A Black Mom Is Suing Her Landlord After He Tried To Evict Her And Allegedly Said He’d “Rather Put A White Family In This Unit”
An Ohio mother is suing her landlord after she said he started eviction proceedings because she’s Black. Dermisha Pickett filed a counterclaim on Tuesday against her landlord, Sergey Briskman, accusing him of discrimination, intentional infliction of emotional distress, violating housing laws, and punitive damages after she said he told her, “I just don't want want [sic] any African Americans in this unit at this time.” He originally filed for her eviction on March 9; according to her claim, she moved out to a temporary home to avoid conflict.
Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose objects to some elections in August, but not one fellow Republicans support to change the Ohio Constitution
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose, the state’s chief elections officer, said Tuesday he supported a bill last year that generally ended August elections because he believes municipalities, local school districts, local sewer districts and others schedule them “to have a sneaky levy when nobody’s paying attention.”
Ohio fugitive arrested in Richmond County
ROCKINGHAM — A woman wanted on obstruction charges in a 2017 Ohio homicide case was caught in Richmond County earlier this month. According to court documents, 64-year-old Mary Stella Martin, who had an address listed on County Home Road, was recently indicted by a grand jury in Marion County, Ohio on two counts of complicity in the commission of an offense.
How U.S. Marshals helped arrest three Ohio murder suspects
While those wanted in the unrelated crimes are in custody, the resources to find them will be used to find other suspects with outstanding warrants.
Medical cannabis facility set to open
LIMA — Medical marijuana has been legal in Ohio since 2016, when the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program was established. The program allows patients with qualifying medical conditions to purchase and use medical marijuana with a recommendation from a certified physician. The closest facility for medical marijuana currently is in Wapakoneta.
Distracted driving law in Ohio goes into effect next week
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The rules of the road are about to change. In one week, Ohio’s distracted driving law officially takes effect. This allows law enforcement to pull over drivers on their phones without incident. It also makes distracted driving a primary offense with up to a $500 fine. The Ohio State Highway patrol […]
Ohio Supreme Court chief justice kicks Cuyahoga County judge off case of man who claims he is innocent
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon Kennedy on Tuesday removed a Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court judge from presiding over the case of a man whose 2002 murder conviction was overturned. The judge, Peter J. Corrigan, twice failed to notify Michael Buehner or his attorneys that his...
Elderly Ohio couple lost $50,000 paying for house that was never built
WILMINGTON, Ohio (WCMH) — An elderly couple’s investment for a new home turned out to be a scam that left them empty-handed, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said Tuesday. A Clinton County grand jury indicted Michael Foster, of Blanchester, with three felony charges, including two counts of theft from a person in a protected class […]
Healthcare Workers Take to Social Media to express frustration with Long Term and Skilled Facilities in North East Ohio
Go on any social media outlet and you can see the complaints from nurses as well as caregivers. The passion is leaving nurses due to the feeling of being burnt out. Nurse to patient ratios in skilled facilities have nurses at their breaking point. Caregivers have reached their limits as well. It has turned nurses and caregivers against each other due to staffing issues as well as role issues. They yell out frustrations on social media platforms because they know that someone can relate to their story. There are horror stories on top of horror stories being expressed that seems to fall on death ears. Not only does this effect the healthcare worker, but it jeapordizes patient safety as well.
Diabetes Alert Day puts spotlight on dangers facing Ohio
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - March 28 is Diabetes Alert Day across the country, putting a spotlight on the growing problem in the U.S. The American Diabetes Association says that more than 34.2 million Americans are at risk of diabetes, with Ohio seeing truly shocking numbers. According to ODH, 12.4% of...
Emojis are being used in Ohio to discreetly buy and sell drugs, officials say
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- It’s common these days to use emojis in a text message or when commenting on a social media post. But, the Ohio Narcotics Intelligence Center (ONIC) is warning parents that emoticons can have a much darker meaning. Emojis used in these drug communications commonly refer to...
Distracted driving law limits phone use: Officers begin issuing warnings in April
PUTNAM COUNTY — At the beginning of January, Governor Mike DeWine signed into law a bill that enhanced safety on the roadways. The bill focused on the use of electronics while driving. Ohio is not the only state with a law similar to this. Across the United States, laws are becoming stricter to combat motor-vehicle accidents caused by distracted driving.
Ohio commission moves one step closer toward expanding passenger rail service
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Amtrak may soon be coming to central Ohio as the Ohio Rail Development Commission just applied and took the first steps to expanding the service. The commission applied for the first phase of funding to study what it would take to bring an Amtrak to Ohio.
Minority contractors want to be included in Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project
An Ohio organization sent a letter to the federal government over their fears they’re being sidelined in the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project. It’ll take years for the project to be completed.
Family history of Alzheimer’s motivates local man to take charge of health
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Watching a loved one go through Alzheimer’s can be a painful experience. That experience is what motivated one man to take charge of his health. Currently, there are 222,000 Ohioans living with Alzheimer’s and that number will rise by more than 13% in 2025.
Ohio AG Dave Yost sues Express Scripts, Humana, others over collusion allegations
COLUMBUS, Ohio — In a development that is likely shaking the world of health insurance, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Monday sued six corporate entities over the way they facilitate drug transactions. Yost filed the suit under the Valentine Act — Ohio's antitrust law — accusing the companies of improperly colluding to fix prices and other actions regarding prescription drugs.
NCGA Yield Contest winners recognized
Cory and Carl Atley from Greene County again topped the state in the National Corn Yield Contest, and also came out on top in their category in the nation. Cory turned in the highest yield in Conventional Non-Irrigated in the Corn Belt states with 366.3266 bushels from DEKALB DKC63-91RIB. Carl placed second in the nation in the Conventional Non-Irrigated Class with a yield of 365.5673 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was DEKALB DKC63-91.
Cridersville Elementary School welcomes the Ohio Governor and First Lady where they discuss the science of reading
CRIDERSVILLE, OH (WLIO) - Governor Mike DeWine visited Cridersville Elementary School to discuss the science of reading and how to implement it in Ohio classrooms. Balanced literacy is a teaching method based on the idea that teaching reading should give children the joy of reading from the beginning. However, it does not have a targeted focus on phonics and since 1984, schools across the country have taken this approach.
Ohio senators introduce bipartisan bill to end death penalty
The death penalty could be abolished in Ohio under upcoming bipartisan legislation announced Tuesday — the latest in what has been years of effort to end capital punishment in the state. State senators from both sides of the aisle called for an end to the practice, citing the financial blow to taxpayers to keep an inmate on death row, the lack of lethal injection drugs that has led to an unofficial moratorium on executions in the state, the danger of executing an innocent person and questions over a state's right to end a life. "This isn't a Republican or Democratic...
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