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Ohio State President: School raised more than $3 billion

by Associated Press on October 1, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A fundraising campaign at Ohio State University has ended with a tally of more than $3 billion. The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2ddRiic ) reports University President Dr. Michael Drake recently announced to key donors the total amount raised in the “But For Ohio State” campaign. The campaign had already exceeded its goal… Continue Reading

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Medical examiner can’t testify in Cleveland woman’s death

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CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge in Ohio says a medical examiner’s report shouldn’t be considered in the investigation of the death of a woman who collapsed after struggling with Cleveland police officers during a mental health crisis. The decision announced Friday comes after a retired judge reviewed evidence in the case. Tanisha Anderson died in… Continue Reading

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New exhibit opens at Hayes presidential museum in Ohio

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FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums center in northern Ohio is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a new exhibit. The exhibit opens this weekend at the center in Fremont. It’s titled “100 Moments: Celebrating a Century of the Nation’s First Presidential Library.” The exhibit celebrates President Hayes and his… Continue Reading

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Court rejects Medicaid funds for assisted living before plan

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CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit that sought retroactive payment for assisted-living services for people on Medicaid. The 2013 complaint said Ohio was illegally omitting Medicaid coverage for people between the time they required assisted-living services and when a plan was authorized allowing the payments. Medicaid is a state and… Continue Reading

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Bill would let lawmakers decide fate of many state agencies

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers could more easily do away with state agencies under a bill that recently passed the state Senate. The proposal would set up a process for the legislature to review at least 25 state agencies under the governor’s authority. Those include the departments of health, transportation, taxation and the Environmental… Continue Reading

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Police: Arrest made after fake cop abducts, assaults girl, 9

by Associated Press on September 30, 2016

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — A man who police say abducted and sexually assaulted a 9-year-old girl in northern Ohio has pleaded not guilty to rape and kidnapping charges. Forty-five-year-old Dennis Menefee Jr., of Port Washington, appeared Friday in Massillon Municipal Court, where a judge set a $2 million bond. He’s being assigned a public defender…. Continue Reading

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Judge allows Ohio review of online charter school’s records

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge is allowing the state to review certain attendance records at Ohio’s largest online charter school that could jeopardize the school’s $106 million in annual funding. Franklin County Judge Jenifer French on Friday sided with the Ohio Department of Education against the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, or ECOT. French rejected… Continue Reading

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Driver charged in Ohio trooper’s death pleads not guilty

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CLEVELAND (AP) — A driver accused of fatally striking a state trooper along a Cleveland interstate has pleaded not guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide charges. Cleveland.com (http://bit.ly/2d1WrVl ) reports 37-year-old Joshua Gaspar entered the plea Friday in county court for the collision that killed Trooper Kenneth Velez on Sept. 15. Velez was hit while conducting… Continue Reading

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Authorities: Man found dead in Ohio jail cell hanged himself

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SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man found dead in his jail cell in western Ohio hanged himself. Clark County sheriff’s deputies say they found the 43-year-old man while doing night checks in the county jail in Springfield. They say they began administering CPR but weren’t able to save the man. Jail Administrator Lt…. Continue Reading

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Ohioan alleges police slammed his head, cracking windshield

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LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — A man suing a northeast Ohio police department alleges his rights were violated by an officer who slammed his head into a cruiser’s windshield with enough force to crack the glass. The federal lawsuit filed last month says 32-year-old Pele (PAY’-lay) Smith, of Lorain, received hospital treatment afterward. A dash cam… Continue Reading