News and updates about Ohio

Teen who planned synagogue shooting receives unusual punishment

13-year-old accused of planning a mass shooting at a local synagogue ordered to spend a year on probation.

Teen who planned synagogue shooting receives unusual punishment

13-year-old accused of planning mass shooting at Ohio synagogue

13-year-old boy accused of planning a mass shooting at a Reform synagogue in Canton. He will appear in court next week.

13-year-old accused of planning mass shooting at Ohio synagogue

Palestinian-Arab fakes anti-Muslim hate crime in Ohio

After investigation, police say man who claimed to have been struck by pro-Israel driver was injured in a fight with his brother.

Palestinian-Arab fakes anti-Muslim hate crime in Ohio

Football coach resigns after players use ‘Nazi’ in play calls

Coach admitted to using 'Nazi' play and agreed to change it for the game's second half, report says.

Football coach resigns after players use ‘Nazi’ in play calls

School board member apologizes for Nazi salute

'That was in no way meant to be anything towards the Jewish people,' Ohio school board member says in apology.

School board member apologizes for Nazi salute

Neo-Nazis picket Jewish center outside Toledo

None injured after neo-Nazi group targets Ohio Jewish center.

Neo-Nazis picket Jewish center outside Toledo

Jewish groups to provide training to Cleveland Catholic school

In response to lacrosse player making antisemitic remark to player on opposing team, Catholic school partners with Jewish organizations.

Jewish groups to provide training to Cleveland Catholic school

Catholic school probing antisemitic remarks by lacrosse player

Investigation opened after player on Catholic team allegedly makes antisemitic comments to players on opposing team.

Catholic school probing antisemitic remarks by lacrosse player

Ohio moves to increase funding for security, Holocaust education

Draft budget would vastly increase grants for Jewish community security and provide state wide Holocaust education and programming.

Ohio moves to increase funding for security, Holocaust education

Ohio state treasurer: Israel Bonds are a valuable investment

Ohio treasurer tells conference why he has worked to ensure the state is one of the largest owners of Israel Bonds in the US.

Ohio state treasurer: Israel Bonds are a valuable investment

Cleveland State denies Jewish activist’s appeal of campus ban

Rabbi banned for minimum two years from university's locations after battling campus anti-Israel groups.

Cleveland State denies Jewish activist’s appeal of campus ban

Jewish school security guard sentenced for threatening students

Former Ohio National Guardsman posted on social media he was going to turn 'playground into a self-defense situation.'

Jewish school security guard sentenced for threatening students

One dead, more than a dozen injured in blast outside Cleveland

The blast took place at a manufacturing plant in Oakwood Village, southeast of Cleveland.

One dead, more than a dozen injured in blast outside Cleveland

Why that Ohio town is named 'East Palestine'

Towns established by 19th-century religious Christians have names expressomg spiritual attachment to the Bble's land and people. Op-ed.

Why that Ohio town is named 'East Palestine'

Jewish org decries Ohio Nazi homeschooling network

American Jewish Congress condemns lack of government oversight regarding home schooling curriculum.

Jewish org decries Ohio Nazi homeschooling network

Ohio magistrate was fired for being an Orthodox Jew, jury finds

Ohio woman who alleged six years ago she was fired because she was an observant Jew wins $1.1 million in damages.

Ohio magistrate was fired for being an Orthodox Jew, jury finds

Ohio government buys $20 million in Israel Bonds

Ohio becomes one of the largest government owners of Israel Bonds in the United States.

Ohio government buys $20 million in Israel Bonds

Ohio probes Nazi homeschool network teaching kids to love Hitler

Dissident Homeschool Network derides public schools as being run by 'Zionist scum,' blasts Indiana Jones films as 'Jewish revenge porn.'

Ohio probes Nazi homeschool network teaching kids to love Hitler

America’s oldest Holocaust memorial gets federal protection

Amid dangerous increase in antisemitism, Holocaust monument in Ohio given federal designation by Congress.

America’s oldest Holocaust memorial gets federal protection

In Ohio, ‘zoombombing’ a religious service can now net jail time

Ohio criminalizes 'zoombombing' church, synagogue, and other religious services, thanks in part to lobbying by Jewish community.

