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State approves projects at Wright State, Central State

State funding approved this week will allow Wright State and Central State begin work on capital projects at the universities. Wright State is expanding its data backup and recovery capabilities with more than $800,000 approved by the State Controlling Board on Monday. RELATED: Wright State selects 3 finalists for president’s job The money will help pay for network routers and for WSU&rsquo...
Republicans in Ohio raising money in Florida

Republicans in Ohio raising money in Florida

Ohio Republican lawmakers will host lobbyists and supporters at back-to-back political fundraisers in Florida next month, just before debate begins on the massive state budget bill. Invitations to the events, obtained by the Dayton Daily News, show that new Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof, R-Medina, and Senate President Pro Tem Bob Peterson, R-Sabina, are hosting a fundraiser at Bagatelle, an upscale...
IT disaster center at WSU lands Ohio funding

IT disaster center at WSU lands Ohio funding

Wright State is expanding its data backup and recovery capabilities with more than $800,000 approved by the State Controlling Board on Monday. RELATED: Wright State selects 3 finalists for president’s job The money will help pay for network routers and for WSU’s portion of a remote information technology disaster recovery site in Fairborn, according to the university’s request to...
Kasich names Dayton charter school as innovation leader

Kasich names Dayton charter school as innovation leader

Ohio Gov. John Kasich recognized seven Ohio schools that lead the way in innovation, including Dayton Early College Academy, a charter school on the campus of the University of Dayton. During a news conference Tuesday, Kasich also pledged to increase K-12 spending by 1 percent per year in the upcoming state budget. The funding boost will amount to about $200 million in state funds, the Kasich administration...
Central State lands Ohio funding to update Brown Library

Central State lands Ohio funding to update Brown Library

Central State University is moving forward with updates to its Hallie Q. Brown Memorial Library following the State Controlling Board’s approval on Monday of more than $388,000 in funding for phase two of the facility’s modernization project. RELATED: CSU president named a ‘most influential’ leader in higher education The controlling board on Monday approved $340,620 to go...
Billionaire wants Ohio crime victims rights protected

Billionaire wants Ohio crime victims rights protected

A California billionaire whose sister was murdered 34 years ago is bringing his mission to expand crime victims’ rights to Ohio. Henry T. Nicholas, III, co-founder of Broadcom Corp. and No. 247 on Forbes list of richest Americans , is funding an effort to put a constitutional amendment before Ohio voters that would guarantee rights to crime victims. Named after Nicholas’ sister, Marsy&rsquo...
The Limited parent company files for bankruptcy

The Limited parent company files for bankruptcy

The parent company of women’s clothing store The Limited has filed a voluntary petition for relief under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Court, and the store website has been taken offline. The petition was filed by Limited Stores LLC in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The company also entered into an asset purchase agreement with an affiliate of private equity...
State aims to rescue teens before they fall victim to sex traffickers

State aims to rescue teens before they fall victim to sex traffickers

Analysts and agents with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation will scour social media and government data banks to identify teens at risk of being dragged into the underworld of human trafficking and reach them before they fall victim, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said Monday. Research shows that children who have run away from home multiple times, are in the foster care system and or have used...
New state board member: Don’t soften graduation standards

New state board member: Don’t soften graduation standards

Charlotte McGuire just replaced A.J. Wagner as the Dayton area’s state school board member, and she has a very different approach on one of the board’s top issues. Wagner, who resigned in November, was the lead voice pushing to soften the graduation standards that will take effect for current high school juniors. McGuire disagrees, saying she still needs to do more research, but is sure...
Participation down in program that give tax breaks to homeowners

Participation down in program that give tax breaks to homeowners

A program that gives property tax breaks to senior citizens and permanently disabled individuals has seen a sharp decline in enrollment since Ohio reinstated income restrictions. In Montgomery County, new approved filings for the homestead property tax exemption are at least at a 10-year low, and the total number of participants in the program has declined for three consecutive years, according to...
Ohio key battleground in abortion fight

Ohio key battleground in abortion fight

Ohio is at the frontline in a battle over abortion rights that continues to rage on 44 years after the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Roe versus Wade . “I would argue, and we have the data to back this up, that Ohio and Texas are the key battleground states for the abortion debate. What happens in Ohio tends to trickle to other states,” said Ohio Right to Life President...
Inauguration 2017: Local students react to Trump, D.C.

