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A tiny Ohio village turned itself into a $3m speed-cam trap. Now it has to pay back the fines

A tiny village in America has been ordered to pay back more than $3m in speeding fines it collected from motorists – after its claims of "sovereign immunity" were laughed out of court. The town of New Miami, an hour's drive from Cincinnati, Ohio, boasts a population of just 2,200, and an annual budget of $1.75m. That budget …

Ohio coder accused of infecting Macs, PCs with webcam, browser spyware for 13 years

A computer programmer has been accused of hacking, committing identity theft, and creating child pornography after allegedly developing custom malware to take control of thousands of computers. Phillip Durachinsky, 28, of North Royalton, Ohio, USA, was indicted on Wednesday on 16 separate charges relating to the alleged …
Iain Thomson, 11 Jan 2018

Tremble in fear, America, as Daesh-bags scrawl cyber-graffiti on .gov webpages no one visits

A crew of useful idiots called Team System Dz defaced US government and business websites over the weekend in the name of medieval terror bastards Daesh (aka the Islamic State). Sites that fell to the gang include .gov webpages in Ohio, such as the pages for governor John Kasich and his wife, and the Ohio Department of …
Iain Thomson, 26 Jun 2017
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Ohi-D'oh! US prison hands inmates' SSNs over to... an identity thief

Prison authorities in Ohio, US, mistakenly provided the social security numbers of thousands of inmates to a man convicted of identity theft. The Mansfield News Journal says it was directly contacted by Lonny Bristow, who said he was sent the social security numbers of more than 2,000 prisoners when he made a public records …
Shaun Nichols, 8 Mar 2017

Careless Licking gets a nasty infection: County stiffed by ransomware

A county in Ohio, US, has had to shut down its entire IT infrastructure due to a ransomware outbreak. Licking county has turned off all phones and computers on its government network in order to stop the spread of malware that had been locking down infected PCs and demanding payments. According to local news station WBNS, the …
Shaun Nichols, 2 Feb 2017

Anyone seen my DVD? Ohio loses disc holding 50,000 citizens' records

Ohio's Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) slipped out a quiet end-of-year confession that it has lost a backup DVD with information and documents on 50,000 individuals. The loss was discovered on November 10, 2015, but only made public on December 31. RITA's statement says the agency was preparing a bunch of backup DVDs for …

Drone delivery sparks Ohio prison brawl

An exercise-yard fight at an Ohio prison is being blamed on a drone's failed drug-smuggling attempt. Guards at the Mansfield Correctional Institution had to break up a fight in the prison's north recreation yard when nine inmates began fighting over the contents of a package that had been dropped by a drone flying over the …
Shaun Nichols, 4 Aug 2015

Ohio man cuffed again for shagging inflatable pool raft

The Ohio plastic lover arrested back in 2011 for engaging in "sexual activity" with a pink inflatable swimming pool raft has been cuffed again for the same offence. Edwin Tobergta, 35, was taken into custody on Wednesday after witnesses claimed to have clocked him naked and "performing simulated sex acts with a pink raft" on …
Lester Haines, 16 Jun 2014
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Internet cafés declared 'illegal businesses' in Ohio

Having solved all of the state's other problems, the Ohio legislature has passed a bill outlawing that most foul of societal ills: the internet café. As reported by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, House Bill 7, which passed the State Senate with a bipartisan vote of 27 to 6 on Wednesday, effectively cuts off the main source of …
Neil McAllister, 24 May 2013
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Anonymous turns private eye in Ohio rape case

A hacking attack by self-proclaimed members of Anonymous has uncovered highly disturbing data relating to a rape case in Steubenville, Ohio, that has garnered national attention. In August a 16-year-old girl was allegedly assaulted at a series of parties in the Ohio town. Numerous pictures, tweets, and videos were broadcast of …
Iain Thomson, 4 Jan 2013
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Ohio voting machines have 'backdoor', lawsuit claims

Video The software used in Ohio voting machines contain a backdoor that would allow third-parties to change electronic votes, claims a lawsuit filed by local Green Party candidate Bob Fitrakis. The lawsuit, filed on Monday afternoon against Ohio's Republican Secretary of State John Husted, claims that on September 18 he hired …
Iain Thomson, 6 Nov 2012
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Busty Ohio mannequin survives assassination attempt

A busty Ohio mannequin with political pretensions has survived a terrifying assassination attempt, local new outlets report. Grab of front page of KT's Barbecue website BarBe Q (in all her mamtasic glory, above) is the big up front for KT's Barbecue in Reading, and recently ran for mayor of the town, after diner owner Kenny …
Lester Haines, 9 Dec 2011
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Man nearly faints with relief as cops drop chopper charge

Ohio police have dropped charges against a man they claimed had induced panic amongst the citizenry of Akron by brandishing a large red chopper in a bar. Bill Morrison had been charged after a woman called 911 to say that he walked into a bar sporting the enormous blood-spattered chopper last month. Despite police determining …
Team Register, 23 Nov 2011
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Man faces prison after enormous red chopper panics woman

An Ohio man could face six months in the slammer after his enormous red chopper induced panic in a woman. Bill Morrison was busted after the woman spotted his enormous rubber chopper when he entered Corky's Thomastown bar in Akron, Ohio on October 16. The woman called 911 to say a man with long hair, and a trench coat, had …
Team Register, 22 Nov 2011
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Ohio man cuffed for shagging inflatable pool raft

The grandmother of an Ohio man with a serious penchant for plastic has suggested her grandson needs urgent help after he was cuffed earlier this week for engaging in "sexual activity" with a pink inflatable swimming pool raft. Edwin Charles Tobergta, 32, had already been arrested five times on public indecency charges when …
Lester Haines, 2 Sep 2011
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Feds on trail of LulzSec raid Ohio house

The international investigation into the notorious LulzSec hacking crew has moved from the UK to the US Midwest with the search of a house in Hamilton, Ohio by FBI agents. Feds searched the house without making any arrests – at least initially – according to local media reports (here and here). It is unclear whether …
John Leyden, 30 Jun 2011
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Drunken bust-up woman sprays cops with breast milk

An Ohio woman is facing a substantial rack of charges after allegedly getting drunk at a wedding reception, assaulting her husband and then spraying cops with breast milk. Police mugshot of Stephanie Robinette Stephanie Robinette, 30, (pictured) was cuffed in the early hours of Saturday morning outside a banqueting hall in …
Lester Haines, 28 Jun 2011
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Ranting Ohio Republican scares interwebs

Vid Ohio councilman Phil Davison made an unsuccessful pitch to become his local Republican Party's nominee to run for Stark County treasurer on Wednesday, in the process scaring the living daylights out of the interwebs. Davison has, since appearing before the party's executive committee, become a bit of a net celeb for his " …
Lester Haines, 10 Sep 2010

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