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Ohio mom who says she sold meth to put kid through college is sentenced

In a plot straight out of an acclaimed TV drama — but with an ending too sobering for the small screen — an Ohio mother-of-five who said she sold crystal meth to send her child to college was sentenced to 11 years in prison Monday.

Janet Gartner, 41, and her boyfriend, Nicholas Bair, 40, were running a drug operation that allowed them to sell meth throughout Licking County, officials said. But her attorney argued the mother never did the drugs herself — only sold them — and she did it for her child.

“She only wanted to sell enough to buy a farm and put one of her children through college,” attorney Nicole Churchill said. “I don’t believe anyone wakes up and goes, ‘You know, I want to sell meth.'”

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Gartner and Bair were running the operation in Licking County when the couple caught the eye of the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force, the Zanesville Times Recorder reported. Investigators engaged in two controlled buys from the couple, and the pair were taken into custody on April 15.

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Janet Gartner, 41, was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Monday for selling crystal meth to make enough money to send her child to college. (Handout)

The task force later searched their farmhouse in Kimbolton, roughly 90 miles east of Columbus, and “seized more than $160,000 in cash, at least five pounds of methamphetamine, 50 pounds of marijuana, hundreds of THC vape pens, several ounces of cocaine, psilocybin mushrooms, two vehicles, four ATV’s and three firearms.”

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Gartner’s attorney described her as a good, hard-working mother who wanted to be able to provide for her children, Y-City News reported. She has five children and worked as a housekeeper.

“I would consider Janet a friend, more than a client,” Churchill said in court. “I’ve visited with her more than I probably have any other client in my seven-year career. She was in a severe domestic violence relationship that she finally got herself out of a few years ago. She met someone who was outstanding to her and her family.”

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Churchill said the couple planned to save money to buy property and send a child to school, and then would stop their alleged drug trafficking efforts.

“They would have had something they’d never had before,” the attorney said. “I believe her when she says when it was over, it would be over.”

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Judge Mark Fleegle sentenced Gartner to 11 years in prison on Monday and also ordered her to pay a $10,000 fine. He said Gartner’s actions destroyed people’s lives.

“That can never be rationalized in my mind,” said Fleegle.

Bair is scheduled to enter a plea deal on drug charges in November.

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Ohio mom discovers home-invader about to give her 2-year-old a bath

An Ohio mom says she was horrified to discover an intruder inside her home preparing a bath for her 2-year-old son, according to a report.

Areica Hill said she woke up to find another woman in her Columbus home on Wednesday trying to give her son a bath, news station WCMH-TV reported.

“I get up and I walk to my door and the way my house is set up, I can look down the hall,” Hill said. “I see a white female lady, bent over the tub, with my 2-year-old in the tub.”

Hill said she got the woman away from her child then her boyfriend restrained the stranger until authorities arrived.

The alleged intruder, who was identified as 22-year-old Elizabeth Hixon, has been arrested and charged with burglary, WCMH-TV reported.

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Hixon was released after posting bond in Franklin County Municipal Court, according to the report.

Reached by phone, Hixon’s mother told the TV station that her daughter had good intentions.

This article was originally published by the New York Post.

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Dead newborn found in Ohio college dorm bathroom

Ohio police are investigating after the body of a newborn was found inside a trash can in the restroom of a dorm hall at Hiram College on Friday morning, police say.

The dorm was put on lockdown after the baby was found in a garbage bag at 10:48 a.m. by a school maintenance worker, who contacted Hiram Village Police immediately, according to Police Chief Brian Gregory.

“We’re in a state of shock. We are mourning as a campus community. We’re a small community, a very kind and caring one, so this has taken us by surprise and we are doing everything we can to restore a sense of health and good welfare for our students and our faculty and staff,” the school’s president, Lori Varlotta told WEWS-TV. “We have a clinical psychologist on staff who’s meeting with students who want to do personal counseling. We have a very active chaplain who is providing ministerial services.”

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Ohio police are investigating after the body of a newborn baby was found inside a trash can in the restroom of a dorm hall at Hiram College on Friday morning. (GE)

The cause of death isn’t known at this time, and Hiram police have launched an investigation with assistance from the state Bureau of Criminal Investigations.

