The Better Business Bureau says charities should be scrutinized before you give them money. Next Tuesday is considered "Giving Tuesday," a national push to urge people to donate to a charity this holiday season. But the Better Business Bureau say - scammers use your acts of kindness - as a crime of opportunity. Protect yourself this holiday season. Make sure the charity you donate to is accredited by the BBB. Check the charity's exact name - scammers will name their so-called charity with a similar name to a legitimate one. And make sure the charity provides examples of how that money will be used.
Well-known Columbus defense attorney Bill Meeks has died at the age of 67. âThis is terrible, terrible news,â Franklin County Prosecutor Ron OâBrien said this afternoon. âHe was among the top lawyers in the city and the state. Besides being an outstanding lawyer, he was a wonderful person.â
A 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun that looked like a real firearm was ordered three times to show his hands before he was fatally shot by an officer, Cleveland police said today as they released surveillance video of the confrontation and identified the officers involved. The compressed video shows the confrontation in stuttered images but lacks sound.
Free cats and discounted dogs will be offered at the Capital Area Humane Society on Black Friday. The society is waiving the fee on cat adoptions from 2 to 7 p.m. Fees for dogs, rabbits and pocket pets will be cut by 50 percent from 2 to 4 p.m. and by 25 percent from 4 to 7 p.m.
One week ago, a rape suspect walked out of the Cuyahoga County jail a free man, not because he was proved innocent, but because it took too long to charge him. The rape occurred in 1993, but the suspectâs identity was not discovered until this year, when a DNA match was made and the man was arrested. But Ohio has a 20-year statute of limitations on rape and sexual assault, so a judge tossed out the case.