A 56-year-old man was convicted today of abducting and raping a 12-year-old girl after she wandered away from her family at a Northeast Side park. A Franklin County jury found Vent L. Hairston guilty of two counts of rape and one count of kidnapping.
Authorities have released the name of a pilot who crash-landed a small plane in a Licking County cornfield this afternoon.
Angry U.S. Senate and House Republicans from Ohio are questioning President Barack Obamaâs legal authority to remove President William McKinleyâs name from the countryâs tallest mountain and restore its original Native American name of Denali. Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Lakeville, whose district includes McKinleyâs home of Canton, said lawmakers are sending a letter to the White House over the issue, pointing out Congress in 1917 created the Mt. McKinley National Park in Alaska.