Inauguration 2017: Local students react to Trump, D.C.

It was an exhausting but historic day for students from southwest Ohio high schools who came to the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Students from Oakwood High School, Springfield High School and Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati are traveling on the same bus this weekend through Washington, D.C. “I prefer not to pick a side, I went to see the history and what it was like...
What Texas politicians are saying about Donald Trump’s inauguration

What Texas politicians are saying about Donald Trump’s inauguration

A big Texas welcome to President Donald J. Trump. Happy Inauguration Day! An exciting and historic day for our nation. — U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas Congratulations, Mr. President! I look forward to working with you to Make America Great Again. Together we will secure our borders, protect our country, and grow the economy. — U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin “This afternoon,...
Planned Parenthood receives donation in Butler County lawmaker’s name

Planned Parenthood receives donation in Butler County lawmaker’s name

A “generous” donation was made to Planned Parenthood Action Fund on behalf of Ohio Rep. Candice Keller, a staunch opponent of the organization. The first-term freshman Republican Middletown lawmaker called the donation made in her name by an Oxford constituent “very alarming.” Keller runs the Community Pregnancy Center in Middletown and opposes the abortion services provided...
Herman: Round Rock middle schoolers witness the inauguration

Herman: Round Rock middle schoolers witness the inauguration

Friday was not what you’d call a day of great indecision. You know how you felt. I know how I felt. On one of the odder Inauguration Days in U.S. history, indecision didn’t seem like an option. So I thought it would be interesting to see it through the eyes of younger Americans, folks not yet burdened with years of political cynicism. I went to the National Mall with 15 kids (and their...
Texans don hats, boots to celebrate Trump inauguration

Texans don hats, boots to celebrate Trump inauguration

As Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick put it, “Everybody loves to be a Texan and Black Tie and Boots gives everyone a chance.” “I have been told by people, let’s just say close to the administration, that said, `Look, this is THE ball. This is just it,” said Patrick, who chaired the Trump campaign in Texas. “There are other balls, the balls the night of the Inauguration, but...
Hamilton superintendent: Local control, not state, needed for schools

Hamilton superintendent: Local control, not state, needed for schools

The leader of Hamilton City Schools touted his district’s successes Thursday, but did so while continuing his role as the region’s chief critic of state education officials. Schools Superintendent Tony Orr was the featured speaker during the annual Hamilton State Of The Schools luncheon. The second-year superintendent of the 10,000-student, Butler County district used the forum to remind...
Audit: County ag society overpaid worker

Audit: County ag society overpaid worker

The Montgomery County Agricultural Society improperly paid out unused personal and vacation leave when its office manager left in 2014, according to a state audit released Thursday. Former office manager Debbie Long received $1,150 for 11.5 unused personal days, state auditors found, even though the agricultural society’s handbook states there is no payout given for unused personal or vacation...
Former local congressman: Ohio GOP key to new Trump administration

Former local congressman: Ohio GOP key to new Trump administration

The Ohio GOP will play a central role in Donald Trump’s new administration, according to former Congressman Steve Austria, R-Beavercreek, who spoke with the president-elect earlier this month. Trump and his adviser Kellyanne Conway called Austria earlier this month to whip support for Jane Timken, the new administration’s choice for Ohio Republican Party chairman. “I never thought...
Inauguration 2017: Local students arrive in Washington

Inauguration 2017: Local students arrive in Washington

Southwest Ohio students are arriving in Washington, D.C. for the Inauguration of Donald Trump. Students from Oakwood High School and Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati were on a flight this morning from James M. Cox Dayton International Airport to Washington, D.C. Students from Springfield left today, too. Sixteen-year-old Oakwood students Kate Connolly and Elizabeth McGrath said they were...
Kennedy plane exhibit closing at Air Force Museum for upgrades

Kennedy plane exhibit closing at Air Force Museum for upgrades

One of the most popular and iconic planes in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will temporarily close to public tours Monday. The Boeing 707 jetliner known best as “JFK’s Air Force One” and its SAM 26000 tail code, will be closed until Feb. 3 for restoration work, said Christina Douglass, a museum curator. New LED lighting and additional Plexiglas will be installed to protect...
Ohio mourns loss of Colo, world’s oldest gorilla in captivity

