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Group formed in wake of Ohio foster-care deaths

By By AMANDA LEE MYERS
Associated Press

CINCINNATI (AP) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has formed an advisory group to help solve some of the biggest problems in the state's foster-care system, including safety and stability.

DeWine announced the formation of the group at a news conference on Monday and gave its members a March deadline to issue recommendations to improve the system.

The announcement came almost one year after DeWine's office held the first of 8 child-safety summits in the state following a rash of shocking cases.

Those included the Oct. 21, 2011, death of a 2-year-old Cincinnati boy who had been beaten and burned, allegedly by his father, two months after he was returned to his parents' home from foster care.

DeWine says it's time for the state to say to some parents, "enough is enough."

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