In Ohio, ‘zoombombing’ a religious service can now net jail time

Trump may announce presidential run tonight

Sources familiar say former President has been in discussions about announcing 2024 presidential bid during Monday night rally in Ohio.

Trump may announce presidential run tonight

State senate candidate apologizes for using antisemitic phrase

Ohio GOP candidate defends ‘Jew you down’ comment by saying Jews have ‘solid money principles.’

State senate candidate apologizes for using antisemitic phrase

A bitter battle between two bagel shops boils over in Columbus

In Columbus, Ohio, two Jewish bagel shop owners go to court over rebranding, violation of supply agreement.

A bitter battle between two bagel shops boils over in Columbus

US House passes Ohio Holocaust memorial bill

Measure to give national status to one of oldest Holocaust memorials in the US garners support of majority of House of Representatives.

US House passes Ohio Holocaust memorial bill

Woman looking for dog finds body of woman missing since 2017

Ohio resident searching for her dog in the woods stumbles upon body of area woman missing since 2017.

Woman looking for dog finds body of woman missing since 2017

University of Akron investigating student who threatened Jews

Jewish advocacy org calls on U of Akron to take action against student who is still on campus.

University of Akron investigating student who threatened Jews

Cleveland cop will face no punishment for pro-Hitler tweets

Ohio police officer will keep job and award after investigation into string of antisemitic tweets.

Cleveland cop will face no punishment for pro-Hitler tweets

Cleveland to reform police training after antisemitic posts

Cleveland to reform police training after controversy surrounding antisemitic posts by officer.

Cleveland to reform police training after antisemitic posts

Suburban Cleveland school board pledges to combat antisemitism

Measure introduced after disturbing incidents of antisemitism at May lacrosse match.

Suburban Cleveland school board pledges to combat antisemitism

Man who tried to breach FBI building in Ohio dies

Armed man suspected of attempting to breach FBI building in Cincinnati dies of injuries sustained in gunfire exchange with officers.

Man who tried to breach FBI building in Ohio dies

Armed man in police standoff after threatening Ohio FBI building

Area locked down after gunman threatens Cincinnati FBI building and then later exchanges gunfire with law enforcement.

Armed man in police standoff after threatening Ohio FBI building

Police solve 1980 murder of 25-year old Cleveland Jewish woman

Using publicly available online DNA databases, police track down killer after four decades.

Police solve 1980 murder of 25-year old Cleveland Jewish woman

Ohio teen arrested for plotting to attack synagogue

15-year old arrested after police discover weapons cache along with video in which teen states plan to commit mass shooting at synagogue.

Ohio teen arrested for plotting to attack synagogue

Guard who threatened Jewish school arrested for making guns

Security guard accused of threatening Jewish school arrested after police find cache of untraceable 'ghost guns' in his home.

Guard who threatened Jewish school arrested for making guns

Watch: Father punches son's accused killer in Ohio court

The man standing trial is accused of drowning the 3-year-old boy and murdering his mother.

Watch: Father punches son's accused killer in Ohio court

Jewish leaders blast parole of man who made antisemitic threats

Judge allows man charged with making antisemitic terrorist threats toward Columbus Jewish community to leave house for work purposes.

Jewish leaders blast parole of man who made antisemitic threats

Menorah at U of Cincinnati Chabad defaced for 4th time in 2 yrs

Suspect caught on video knocking over menorah in front of Chabad house.

Menorah at U of Cincinnati Chabad defaced for 4th time in 2 yrs

FBI: ISIS member plotted to assassinate George W. Bush

Iraqi man living in Ohio arrested for plotting to kill former president in revenge for Iraq war.

FBI: ISIS member plotted to assassinate George W. Bush

Kent State investigating swastika painted on campus

Ohio university's police are investigating “the recent appearance of a swastika” that was painted on campus.

Kent State investigating swastika painted on campus

Jewish Republican loses Ohio primary to opponent

Josh Mandel, Jewish Republican who made far-right ‘Judeo-Christian’ turn, loses Ohio primary to J. D. Vance.

Jewish Republican loses Ohio primary to opponent

Trump-backed nominee wins GOP race in Ohio

Trump-endorsed J.D. Vance pledged to return to the 'America First' agenda championed by the former President.

