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Man Dies Minutes After Being Sentenced To Jail

AP | Posted 06.26.2014 | Crime

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities in Cleveland say a man collapsed and died outside a courtroom minutes after a judge sentenced him to 60 days in jail fo...

Bus Driver's Bullet-blocking Book Tale Is 'Not True': Police

AP | Posted 06.18.2014 | Weird News

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A white bus driver's story that a religious book in his shirt pocket blocked bullets as he was attacked by three black men isn't...

Ohio Man Cited DUI Checkpoint Warning Sign

AP | MARK GILLISPIE | Posted 06.18.2014 | Crime

CLEVELAND (AP) — A suburban Cleveland man says police violated his First Amendment rights to free speech when they cited him for holding a sign warn...

Man Accused Of Sex With Pool Raft YET AGAIN

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 06.23.2014 | Weird News

This guy definitely has a type. Edwin Tobergta, 35, was arrested in Hamilton, Ohio on Wednesday for allegedly having sex with an inflatable pool ra...

Judge Tells Deadbeat Dad He Can't Have More Kids

AP | Posted 05.14.2014 | Crime

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio appeals court has upheld a judge's order that a deadbeat father can't have more kids until he pays his back child suppor...

Dad Who Overdosed At McDonald's Sentenced

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 06.14.2014 | Crime

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man who overdosed on heroin with his girlfriend at a McDonald's play area near Cincinnati was sentenced Monday to six months in ...

Couple Shoots Up Heroin At McDonald's While Kids Play: Cops

AP | Posted 03.13.2014 | Weird News

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Indiana couple has been arrested in Ohio on child endangering charges because police say they overdosed on heroin in a McDonald...

'Sexy' Is Now Her First Name

AP | Posted 02.11.2014 | Weird News

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio woman who loathed being named Sheila and wanted a moniker that reflects her personality has legally changed her f...

Woman Wants 'Sexy' To Be Her First Name

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 01.29.2014 | Weird News

Ranea Crabtree doesn't like her first name. So much so that she refuses to use it. In fact, if her 15-year-old daughter, Bethany, uses the dreaded ...

Small-Town Police Chief Hilarious On Facebook

AP | KANTELE FRANKO | Posted 09.21.2013 | Crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An Ohio police chief who invited his nearly 85,000 Facebook followers to his small town's community festival this weekend expects at...

House 'Ghost' Turns Out To Be 'Some Random Guy' Living In Basement

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 09.24.2013 | Weird News

This guy's such a good roommate, you'd never even know he was there. A group of students at Ohio State University were living in an off-campus hom...

WATCH: Greatest Sobriety Test Fail Ever?

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.09.2013 | Weird News

Some people who get pulled over for drunk driving try to give the officers a song and dance. Dale Bentley just tried dancing. Police in Gahanna,...

Judge Apologizes For Scolding Jury

AP | Posted 08.07.2013 | Crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A municipal judge in central Ohio says she is sorry if she offended any of the jurors she scolded after they issued a verdict she be...

Ohio Teen Inhales Homemade Blowgun Dart

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.23.2013 | Weird News

An Ohio teenager was stuck with a big problem when he accidentally inhaled a homemade blowgun dart and it lodged in his throat. The boy had made bo...

Man Wears Spider-Man Undies To Vandalize High School: Cops

AP | Posted 07.08.2013 | Weird News

CINCINNATI -- Authorities in Cincinnati have arrested a man who they say was vandalizing a high school while wearing only Spider-Man underwear. The C...

WATCH: Sinkhole Swallows Car, Driver Escapes By Ladder

AP | Posted 09.02.2013 | Weird News

TOLEDO, Ohio — A northwest Ohio sinkhole has swallowed a car traveling down a street and briefly trapped the driver, who climbed out after autho...

MASSIVE BRAWL Breaks Out At Kindergarten Graduation

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 07.31.2013 | Weird News

CLEVELAND -- A brawl that started over spilled punch at a kindergarten graduation ceremony Friday resulted in the arrest of eight people, authorities ...

Flower's Stinking Smell Of Death Is Success

AP | KANTELE FRANKO | Posted 05.15.2013 | Weird News

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A large rainforest plant known as a corpse flower because of its awful smell has bloomed again at an Ohio State University greenhous...

Abe Lincoln Impersonator: 'This Is My Destiny'

AP | MITCH STACY | Posted 04.12.2013 | Weird News

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- John Cooper's obsession with being Abraham Lincoln began one score and five years ago. Its beginnings were humble. Tall, lean and b...

Amish Beard-cutting Ringleader Appeals Verdict

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 04.22.2013 | Crime

CLEVELAND -- The ringleader of 16 Amish found guilty in beard- and hair-cutting hate-crime attacks on fellow members of their faith in Ohio asked an a...

Butt-dialing Burglar's Phone Fingers Him To Cops

AP | Posted 02.07.2013 | Weird News

SIDNEY, Ohio -- Authorities in Ohio say a pocket-dialing prowler got himself arrested after his cellphone turned informant. Twice. Investigators say ...

'Cleaning Fairy' Who Broke Into Houses Arrested AGAIN After Snow Shoveling

Posted 01.23.2013 | Weird News

Susan Warren has had another dustup with the law. The 53-year-old woman, known by local media as the "Cleaning Fairy," was arrested on Tuesday in E...

Ashes To Ashes: Man Beats Down Brother With Urn

AP | Posted 01.22.2013 | Crime

LORAIN, Ohio -- An Ohio man has been accused of bashing his brother over the head with a cremation urn, breaking the urn and creating a cloud of human...

LOOK! Man Hoarded Hundreds Of Animals In Home

Reuters | Posted 03.22.2013 | Crime

By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND, Ohio (Reuters) - Humane society members wearing protective masks removed nearly 300 animals including pigeons,...

Phony News Crew Uses Stun Gun On Unsuspecting Victims: Cops

Posted 01.16.2013 | Weird News

If you believe these guys are a news crew, you're in for a real shock. Two Cleveland men are accused of pretending to be journalists who filmed th...