Ohio mourns loss of Colo, world’s oldest gorilla in captivity

Remembrances and condolences have poured into the Columbus Zoo for Colo, the world’s first gorilla born in captivity and oldest known living gorilla in the U.S. who died this week. Colo’s passing comes less than a month after her 60th birthday. During Colo’s birthday celebration last month, hundreds of people filed into the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium to celebrate with Colo. On the...
I-Team FactCheck: Does Trump’s Ed Secy pick owe Ohio $5.3M?

I-Team FactCheck: Does Trump’s Ed Secy pick owe Ohio $5.3M?

One major criticism leveled by opponents of Betsy DeVos’ nomination as education secretary is the claim she owes the state of Ohio $5.3 million in fines for a political action committee she was involved in violating state elections laws. “This $5.3 million that Betsy DeVos owes Ohio could pay for more teachers, technology upgrades and critical priorities to help us educate Ohio kids,&rdquo...
Boeing CEO will cut Air Force One cost after pressure from Trump

Boeing CEO will cut Air Force One cost after pressure from Trump

Aerospace giant Boeing will simplify and streamline requirements to cut “substantial cost” on the next Air Force One, the company’s chief executive said Tuesday after a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. “We have made some great progress on simplifying requirements for Air Force One, streamlining the process, streamlining certifications by using commercial practices...
Ohio schools ranked exactly average nationally

Ohio schools ranked exactly average nationally

Ohio has long been referred to as a microcosm of the nation politically and economically. Now, according to a leading education authority, that’s true at the school level as well. Education Week recently released its annual Quality Counts school report card, and it gave Ohio’s education system the exact same grade (to the decimal point) that it gave the nation – a “C&rdquo...
Miamisburg expected to extend medical marijuana permit ban

Miamisburg expected to extend medical marijuana permit ban

The banning of permits for medical marijuana businesses in Miamisburg is expected to be extended. A recommendation to lengthen a moratorium on approving permits for those businesses now allowed after last year’s ballot issue passage by Ohio voters is expected to go to the Miamisburg City Council next month. Miamisburg was among a number of cities in the area to put a moratorium on the marijuana...
WATCH LIVE: Inauguration Day coverage

WATCH LIVE: Inauguration Day coverage

The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president is today and we have all of the angles covered for you to keep up with this event as it happens. We have a team of reporters in Washington getting ready for this week’s events. Our team in D.C. includes: WHIO-TV reporter Jim Otte will be talking with elected officials and getting reaction from around Washington all week. He’ll have...
Showdown likely over health care after inauguration

Showdown likely over health care after inauguration

If the devil is in the details, one of the toughest tasks about repealing and replacing the 2010 Affordable Care Act may be the timeline. Some congressional Republicans want to repeal the bill now, and then spend two years instituting a replacement. During the transition period, they’ve said, no one would lose benefits. But President-elect Donald Trump last week threw a wrench into that plan...
Sweeping change likely after Donald Trump takes oath

Sweeping change likely after Donald Trump takes oath

He will be a president like no other, and whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing seems to, at this point, be a matter of remarkably disparate opinion. But when President-Elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office on Jan. 20, the nation will see a sweeping change in policy, style and rhetoric, possibly unlike any they’ve seen in their lifetimes. “He is not going to behave like...
RTA, other transit authorities could lose strike option

RTA, other transit authorities could lose strike option

Two state House Republicans intend to introduce legislation to prohibit Ohio’s public transit unions from starting strikes like the one suffered last week by the Greater Dayton RTA, the Dayton Daily News has learned. State Reps. Mike Henne and Jeff Rezabek — both Republicans from Clayton — intend to “introduce legislation requiring transit employee unions and local transit...
Roundup of Ohio news from Washington

Roundup of Ohio news from Washington

Jim Jordan named one of 30 most powerful in D.C. Jordan and Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Niles, are among the 30 most powerful people and groups in Washington, according to Politico, a Washington, D.C. publication. Jordan was cited for his work on the conservative House Freedom Caucus. Ryan, who unsuccessfully challenged House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., at the end of last year, was cited because...
Local lawmakers assigned to House committees

