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Crews Release Toxic Plume After Train Derailment

Ohio residents still not able to return home

(Newser) - Crews released toxic chemicals into the air from five derailed tanker cars that were in danger of exploding Monday and began burning it after warning residents near the Ohio-Pennsylvania state line to leave the area. Flames and black smoke billowed high into the sky from the derailment site late in...

Train Cars Carrying Hazardous Cargo Derail

Crews battle fire that prompted village evacuation in Ohio

(Newser) - A train derailment and resulting large fire prompted an evacuation order and a declaration of a state of emergency in an Ohio village near the Pennsylvania state line, covering the area in billows of smoke lit orange by the flames below. About 50 cars derailed in East Palestine as a...

Ohio Homeschool Network's Goal: Create 'a Wonderful Nazi'

State officials investigating neo-Nazi network with thousands of subscribers

(Newser) - The Ohio Department of Education is investigating a homeschool network with a neo-Nazi curriculum that asks children to practice cursive by copying Adolf Hitler quotes, offers tips to "avoid Jewish media content," and teaches that Black people "have a much lower IQ than whites." Logan and...

Body Stuffed in Sack Left in Desert ID'd 52 Years Later

Colleen Audrey Rice, found dead in Arizona in 1971, hailed from Ohio

(Newser) - An unidentified woman whose body was found stuffed in a sack in the Arizona desert in 1971 is nameless no more. Fifty-two years to the day after her body was found, Mohave County's oldest unidentified murder victim was identified Tuesday as Colleen Audrey Rice, a native of Portsmouth, Ohio,...

Here Are the Worst States in America for Drivers

And the best, per WalletHub's ranking, which puts Hawaii in last place

(Newser) - Whether we get behind the wheel for leisurely cruising, for our daily commutes, or to take care of errands, American drivers have long contended with traffic, potholes, fluctuating gas prices, and the other annoyances. WalletHub wanted to see which states were better to drive in than others, and it looked...

After Hamlin Collapsed, Radio Calls Got Intense

Emergency recordings lend insight into grave scene on the field

(Newser) - As Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin continues to heal following his collapse during an NFL game Monday night after suffering from a cardiac arrest, recordings have been released of the red-alert emergency response on the field at Cincinnati's Paycor Stadium. "I don't like how he went down"...

'Maybe the Worst Accident ... I've Ever Seen on the Ohio Turnpike'

4 are dead after 50-vehicle pileup along highway in Sandusky County

(Newser) - Amid an extreme winter storm sweeping across large sections of the US, a fatal accident has taken place along a stretch of highway in the Midwest. Ohio State Highway Patrol officials say four people are dead and multiple are injured after a pileup Friday on the Ohio Turnpike in Sandusky...

Abducted Twins Are Found 175 Miles Apart

Kyair and Kason Thomass found safe after Ohio kidnapping; suspect arrested

(Newser) - An infant has been found alive in Indianapolis three days after he and his twin brother were abducted outside an Ohio pizzeria; a suspect has been arrested in their kidnapping. "A photo is worth a thousand words," the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department tweeted Thursday night, showing 5-month-old Kason...

Feds Say 911 Dispatcher Set Dozens of Wildfires

Ohio man James Bartels said he wanted to 'distract himself from depression,' complaint states

(Newser) - A volunteer fire department administrator and former 911 dispatcher in Ohio admitted setting at least 24 fires with a lighter "to 'give the boys something to do' and to distract himself from depression," according to the Justice Department. James Bartels, 50, was arrested Tuesday and charged with...

Jury Returns Guilty Verdict in Slayings of 8 Family Members
Wagner Gets Life in
Slaying of 8 Family Members
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Wagner Gets Life in Slaying of 8 Family Members

'I hope your life is long and miserable,' victim's sister tells Ohio man

(Newser) - George Wagner IV has been sentenced to life in prison with no hope of parole for his role in the murders of eight people in southern Ohio in 2016. The 31-year-old showed no emotion as he was ordered to serve eight life sentences plus 121 years at a hearing Monday,...