The Portage County Coroner, Dr. Dean DePerro, told Fox 8 that it’s unclear how long the newborn — who was either full-term or nearly full-term — had been in the bathroom. He says it’s unknown if the infant was delivered alive or stillborn.

“The death of a child is always difficult,” said Dr. DePerro told the outlet. “It never gets easier.”

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DePerro says the mother was identified late Friday night, where she was reportedly taken to a local hospital for treatment. School officials had urged the mother to seek medical treatment earlier in the day, according to WEWS-TV.

“She should feel free to come forward to get medical attention and to come forward to anybody at the college for help for counseling — to make sure she gets to the appropriate places in a very timely way,” Varlotta told the station.

The baby’s remains were taken to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner for a full autopsy.

Shannon Ferraby lived next to Hiram College — a private liberal arts college — for over 10 years. She hopes other moms know there are resources out there if you’re ever feeling overwhelmed.

“I know that myself and other moms will make sure now that people know there are resources,” Ferraby told WOIO. “I’d be happy to talk to her, pray with her, see if she still needs help. “She probably is scared to tell anyone. That’s a terrible place to be in.”

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Varlotta says the university has a “wide array” of mental health services while adding that the school does its best to provide resources towards students in need.

Hiram College is about 45 miles southeast of Cleveland.

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Ohio FedEx delivery man fixes stars and stripes pillows after dropping off package

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A FedEx delivery who flipped a set of stars and stripes pillows on an Ohio front porch is being hailed a patriot after footage of the kind act went viral.

The unidentified package deliverer swapped the pillows Wednesday when he noticed they were out of order — the stripes pillow was to the left of the stars when it should have been reversed.

Jackie Szabo told Fox 35 she saw the man fixing her pillows on the security camera.

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She posted the clip to Facebook and said, “When the FedEx guy puts the stars before the stripes.”

The video had been viewed more than 1.9 million times as of Saturday afternoon.

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The gesture was “sweet” and “extra special” to her, as her son is “an Airborne Soldier and a veteran in U.S. Army,” Szabo told Fox 35.

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Ohio town splits building in two over property dispute

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A small Ohio town chose a Solomon-like solution to a property dispute by splitting a new storage building into two pieces.

A third of the building was on farmer Brett Galloway’s land, leading to the dispute.

Last week, officials in Ruggles Township in rural Ashland County cut down a portion of the building and put up a fence along the property line that now runs through the missing section, Fox 8 Cleveland reported Friday.

“I think it’s silly and a bit absurd as you can see,” township resident Joyce Richey told the station.

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The building was put up to store construction equipment.

Ruggles officials offered Galloway money to resolve the matter, which he rejected, the station reported.

“That was their offer, just buy the property, not address my damages,” Galloway told the station. “Their offer was half of what my damages were.”

Trustees referred Fox 8 to the county prosecutor.

He said the township wanted to demolish the building but couldn’t knock down the portion on Galloway’s land because he denied crews access.

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“I don’t know who would think this is a good idea,” Galloway told the station. “I can’t use my property and they lost a building.”

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John Kasich calls for Trump’s impeachment, sending CNN into ‘breaking news’ frenzy

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CNN sounded the “breaking news” alarm Friday after Republican John Kasich — a CNN contributor and frequent critic of President Trump — bucked the GOP and expressed his support for impeachment.

“And I say it with great sadness,” Kasich, a former governor of Ohio, explained after confirming his stand against the president.

CNN immediately treated Kasich’s remarks as a bombshell, posting a graphic on screen that read, “Just in: GOP’s Kasich: Trump deserves to be impeached.”

In addition, a report on CNN’s website, calling Kasich’s remarks “breaking news,” was placed prominently on the network’s homepage.

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Kasich, who stepped down as governor of Ohio in January because of term limits, finished second behind Trump in the 2016 New Hampshire primary. But he dropped out of the race after being unable to win any subsequent primaries, except in his home state.

During the 2016 race, Kasich and Trump frequently locked horns — so much so that Kasich boycotted that year’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, where Trump officially accepted the GOP nomination for president, even though the event was held in Kasich’s home state.

In defending his support for Trump’s impeachment Friday, Kasich said the preceding 24 hours had been “very difficult.” He cited a news conference at which acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney appeared to have contradicted Trump’s claim that there was “no quid pro quo” when Trump spoke with the president of Ukraine in July.