Local lawmakers assigned to House committees

Ohio Rep. Margy Conditt, R-Liberty Twp., will enter her third term as vice chair of the House Community & Family Advancement Committee at the start of the 132nd General Assembly. The committee, which was created by former Hanover Twp. lawmaker Tim Derickson in the 131st General Assembly, works to support and strengthen Ohio families and their communities, according to a press release. Ohio Rep. P...
Trump inauguration a time for celebration, local Republicans say

Trump inauguration a time for celebration, local Republicans say

Local residents going to the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump see it as a chance to watch history being made and to revel in the patriotism of America’s peaceful transition of presidential power. “It could be one of the biggest days in our history. I just want to be there and look back and say many years from now that I was there,” said Preble County Commissioner Rodney...
Ben Carson to Sen. Sherrod Brown: ‘You remind me of Columbo’

Ben Carson to Sen. Sherrod Brown: ‘You remind me of Columbo’

Sen. Sherrod Brown has heard imitations of his gravelly voice, watched people imitate his retelling of why he wears a pin of a canary in a cage (it’s about worker’s rights) and had people point out his occasionally rumpled appearance. Now, he’s being compared to a famous TV gumshoe. When Ben Carson faced Brown, ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee, during his confirmation...
I-71 bridge, Ohio’s tallest, nears completion after 6 years, $104M

I-71 bridge, Ohio’s tallest, nears completion after 6 years, $104M

For the first time in more than six years, traffic is moving - unimpeded by construction obstacles - on the section of Interstate 71 over the Little Miami River on the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge. More than 40,000 cars a day cross this 2,300-foot bridge, on the way between Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. State transportation officials expect to complete the project within the $104 million budget. &ldquo...
Who was Jeremiah Morrow, namesake of Ohio's highest bridge?

Who was Jeremiah Morrow, namesake of Ohio's highest bridge?

Dozens of workers have been involved in a six-year project that cost $100 million to replace Ohio’s highest bridge, the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge across the Little Miami River on Interstate 71. Who was the man the bridge was named after? • Jeremiah Morrow, one of Warren County’s most notable early statesmen, who served the state as a legislator, political leader and the ninth governor...
Holiday retail sales up, but some stores suffering

Holiday retail sales up, but some stores suffering

Retail sales hit about $658 billion for the holiday season, but several chain retailers still announced the closures of hundreds of unprofitable brick-and-mortar stores in January — including several stores locally. “These numbers show that the nation’s slow-but-steady economic recovery is picking up speed and that consumers feel good about the future,” said Matthew Shay, NRF...
Airline offers daily flights from US to Europe for less than $70

Airline offers daily flights from US to Europe for less than $70

A low-cost airline is offering daily flights from the United States to Europe for less than $70. For a limited time, Iceland-based air carrier WOW air will offer $69.99 tickets from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and San Francisco International Airport to Stockholm, Copenhagen, Bristol and Edinburgh. » RELATED: Low cost airline adds flights at Dayton airport Fares went on sale this...
Ohio uses marketing muscle to push new crisis text line

Ohio uses marketing muscle to push new crisis text line

Ohio’s suicide prevention efforts now include a crisis texting service that has been used by 15,456 people over the past three years and that has led to “active rescues” of 243 people who were in serious danger of self-harm. The crisis text line, a free service founded by Nancy Lublin and quietly launched in August 2013, is available nationwide but Ohio is the first state to actively...
Former guard pleads guilty to smuggling drugs into prison

Former guard pleads guilty to smuggling drugs into prison

Former Lebanon Correctional Institution Officer Walter Richardson, pleaded guilty to smuggling drugs into the prison. Richardson, 23, of Cincinnati, pleaded guilty Wednesday to illegal conveyance of drugs into a detention facility and possession of drugs in Warren County Common Pleas Court. RELATED: Lebanon most violent prison in state Because Richardson was an employee of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation...
P&G aims to eliminate all manufacturing waste to landfills

