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Ohio school district: Student info at risk after data breach

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 07:27 AM

PATASKALA, Ohio (AP) — Officials with a central Ohio school district are alerting parents that student information may have been compromised in a recent data breach caused by a high school student.

The Advocate in Newark reports (http://ohne.ws/1BdEmsx ) the data breach affecting Southwest Licking Local Schools occurred in April. School officials notified parents this week the breach could involve the release of more than 110 student names, addresses and social security numbers.

Indiana woman indicted in southwest Ohio crash that killed 2

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 07:01 AM

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — An Indiana woman has been indicted on multiple charges of aggravated vehicular homicide in a February crash that killed two people in southwest Ohio.

Eighteen-year-old Cherish Bolt of Liberty, Indiana was indicted by a Butler County grand jury Wednesday.

Guests escorted off rides at Cedar Point after power outage

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 06:14 AM

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Officials at Cedar Point say guests had to be escorted off of rides following an afternoon power outage at the northeast Ohio amusement park along Lake Erie.

The Sandusky Register reports (http://bit.ly/1EljpvF ) the power outage occurred around 2:45 Wednesday afternoon and only affected certain parts of the park.

A spokesman for Ohio Edison, the electric company that serves the park, says the outage was caused by a problem with an underground circuit.

Man evades police, then caught while returning for lost hat

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 06:02 AM

EASTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — An 18-year-old had successfully eluded officers in northeast Ohio, but a search for his missing hat led him back into the hands of police.

Northeast Ohio Media Group reports (http://bit.ly/1FpNJt1 ) officers in Eastlake tried to stop Otha Montgomery for running a red light Tuesday morning.

Authorities say Montgomery sped up when an officer pursued him, then pulled into a driveway and ran away on foot.

Ohio man found 16,000 child porn images, videos gets 7 years

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 04:02 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge in Columbus has sentenced a 46-year-old man to seven years in prison after prosecutors say he was found with more than 16,000 images and videos of child pornography on a computer and thumb drive.

Federal prosecutors said that Daniel Akehurst of Chillicothe (chihl-ih-KAHTH'-ee) was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty in December to knowingly possessing child pornography.

Ohio lawmakers honor state's military dead in ceremony

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 03:46 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State lawmakers have honored six Ohio members of the military who died recently in U.S. combat operations.

The General Assembly held a joint legislative session on Thursday to award the state's Military Medal of Distinction to families of service members. The ceremony comes ahead of the Memorial Day holiday.

Libertarian's elections complaint against Kasich dismissed

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 03:31 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state's Elections Commission has dismissed a complaint by a would-be Libertarian gubernatorial candidate alleging Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-sik's) re-election campaign played a role in getting him bumped from the ballot.

Libertarian Charlie Earl alleges Kasich/Taylor for Ohio and Republican consultant Terry Casey conspired on a successful protest of Earl's nominating petitions that Casey initiated and the Ohio Republican Party later paid for. He wanted Kasich's campaign fined $720,000.

Police: Man dies after fiery crash in southwest Ohio

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 03:28 AM

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A man has died after a fiery crash in southwest Ohio.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/1EZjy8M ) a man was trying to pass a car illegally Tuesday night and collided with a Jeep in the oncoming lane.

Police say the car was traveling at a high speed and the crash sent it into a utility pole where it erupted in flames. Fire crews extinguished the fire, but the man died.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday. Police haven't identified the victim.

Ohio theme park adds petting farm

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 03:16 AM

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Visitors to a southwest Ohio theme park who want a break from roller coasters and other thrill rides can visit its new petting farm.

Kings Island plans to open Thursday its 60-animal attraction, "Snoopy's Barnyard Friends." The park says visitors can see educational shows and get close to animals including alpacas, miniature horses, pygmy goats and other farm animals.

Kings Island says the animals come from Honey Hill Farm, based in Berry, Kentucky.

Northeast Ohio school official criticized for support letter

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 03:02 AM

MACEDONIA, Ohio (AP) — A school board president in northeast Ohio is acknowledging that it was a mistake to write a letter in support of a former board president sentenced to prison for having child pornography.

Now some parents in the Nordonia Hills district are calling for the ouster of Jim Virost, who took over when his predecessor, Steve Bittel, resigned in September.

Virost was one of 27 people who filed letters of support with the court for the 53-year-old Bittel, who was sentenced in April to 14 years in prison.

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