Ohio News Notebook

By Associated Press

Toddler shot in leg

YOUNGSTOWN — Police say a 2-year-old boy was shot in northeastern Ohio and was flown to an Akron hospital for treatment.

Investigators say they’re trying to determine how the child was shot in the leg Sunday night at a home in Liberty Township, several miles north of downtown Youngstown. Police were investigating the possibility that the boy somehow shot himself, but they didn’t immediately release information about the circumstances of the shooting.

Police say the child was shot in the thigh and was taken first to a Youngstown hospital, then to a children’s hospital. Authorities didn’t release his name or updates about his condition.

WFMJ-TV reports that police found a shell casing but no gun at the scene.

5 juveniles injured in rollover crash

CLAYTON — Authorities say five juveniles were injured, two of them critically, when a car rolled several times and hit a tree along an interstate in Ohio.

The Dayton Daily News reports the crash happened on Interstate 70 in Clayton late Sunday.

Officials say the driver lost control and the vehicle veered off the right side of the road. The car flipped multiple times and struck a tree before coming to a rest upside down.

All five juveniles were transported to hospitals for treatment.

2 people hurt in vintage plane crash

ASHLAND — Authorities say a vintage, single-engine plane landing at a small Ohio airport for a veterans event veered off a runway and flipped upside down in the grass, leaving two people onboard with minor injuries.

The crash-landing happened Saturday at the Ashland County Airport, roughly 50 miles southwest of Cleveland.

An organizer of the Ashland Veterans Appreciation Day tells the Ashland Times-Gazette that it was fortunate that no one was seriously hurt and that the pilot was able to avoid hitting other aircraft.

The county sheriff’s office investigating the crash-landing says the plane was a restored 1943 model used by the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Former Ohio AG says he was a jerk

COLUMBUS — The Democrat who was forced to resign as Ohio’s attorney general amid a scandal in 2008 says he was an arrogant “jerk” in that job but has come a long way.

Marc Dann tells The Columbus Dispatch it’s unlikely he’ll run for office again, though he won’t rule it out.

Dann resigned amid a sexual harassment scandal involving people in his office and later pleaded guilty to ethics violations involving campaign and transition funds.

The 55-year-old former state lawmaker from the Youngstown area acknowledges mistakes and says he can’t blame anyone but himself. He eventually regained his suspended law license and now represents people with foreclosure and bankruptcy problems.

Discussing his work now and his family, Dann says he doesn’t want to screw up the good things in his life.


By Associated Press