Mulvaney later walked back his comments, but Kasich claimed Mulvaney’s initial remarks had “pushed him really across the Rubicon.”

“Withholding military aid, vital military aid to a nation like Ukraine… so that a political operation can take place, investigate this thing around the server,” Kasich explained. “And ‘We’re going to withhold the aid until do you that.’ To me, it’s totally inappropriate. It’s an abuse of power.”

He added: “I’ve fought with people on the air about, ‘Is there a quid pro quo?’ and ‘Does this rise to the level of impeachment?”

“I now believe that it does,” Kasich concluded.

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The ex-governor recently clashed with CNN anchor Don Lemon over whether the Trump-Ukraine phone call included a quid pro quo.

The clash got so heated, Lemon suggested that Kasich was sounding like a “Trump apologist.”

“You are doing exactly what the apologists are doing,” Lemon said. “Then you are not helping people understand the real problem, then you are part of the problem.”

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Appeals court blocks Ohio ban on Down syndrome abortions

A divided federal appeals court panel ruled Friday that Ohio cannot enforce a 2017 law banning abortions when medical tests show the baby has Down syndrome.

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati upheld a preliminary injunction saying that the law was invalid because it had the purpose and effect of preventing some women from obtaining pre-viability abortions, which violates Supreme Court precedents.

Signed into law by then-Gov. John Kasich in 2017, the measure imposed criminal penalties on doctors who perform abortions after learning of a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

In February 2018, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio filed suit to block the law from taking effect. One month later, U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Black halted the law, saying it violated a woman’s right to privacy.

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Protesters with shirts saying “Stop the Bans” in the Ohio Senate chamber after legislators passed a bill in 2017 banning abortions based on a Down syndrome diagnosis. (AP)

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On Friday the panel of three judges upheld Black’s ruling in a 2-1 decision. A spokesman for Republican Attorney General Dave Yost said the state will ask the full 6th Circuit to review the case, according to Reuters. A large majority of the 6th Circuit court’s members were appointed by Republican presidents, but Friday’s majority consisted of Democratic appointees.

“The state’s interest in preventing discrimination does not become compelling until viability,” wrote Circuit Judge Bernice Bouie Donald, appointed by the Obama administration.

Circuit Judge Alice Moore Batchelder, appointed by former President George H.W. Bush, dissented.

“Ohio concluded that permitting physicians to become witting accomplices to the deliberate targeting of Down syndrome babies would undermine the principle that the Down syndrome population is equal in value and dignity to the rest of Ohio’s population,” Batchelder wrote, according to Cincinnati.com.

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Batchelder, quoting a May opinion from Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, added that states have a “compelling interest in preventing abortion from becoming a tool of modern-day eugenics.”

Under the law, doctors could have received up to 18 months in prison for performing abortions with the knowledge that the mother had based her decision in part on a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

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The Down syndrome bill was the latest Ohio abortion law to receive a setback from the courts. In July, a federal judge blocked Ohio from enforcing a fetal “heartbeat” law banning abortions after a heartbeat was detected, or six weeks at the earliest.

A ban on abortions by dilation and evacuation, a surgical procedure most commonly used in second-trimester abortions, has also been challenged in court.

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Ohio University suspends all fraternities amid hazing allegations

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Ohio University said Thursday it had suspended all of its fraternities following claims of widespread hazing.

The suspension is effective immediately and includes all five Interfraternity Council (IFC) chapters at the campus in Athens, about 70 miles southeast of Columbus.

“The swift action being taken in light of the allegations that have surfaced affirms Ohio University’s commitment to the health and safety of our students.,” the statement read.

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Earlier this week, the school issued a cease and desist order to the ACACIA and Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternities after receiving allegations of hazing new members, The Post student newspaper reported.

Administrators received more allegations Wednesday against five other chapters, prompting the suspensions.

“These troubling allegations, which will be thoroughly investigated, indicate a potentially escalating systemic culture within our IFC organizations, and Ohio University will not put at risk the health and safety of our students,” Dean of Students Jenny Hall-Jones said in a letter.

All chapter meetings, events and activities are suspended until further notice. In May, Sigma Pi was expelled from the university for hazing, alcohol and drug use, and other student conduct code violations after the alleged hazing of 18-year-old Collin Wiant, who died in November.

