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Thursday, 03 April 2014 09:25

Silencer Bill Goes to Senate

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 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Hunters could use silencers on their guns while hunting certain game under a proposal that passed the Ohio House.
 
   Representatives voted 73-14 to pass the bill Wednesday. The Senate still must consider the measure.
 
   A House committee approved the bill last month with bipartisan support after lawmakers examined the devices and listened to silenced and unsilenced weapons.
 
   The bill would allow licensed Ohio hunters to use the silencers while hunting certain birds and other wild game, including squirrels, rabbits and deer. Only those authorized under state and federal laws could use the suppressor, which must be properly registered.
 
   Supporters of the devices say they protect hunters' hearing, make field commands easier to hear and reduce disruptions to neighbors. Opponents say quieter weapons are less safe and easier to use illegally.

Thursday, 03 April 2014 09:24

Shots Fired at Kent State, Suspect Caught

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KENT, Ohio (AP) - Kent State University says a person suspected of firing a gun on campus has been apprehended, and there's no longer a threat to anyone at the school.
 
   Campus police say the suspect is in custody at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.
 
   The university posted a notice about the capture on its Twitter page late Wednesday night.
 
   A Kent State spokeswoman says the male suspect fired the shot into the ground around 9 p.m. Wednesday near the Bowman Hall academic building.
 
   No injuries were reported.
 
   The university initially advised people across campus to stay put while police searched for the shooter, who was believe to be carrying a silver handgun.
 
   The campus was the site of deadly shootings by Ohio National Guard members during a Vietnam War protest in 1970.

Thursday, 03 April 2014 09:22

GOP Convention Won't Be in Columbus

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 Taken off list, along with Phoenix
 
Thursday, 03 April 2014 09:15

Ohio Has Many Meth Labs

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Near the top of national rankings
 
Thursday, 03 April 2014 09:11

GCSO Lawsuit Dismissed

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Had been accused of public records violations
 
Thursday, 03 April 2014 08:20

Possible Piedmont Lake Utica Activity

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6,700 acres of land could be used for shale
 
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 11:14

Construction Budget Signed

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   COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A nearly $2.4 billion state construction budget that funds an array of community, school and park projects has cleared the Ohio Legislature.
 
   The Senate approved the bill on a 30-1 vote. Gov. John Kasich signed it late Tuesday.
 
   The proposal directs $675 million toward primary and secondary schools and roughly $455 million toward public colleges and universities for repairs and new buildings.
 
   Local road, bridge, sewer and other infrastructure projects would get $369 million. Another $574 million goes for maintenance, renovation and other projects at state-owned facilities, including parks and prisons. An additional $100 million goes to the Clean Ohio preservation program.
 
   The proposal includes about $160 million in community projects.
 
   Kasich's administration estimates that projects funded under the bill would create 31,000 jobs over several years.

 

Wednesday, 02 April 2014 11:12

Minority Students Slipping Behind

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A new report says black children are faring worse in Ohio than all but five other states.
 
   An index that compares milestones for kids across racial and ethnic groups shows black, Latino and American Indian children scoring well below whites in every region of the country.
 
   The index - compiled by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and reported by The Columbus Dispatch - shows just five states, all in the South or Midwest, posting lower scores for black children than Ohio.
 
   The report looks at how children are faring on milestones that position them for success. It uses 12 indicators, including birth-weight data, reading and math proficiency, and neighborhood poverty.
 
   The Children's Defense Fund-Ohio called the state's results for black children "dire."

Wednesday, 02 April 2014 11:08

Child Abuse Prevention Month Observed

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Honors given out
 
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 11:06

Changes to Rape Law Being Weighed

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Statute of limitations could be changed
 
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 11:04

More Utica Permits Added

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Almost 1,200 now issued

 

Wednesday, 02 April 2014 10:59

Crash Renders Pills, Driver Allegedly Flees Scene

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Said to have had a multitude of pills
 
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 17:59

Noble County Couple Indicted on Murder Charges

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Pair Suspected of Killing a Man at a Local Motel

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 14:15

Murder charges filed in Morgan County

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Son accused of murdering his mother and dumping her body in the Muskingum R.

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 11:21

Longtime GCDJFS Employee Retires

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Served for 30 years

 

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 11:20

Guardsman Guilty, He Says

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 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Indiana Guardsman is ready to plead guilty to having homemade explosive devices in his vehicle when he was stopped in Ohio.
 
   Andrew Boguslawski faces 10 years in prison after signing an agreement to plead guilty to having nine unregistered bombs found in his vehicle and four devices that could be converted to bombs. He is also pleading guilty to having 20 explosive devices or components at his Indiana home.
 
   Boguslawski is scheduled to enter his guilty plea today before a federal magistrate in Columbus.
 
   His attorney has said Boguslawski had the illegal devices but never planned to use them to strike anyone or anything and planned to use them for legitimate training purposes.
 
   An Ohio trooper stopped Boguslawski on Jan. 1 for speeding on Interstate 70 west of Columbus.

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A newspaper is reporting taxpayers are largely footing the bill for public school buses that have to drive farther to transport students attending charter schools.
 
   State officials have forced traditional public schools to traverse their cities to pick up and deliver kids to privately run charter schools, often while cutting transportation to their own kids.
 
   The Akron Beacon-Journal has analyzed statewide data and has determined it costs about 44 percent more per child to deliver the charter school attendees door to door.
 
   A child attending a traditional public school and transported on a district bus cost on average $4.30 per day in 2012. For a charter-school student, it was $6.18, or $1.88 more per day.
 
   Since then, 22,000 more kids have been enrolled at the state's charter schools.

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