Posts Tagged ‘Ohio’

(HEAT EXCLUSIVE) Cincinnati’s own A-Money drops hot new project

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

In the entertainment world, especially where music artists are concerned, you have to have something special that stands out. Cincinnati rapper/entertainment personality A-Money has that special combination of lyrical ability and personality – qualities we don’t hear as often as we’d like. A-Money’s here to fill that void by providing quality music that stands the test of time. In his words, “They know.” One listen and you’ll understand why “THEY KNOW”.

A-Money’s a real street cat with the business acumen to turn his career into a lasting and profitable venture for many years to come. We caught up with him recently and here’s what he had to say:

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Who were the 3 most important influences on your life?

A-MONEY: My grandmother – that’s where I learned intellect and how to articulate. The other two are street nigg*s – they street nigg*s so I ain’t gone say they name.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What do you feel sets you apart from your counterparts?

A-MONEY: You should be able to hear the difference in my voice. This music is made from real sh*t, from a real nigg* to all real nigg*s. They know.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What new projects are you currently working on?

A-MONEY: Aw man, all kind of sh*t coming up. I’m droppin “Guadalajara” which is straight dope and will be available on iTunes and wherever u get yo music real soon. “Trappin” will be available on iTunes, Spotify, all that July 4th.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What do you believe is the single most important piece of advice you can give a young entertainer who is just starting out?

A-MONEY: Shid, I’m a young entertainer just starting out so all I can say is try to learn shit like I am. Feel me?

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: You’ve already worked with some amazing and legendary entertainers. If you could pick 5 other artists or producers with whom you’d like to work, who would that be and why?

A-MONEY: That’s a good ass question. So many people, but I will say Kanye and T.I. “Ye vs. the people starring T.I as the people” made me start back f*cking with this music sh*t. It was genius and innovative. Also, Big Juice the producer, the Migos, Rihanna and Baby Soljia. It’s a lot more; I just tried to touch on some different areas.

THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Where can your fans expect to see you in the next 5 years?

A-MONEY: Ha Ha ….. sh*t, it depends on how they continue to take a nigg* music. 5 years, I can either be on Hollywood Boulevard, or back on Reading Road. Feel me?

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4 shot dead in Ohio home; police fear teen survivor is next target

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

Four people were killed in a shooting at an Ohio home and a teenage girl who was found outside the residence Saturday was injured.

Source: 4 shot dead in Ohio home; police fear teen survivor is next target

Beware Of The Zombie Drug: Heroin substitute krokodil

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Heroin overdoses killed nearly 200 people in Cuyahoga County alone last year. Now, there’s a cheaper, even more potent synthetic heroin out there.

Heroin overdoses killed nearly 200 people in Cuyahoga County alone last year.

Now, there’s a cheaper, even more potent synthetic heroin out there.

Krokodil is a flesh-eating, gasoline and codeine based heroin substitute. This drug does horrific things to users bodies.

“It’s a zombie drug, it literally kills you from the inside out. If you want a way to die, this is a way to die,” says one doctor.

Krokodil is made by mixing codeine tablets with household chemicals and gasoline, paint thinner or lighter fluid. It can cause brain damage and rots the skin from the inside out.

Source: Zombie Drug: Heroin substitute krokodil suspected in Ohio

BREAKING NEWS: Cop Michael Brelo found NOT GUILTY of manslaughter

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

Michael Brelo, 31, was acquitted at a court in Cleveland, Ohio, on Saturday of two counts of voluntary manslaughter for the deaths of Timothy Russell, 43, and Malissa Williams, 30.

The Cleveland cop who jumped onto the hood of a car and fired 15 shots at an unarmed couple killed during a gunfight with police has been found not guilty.

Michael Brelo, 31, broke down in tears as he acquitted in a Cleveland, Ohio, courtof two counts of voluntary manslaughter for the deaths of Timothy Russell, 43, and Malissa Williams, 30.

The pair died during a 137-shot barage by police after a high-speed chase in November 2012.

Judge John O’Donnell said it was difficult to determine who delivered the fatal blow, adding that Brelo acted responsibly on the night of the incident.

The trial, which began on April 6, took place as high-profile killings of unarmed black men by white police officers continue to pile pressure on U.S. law enforcement.

Source: BREAKING NEWS: Cop Michael Brelo found NOT GUILTY of manslaughter

Man wrongly imprisoned for nearly 40 years sues detectives

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

In March, the state of Ohio paid plaintiff Ricky Jackson, now 58, just over $1 million in compensation for the decades he spent in prison.

A man who spent nearly 40 years in prison for a murder he did not commit filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday against the city of Cleveland and the police officers whom he says helped frame him in 1975.

Ricky Jackson was convicted at age 18 along with two others because of the testimony of a 12-year-old boy. Jackson, 58, was exonerated in November after that witness, a man now in his early 50s, recanted his testimony.

The witness, Eddie Vernon, said in 2013 that police detectives threatened to put his parents in jail and coerced him into implicating Jackson and brothers Wiley and Ronnie Bridgeman in the slaying of salesman Harold Franks outside a corner store.