P&G aims to eliminate all manufacturing waste to landfills

Procter & Gamble announced it is looking to eliminate all manufacturing waste from its 100 productions sites by 2020. The Cincinnati-headquartered company said about 56 percent of its global production sites have already eliminated manufacturing waste. P&G will continue to do this by ensuring all incoming materials are converted into the finished products, recycled internally or externally, or are...
Clark County gets $1M, first-of-its-kind program to treat kids

Clark County gets $1M, first-of-its-kind program to treat kids

Oesterlen Services for Youth kicked off a new $1 million pilot program Wednesday designed to provide services to children who otherwise might fall through the cracks of the state’s mental health and developmental disabilities systems. State and local leaders described the new program as the first of its kind in the state that brings 15 news jobs with it. It’s designed to provide intensive...
Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting: 5th fatality is Ashtabula, Ohio, native

Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting: 5th fatality is Ashtabula, Ohio, native

An Ohio native has been identified as the fifth person killed in last week's shooting at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.  Broward County spokeswoman Kimberly Maroe released the name of 69-year-old Mary Louise Amzibel of Ohio in an email Wednesday night, according to the Associated Press, the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale and other media.  Cleveland TV station News...
Centerville HS grad prepares to step down as Army secretary

Centerville HS grad prepares to step down as Army secretary

In his eight months as Secretary of the Army, Eric Fanning said he focused on improving behavioral health services, keeping forces ahead of the latest threats from adversaries and opening military jobs to all who meet the requirements. Fanning, a 1986 Centerville High School graduate, said if he were staying on the job, he would focus on making behavioral health services more accessible — and...
Ohio water systems to map where lead pipes are located

Ohio water systems to map where lead pipes are located

A new Ohio law is tightening the notification and reporting processes for when elevated levels of lead are found in drinking water, and city officials are now mapping where lead pipes are located at in the public water systems. Ohio House Bill 512 went into effect in early September after Gov. John Kasich signed the legislation. The amendments and new law required the Ohio Environmental Protection...
Report: Ending ACA may leave many Ohioans without mental health care

Report: Ending ACA may leave many Ohioans without mental health care

More than 220,000 people in Ohio may not be able to afford care for mental illness or substance disorder such as addiction to prescription drugs if congressional Republicans scrap the 2010 health law without passing a substitute measure, a new report said. A study released Wednesday by Harvard Medical School and New York University predicts that not only would nearly 1 million people in Ohio lose...

ODOT sponsors ‘matchmaking’ event for I-75 project businesses

A matchmaking event to provide disadvantaged and small businesses an opportunity to meet with potential bidders of the upcoming major reconstruction of Interstate 75 in Hamilton County construction project is being offered by the Ohio Department of Transportation. The ODOT Division of Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Outreach, will sponsor a matchmaker directly following the pre-bid...
Allegiant adds new flights to Destin from Ohio airports

Allegiant adds new flights to Destin from Ohio airports

Low-cost airline Allegiant will add 17 new routes at hubs nationwide, including two airports in Ohio. The airline is also adding new base operations and service from Louisville, Ky. Cleveland and Columbus airports will have a new seasonal nonstop service to Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport starting in May. » RELATED: After Southwest departure, what’s next for Dayton airport? To celebrate...
Ohio Task Force 1 on alert for possible deployment to South after storms

Ohio Task Force 1 on alert for possible deployment to South after storms

Ohio Task Force 1 is on alert to help with rescue and recovery operations in the South, hit hard by severe weather that has killed more than a dozen people. Ohio Task Force 1, based in Dayton, is getting an 80-person team ready after it was placed on alert by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The alert requires the OH-TF1 urban search and rescue team to assemble a roster and prepare to deploy...
Troopers seize 22 pounds of pot, 12 pounds of THC edibles worth more than $150K

Troopers seize 22 pounds of pot, 12 pounds of THC edibles worth more than $150K

A traffic stop this week led troopers to seize more than $150,000 in marijuana and edibles containing THC, the chemical responsible for the psychological effects of pot. Adam R. Bye, 25, of Taylor, Michigan, was stopped at 1:25 p.m. Tuesday on Interstate 75 in Shelby County for a turn signal violation, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Troopers saw marijuana debris in plain view inside the...
What is mystery blob on Doppler radar?

