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Ohio mom convicted for school records tampering

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Some parents who live just outside the boundaries of a coveted school district may be tempted to game the system in order to get their kids into those good schools. But be warned, you may find yourself charged with a felony. That’s what happened to Kelley Williams-Bolar, a 40-year-old woman from Akron, Ohio, who was […]

Mother shoots her two young children; then kills self

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

In an apparent murder/suicide, a young mother, Madison Hallett, who resided in rural Carrollton, Ohio, shot her 18 month old baby boy and 6 year old daughter while they were in bed and then turned the gun on herself. The 24 year old mother was reportedly living with her father, who reported the crime to […]

Toddler alone with corpse for up to 5 days

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

In a very sad story, a little boy was left home alone with a dead man’s body for what police think might have been up to 5 days. Neighbors called police as a rancid odor became more potent and flies began covering the windows. Neighbors say they didn’t know that a young boy was living […]

Sex offender pleads not guilty in teen’s murder

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Anthony Kirkland of Cincinnati, Ohio has pleaded not guilty in the murder of Esme Kenney. Kenney, 13 years old, was found dead in the woods near her home — she had disappeared the day before after she left home to go jogging. Kirkland, a registered sex offender, was arrested shortly after when police found him […]

Breastfeeding mom charged with DWBF

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

An Ohio woman has been charged with child endangerment after police discovered she was breastfeeding while driving. Oh, did we mention she was also talking on the phone as well? Hey, lady, I think the kid would rather suffer the brief discomfort of being hungry than go sailing through the windshield in an accident. The […]

4-year-old shoots babysitter

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Looks like these parents won’t be going out to the movies again. Police say a 4-year-old boy shot his babysitter Sunday because the 17-year-old stepped on his foot. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the boy “retrieved a shell from a drawer in a back bedroom, grabbed a 20-gauge single-shot shotgun from a closet and loaded […]

Dog “mistakes newborn for stuffed animal”

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

How anyone can ascertain what was going on through an animal’s mind is beyond us. It seems like a bit of a stretch to try and put an answer of “why” to a tragic scenario. Sometimes a dog just acts like a dog. A newborn baby has died in northeast Ohio after being attacked by […]

Teen shot after egging car

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Apparently these teenagers picked the wrong vehicle to mess with. Police said 16-year-old Garrett Burton was with at least one other teenage boy Saturday in the backyard of a home when someone shot him in the head just before 3 a.m. Police have no suspects. The band at Westland High School, where Burton was a […]

Mom goes ape after neighbor’s dog bites son

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

After a neighbor’s dog bit her son in the face and police supposedly refused to take action, a mom took matters into her own hands. “You’re —– dead,” [Holly Leach] was heard saying as she stormed into the house. “Holly, stop it. Stop it,” a concerned neighbor yelled. “Come on you guys.” Neighbors pulled Leach’s […]

Toddler, baby left home alone

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

We’re not even all that comfortable leaving our 9-year-old home when we go down to the corner hardware store. And we certainly wouldn’t leave him in charge of two kids under 3! A 30-year-old woman was arrested and charged over the weekend with leaving her four youngsters – including a toddler and an infant – […]

Toddler falls, saved by tires

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Normally we wouldn’t want janky old tires piled next to our apartment building, but there’s one mom today that’s glad they were there. An Ohio toddler who fell 30 feet from a window is recovering thanks to a stack of tires that softened his fall. Twenty-month-old Jaelin Lewis bounced through the screen of an open […]

Mother of “Baby Grace” gives birth in prison

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Kimberly Trenor, the woman who beat her daughter Riley — known as “Baby Grace” — to death has given birth to a son while behind bars. The court is now trying to decide who gets custody of the child. Amazingly, the father of the boy, Royce Clyde Zeigler — also indicted in Riley’s murder, is […]

Toddler escapes day care, crosses busy street

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

We have a feeling business might take a downturn at this particular day care. A child care center said it has made changes after a toddler wandered out of the building and crossed a downtown street late last month. The 2-year-old boy walked past two receptionists at the Columbus State Childcare facility, located on Spring […]

Mom who kept son in cage gets 20 years

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

A woman who kept her 17-year-old adopted son in a cage, while also causing him to become seriously malnourished, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Not enough, in our opinion. Brenda Sullivan pleaded guilty in January to three counts of aggravated child abuse. Prosecutors agreed to drop lesser child neglect charges. The teen […]

Ohio woman with baby stuck in birth canal wins $20 million

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

A jury has awarded a woman in Ohio $20 million after they found doctors negligent in leaving her baby stuck in her birth canal for over 13 hours. [Heather] Grow’s attorneys argued during a medical malpractice trial that the baby suffered brain injuries. Doctors had told Grow months earlier that she had a narrow pelvic […]