Teddy Bears For Food

In Franklin, Ohio, a seven-year-old boy was hungry because he hadn’t eaten in days, so he devised a clever way to try and get some cash: He decided he would try to sell his teddy bear for food. His proposition caught the eye of police officer Steve Dunham. The officer took him to subway for a sandwich. Tammy and Michael Bethel, the boys parents, are facing child endangerment charges after the authorities found four other boys, ages 11, 12, 15, … Continue reading →

Lawsuit Involving Bullycide Victim

In another bullying case out of Fairfield, Ohio, the family of 13-year-old Emilie Olsen is suing the Fairfield City School District saying that school officials ignored bullying that lead to her death. Emilie committed suicide about a year ago. According to the federal law suite, Emilie, who is of Asian-American decent, had been the target of bullies for three years prior to her death, but the school did nothing about it. It included cyber-bullying in which her tormentors set up … Continue reading →

Bullying the Muslim Kid

Kids really do follow your cue, no matter what you might think. This is especially true when it comes to bullying, which often mirrors society’s prejudices. This is why most bullying consists of sexual bullying. (Mirroring society’s neurosis on sex), and bullying minority students tends to rise and fall according to current events. When news coverage centers around “illegal emigrants” we saw a spike in bullying of Hispanic students. Now that terrorism is back in the news, Muslims are the … Continue reading →

Penalized For Doing What Is Right

In Galion, Ohio, a 12-year-old middle school student was on pace to set a personal best in a cross-country race. Midway through the race, however, Makenna Finnegan, from Shelby Middle School, came upon another runner, 13-year-old Elaine Hohman, of Donnell Middle School. The rival runner was clutching her stomach and seemed to be in pain. So Makenna stopped to help. As a result of this intervention, both runners ended up being disqualified from the race. Talk about unsportsmanlike like conduct. … Continue reading →

Baby Dead After Never Making It To Daycare

In Macedonia, Ohio, 8-month-old Jayce Markell Benjamin was being shuttled to daycare with 3 other children. According to police, the unnamed parent or guardian left the baby behind when dropping off the kids. Then the child’s grandmother got a hold of the vehicle and didn’t realize he was in the third row of seats as she drove the SUV to work. He ended up spending the day sitting in the car in the Walmart parking lot, and was found dead … Continue reading →

Neighborly Feud Kills Woman

In Willard, Ohio, a man became iritated that his next dorr neighbor was mowing her lawn at night, so he did what any rational person would do: he fetched his gun and shot the woman and ran over her body with a power mower.  Just a tad bit of an over-reaction if you ask me. If he thinks it’s hard to sleep with a lawn mover injine running in the background, he’s goind to love all the loud, unatural metalic … Continue reading →

Toddler Dies From Fall From Apartment

In Lakewood, Ohio, a 1-year-old toddler is dead after falling from the 9th-floor window of an apartment building early Thursday morning.  The boy landed 72 feet below in a gravel area.  Police are still investigating the incident. This story should serve as a good reminder to make sure that you don’t have cribs or furniture up against the window that a child could climb on.  Many accidents like this happen when a child climbs up and leans out too far, … Continue reading →

Children Killed When Mobile Home Washed Away

In Ribpley, Ohio, the Kennerd family of six were huddling for safety amidst a storm inside their mobile home.  But the torrential downpour flooded nearby Red Oak Creek, sweeping their home away.  Sadly, the pregnant mother drowned, along with two of her children.  The father and two sons managed to survive. Many parts of the country have been dealing with flood problems filling the news with images of houses floating down rivers.  If you happen to live in a flood … Continue reading →

Poop Injector To Go To Court

In Cincinnati, Ohio, a 35-year-old mother who is accused of injecting feces into her 9-year-old son’s IV at a local hospital turned down a plea deal and wants to go to trial. She was indicted this January on two counts of felonious assault and two counts of child endangerment, and faces up to 8 years in prison if convicted. May 7, 2015 … Continue reading →

Bad Chinese Food? Don’t Call 911!

In the town of Alliance, Ohio, a 44-year-old woman apparently became upset because the Chinese food she ordered inside the Main Moon Chinese Restaurant was not to her liking.  So she called 911 to rectify the situation.  Police showed up at the scene, not to help her with her order, but to arrest her on charges of 911 abuse, a misdemeanor. She isn’t the first person to be arrested after discontent with their food order, and she won’t be the … Continue reading →