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Ohio school-funding suit leaves mark after 20 years

by Associated Press on March 24, 2017 at 1:32 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Twenty years after the first decision in Ohio’s landmark school-funding lawsuit, hundreds of new school buildings dot the landscape and the notion of what constitutes an adequate education is regularly debated in U.S. state capitals. Experts say those are two of the lasting impacts of DeRolph v. State, a lawsuit first… Continue Reading

Panel tasked with addressing problems at southwest Ohio jail

by Associated Press on March 24, 2017 at 12:51 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A retired rabbi and a university official will lead an independent committee created to address problems at an Ohio jail that’s facing lawsuits over treatment of inmates. Dayton officials have announced the names of nine individuals who will oversee and address issues at Montgomery County’s jail in Dayton. The group will… Continue Reading

Ohio woman sentenced in murder-for-hire plot

by Associated Press on March 24, 2017 at 12:51 am

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman accused of arranging to have her estranged husband killed has been sentenced to eight years in prison. Forty-two-year-old Shelly Carter was sentenced Thursday in southwestern Ohio. The Middletown woman earlier pleaded guilty to attempted conspiracy to commit aggravated murder. Middletown police say Carter feared losing her home and… Continue Reading

Panel tasked with addressing problems at southwest Ohio jail

by Associated Press on March 24, 2017 at 12:48 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A retired rabbi and a university official will lead an independent committee created to address problems at an Ohio jail that’s facing lawsuits over treatment of inmates. Dayton officials have announced the names of nine individuals who will oversee and address issues at Montgomery County’s jail in Dayton. The group will… Continue Reading

Ohio to release latest state unemployment data

by Associated Press on March 24, 2017 at 12:37 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials are expected to update Ohio’s unemployment rate and other jobs data. The report to be released Friday from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services will show the unemployment rate for February. It also will show job gains and losses in sectors such as manufacturing, construction and health… Continue Reading

Man charged in slaying of Ohio mother found dead in car

by Associated Press on March 24, 2017 at 12:31 am

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A man has been indicted on charges including aggravated murder in the slaying of a woman found fatally shot in a car with her unharmed 6-month-old daughter in southwestern Ohio. Montgomery County’s prosecutor said in a statement Thursday that 35-year-old Brandon Carr also has been indicted on charges of murder, kidnapping… Continue Reading

Ohio paying 2 men declared wrongfully imprisoned $1.45M each

by Associated Press on March 23, 2017 at 6:08 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has agreed to pay about $1.45 million each to two men declared wrongfully imprisoned for more than 16 years in a woman’s 1988 slaying. The Ohio Court of Claims announced Thursday that it has approved a settlement between the state, Robert Gondor and Randy Resh. The men were 24 years… Continue Reading

Troopers: Ohio National Guard Humvee swiped from armory

by Associated Press on March 23, 2017 at 5:10 pm

STOW, Ohio (AP) — State troopers in Ohio are looking out for a stolen vehicle that shouldn’t be hard to miss. The State Highway Patrol says someone cut through a fence at the Ohio National Guard Armory in Stow, about 8 miles (13 kilometers) north of Akron, and made off with a military Humvee. Troopers… Continue Reading

Multi-format reporter Dake Kang to join AP Cleveland bureau

by Associated Press on March 23, 2017 at 11:45 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — Multi-format journalist Dake Kang is joining the Cleveland staff of The Associated Press after reporting for the news cooperative in Bangkok, Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey. Kang will report in Ohio and western Pennsylvania during an eight-month temporary assignment starting April 17. The appointment was announced Thursday by Karen Testa, AP’s… Continue Reading

Mayor threatened over move to stop prayer and pledge resigns

by Associated Press on March 23, 2017 at 10:40 am

CAREY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio mayor says he resigned that position after receiving threats over a plan to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the Lord’s Prayer at village council meetings. Carey Mayor Armand Getz says he made the decision to end the pledge and prayer to avoid potential lawsuits. The U.S. Air… Continue Reading