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Restored lighthouse on Lake Erie shore in Ohio dedicated

by Associated Press on September 27, 2016

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — An historic lighthouse on the shore of Lake Erie is once again functioning after years of work to restore the 120-year-old structure. Hundreds of people attended Monday’s lighting ceremony to dedicate the renovated Port Clinton lighthouse in northwest Ohio. An honor guard from the U.S. Coast Guard’s Marblehead Station stood… Continue Reading

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Police: Woman, son charged after ex’s body found in trunk

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CLEVELAND (AP) — A woman and her son have been charged with aggravated murder after police say the decomposing body of the woman’s former boyfriend was found stuffed in the trunk of a car parked behind her Cleveland home. Cleveland.com reports (http://bit.ly/2dnh82F ) Pearl Hatley and her son, 18-year-old Larry Camp-Hatley, have been charged in… Continue Reading

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Ex-professor gets 8-month term for soliciting teen for sex

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A former northeast Ohio professor has been sentenced to eight months in prison after admitting he solicited a 15-year-old boy for sex in the parking lot of an elementary school last year. Prosecutors say Willie Harrell Jr., of Akron, was sentenced on Monday after pleading guilty in July to importuning. The… Continue Reading

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Man indicted on DUI-related charges in state trooper’s death

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CLEVELAND (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a man on aggravated vehicular homicide and DUI charges in the death of an Ohio state trooper who was struck and killed on a Cleveland interstate. Authorities say Joshua Gaspar was driving under the influence of drugs when he hit 48-year-old State Highway Patrol Trooper Kenneth Velez… 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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Ex-Ohio State coach Earle Bruce to dot “I” in Script Ohio

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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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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