Ohio News Briefs

Columbus officer served sandwich containing shards of glass

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio’s capital say a Columbus policeman was served a sandwich containing glass shards at a restaurant, and an assault squad is investigating whether it was intentional.

The officer, who wasn’t identified, cut his mouth after biting into the sandwich served to him at a restaurant on Monday afternoon. He was taken to Grand Medical Center around 3 p.m. and was held overnight.

Police say the officer felt a grisly texture and heard a crunching sound as he ate the sandwich. Investigators say he’s expected to be all right.

Columbus Public Health officials say they planned to visit the restaurant Tuesday to help determine what happened.

No charges have been filed in the case. The restaurant’s name is being withheld as police continue to investigate.

Explosion levels house, kills 2 dogs in southwest Ohio

NORTH COLLEGE HILL, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an explosion has destroyed a home in southwest Ohio, killing two dogs inside.

The blast happened in North College Hill around 9:30 p.m. Monday. The homeowner, Tim Skinner, says he was at a store when the explosion happened and two of his three dogs were likely killed.

Fire crews say they suspect natural gas caused the blast but the official cause remains under investigation. The remains of the home burned for more than an hour after the explosion.

Police working to find out details surrounding woman’s death

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Investigators are working to determine what led up to the death of a 30-year-old mother whose skeletal remains were recently uncovered at a southwestern Ohio farm.

The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports investigators are trying to figure out the mode and manner in Lindsay Bogan’s death.

Middletown Major Mark Hoffman says detectives aren’t 100 percent sure where she died but they have some “strong theories.”

The Middletown woman was identified using dental records after a Madison Township farmer reported finding bones while baling hay on July 9. Bogan was reported missing by her boyfriend last September.

He was convicted of promoting prostitution in connection with the case and served a nine-month jail sentence. Hoffman says detectives have continued to investigate her boyfriend and members of his family as persons of interest.

Ohio man sentenced to life in prison in woman’s 1982 slaying

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A man convicted in the slaying of a woman who died 33 years ago in northwest Ohio has been sentenced to life in prison, with the possibility of parole after 15 years.

A Wood County judge sentenced Russell Adkins on Monday in 19-year-old Dana Rosendale’s death. A jury on Saturday found the 57-year-old former Whitehouse man guilty of murder.

Rosendale died a few days after she was found in a suburban Toledo street in September 1982. Adkins said he had given her a ride home and she fell out of his car.

Authorities exhumed her body in 2013 and ruled the death a homicide due to trauma to her head.

Jurors in Adkins’ first trial in January couldn’t reach a verdict.

Adkins’ attorney says they are deciding whether to appeal.