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Teacher jailed for showing high school class violent movie

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 07:02 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former substitute teacher convicted of showing a movie including graphic sex and violence to an Ohio high school class has been sentenced to 90 days in jail.

A jury convicted Sheila Kearns of four felony counts in January. The 58-year-old Kearns apologized in court Wednesday, saying she hadn't watched the movie before showing it to her Spanish classes at Columbus' East High School in April 2013.


Ohio mom, boyfriend sentenced to prison in abuse case

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 06:41 PM

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio mother and her boyfriend have been sentenced to prison after her children told authorities they were chained to their beds, deprived of food and raped.

As part of a plea agreement, the 32-year-old woman pleaded guilty Wednesday in Scioto County to two counts of rape and was sentenced to 10 years to life in prison.

Her 45-year-old boyfriend pleaded guilty to two counts of rape and one count of child endangering. He was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.


Bill to make 'Hang on Sloopy' Ohio's rock song passes House

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 02:04 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposal to make "Hang On Sloopy" Ohio's official rock song has struck the right note with state representatives.

The Ohio House voted 82-13 to pass the measure Wednesday, sending it to the state Senate for consideration.

The 1960s hit has been a crowd favorite for decades at Ohio State University games. The university's marching band first performed it in 1965. Pro-sports events around the state also use the song.


Police say woman with knives arrested at Ohio hospital

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 01:41 PM

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Canton say a woman arrested outside a hospital was heavily armed with concealed knives and martial arts throwing stars.

A police report says 51-year-old Regina Lynn Bollerud was allegedly waiting outside a door at Mercy Medical Center on Tuesday morning for a man who had a domestic violence protection order against her.


Funeral set for 3 Ohio girls in carbon monoxide case

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 09:19 AM

TROY, Ohio (AP) — Funeral services are planned next week for three teenage girls who suffered carbon monoxide poisoning because of a blocked chimney flue at a southwest Ohio home.

Dayton Children's Hospital says the condition of an 8-year-old boy who also was found in the home had been upgraded from critical to fair as of Wednesday.

Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home in Troy says funeral services for his 13-year-old sister and her 13- and 14-year-old cousins are scheduled Tuesday at a church in Piqua.


Deputy hurt as truck hits cruiser on central Ohio highway

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 08:11 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio sheriff says a deputy was hurt when a delivery truck driver lost control on a Columbus-area highway and struck a cruiser at a crash scene, pushing that vehicle into a tow truck.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says the deputy was in the cruiser when the delivery truck hit a barrier between Interstate 71 and some ramps and then struck the cruiser early Wednesday.


Ohio boy brings moonshine to class; teacher in trouble, too

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 07:50 AM

DE GRAFF, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 13-year-old Ohio boy was suspended for bringing moonshine to school, and a science teacher who knew the student was making the illegal alcohol was reprimanded for not reporting that the boy took it to class.

The boy brought the liquid to school in De Graff, about 50 miles northwest of Columbus, in January. Riverside Local Schools Superintendent Scott Mann tells the Dayton Daily News he thinks the teen wanted to show it to the teacher but didn't mean any harm. The teacher dumped it into a drain.


State Senate OKs testing protections for Ohio students

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 07:09 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio senators have passed a bill to bar schools from using the results of new proficiency tests to determine a student's advancement to the next grade level.

The Senate voted unanimously Wednesday on the legislation, which also ensures that schools don't lose state aid for students not taking standardized tests this school year.


Replacements fill council slots vacated by new Toledo mayor

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 06:29 AM

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Officials in Toledo have chosen replacements to fill two city council roles vacated by the new mayor in Ohio's fourth-largest city.

Paula Hicks-Hudson was sworn in last month after Mayor D. Michael Collins suffered cardiac arrest and later died. Hicks-Hudson had served as the city council's president and District 4 representative.


Ohio official seeks code review over school barricade issue

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 06:14 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's commerce director wants a state panel to review the building code in the wake of a decision that blocks schools from using security barricades intended to stop a gunman.


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