No verdict in Amish hair-cutting trial
CLEVELAND - Jurors have wrapped up a third day of deliberations without reaching a verdict in the trial of 16 people accused of hate crimes in hair- and beard-cutting attacks against their fellow Amish in Ohio.
Deliberations recessed Tuesday afternoon and resume this morning in U.S. District Court in Cleveland.
The members of a breakaway Amish settlement are accused of hate crimes in what federal prosecutors say were attacks motivated by religious differences. They say the defendants cut off Amish men's beards and women's hair because the hair carries spiritual significance in their faith.
Defense attorneys acknowledge that the hair-cuttings took place but contend that prosecutors are overreaching by calling them hate crimes.
All the defendants could face lengthy prison terms if convicted.
Police: Woman shot while driving in Warren
WARREN - A Niles woman was hit with gunfire Monday night while driving along Fremont Avenue N.E.
Nicole Rozier, 32, 2122 Robbins Ave., was found lying in a parking lot at 1290 E. Market St. shortly before 11 p.m., according to reports.
Police said her car was struck with several bullets while on Fremont with a passenger in her car. One bullet penetrated the vehicle and hit her in the left hip. She was taken to St. Joseph Health Center. The passenger was unharmed, police said.
The hospital had no record of Rozier still being treated on Tuesday.
Highway Patrol plans OVI checkpoint
SOUTHINGTON - The Ohio State Highway Patrol will operate an OVI checkpoint to deter and intercept impaired drivers this week.
The county where the checkpoint will take place will be announced the day prior to the checkpoint, and the location will be announced the morning of the checkpoint.
Drivers are advised to designate a driver or make other travel arrangements before drinking.
Operational support for the sobriety checkpoint will be provided by local law enforcement agencies.
Third Ohioan dies from West Nile complications
CINCINNATI - An 80-year-old man in southwest Ohio has died from complications of the West Nile virus, the third such death in the state this year.
Hamilton County Public Health spokeswoman Christy Cauley says the man died early Tuesday morning.
A 76-year-old man in Hamilton County and an 87-year-old man in Cuyahoga County in northeast Ohio also have died from complications related to the virus this year.
Police shooting at Ohio school injures one
COLUMBUS - Columbus police say officers responding to a possible break-in at a school fired at and injured one suspect and arrested another.
The district announced it would cancel classes for the day at Brookhaven High School in northwest Columbus after the shooting Tuesday.
Police say officers responded to a burglar alarm at the school around 3:30 a.m. They say officers had confronted 22-year-old Chaunce Dolan in the hallway when 22-year-old Ahmad Khatab ran into one of the officers and was shot. Khatab was treated for a gunshot wound to his arm and released from a hospital.
Man charged with kidnapping cab driver
CINCINNATI - A man accused of robbing a cab driver and locking him in the cab's trunk for about 10 hours has been indicted on kidnapping and other charges in southwest Ohio.
The Hamilton County prosecutor says a grand jury on Tuesday indicted 30-year-old Charles Black of Cincinnati on charges that also include aggravated robbery, robbery and felonious assault.