Trump-backed nominee wins GOP race in Ohio

Ohio rabbi arrested for soliciting investigator posing as teen

Cleveland rabbi arrested for soliciting an investigator who posed as an underage boy online.

Ohio rabbi arrested for soliciting investigator posing as teen

Ohio adopts IHRA antisemitism definition

Executive order by Gov Mike DeWine requires all state departments, agencies, and public universities to also adopt the definition.

Ohio adopts IHRA antisemitism definition

Cincinnati Holocaust Museum gets $18 million anonymous donation

What can a Holocaust museum accomplish with $18 million? Cincinnati’s is about to find out.

Cincinnati Holocaust Museum gets $18 million anonymous donation

Guard at Jewish school arrested for threatening to attack it

Ex-National Guard member arrested for making threats against the Orthodox Jewish school he worked at as a security guard.

Guard at Jewish school arrested for threatening to attack it

Ohio Jewish school security guard arrested for terrorist threats

Security guard accused of threatening to commit mass shooting at Jewish school in Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio Jewish school security guard arrested for terrorist threats

Holocaust can be taught from perspective of German solider

Ohio lawmaker draws backlash after suggesting schools should teach the Holocaust ‘from the perspective of a German soldier.’

Holocaust can be taught from perspective of German solider

Rabbi’s misconduct involved a child. No one told his congregants

Reform congregation in Ohio comes to grips with revelations about one of its rabbis.

Rabbi’s misconduct involved a child. No one told his congregants

Ohio passes religious freedom bill supported by Jewish community

New law mandates that high schools accommodate religious beliefs during sporting events, including clothing and head coverings.

Ohio passes religious freedom bill supported by Jewish community

Ohio Senate hopeful suspends campaign, backs Trump's candidate

Bernie Moreno has suspended his run for Senator of Ohio, pledging to back any candidate endorsed for the position by Donald Trump.

Ohio Senate hopeful suspends campaign, backs Trump's candidate

Ohio university to eliminate Jewish studies professor

An Ohio university’s Holocaust Studies center is in jeopardy. These people are rallying to save it.

Ohio university to eliminate Jewish studies professor

Ohio congressman apologizes for likening vax mandates to Nazism

Warren Davidson, Ohio GOP Congressman, apologizes for posting Nazi health card in attack on DC vaccine mandate.

Ohio congressman apologizes for likening vax mandates to Nazism

Ohio congressman compares D.C. vaccine mandate to Nazi Germany

Warren Davidson, Ohio GOP Congressman, posts Nazi health card in attack on DC vaccine mandate.

Ohio congressman compares D.C. vaccine mandate to Nazi Germany

Teen sues coaches who made him eat pepperoni pizza

Ohio high school football player sues coaches who forced him to eat pizza covered with pepperoni grease in violation of his Jewish beliefs.

Teen sues coaches who made him eat pepperoni pizza

Ohio State prof apologizes for using Jewish slur during lecture

A professor at Ohio State University has apologized for using an offensive Jewish slur while delivering a lecture.

Ohio State prof apologizes for using Jewish slur during lecture

Jewish Trump aide faces growing challenges for congressional run

Max Miller, a Jewish former Trump aide, was headed for a House seat in Ohio. Then his district disappeared.

Jewish Trump aide faces growing challenges for congressional run

After lengthy legal battle, Ohio house given okay to be a shul

Contentious legal dispute between The Aleksander Shul and University Heights, Ohio resolved as synagogue given special use permits.

After lengthy legal battle, Ohio house given okay to be a shul

Ohio governor addresses campus anti-Semitism in Hanukkah letter

Ohio Gov Mike DeWine wrote to university presidents asking them to combat the "alarming trend" of increasing anti-Semitism on campuses.

Ohio governor addresses campus anti-Semitism in Hanukkah letter

Ohio man gets jail term, fine for harassing Jewish neighbours

Columbus, Ohio man repeatedly threatened and yelled anti-Semitic obscenities at his Jewish neighbours, and also threw rocks at their house.

Ohio man gets jail term, fine for harassing Jewish neighbours

Senate candidate defends ad calling out opponent’s Jewishness

'Are we supposed to believe the most Christian values candidate is Jewish?' Ad by rival Republican rips Senate hopeful Josh Mandel.

Senate candidate defends ad calling out opponent’s Jewishness