Ratliff later told police he killed the dog by hitting in the head with a hammer.
He allegedly mailed the envelope to the IRS in Cincinnati on March 31.
About an hour before the accident, police said city crews were out investigating a buckle in the road.
Violence in Iraq is pushing U.S. gasoline prices higher, depriving drivers of the usual price break between Memorial Day and July Fourth.
Police issued a warning Wednesday, telling “illicit drug users not to take heroin which they procured over the past few weeks.”
Robert Shaw called 911 that day and told the operator he suffocated his sick wife.
A 31-year-old Ohio man has been sentenced to a Nebraska prison for vehicular homicide while driving drunk.
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for the Miami Valley until 2am.
Police in Hamilton, Ohio are seeking a man they suspect fatally shot his daughter and an unidentified male.
The state says nearly nine of 10 Ohio third-graders met new reading targets and can move onto the fourth grade after follow-up testing.