In the news today:
BLUE ASH, Ohio ï¿½?? Police in Ohio say an 89-year-old woman is facing a charge of petty theft because neighborhood children accuse her of refusing to give back their football.
Edna Jester was arrested last week in the Cincinnati suburb of Blue Ash.
Police say one child’s father complained that Jester kept the youngsters’ ball after it landed in her yard. Police Capt. James Schaffer says there has been an ongoing dispute in the neighborhood over kids’ balls landing in the woman’s yard.
Jester said Monday she has received many calls and didn’t have time to discuss the matter any more.
Jester is to appear in court next month. The maximum penalty for a petty theft conviction in Ohio is six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) ï¿½?? The driver of a dump truck that struck and killed an Ohio school crossing guard as she was protecting a young boy has been sentenced to six days in jail.
George Watkins pleaded no contest Monday to a misdemeanor charge of vehicular homicide. A judge sentenced him to five years’ probation.
Police say the 40-year-old Watkins was driving his dump truck in April when he struck Dianna Sharp in front of an elementary school.
A witness said the 41-year-old Sharp was struck as she tried to protect an 8-year-old boy from being hit. The boy was seriously injured.
Watkins told police he didn’t see the woman and the boy in the crosswalk.
What is wrong with justice in Ohio?