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University of Findlay gets $611K for derailment training

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 02:41 PM

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — A training center at the University of Findlay has received a $610,000 federal grant to train emergency responders on how to deal with train derailments involving hazardous materials.

The Courier in Findlay reports (http://bit.ly/1LpM1hp ) the one-year grant from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration will be used by the university's all-hazards training center to conduct up to 70 one-day training events within a 500-mile radius of Findlay.

Dayton gears up for LGBT Film Festival's 10th anniversary

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 10:12 AM

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dayton is gearing up for events celebrating the 10th anniversary of the LGBT Film Festival in October.

The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1PNhCHD ) 19 movies will be shown over the four-day weekend from Oct. 8-11 that also features a Saturday night party and several Q&A sessions with directors, producers and on-screen talent.

Jonathan McNeal, the festival's founder and director, says just as you don't need to be Irish to partake in St. Patrick's Day, you don't need to be gay to enjoy the LGBT Film Festival.

Ohio State lags behind peer schools in tech license income

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 10:08 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A partnership between Ohio State University and the Cleveland Clinic is losing momentum as the school lags behind other Big Ten schools in technology licensing income.

The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1gK8I1n ) that data released last week shows that Ohio State ranked 11th among the conference's 14 schools in licensing income, bringing in $2.2 million in 2014.

The two research hubs announced three years ago that they were joining forces to commercialize their medical-related work.

Proximity of marijuana grow site in Ohio concerns schools

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 10:04 AM

MONROE, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio school district with a campus near a proposed marijuana growing site is opposing a state ballot issue that would legalize pot.

The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports (http://bit.ly/1VdlLeX ) that the Monroe Board of Education passed a resolution formally opposing the proposed amendment that would legalize recreational and medical marijuana.

Pedestrian struck, killed by police cruiser near Cleveland

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 09:58 AM

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Authorities near Cleveland say a police cruiser responding to an emergency call struck and killed a man crossing a street.

Police in East Cleveland say the cruiser had its flashing lights on when the 21-year-old man was hit Saturday night.

He later died at a hospital.

Police say the victim rolled onto the hood of the cruiser and struck the windshield before hitting the street.

The State Highway Patrol is investigating.

Search continues in Ohio for toddler missing since Friday

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 09:40 AM

NORTH BLOOMFIELD, Ohio (AP) — The search in northeastern Ohio is continuing for a toddler who disappeared Friday night from her great-grandmother's house.

The sheriff in Trumbull County told reporters Sunday morning that search dogs briefly picked up the 2-year-old girl's scent just down the street from where she was last seen.

He says so far there are no signs of foul play in the disappearance of Rainn Peterson. She was last seen near the community of North Bloomfield. That's just north of Warren and Youngstown near the Pennsylvania state line.

Bill would ban sexual conduct between school staff, students

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 05:45 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker wants to add school employees to the list of those who could face criminal charges for engaging in sexual conduct with minor students.

Currently, the law applies to teachers, administrators and other authority figures but not staff such as janitors or cafeteria workers.

Ohio's AG: About 9,000 rape kits tested for DNA matches

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 04:25 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state's forensic scientists have tested about 9,000 rape kits submitted by law enforcement agencies around Ohio to check for possible DNA matches.

Just over 11,000 kits have been submitted as part of an effort that began in 2011 to check previously untested kits for evidence. About 1,700 were submitted after a new law went into effect in March.

The law now requires law enforcement agencies to submit any remaining previously untested sexual assault kits associated with a past crime to a crime lab within a year.

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 have begun a walk from the Ohio prison where inmates are executed to the Statehouse as part of a capital punishment protest.

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

The walk is sponsored by Ohioans to Stop Executions and other groups. They plan to finish the protest in Columbus on this coming Saturday, 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.

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