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Cincinnati mayor calls rental home vandalism act of hatred

by Associated Press on December 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati mayor is calling vandalism including the spray painting of swastikas and the phrase “white power” at a biracial couple’s home an act of hatred. Mayor John Cranley says the crime, which also included cement poured down drains and paint on appliances, an attack on an innocent family and on the… Continue Reading

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Cincinnati mayor calls rental home vandalism act of hatred

by Associated Press on December 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati mayor is calling vandalism including the spray painting of swastikas and the phrase “white power” at a biracial couple’s home an act of hatred. Mayor John Cranley says the crime, which also included cement poured down drains and paint on appliances, an attack on an innocent family and on the… Continue Reading

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Oldest zoo gorilla doing well after biopsy before birthday

by Associated Press on December 3, 2016 at 1:00 pm

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — The oldest known gorilla living in a zoo is doing well after a surgical biopsy ahead of her 60th birthday on Dec. 22. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said Saturday that veterinarians successfully removed a mass under the gorilla’s arm that recently started causing her discomfort. The zoo also took tissue… Continue Reading

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Congress approves funding for Ohio-made military vehicles

by Associated Press on December 3, 2016 at 1:00 pm

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Congress has OK’d $1.2 billion in funding for two military vehicles produced in northwestern Ohio. The money approved this week will go toward production of the Abrams tank and Stryker armored vehicle. Both are made at the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima (LY’-mah). Ohio Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman calls… Continue Reading

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Congress approves funding for Ohio-made military vehicles

by Associated Press on December 3, 2016 at 12:00 pm

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Congress has OK’d $1.2 billion in funding for two military vehicles produced in northwestern Ohio. The money approved this week will go toward production of the Abrams tank and Stryker armored vehicle. Both are made at the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima (LY’-mah). Ohio Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman calls… Continue Reading

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As cops get body cameras, Columbus looks to fill 7 positions

by Associated Press on December 3, 2016 at 11:00 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The proposed budget for 2017 for Ohio’s capital city includes seven new hires as its police officers are outfitted with body cameras and officials expect more public records requests and evidence for prosecutors. The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2fZhQ5Q ) the proposed hires stem from plans to equip more than 1,400 officers… Continue Reading

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Suit: 3 school districts blocked teacher due to blindness

by Associated Press on December 3, 2016 at 11:00 am

CINCINNATI (AP) — A music teacher has filed a federal lawsuit against three school districts in southwest Ohio, alleging he was prevented from teaching there because he’s blind. The attorney for Kyle Conley tells The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/2gMxwHX ) the Lakota, Fairfield and Ross school districts failed to accommodate his client under the Americans with… Continue Reading

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Congress approves funding for Ohio-made military vehicles

by Associated Press on December 3, 2016 at 11:00 am

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Congress has OK’d $1.2 billion in funding for two military vehicles produced in northwestern Ohio. The money approved this week will go toward production of the Abrams tank and Stryker armored vehicle. Both are made at the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima (LY’-mah). Ohio Democratic U.S. Sen. Rob Portman calls… Continue Reading

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Investigation continues as overnight fire kills 4 in Akron

by Associated Press on December 3, 2016 at 10:00 am

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An overnight house fire has killed two adults and two children in Akron. Multiple media reports say the fire broke out about 1:30 a.m. Saturday with a caller saying people were trapped inside the house. Reports say one child was rescued and a woman escaped by jumping from an attic window…. Continue Reading

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Ohio EPA rehires employee fired over lead in village’s water

by Associated Press on December 3, 2016 at 10:00 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former supervisor with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency who appealed her firing over the handling of lead in a village’s drinking water has been rehired in a new job with the agency. The Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/2gr0MGf ) reports the move comes after the two sides reached a settlement and Julie Spangler,… Continue Reading