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Ex-Ohio State coach Earle Bruce to dot “I” in Script Ohio

by Associated Press on September 27, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce will dot the “i” in the marching band’s Script Ohio performance before homecoming this week. The university is honoring Bruce during the Rutgers’ homecoming game Saturday for his service to Ohio State and his support of the marching band. The 85-year-old Bruce calls the… Continue Reading

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University in Ohio to study PTSD in emergency room patients

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Researchers at the University of Toledo are getting a $3.4 million federal grant to study post-traumatic stress disorder in trauma patients. The research will focus on people treated at local emergency departments who’ve been hurt in car crashes, workplace accidents and other incidents involving blunt-force trauma. The lead researcher in the… Continue Reading

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Ohio elections chief: About 806,000 ask for absentee ballots

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nearly 806,000 Ohioans have asked for an absentee ballot ahead of the November presidential election. Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted) says more than 13,000 of the requests for an absentee ballot are from military and overseas voters. Residents in the swing state can vote absentee by mail or in… Continue Reading

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Portman quietly deploys web tools as Ohio Senate race rages

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Google says Republican Rob Portman of Ohio has been one of the savviest users of its digital resources this campaign season. The company says the incumbent U.S. senator’s well-funded campaign is more effectively using data mining, YouTube ads and search promotion this year in his race against Democratic ex-Gov. Ted Strickland… Continue Reading

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Judge in Ohio orders bathroom access for transgender student

by Associated Press on September 26, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has rejected an Ohio school district’s challenge to the Obama administration’s rule on transgender bathrooms. In a decision Monday, Judge Algenon Marbley ordered the Highland Local School District in Morrow County to treat an 11-year-old student who is biologically male but identifies as female “as the girl she… Continue Reading

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Ohio, online charter battle in court over student log-ins

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state review has found that enrollment at Ohio’s largest online charter school is nearly 60 percent lower than originally reported, potentially jeopardizing about $60 million of the e-school’s state funding from last year. The Ohio Department of Education told the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow about its findings Monday. It comes… Continue Reading

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Family sues Akron officer for killing robbery suspect

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The father of an unarmed robbery suspect fatally shot by an Akron police officer after refusing to remove his hand from his waistband has sued the city and the officer claiming excessive force. The lawsuit filed Monday in federal court by William Lemmon Sr. says 21-year-old William Lemmon Jr. was shot… Continue Reading

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Jury selection starts in toddler fatal beating case in Ohio

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HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Jury selection has begun in the trial of a man accused of fatally beating his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter in southwest Ohio. The selection of jurors in the trial of Bradley Young started Monday in Hamilton. Young has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, involuntary manslaughter and child endangering in Kinsley… Continue Reading

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Jury finds Ohio father guilty in toddler’s starvation death

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CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man whose 2-year-old daughter weighed 13 pounds when she died of starvation and blunt-force injury has been found guilty of aggravated murder and other charges in her death and could be sentenced to the death penalty. A Hamilton County jury deliberated about two hours Monday before finding 34-year-old Glen Bates… Continue Reading

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New trial nears for ex-officer accused in wife’s 1995 death

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LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A former southwest Ohio police official’s new trial in his wife’s 1995 death is scheduled for November. Former Springboro Police Lt. Thomas “Jim” Barton spent more than a decade behind bars in the death of his wife, Vickie, before his 2005 manslaughter conviction was overturned. Investigators alleged she was killed as… Continue Reading