Teacher Says She Was Forced to Resign Over Pronoun Policy

In lawsuit, Ohio middle school teacher says she was told to 'put her beliefs aside'

(Newser) - A conservative advocacy group has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a middle school English teacher in Ohio who says she was forced to resign after refusing to use her students' preferred pronouns. According to the lawsuit, officials at the Canton-area Jackson Memorial Middle School told Vivian Geraghty "...

Beneath This Early Cezanne Painting, a 'Huge Discovery'

X-ray reveals what Cincinnati Art Museum conservator believes to be a self-portrait

(Newser) - The Cincinnati Art Museum believes it's found a self portrait of Paul Cezanne hidden beneath a still-life painting that's been in its collection for nearly 70 years. Chief conservator Serena Urry was inspecting Cezanne's 1865 oil painting "Still Life with Bread and Eggs" when she spotted...

Court: Resentence Sorority Girl Who Threw Out Baby

Emile Weaver is currently serving life without parole

(Newser) - A woman who was sentenced to life without parole for killing her daughter by throwing the infant in the trash after giving birth at her college sorority house should be resentenced, a divided Ohio Supreme Court has ruled. The justices also ordered that a different judge should handle the resentencing...

Activists Behind 'Despicable' Robocalls Hear Their Fate

Jack Burkman, Jacob Wohl tried to suppress Black votes in 2020

(Newser) - After a 2020 robocalling scheme that tried to dissuade tens of thousands of voters in multiple Midwestern states from casting their ballots by mail in that year's election, Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl were hit with a $5 million fine from the Federal Communications Commission; in October, the far-right...

After Mink Release, Plow Brought In to Clear Carcasses

Vandals released up to 40K of them from farm, and 10K remain unaccounted for

(Newser) - Vandals freed thousands of minks at a rural northwest Ohio farm, leaving an estimated 10,000 of the small carnivorous mammals unaccounted for Tuesday evening, the local sheriff said. So many minks were killed crossing a nearby road that a plow was brought in to help clear the carcasses away,...

A Christmas Story House Up for Sale
An Iconic Ohio
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An Iconic Ohio Home Is Up for Grabs

Cleveland house used in 'A Christmas Story,' plus a museum and gift shop, has been listed

(Newser) - You could spend Christmas—and every other day of the year—in the house made famous by A Christmas Story. The century-old home in Cleveland, used to house the family of Ralphie Parker in the 1983 film, is up for sale as part of a listing that includes a museum,...

Toledo Plans to Use $1.6M to Wipe Out $240M in Medical Debt

Ohio city is working with nonprofit that buys old debts from hospitals

(Newser) - "Washington might not have a plan for medical debt relief, but Toledo, Ohio, does," says Dr. Michele Grim, a city council member who led an effort to forgive up to $240 million in medical debt—for a lot less than $240 million. The council has passed a measure...

Cops: As One Person Was Detained, Another Stole His Car
Routine Traffic Stop Over
Taillight Takes an Unusual Turn
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Routine Traffic Stop Over Taillight Takes an Unusual Turn

Hannah Warren, 25, allegedly stole car while police were with driver, led cops on high-speed chase

(Newser) - Call it the perfect crime of opportunity, though not so perfect that the alleged perpetrator didn't get caught. Cops in Buchtel, Ohio, pulled over a 2017 Nissan SUV on Oct. 29, driven by one Kevin McDonald, for a rear taillight violation, reports WCHS . McDonald was the subject of an...

This Is the Most Giving State in America

Congrats to Utah, according to WalletHub's ranking of the most, least charitable states

(Newser) - If you're in a position to be philanthropic, whether that means donating your money or your time, where you live can make a difference in terms of enthusiasm from fellow locals—which in turn might inspire even more of your own altruism. WalletHub looked at 19 metrics across all...

2 Alleged 'Boogaloo' Members Arrested in 2 States

One suspect threatened to kill police officers, federal informants, FBI complaint says

(Newser) - The FBI has arrested two alleged members of the far-right anti-government group the Boogaloo Boys, with authorities increasingly concerned about the potential for violence in the lead-up to next week's midterm elections. Timothy Teagan appeared Wednesday in federal court in Detroit on charges of being a drug user in...

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