Source: Man wrongly imprisoned for nearly 40 years sues detectives

Veterans official spent $300k on stripper sex, gambling spree

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015


A former federal employee admitted embezzling about $150,000 from a Veterans Affairs retail store and blowing the cash on strippers, prostitutes and gambling sprees, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

Glenn Alan Bates, 57, of Saline schemed to steal money from a VA retail store — or canteen — he managed in Ann Arbor, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison.

Bates, who was released on $10,000 unsecured bond Tuesday, told investigators he spent some of the cash on a stripper named “Ashley” at an Ohio strip club, according to court records. He said he often spent $500 a night on lap dances — and more.

“After visiting the club numerous times, Glenn Alan Bates convinced Ashley to come to his hotel room for sex, for which he paid her,” VA Special Agent Frederick Lane wrote in a court filing.

The hotel trysts were frequent and non-exclusive. Bates said he also met with other strippers and prostitutes, according to court records.

Mother, 20, Who ‘Beheaded Her Three-Month-Old Daughter’ Pleads Not Guilty To Murder As Her Bail Is Increased To $5million

Thursday, March 26th, 2015


A woman accused of decapitating her 3-month-old daughter in Ohio pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of aggravated murder.

Deasia Watkins, 20, was arraigned on the charge in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court, where her attorney entered the not-guilty plea for her.

Judge Charles Kubicki ordered that Watkins be transferred to the Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare facility in Columbus for psychological evaluation and he increased her bail from $500,000 to $5 million.

These Two Men Spent 39 Years In Jail And Were Sentenced To Death For A Crime They Did Not Commit

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014


On May 19, 1975, Ricky Jackson was a 20-year-old ex-Marine who had recently received an honorable discharge for health reasons. His 17-year-old friend Ronnie Bridgeman worked at a restaurant while he trained to be a welder at a nearby trade school. The two spent that day playing pick-up basketball at a local playground and then a game of chess at the Bridgeman home while Ronnie’s brother Wiley was washing his car outside. Meanwhile, in another part of their home town, a white businessman was killed by unknown assailants.

Less than a week later, all three were under arrest for a murder that they did not commit. Ronnie was finally paroled in 2003. Ricky Jackson and Wiley Bridgeman, by contrast, were just released from prison on Friday. It took 39 years for the state of Ohio to discover that it had locked up three men for a crime they did not commit.

Ricky and Wiley most likely owe their freedom to a 2011 article published by the Cleveland Scene which laid out the weakness of the case against them. The men were convicted based on the testimony of a 13-year-old boy with poor eyesight and conflicting stories. The boy, now a grown man, later filed an affidavit admitting that he never saw the murder. He also claims that he was threatened by police into identifying Jackson as one of the murderers.

“The detective said that I was too young to go to jail,” the witness said, “but he would arrest my parents for perjury because I was backing out. My mom was sick at that time, and that really scared me. I didn’t want my parents to get in trouble over this.”
The three innocent men were originally sentenced to death. Their lives were saved by a 1978 Supreme Court decision striking down an Ohio law making the death penalty mandatory in many murder cases.

Who Is Amber Vinson, 2nd Nurse With Ebola?

Friday, October 17th, 2014


Amber Joy Vinson is the second American nurse to contract the Ebola virus after treating the first patient who was diagnosed in the United States at a Dallas hospital.

Here’s what we know so far about Vinson, her background, her treatment, the people who may have come in contact with her and precautions being taken.


Amber Joy Vinson, 29, is a nurse who was planning her upcoming wedding before she was diagnosed with Ebola this week.

Vinson is from Akron, Ohio, and has two degrees from Kent State University, where three of her relatives work. She was licensed as a registered nurse in Ohio in 2009 and remains licensed there, records show, though she has since moved to Dallas. She became an R.N. in Texas in 2012.

She wanted to help people. Amber has always been kind and compassionate,” said Diane Sloane Rhynes, whose late brother was married to Vinson’s mother for several years and who considers Vinson her niece.

Vinson had flown from Dallas to Ohio on Oct. 10 to visit her family there and plan her upcoming May wedding, before she returned Oct. 13. Now, she is being treated in isolation for Ebola.

Man Admits to Having Sex With 100 Corpses While Drunk & On Crack

Monday, August 18th, 2014


Ohio man Kenneth Douglas, 60, has just been convicted of a little heard of crime called gross abuse of a corpse after admitting to having had sex with at least 100 dead bodies as a night shift morgue employee between 1976 and 1992. “I would just get on top of them and pull my pants down,” he confessed.

He also admitted that he was usually drunk or high when abusing the corpses. “If I hadn’t had anything to drink when I went to work, it wouldn’t happen,” Douglas said. “I would do crack and go in and drink and go in.”

This conviction comes after families of three of the victims sued. DNA evidence – semen discovered in the body of Karen Range, 19, who was murdered by a door-to-door salesman back in 1992 – wasn’t discovered until 2008.

For some reason, this is a prevalent problem in Hamilton County, as it’s the fourth such case against the county for “failing to protect bodies in the morgue.”

You can see Douglas confessing above.