What is mystery blob on Doppler radar?

By Eric Elwell, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist A mysterious blob has been showing up on Doppler radar this afternoon and evening near Van Wert, Ohio. Rain has been moving in, but this blob is not actually precipitation falling from the sky. So what is it? Turns out this is the Blue Creek Wind Farm – owned by Avangrid Renewables – that straddles Van Wert and Paulding counties in northwest...
Jury acquits Jackson Center police chief in sex case

Jury acquits Jackson Center police chief in sex case

A Shelby County Common Pleas Court jury found Jackson Center Police Chief Joseph Cotterman not guilty in one of two sex-related cases against him. The jury deliberated for four and a half hours before acquitting Cotterman of a gross sexual imposition charge stemming from a complaint filed by a 19-year-old woman in January 2016 with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. The jury began deliberations...
Toddler taped to wall in Facebook live video

Toddler taped to wall in Facebook live video

An Ohio mother was arrested Thursday after police were alerted to Facebook live video of her showing a toddler taped to a wall.   Shayla Rudolph was arrested Thursday morning by Reynoldsburg police and charged with felony abduction, according to CNN-ABC affiliate WSYX in Columbus.  The news outlet said it brought the Facebook live video to the attention of authorities Wednesday after...
Mexican natives nabbed in large-scale fentanyl bust

Mexican natives nabbed in large-scale fentanyl bust

The Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force on Jan. 17 arrested two people from Mexico on drug charges.  Tania Castillo and Clarissa Contreras were arrested by task force members Tuesday, after a long-term narcotics investigation. A large amount of fentanyl valued at $100,000 was located during a traffic stop on Chambersburg Road in Huber Heights.   "We have seen the highest recorded...
Report: Child sex ads pushed through Backpage.com

Report: Child sex ads pushed through Backpage.com

A new U.S. Senate report charges a website dealing with commercial sex advertising edited ads aimed at child sex trafficking to conceal their true content from investigators and the public. The report, which is the product of an 18-month investigation by a Senate subcommittee chaired by Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, appears to undercut claims by the website — known as Backpage.com — that it...
John Boehner to attend Donald Trump inauguration

John Boehner to attend Donald Trump inauguration

When President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in on Jan. 20, look for a familiar — and tan — face in the crowd. A spokesman confirmed last week that former House Speaker John Boehner and his wife will attend Trump’s inauguration in Washington, D.C. later this month. Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Wednesday that he, too, will be in D.C. to watch Trump sworn in. RELATED: Latest on the Trump...
President Obama returns to hometown for farewell speech

President Obama returns to hometown for farewell speech

President Barack Obama will go home to say goodbye. Obama will give his farewell address Tuesday in his hometown of Chicago, playing part in a tradition dating to George Washington of giving farewell addresses to the nation. The speech won’t be a victory lap, nor will it be a political attack on his successor, President-Elect Donald Trump, said Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to the president...
U.S. Supreme Court: No conspiracy against Ohio Libertarian candidates

U.S. Supreme Court: No conspiracy against Ohio Libertarian candidates

The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected an appeal from the Libertarian Party of Ohio which argued that Gov. John Kasich and Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted conspired to keep two of its candidates off the 2014 statewide ballot. The justices, without comment, let stand a ruling from last July by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals state officials did not violate the U.S. Constitution when they struck...
Beloved Cleveland gorilla, Bebac, dies of heart disease

Beloved Cleveland gorilla, Bebac, dies of heart disease

One of two western lowland gorillas at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo died Friday according to Cleveland.com. Bebac, 32 years old, died from heart disease, which a vet diagnosed the male gorilla with nearly 10 years ago. He was one of two male gorillas the zoo has diagnosed with heart disease. In a statement, the zoo said its team of gorilla specialists were able to extend Bebac’s quality of life...
Ohio woman among victims killed in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting

Ohio woman among victims killed in Fort Lauderdale airport shooting

An Ohio woman was killed and her husband critically injured when a gunman opened fire Friday afternoon at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Authorities have not released names of the five killed and eight wounded, but family members said that Shirley Timmons died at the airport and that her husband, Steve, was shot in the face and is in a coma at a Florida hospital. The couple from...