Ohio News Briefs


911 caller says fatal shooting at Ohio hotel was accidental

MIAMISBURG, Ohio (AP) — Comments from a 911 caller indicate that the fatal shooting of a woman at a southwestern Ohio hotel happened by accident while a man was showing her a gun.

Authorities say 32-year-old Lynsie Davis, of Fairborn, was shot early Sunday at a hotel just off Interstate 75 near Miamisburg, roughly 8 miles (13 kilometers) south of Dayton.

A 911 caller requesting help for the woman said the shooting appeared to be an accident.

The Dayton Daily News reports that Davis later died at a hospital, and the coroner’s office didn’t immediately release information from her autopsy.

Investigators say the 35-year-old man suspected in the shooting was jailed on suspicion of reckless homicide pending a formal charge.

Councilman wants old Cleveland homes certified as lead-safe

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland councilman says he’ll propose that the city start requiring homes, childcare centers and schools to be certified as safe from lead hazards if they were built before 1978.

Councilman Jeff Johnson tells The Plain Dealer that the proposal he’ll introduce next month could help address Cleveland’s child lead-poisoning problem.

Johnson says it would be part of a broader initiative to address lead hazards in paint and in soil and water. The requirements wouldn’t be limited solely to rental properties, as similar legislation in some other cities has been.

The Cleveland proposal would call for the safety certifications by 2021. Johnson says he’d like to require it sooner, but the area doesn’t have enough qualified, private lead-risk assessors to accomplish tens of thousands of checks so quickly.

Swimmer’s body recovered in Lake Erie near Ohio beach club

AVON LAKE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a 21-year-old man who apparently drowned in Lake Erie near a private beach club in northeast Ohio.

He and another swimmer had been on the lake in an inflatable raft before witnesses spotted them struggling in the water near Avon Lake on Sunday.

Avon Lake Fire Chief Chris Huerner says neither of the men was wearing a life vest.

One of them managed to make it safely back to shore unhurt. Emergency responders recovered the other man’s body after several hours of searching. His name wasn’t immediately released.

Man dies after being pinned between car, utility pole

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 60-year-old man has died after being crushed between his car and a utility pole in Ohio.

Police say Timothy McKay, of Toledo, was standing near his idling car outside his home when the vehicle slipped into reverse shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday.

The car rolled down the street and struck McKay, pinning him against the pole.

McKay was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police do not know why the man got out of his car, but they are continuing to investigate.

Robbery suspect dies after shooting himself

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a man suspected of robbing a person outside a bank in Ohio has died after shooting himself.

Police responded to reports of a robbery outside a Chase Bank branch in Columbus 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Officers tracked the suspect to Schiller Park, and police say the man pulled out a handgun and shot himself before they could approach.

The man, identified as 40-year-old David Bush, was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

The Columbus Dispatch reports Bush had no local criminal record.

Cleveland prep football player dies after drive-by shooting

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland prep quarterback who helped lead his team to a city football championship last season has died after being wounded in a drive-by shooting earlier this month.

WJW-TV reports the mother of 17-year-old Michael Chappman has confirmed her son died Sunday at the Cleveland hospital where he’s been confined since the July 6 shooting at a small Cleveland park.

The teen went to the park with a friend after leaving work that afternoon when he was shot twice from behind.

Chappman would have been a senior this year at John Hay High School. He earned an honorable mention for the Division III Northeast Lakes District team last season.

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