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Death penalty opponents walk to protest capital punishment

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 01:25 AM

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Death penalty opponents plan to walk from the prison where Ohio inmates are executed to the Statehouse as part of a capital punishment protest.

The seven-day, 83-mile walk will start at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville and end in Columbus.

The walk beginning Sunday is sponsored by Ohioans to Stop Executions and other groups and will end in Columbus Oct. 10, the annual World Day Against the Death Penalty.

NY woman accused in Ohio of contaminating son's feeding tube

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 03:37 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) — A New York mother is accused of putting something dangerous in her son's feeding tube while he was being treated for a rare disease at a Cincinnati hospital.

Court records say 25-year-old Jessica Valik, of Syracuse, N.Y., was charged Thursday with child endangering and felonious assault.

A spokeswoman with the Hamilton County prosecutor's office said on Saturday that she didn't know what Valik is accused of putting in the feeding tube. But she did say it was a risk to his health.

Crisis-hit Apollo 13 astronaut honored in Ohio

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 02:41 PM

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The commander of the crisis-struck Apollo 13 has been awarded the first Neil Armstrong Outstanding Achievement Award.

Former astronaut James Lovell (LUV'-ul) accepted the award Friday at the National Aviation Hall of Fame's enshrinement dinner near Dayton.

The hall established the award to recognize an exceptional aviation performance.

Center starts program to help youngsters detox from opiates

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 01:51 PM

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A health center in northeast Ohio has established a program to help youngsters detox from opiates such as heroin.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1KSe85q ) the Community Health Center in Summit County has established a daytime detox program at its facility in Akron for youths ages 12 to 17.

The center's director of adolescent services, Tiffanie Ferguson, says such programs are rare in the state.

Public defender says court appointed defense pays little

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 10:43 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio public defender says qualified lawyers are increasingly cutting back on court-appointed work representing poor defendants and leaving that work to less-experienced attorneys.

Providing legal defense to indigent defenders has largely been left to each county in Ohio.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1LM9bc1 ) that some county's rates for reimbursing those lawyers haven't changed for decades.

FBI joins search for Ohio toddler reported missing by family

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 10:38 AM

NORTH BLOOMFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff in northeastern Ohio says state and federal officers are joining in the search for a toddler whose family says the little girl wandered away while staying at her great-grandmother's house.

The family reported 2-year-old Rainn Peterson missing early Friday evening. She was last seen near the community of North Bloomfield. That's just north of Warren and Youngstown near the Pennsylvania state line.

Michigan: progress made to reduce phosphorus in Lake Erie

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 10:04 AM

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — State officials in Michigan say voluntary efforts are paying off to cut down the pollutants feeding algae in Lake Erie.

Michigan's agriculture director says data shows the amount of phosphorus going into the lake from a tributary in southeastern Michigan has been cut in half over the last seven years.

Algae blooms have become an annual problem in the lake and in Ohio it led to the shutdown of Toledo's drinking water system just over a year ago.

Cleveland asks state to help pay for Public Square project

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 07:30 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) — Advocates of the ongoing overhaul of downtown Cleveland's Public Square have asked the state to help pay for the project.

The Greater Cleveland Partnership and the non-profit Group Plan Commission jointly requested $3.5 million in state funding for the project. The groups say they are $5 million short of their goal to finish the work.

Northeast Ohio counties are deer crash 'hot spots'

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 07:00 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Motorists in Stark and Lorain counties in northeast Ohio might want to be extra vigilant now that it's the season for deer to become more active.

The Ohio Department of Transportation says those two counties led Ohio in the number of deer crashes last year, with 514 reported in Stark County and 510 in Lorain County.

Other deer crash "hot spots" in 2014 were Richland County in northern Ohio with 503 crashes, and Clermont and Hamilton counties in southwest Ohio, with 481 and 434 crashes, respectively.

Prosecutor says Ohio ex-nurse convicted of failure to report

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 06:30 AM

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A former nurse has pleaded guilty of failure to report child abuse or neglect in the 2011 southwest Ohio case of an emaciated teen who died.

Montgomery County authorities say Mary Kilby faced the charge stemming from the death of 14-year-old Makayla Norman. Authorities said the girl had cerebral palsy and weighed only 28 pounds.

Attorney Dennis Lieberman said Friday it's been "a long road" for Kilby, who has expressed remorse. She will be sentenced Nov. 10 on the misdemeanor count.

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