COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Fire officials say one man has been killed and seven others injured in a ride malfunction at the Ohio State Fair. Columbus Battalion Chief Steve Martin says five of the injured are in critical condition and the other two are in stable condition at area hospitals. Dramatic video captured by a bystander shows the ride swinging back and forth like a pendulum and spinning in the air when it crashes into something and part of the ride flies off, throwing riders to the ground.
BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) - Attorneys for an Ohio woman accused of suffocating her three sons out of jealousy over the attention her husband gave them say her videotaped confession should be tossed after experts concluded she has brain damage. The Dayton Daily News reports attorneys for Brittany Pilkington say trauma and lead poisoning from childhood impaired her ability to "knowingly" waive her rights to police. The Bellefontaine woman is charged with aggravated murder for her sons' deaths.
LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) - A child killer has been put to death with no apparent complications in Ohio's first execution since a problem-plagued one 3½ years ago. Forty-three-year-old was condemned to die Wednesday for the 1993 rape and slaying of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio state senator who helped write the law restricting the use of traffic enforcement cameras calls the state Supreme Court decision Wednesday striking down that 2015 law a "pyrrhic victory" for home-rule cities and villages. State. Sen. Bill Seitz, a Cincinnati Republican, says there are "other tools in the tool kit" the Legislature can use when it reconvenes in September.
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