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Program teaches special-needs kids to avoid harmful drugs

By JOANNE VIVIANO, The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dr. Maria Demosthenous was excited about the ornate round box she held in front of 11-year-old Xavier Desotelle. As the Columbus boy looked up at her from an examination table, she told him that the blue box with orange pompom ...

Whistleblower: School used software to get more state money

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Education regulators are reviewing a whistleblower's claim that Ohio's then-largest online charter school intentionally inflated attendance figures tied to its state funding using software it purchased after previous allegations of ...

Officials vow to improve 911 center after teen dies in van

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati officials plan to make changes to improve operations at the city's emergency call center, which is under scrutiny after the failed response to a teen who was trapped in a vehicle and died after twice calling 911. Mayor John Cranley, council members and other city ...

House arrest modified for teen mom accused of killing infant

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio judge has modified a house arrest order for a former high school cheerleader accused of killing and burying her newborn near her family's home. Attorneys for 19-year-old Brooke Skylar Richardson previously filed a court motion in Warren County to lift the house ...

Officer gives firefighter apology cake: ‘Sorry I tased you’

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer has apologized for a work mishap by bringing a firefighter a cake iced with an unusual message: "Sorry I tased you." Hamilton Township Officer Darcy Workman says she accidently shocked firefighter Rickey Wagoner with her stun gun last ...

JobsOhio touts state’s assets in new video to attract growth

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's privatized job-creation office is using a new video to highlight reasons people should come to live, work and start businesses in the state. JobsOhio released the 4 ½-minute commercial Monday. It emphasizes Ohio's diverse geography, including rural and urban ...

Woman killed, man and 2 infants hurt in Amish buggy crash

SIDNEY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Amish buggy has been struck from behind in Ohio, killing a woman and critically injuring a man and two infants. The Springfield News-Sun reports the Shelby County Sheriff's Office says the buggy was properly lit when it was struck around 9 p.m. Friday. ...

Robot designed for faster, safer uranium plant pipe cleanup

By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio crews cleaning up a massive former Cold War-era uranium enrichment plant in Ohio plan this summer to deploy a high-tech helper: an autonomous, radiation-measuring robot that will roll through miles of large overhead pipes to spot ...

Cincinnati city manager facing dismissal opts to quit

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati city manager who faced the likelihood of being fired by the City Council has quit. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Harry Black said Saturday morning in a memo that his decision to resign was "based on the reality that the work environment has become very ...

Husband charged in death of wife whose body still missing

HARTVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A 73-year-old Ohio man who has given conflicting stories about what happened to his wife's body has been charged with aggravated murder in her death. The Record-Courier reports Philip Snider was arrested Friday in the northeast Ohio city of Hartville. He's being held ...