second term as an Ohio mayor is scheduled to go on trial on charges alleging official misconduct.
Drew Hastings faces four felony counts, with potential jurors due to report Monday to the Highland County courthouse. An unusually large pool of around 80 people was summoned for the case that's been closely watched and debated in the small city of Hillsboro, with a population of some 6,600 people 60 miles east of Cincinnati.
Sunset def. Jesuit 15-25, 16-25, 25-22, 27-25, 15-10
Central Catholic def. Barlow 25-21, 25-18, 25-15
South Eugene def. Glencoe 22-25, 22-25, 25-13, 25-20, 15-7
Clackamas def. West Salem 25-21, 25-19, 20-25, 25-20
Central Catholic def. Sunset 25-11, 23-25, 25-23, 25-22
Ohio school takes action after Trail of Tears banner uproar
GREENFIELD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school widely criticized over a banner displayed at a prep school football game recalling the country's mistreatment of Native Americans is responding with an action plan that includes more apologies and history lessons for its students.
Judge expands gag order for Ohio mayor’s trial
HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — The judge who will preside at the trial of the mayor of a small Ohio city who's also a veteran standup comedian has expanded on her gag order in the case.
Retired Summit County Common Pleas Judge Patricia Ann Cosgrove recently filed an eight-page order after earlier warning against case participants' pretrial commentaries on the upcoming trial of Hillsboro Mayor Drew Hastings. She said that includes on social media.
Ohio school apologizes for Trail of Tears banner
HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio high school blames "ignorance" and is apologizing for a banner displayed at a prep football game recalling the country's brutal treatment of Native Americans.
Large jury pool planned for Ohio mayor’s trial
HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — An expanded jury pool will be called for the trial of the mayor of a small Ohio city who's also a veteran standup comedian.
Attorneys said after a hearing Wednesday that the judge ordered a pool of 100 potential jurors, about double the usual number. Officials anticipate taking extra time to find jurors who haven't already formed opinions about the case against Hillsboro Mayor Drew Hastings.
Trial set Nov. 7 for Ohio mayor who’s a standup comedian
HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — A judge on Monday scheduled a Nov. 7 trial for the mayor of a small Ohio city who's also a veteran standup comedian.
A judge entered "not guilty" pleas Monday for Drew Hastings after the defense waived readings of the charges against him. Retired Summit County Common Pleas Judge Patricia Ann Cosgrove is hearing the case after a local judge recused himself.
Cosgrove also warned those involved in the case about engaging in pretrial publicity,...
Mayor who’s also standup comedian indicted on theft charges
CINCINNATI (AP) — A small-city mayor who's also a veteran standup comedian was indicted Tuesday on four felony counts including election falsification and theft in office.
The state auditor's office announcement followed a monthslong investigation of Republican Hillsboro Mayor Drew Hastings by special prosecutors appointed by a Highland County judge. The counts also include theft and tampering with records.
Hastings said he has done nothing wrong and was...