Walmart Shopper Fakes Labor Pains To Avoid Shoplifting Arrest

Walmart Shopper Fakes Labor Pains To Avoid Shoplifting Arrest

See if you can follow this: Two women were suspected of shoplifting at an Ohio Walmart. When confronted by Walmart security outside the store, it was determined that they hadn’t left the building with the allegedly purloined merchandise. Security was about to let them go when the women called the cops to complain about being unlawfully detained. The cops arrived and determined the women actually could be arrested for shoplifting. That’s when one woman faked labor pains to escape going to jail. [More]

Schools Put Carrot-Only Vending Machines In Cafeteria

Schools Put Carrot-Only Vending Machines In Cafeteria

Students at two high schools — one in Cincinnati, OH, the other in Syracuse, NY — are guinea pigs for a new program that’s trying to change the way young people look at veggies, by marketing and selling carrots like they’re junk food. [More]

Witness: Target Worker Wrestled, Choked Female Customer

Witness: Target Worker Wrestled, Choked Female Customer

Yesterday, Cherie was shopping at a Target in Cincinnati when she claims she witnessed a Target loss prevention associate “brutally detain, wrestle, strike and choke a shopper for more than three minutes.” [More]

A Reader Reviews White Castle's New Noodle Venture

A Reader Reviews White Castle's New Noodle Venture

Yesterday, we brought you one reader’s review of White Castle’s new BBQ experiment in Indiana. As promised, today brings a different reader’s thoughts on the White Castle in Ohio that just started serving up noodles alongside the sliders. [More]

Master Criminal Steals $11,000 From Walmart Over The Phone

Master Criminal Steals $11,000 From Walmart Over The Phone

Time was, a burglar needed a gun or a knife to hold up a store. But kids today, they got all sorts of new-fangled ways of pulling heists, like the Walmart in Ohio that is now short over $11,000 because of a phone call. [More]

More White Castle Strangeness: Now They're Trying Noodles

More White Castle Strangeness: Now They're Trying Noodles

Just a few days ago, we were writing about how White Castle is experimenting with BBQ at an Indiana outlet. Now we find out that there’s a White Castle in Ohio where noodles of all sorts are on the menu. [More]

Does Walmart Segregate Its Books By Race?

Does Walmart Segregate Its Books By Race?

Say you’re shopping at Walmart and decide you want to pick up Barack Obama’s book The Audacity of Hope or maybe you’re an Indianapolis Colts fan and want to hear what Super Bowl winning coach Tony Dungy has to say in his book The Mentor Leader. But you can’t find either book in the Biography section… Oh, maybe you should look in those unmarked shelves that make up the “black” section of Walmart’s book selection. [More]

Ohio Woman Indicted For Using Starbucks Job Applications To Commit ID Theft Worth $115K

Ohio Woman Indicted For Using Starbucks Job Applications To Commit ID Theft Worth $115K

The last thing anyone needs when they’re out of work is to worry about the safety of the personal information they put on a job application. But the U.S. Attorney in Ohio has indicted a woman on allegations that she used this sensitive info to falsely obtain credit cards and run up a $115,000 tab. [More]

Pastor Hugs It Out With Protesting Strippers

Pastor Hugs It Out With Protesting Strippers

You may remember last week’s story of a church in Ohio that was being protested by bikini-clad strippers fed up with being hassled by the pastor and his flock. The tense standoff is now showing signs of detente, with the pastor agreeing to meet with the owner of the strip club. [More]

Table Dancers Turn Tables, Show Up To Church To Protest
Being Protested

Table Dancers Turn Tables, Show Up To Church To Protest Being Protested

The dancers at the Foxhole in Coschocton County, Ohio, are used to arriving at work to the sounds of protests from members of the nearby New Beginnings Ministries church. But the same couldn’t quite be said for the churchgoers, who showed up for services on Sunday and were greeted by the sight of bikini-clad protesters. [More]

Funeral Home Director Accused Of Partying Pretty Hard

Funeral Home Director Accused Of Partying Pretty Hard

The Ohio state board that licenses funeral homes has shut down a business in the town of Findlay while it investigates a list of allegations against the funeral director who owns the business. It’s a long list, too, including being naked or half-clothed during business hours, putting on the jacket of a deceased man in front of the man’s family, threatening employees, and being drunk. [More]

Don't Talk Smack About Ohio Businesses Or They Can Sue You In Ohio

Don't Talk Smack About Ohio Businesses Or They Can Sue You In Ohio

The Columbus Dispatch says that the Supreme Court of Ohio has decided that its perfectly OK for Ohio businesses to sue residents of other states for defamatory comments made on the Internet, as long as people from Ohio saw the comments. [More]

Ohio Kmart Turns Into Jerry Springer Show Over Coupon Argument

Ohio Kmart Turns Into Jerry Springer Show Over Coupon Argument

We’ve all been there — You’re in a rush at the store and the person in front of you is trying to redeem too many coupons, or there’s a problem with a coupon, etc. You get irritated, might even grumble something under your breath. But I’m guessing it’s never come to fisticuffs. Unfortunately for shoppers and employees at a Super Kmart in Ohio, one customer couldn’t manage to show such restraint. [More]

Ohio Cops Can Guesstimate Your Speed To Ticket You

Ohio Cops Can Guesstimate Your Speed To Ticket You

Ohio cops have been granted superpowers by the state’s supreme court, which has ruled that officers needn’t bother with such needless trivialities as radar guns. A visual estimate of speed is all that’s necessary to give a driver a ticket, the court decided in a 5-1 vote. [More]

Cops Break Down Door To Foreclosure Protest House, Carry Away Homeowner

Cops Break Down Door To Foreclosure Protest House, Carry Away Homeowner

The cops in Wood County, Ohio have broken down the door to the foreclosure protest house and arrested the homeowner and several protesters who had spent the week barricaded inside. As you can see here, the homeowner was literally carried off the property by the authorities. [More]

Slap-Happy Pappy Pleads Guilty To Punching Kids At Walmart

Slap-Happy Pappy Pleads Guilty To Punching Kids At Walmart

It seems like, oh about three weeks ago that we wrote about the grandfather who was arrested for punching kids in the head while their parents weren’t looking at an Ohio Walmart. In an update to that story, the slap-happy grandpappy has decided that, because it’s not a little kid, he won’t fight the legal system and has pleaded guilty. [More]

Grandpa Punched Kids In Head At Walmart For "Thrill"

Grandpa Punched Kids In Head At Walmart For "Thrill"

A $150,000 bond has been set for the 68-year old man accused of punching kids in the back of the head at Walmart while their parents weren’t looking. [More]

Free Muni WiFi Back After MPAA Shut It Down For 1 Download

Free Muni WiFi Back After MPAA Shut It Down For 1 Download

Coshocton, OH has its free muni WiFi back up, less than a week after it was shut down by MPAA actions over a single illegal movie download.