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Ohio woman arrested in baby's death from ingesting drugs

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 08:59 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus police say a woman has been arrested in the death of a baby girl in May from ingesting narcotic drugs.

Police say 31-year-old Erica M. Barley of Reynoldsburg turn herself in Thursday morning and was arrested on charges of involuntary manslaughter and endangering children. She was taken to the Franklin County Jail.

Ohio supt. says change to remedy charter 'breakdown'

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 06:49 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's top public schools official says he supports tough accountability for schools and is disappointed flawed charter-school sponsor evaluations went out under his watch.

Superintendent Richard Ross spoke to The Associated Press about thousands of documents the Department of Education released Thursday involving former School Choice Director David Hansen.

Ex-Ohio education official puzzled data gurus with requests

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 12:17 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Newly-released records show data experts at the Ohio Department of Education were puzzled by some requests of an ex-charter schools director whose decision to omit certain failing grades from sponsor evaluations led to his ouster in July.

Records show data managers warned former School Choice Director David Hansen he would need to change state law in order to make certain adjustments he requested to the numbers. They also noted over the months that he lacked the necessary clearances to share certain data runs outside the department.

Investigator: Man tried to intervene before father shot him

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 12:08 PM

TWINSBURG, Ohio (AP) — A report from a medical examiner's investigator says a man was fatally shot by his father when he tried to stop the older man from leaving home with a pistol and a rifle vowing to "do some damage" at a medical facility.

Father charged with murder in baby daughter's death in Ohio

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 11:58 AM

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — The father of a 2-month-old baby girl who police say was shaken and died two days later has been indicted on charges of murder and child endangering in southwest Ohio.

Court documents show 27-year-old Phillip Cunningham of Hamilton was indicted Wednesday by a Butler County grand jury in the July death. Court records don't list an attorney for Cunningham.

Thailand firm takes key step as it eyes building Ohio plant

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 11:22 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A company from Thailand is taking a key step as it considers constructing a multibillion-dollar petrochemical facility in eastern Ohio.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) on Thursday joined officials with PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited to announce the company's plans to invest $100 million in design work for the potential complex in Belmont County.

Kasich described the plant, called an ethane cracker, as being able to break ethane down into a substance used to make chemicals and plastic.

Sheriff says bones found at Ohio home are missing woman's

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 08:55 AM

ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio have identified remains found in a backyard fire pit as those of an 18-year-old woman reported missing in late July.

Ashtabula (ash-tuh-BYOO'-luh) County Sheriff William Johnson said at a news conference Thursday that the bones found in the fire pit and a wooded area during a drug raid Aug. 20 are those of Alesha Bell of Warren. The home where the remains were found is in Roaming Shores, about 30 miles north of Warren in northeast Ohio.

Woman killed in 1-vehicle crash in northeast Ohio

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 07:44 AM

RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) — A woman has died in a one-vehicle crash in northeast Ohio that injured the car's driver.

The Ravenna post of the State Highway Patrol says the woman was killed when the car she was in ran off State Route 305 in Portage County and struck a utility pole and a tree.

A statement from the patrol says 35-year-old Ginger Scheel, of Kent, was dead at the scene of the accident that occurred around 3 PM Wednesday.

Teen dies 3 weeks after stabbing left younger brother dead

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 04:16 AM

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Family members say a 16-year-old Toledo girl has died three weeks after she was stabbed during an attack at home that also left her younger brother dead.

Police say the girl's former boyfriend attacked the teens and their mother who survived. The 16-year-old is due in court in two weeks.

The family says Joscelyn Jones was taken off life support and died Tuesday night. Her 14-year-old brother Johnny Jones III died the day of the stabbings on Aug. 10.

Ohio diocese names interim Catholic schools superintendent

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 04:01 AM

CINCINNATI (AP) — A veteran Catholic educator will lead schools in the 19-county Archdiocese of Cincinnati on an interim basis.

Catholic officials announced Wednesday that Susie Gibbons will serve as interim superintendent for "the next several months." A nationwide search is planned to replace Jim Rigg, who is leaving to become superintendent of Catholic schools for the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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