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OSHP trooper found deceased while on duty in northwest Ohio

FINDLAY, Ohio — A sergeant with the Ohio State Highway Patrol was found dead while on duty, according to the agency. OHSP posted on social media that Sergeant Jared M. Ulinski was working in the Findlay District in northwest Ohio. Ulinski served with the OSHP for four decades. He was...
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Logan woman dies in crash

MURRAY CITY, Ohio (WCMH) — A woman is dead following a single-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon in Murray City. According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, troopers responded to a call of a crash at approximately 12:49 p.m. on SR-78 north of Murray City. OSHP said a 2004 Nissan Altima, driven by...
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One person killed in single-vehicle crash in Ohio

HOCKING COUNTY, Ohio (WCHS) — One person was killed in a crash Saturday afternoon in Hocking County, Ohio. Ja’Lynn Layton, 20, of Logan, Ohio, was killed after her vehicle went off the right side of the road on State Route 78, overcorrected, went off the left side of the roadway, overturned and struck a tree, according to a news release from Ohio State Highway Patrol.
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Ohio violent fugitive task force arrests 3 people in Cleveland in 1 day

(Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (CLEVELAND) A U.S. Marshals task force arrested three men in Cleveland throughout the day Thursday on various violent charges. According to Cleveland.com, members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force first arrested Anthony Billups on Thursday morning for raping a 12-year-old child. The Marshals said that they found Billups, 43, living at an apartment on the 7800 block of Woodland Avenue in Cleveland's Kinsman neighborhood.
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Michigan medical vehicle stolen, Ohio man arrested in DeKalb Co.

DEKALB Co., Ind. (WANE) – The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department said an Ohio man is behind bars after leading them on a high-speed chase with a stolen medical vehicle. Around 10:50 p.m. Saturday night, DeKalb County Central Communications made officers aware of a recently stolen Ford Explorer belonging to the Reading Emergency Unit out of Michigan, which was described as being full of narcotics. The vehicle was being monitored by the Hillsdale Police Department via a GPS system inside the vehicle.
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Ohio man could face death penalty in beating death of his son

CLEVELAND — An Ohio man who called 911 to say he was hearing voices and had struck his 5-year-old son with a baseball bat has been indicted on a new aggravated murder charge that could lead to a death sentence if convicted. Matthew Ponomarenko, 32, of Parma, was indicted by...
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Caught on camera: Ohio police rescue cat in wheel well

AVON LAKE, Ohio (WJW) – It was perhaps one of the most unusual calls that Avon Lake Police had to deal with this week or this year for that matter. A cat was stuck inside a car. It’s not unusual for police officers to help a motorist take off a...
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Feds outline prosecution of MS-13 gang killings in Ohio

COLUMBUS (AP) — A long-running investigation into an Ohio branch of the violent El Salvador-based MS-13 gang, including the solving of eight homicides, neared conclusion Thursday with the sentencing of the last defendant in custody, central Ohio's top federal prosecutor announced. Over the years, racketeering conspiracy charges against gang members...
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Ohio Man Charged with Hate Crime Related to Plot to Conduct Mass Shooting of Women, Illegal Possession of Machine Gun

A federal grand jury has charged a self-identified “incel” with attempting to conduct a mass shooting of women and with illegally possessing a machine gun. Tres Genco, 21, of Hillsboro, Ohio, allegedly plotted to commit a hate crime, namely, a plan to shoot students in sororities at a university in Ohio. He was arrested by federal agents.
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Three sentenced after charges of vandalizing Ohio Statehouse in police violence protest

Three men charged with vandalizing the Ohio Statehouse during last summer's protests against police violence were sentenced Friday morning to probation. They must also pay nearly $21,500 in restitution for damages. Keyshawn Conway, Zachary Kitchen and Derek Terry were each charged in August with fourth-degree felony vandalism, second-degree misdemeanor criminal...
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Ohio State Highway Patrol Asking for your Vote in National ‘Best Looking Cruiser Contest’

ZANESVILLE, Ohio- Get out your phones, tablets, laptops, and desktops Ohio, because the Ohio State Highway Patrol is asking for your help in the Best Looking Cruiser Contest. It is a contest held by the American Association of State Troopers where each state’s highway patrol agency submits a photo to the organization and has the public vote and which states highway patrol cruisers look the best. The contest has been going on since 2014, and Ohio historically performs in the contest and even has some accolades.