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Cold Case Reopened; Ohio Man Accused of Murdering His Family 11 Years Later

Questions that have remained unanswered for 11 years surrounding a cold case may finally come to light this year. Peter Romans, a 59-year-old Madison County resident, has been charged with killing his entire family via arson which included 51-year-old wife Billi, his son Caleb and their teenaged daughter Ami.  The circumstances surrounding the night of the…
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Former Student Accused with Threatening Grove City Schools

The Grove City Area school district was in a panic after a threat was reported by law enforcement this Tuesday. While police did not give a description of the threat, they did say it was “vague” in nature. As a cautionary measure, parents were notified and 15 schools were placed on lockdown, meaning no students…
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Man Killed by Employee at Columbus Smoke Shop

A man was shot outside of a smoke shop in Columbus this Tuesday and authorities are trying to find out why. Oscar Louis Morgan Jr., 24-year-old man, was shopping at the Outlet Smoke Shop in McNaughten Centre around 1 a.m on May 14. Witnesses state Morgan was reportedly intoxicated when he entered the store and started…
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Ohio Mom Gets 10 Years for Leaving Baby in Hot Car

Last September 4th, a woman from Zanesville named Samantha Donohoe went inside her apartment. While in the apartment, Donohoe left her two-month-old son in the car for hours with the heat index that day reaching 97 degrees Fahrenheit or 36 degrees Celsius. The child was found dead when Donohoe returned to the scene. Prosecutors are…
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Ohio Man Allegedly Killed Infant Son in Warren

On April 29th, an indictment was unsealed for 27-year-old Cody Colwell for the murder and felonious assault of his two children. Colwell, a Warren County resident, was charged after his 2-month-old son Cayden Colwell died in a suspicious manner.  Authorities found the child after responding to a 911 call. The call was from Colwell who…
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Police Investigate Woman’s Body in Franklin County

Multiple law enforcement agencies are investigating after a woman’s body was discovered Thursday morning by a person out on a walk. Both Mifflin Township, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office are working together to assess the crime scene and learn how the woman died. Mifflin Township Police spokeswoman…
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Woman Arrested for Setting Fire to Hocking County Courthouse

Miranda L. McCormick, 31, of Logan was arrested after allegedly starting a fire at the Hocking County Courthouse just after midnight Tuesday morning. McCormick has been charged with aggravated arson. She still may face more charges.  According to the Logan Police Department, officers were called to the 300 block of West Main Street after receiving…
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Ohio Ranks Third in the Country for Reported Hate Crimes

While ranking seventh in total population, the state of Ohio has the dubious distinction of ranking third in number of hate crimes reported, behind only California and New York. Some states with significantly higher populations have significantly less reports of hate crime. For instance Texas which has more than double the population of Ohio and…
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