COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State troopers say the convicted school shooter who briefly escaped from a prison last week had a pitchfork when he was captured. Authorities say T.J. Lane didn't threaten officers with the pitchfork and investigators haven't determined where Lane got the tool when he escaped from Allen Correctional Institution in Lima (LY'-muh) on Thursday night.
BUCYRUS, Ohio (AP) - A man has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder, robbery and other charges in the deaths of four men at their homes in a small Ohio city. Donald Hoffman is charged on 21 counts for the slayings in Bucyrus (byoo-SY'-rus). Some counts include specifications for a potential death penalty.
OBERLIN, Ohio (AP) - State troopers say a Cleveland man stepped into traffic on a northeast Ohio highway, and then set himself on fire. Authorities say Hugo Ramos pulled to the side of the highway, stepped into the road and was hit by a truck. Ramos then got up, retrieved a container of gasoline from his car, swallowed some of it, poured the rest on his body and then set himself on fire as three children sat in his car. It happened yesterday morning in Pittsfield Township.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State has named a search committee to find a new director for its celebrated marching band. The school's former director, Jonathan Waters, was fired in July. Waters and his backers oppose the dismissal and question a university investigation that concluded Waters knew about but didn't stop a "sexualized culture" within the band.
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