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Saturday, 19 October 2013 10:48 Written by Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The director of Ohio's Department of Job and Family Services has resigned from his cabinet position in Gov. John Kasich's administration.
The governor's office said in a written statement Friday that Michael Colbert is leaving to pursue other opportunities. The statement did not provide additional details on his departure. His resignation was effective Friday. In his resignation letter, Colbert told Kasich he was grateful for his 2 1/2 years as director and the decision wasn't easy. The department oversees public assistance, unemployment compensation and other programs.
Kasich has named Cynthia Callender Dungey to take Colbert's place. Dungey manages daily operations at the state's Department of Medicaid as its chief of staff. She has a law degree from Ohio Northern University College of Law and a bachelor's degree from DePauw University.
Saturday, 19 October 2013 10:44 Written by Associated Press
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) - The county prosecutor says he'll meet with police investigators on Monday to talk about whether charges should be filed in an alleged rape near Ohio University last weekend.
The incident early Sunday on an Athens street gained international attention when video and photos taken by witnesses were widely circulated via social media.
Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn says investigators have identified the man and woman involved. Blackburn is meeting with police to discuss the evidence and says it could go to the grand jury for consideration on Oct. 28. Explicit photos of the incident were tweeted and quickly reposted across the Internet. Later the woman contacted police and reported she was a victim of a sexual assault. Police are examining photos posted to social media as part of the investigation.
Saturday, 19 October 2013 10:35 Written by Associated Press
DOVER, Ohio (AP) - Federal prosecutors have charged a man with illegally dumping gas drilling waste into a tributary of the Chagrin River in northeast Ohio.
They allege 45-year-old James Hidey of Dover directed brine into a storm sewer twice in 2008 while working for the drilling company Great Plains Exploration. A criminal information report alleges the toxic waste flowed to a brook and eventually into the river. The two-count complaint says the dumping occurred after gas wells were completed in two east Cleveland suburbs, Mayfield Heights and Highland Heights.
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Friday, 18 October 2013 09:20 Written by AVC News
Thursday, 17 October 2013 17:41 Written by Associated Press
Thursday, 17 October 2013 11:34 Written by Z. Daniel Barnett
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Thursday, 17 October 2013 08:26 Written by Associated Press
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