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A lawsuit by Wiant’s family alleges he died of asphyxiation after ingesting nitrous oxide provided to and forced on him by fraternity members. Sigma Pi denied those allegations and said Wiant wasn’t a pledge when he died. The fraternity said Wiant was removed from the pledging process weeks earlier because of a sexual-assault allegation.

The letter from Hall-Jones said each chapter is expected to develop and implement a plan to ensure its culture is aligned with that of the national organization and the school student code of conduct.

Failure to comply could result in disciplinary action, she said.

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Judson Horras, President and CEO of the North American Interfraternity Conference told WJW-TV a suspension “that impacts students not accused of misconduct is not the right approach to address this critical issue. It disincentivizes students who are following the rules.”

He said the university should bring “bring all parties to the table to seek a path forward that places the highest priority on the health and safety of students, while respecting the rights of those that live up to the standards of fraternal excellence.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Ohio coroner says opioid crisis is ‘not going away’ after 10 deaths in her county in just over a day

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America’s opioid crisis is not going away anytime soon, according to an Ohio coroner whose county saw 10 deaths from the epidemic in a 26-hour period.

The powerful drug fentanyl is fueling the crisis in the Columbus area, Franklin County Coroner Dr. Anahi Ortiz told Shepard Smith on Thursday on “Shepard Smith Reporting.”

“We know here in Franklin County and throughout the United States, we’re having an issue with fentanyl,” she said. “Fentanyl is what’s driving many of the overdoses now throughout the United States, especially here in Franklin County.”

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Ortiz recommended that people in areas where the epidemic is centered should carry the antidotal substance Narcan or naloxone.

During the interview, Smith asked Ortiz whether the county’s crisis and the resulting overdose deaths are being fueled by one supplier or many.

Ortiz said it is likely the work of one supplier whose drug has fanned out across the area, but underlined that her office cannot say for sure.

“I know for sure DEA [Drug Enforcement Agency], Ohio High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Agency and law enforcement are all working on the issue right now as we speak,” she said.

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Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, a Republican, compared the deaths from opioid overdoses to the casualties of war.

“More people have died in one year in America over the opioid epidemic from overdoses than died in the Vietnam War,” he said in a clip played by Smith.

On Sunday, Ortiz said in a statement that as of, “about 10 … this morning, we have had 10 people die of overdoses in about 26 hours.”

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“This is an unusually high number for our county in this period of time.”

The coroner issued a similar alert last month when six people died from an overdose in less than 24 hours on Aug. 10-11. She said the “majority of overdose deaths continued to be fentanyl-related.”

Fox News’ Nicole Darrah contributed to this report

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Last of 4 Ohio jail escapees caught in North Carolina

All four inmates who broke out of an Ohio jail after overpowering two female guards were back in custody Monday.

Three of the escapees — Christopher Clemente, 24, Brynn Martin, 40 and Troy McDaniel Jr., 30 — were caught in Cary, N.C., around 2 a.m. Monday.

Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin announced the capture of the fourth Monday afternoon.

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“I am pleased to report that just a short while ago the fourth and final escapee, Lawrence R. Lee III was taken into custody by law enforcement officials in Durham, N.C.,” Champlin said.

The escape from the Gallia County Jail in Gallipolis happened around 12:14 a.m. Sunday.

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​​​Mugshots show, left to right, Lawrence Lee, 29; Troy McDaniel, 30; Christopher Clemente, 24; and Brynn Martin, 40. The four inmates escaped from the Gallia County Jail early Sunday after overpowering two female guards, investigators said. (Gallia County Sheriff’s Office)

The four men overpowered the two guards with a jailhouse knife called a “shank,” investigators said.

They then made their getaway from the jail in a stolen corrections officer, driving one block to where another vehicle was waiting for them, Champlin said, as the Gallipolis Daily Tribune reported.

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Clemente was being held on a charge of complicity to deal drugs. Martin, who had a long rap sheet, was being held on charges of failure to appear and escape. McDaniel was being held on a charge of failure to appear in a Gallia County Juvenile Court matter and Lee was being held on a charge of identity fraud.

Martin was charged with an escape after investigators said he and another inmate bolted from a vehicle transporting them to the Gallia jail earlier this month. They were caught the next day, according to reports.

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