Officials: 1 dead, 1 injured in overpass collapse in Ohio

Police, fire and rescue workers respond to an overpass collapse on I-75 just north of the new Hopple Street bridge Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. A construction worker was killed and a tractor-trailer driver injured when an interstate overpass undergoing demolition collapsed in Cincinnati, fire and emergency medical officials said.(AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cameron Knight)

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Greyhound bus crashes in southwest Ohio, injuring 34

Authorities say bus crashed into cornfield north of Cincinnati at 4am, causing injuries ranging from minor to severe

Officials work the scene of an overturned Greyhound bus on interstate I-75 in Liberty Township, Ohio

Officials work the scene of an overturned Greyhound bus on interstate I-75 in Liberty Township, Ohio. Photograph: Nick Daggy/AP

Authorities say a Greyhound bus left the highway, flipped and landed on its side in a cornfield in southwest Ohio early on Saturday morning. Thirty-four people have been hurt, with injuries ranging from minor to severe.

Officials with the Butler County Emergency Operations Center say in a statement the bus, carrying 51 passengers and the driver, was headed northbound on I-75 early Saturday when it overturned about 26 miles north of Cincinnati at approximately 4am.

Authorities say 34 people have been transported to area hospitals. They say six were taken from the scene by medical helicopters, and 28 others taken to hospitals by ambulance.

Officials say the bus left Cincinnati and was bound for Detroit. Passengers who were not injured were transported back to Cincinnati.

There was no immediate word on the cause of the crash.

Federal judge: Ohio officials must OK 2nd gay marriage

Ohio has a constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage.

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The Supreme Court’s June ruling that struck down a provision of a federal law that denies federal benefits to married gay couples also cleared the way for state laws that recognize marriage equality.(Photo: Jeff Chiu, AP)


CINCINNATI — For the second time this summer, a federal judge has ordered the state of Ohio and local officials to recognize the marriage of two men who went out of state to wed.

The order issued Tuesday involves a man from the Cincinnati suburb of Wyoming, Ohio, who died last month. The ruling allows his husband to be listed as his surviving spouse on his death certificate even though Ohio does not recognize same-sex marriages.

U.S. District Judge Timothy Black issued the temporary restraining order the day before William Herbert Ives is to be cremated. Ives and David Michener, who had been a couple for 18 years and were raising three children together, married July 22 in Delaware.

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Slow recovery after lightning strike at Jewish camp

Instead of a traditional bar mitzvah, Ethan Kadish’s family will mark his 13th birthday in a hospital

Indiana's Goldman Union Camp Institute was the site of a catastrophic lightning strike earlier this summer. (Facebook)

Indiana’s Goldman Union Camp Institute was the site of a catastrophic lightning strike earlier this summer. (Facebook)


EW YORK (JTA) — On Saturday, two weeks after Ethan Kadish’s 13th birthday,  members of his family will gather around a Torah scroll in the chapel of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for a small ceremony marking his entrance into adulthood.

This was not the bar mitzvah that Scott and Alexia Kadish envisioned seven weeks ago when Ethan was still at the Goldman Union Camp Institute, a Reform Jewish summer camp in Zionsville, Ind.

 Scott and Alexia had just finished mailing Ethan’s bar mitzvah invitations and were making final plans for a week of vacation when they received the call: While helping younger campers learn the rules of Ultimate Frisbee, Ethan and two other children had been struck by lightning.

Police investigate reports of an explosion in Cincinnati, Ohio

Police on scene of explosion on Vine Street – Building has been evacuated

CINCINNATI ( — Officers were on the scene of a small explosion in Mt. Auburn.
A building was evacuated in the 2200 block of Vine Street at about 8 p.m. Friday.

The Explosive Ordinance Disposal and Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms units responded alongside police.

Police said moderate structural damage was done to the building.

No other information was immediately available.

Firefighters said 12 people were displaced due to the evacuation.