Adult, baby injured in accident that closed part of Interstate 680
A portion of Interstate 680 southbound between Market Street and Williamson Avenue was closed at about 4:30 p.m. Friday after a southbound vehicle struck the median wall, injuring an adult and baby riding in the car.
Youngstown police closed the southbound lane for about two hours while the wreckage was cleared. Both the adult and baby were transported to the hospital where they were listed in stable condition, according to a report by The Vindicator’s broadcast partner, TV 21-WFMJ.
Police are investigating the cause of the crash and whether the child’s car seat was properly secured.
Candidate for chief of Ohio GOP deals with state, federal tax liens
A lawyer for a candidate running to be the Ohio Republican Party’s next chairman says the man owes less in federal taxes than a 2007 federal tax lien shows.
Attorney Bob Onda says updated information from the Internal Revenue Service shows Matthew Borges has a balance of $28,799 on the lien after an adjustment was made last year.
Borges’ federal tax bill was reduced from $493,624 to $168,161, and he plans to pay off a portion next week.
Borges had said the 2007 federal tax lien for $354,262 and the $98,397 in state tax liens stemmed from the sale of his home being improperly reported as income.
Teacher accused of biting boy, 5
A southwest Ohio day-care worker has been charged with assault in the biting of a 5-year-old boy to teach him not to bite others.
Court records show 56-year-old Robin Mullins of Cincinnati was arrested Thursday. Police say a visible bite mark was left on the boy’s arm in the suburban Cincinnati day care.
Police say the boy had been brought to the office of Andrew’s Friends Pre-School & Day Care for biting another child. A police report says Mullins bit the victim on the arm, leaving a mark, “to teach him a ‘lesson.”’
A telephone message was left at the home of Mullins, who was freed without bail.
Another day-care worker said Friday the case is under investigation and that the day care had no comment.
Son charged in strangling of mother
A 22-year-old man accused of strangling his mother in a fit of rage has been indicted on two counts of murder in central Ohio.
The Franklin County prosecutor in Columbus said Friday a grand jury also indicted Tyler Dunkle on one felony count of tampering with evidence.
Prosecutors allege Dunkle strangled 44-year-old Terri Menendez, hid her body in a closet at their apartment in suburban Hilliard and then stole her car. Police went to the home April 1 and found the body after receiving several calls from people concerned about her well-being when she didn’t show up for work.
Dunkle’s arraignment is scheduled Monday. He could face up to life in prison if convicted.
Charges in sledgehammer killings
NEW FRANKLIN, Ohio
A 911 call about the killings of a prominent attorney and his wife in northeast Ohio indicates they had feared retaliation because their daughter earlier had been stabbed and had identified her attackers.
A 911 caller who discovered the bodies told a dispatcher that victim Jeffrey Schobert had said he feared something bad might happen because of the identification made by their daughter.
Police say Schobert and his wife, Margaret Schobert, of New Franklin were beaten with a sledgehammer at their home.
Two teenagers, ages 14 and 18, have been charged in the Schoberts’ deaths.
Doctor found guilty of neglect
A prosecutor says the doctor of a 14-year-old southwest Ohio girl who had cerebral palsy and weighed 28 pounds when she died has been found guilty of three counts of failing to report child abuse or neglect.
Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. says 51-year-old Margaret Edwards of Trotwood was found guilty Friday in juvenile court in Dayton. She is scheduled to be sentenced on the misdemeanors May 16.
Edwards was Makayla Norman’s doctor from July 2010 until the girl’s March 1, 2011, death from nutritional and medical neglect complicated by her chronic condition.
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