Police are continuing to investigate a report that a 14-year-old male baby sitter raped a 5-year-old girl and 6-year-old boy Oct. 9 in Winton Hills.
Delhi police look for driver in hit-and-run
DELHI TOWNSHIP -- Police are looking for the car that struck a 12-year-old boy at Anderson Ferry and Foley roads early Wednesday.
Jeremy Miller, son of Cindy Miller of Anders Court, was crossing Anderson Ferry Road on his bicycle en route to Delhi Junior High School at 7:01 a.m. when he was struck by a white four-door, mid-sized car, possibly a Dodge Shadow, Officer Jeff Braun said.
The boy was treated at Children's Hospital Medical Center for minor arm and leg abrasions and released, Officer Braun said. Anyone with information about the accident should call Delhi Township Police at 922-0060.
Author will speak at adoption forum
The Adoption Awareness Alliance will have a one-day conference on adoption on Nov. 7.
The event will feature Holly van Gulden, author of Real Parents, Real Children: Parenting the Adopted Child. The workshop is available to adoptive parents, birth parents and professionals.
The event runs from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at White Oak Christian Church, 3675 Blue Rock Road. For more information, call 771-3515.
Forger reconsiders abortion decision
CLEVELAND -- A forger who claims a judge imprisoned her to block her from having an abortion said Thursday she has now decided to give birth.
Yuriko Kawaguchi, 21, a Japanese citizen living as a resident alien in the United States, said she still thinks Judge Patricia Cleary of Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court violated her rights by sentencing her to prison.
But Ms. Kawaguchi is now 22 to 24 weeks into her pregnancy and said Ohio hospitals and clinics will not perform an abortion on her for fear of being past the legal limit. Abortion is allowed after 22 weeks in Ohio only if the fetus is not viable or there is a serious threat to the mother's health.
"It's a little bit hard, because for the last five months, I wanted the exact opposite," Ms. Kawaguchi said at a news conference. "But because I will be carrying this baby to term, I will be trying to the best of my powers to give the child everything that it needs."
Ms. Kawaguchi, who took part in a credit card scheme, was released from jail Tuesday after spending 4 1/2 months behind bars.
Bomb threats traced to inmate in jail
MARIETTA, Ohio -- An inmate used a jail telephone to make several bomb threats, forcing the evacuations of four schools, authorities said Thursday.
No bombs were found, but classes were canceled for the rest of the day.
Chester Allen Mason, 18, of Belpre, made the collect calls Tuesday to Belpre High School and Wednesday to Waterford High School, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said. Mr. Mason is serving a six-month sentence for receiving stolen property.
Mr. Mason indicated he made the calls as a prank, Sheriff Robert Schlicher Jr. said. The telephone company traced the calls to the jail.
No charges had been filed. The case will be presented to a county grand jury, the sheriff's office said.