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  • Grants approved for innovation in Ohio schools

    Grants approved for innovation in Ohio schools

    Ohio officials have approved 37 grant applications involving nearly 200 schools and educational entities from an innovation fund established by Gov. John Kasich.
    Ohio officials have approved 37 grant applications involving nearly 200 schools and educational entities from an innovation fund established by Gov. John Kasich.
  • Firefighters battle vacant house fire

    Firefighters battle vacant house fire

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:41 AM EDT2014-07-29 08:41:22 GMT
    Firefighters battled an early-morning house fire near the intersection of Dryden and Vermass.The fire broke out at about 4:00 this morning.Fortunately, no one was hurt.Firefighters are still investigating what caused those flames.
    Firefighters battled an early-morning house fire near the intersection of Dryden and Vermass.The fire broke out at about 4:00 this morning.Fortunately, no one was hurt.Firefighters are still investigating what caused those flames.
  • Classmates honor murdered Maritime Academy student

    Classmates honor murdered Maritime Academy student

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:33:03 GMT
    Monique King says she and Tyler McIntoush became best of friends in the eighth grade. Now thinking about the loss going into her junior year, King says she's devastated. "He would go up the stairs and listen to his music. We would go up the stairs all the time together. He sat right next to me in class all the time. I don't know what I'm going to do without Tyler," King told 13abc with tears in her eyes. "I don't know how I'm going to get through this year without him."Classmates and commun...
    Monique King says she and Tyler McIntoush became best of friends in the eighth grade. Now thinking about the loss going into her junior year, King says she's devastated. "He would go up the stairs and listen to his music. We would go up the stairs all the time together. He sat right next to me in class all the time. I don't know what I'm going to do without Tyler," King told 13abc with tears in her eyes. "I don't know how I'm going to get through this year without him."Classmates and commun...

EVENING NEWS HEADLINES - JANUARY 9. 2013

PREPARING FOR FLU
The University of Toledo Medical Center has activated a plan to handle an anticipated flu epidemic. The hospital says anyone going to the emergency room with flu symptoms, will be given a face mask and instructed to wash their hands immediately. They say it's about protecting both patients and physicians. Doctors recommend getting a flu shot to keep yourself and your community healthy.

FLU EMERGENCY
(AP) - A public health emergency has been declared in Boston because of a flu outbreak. There have been 700 confirmed cases this season, compared to 70 last year. There have been at least four fatalities. The city is working with health care centers to offer free flu vaccines so that vaccination centers can be opened. High levels of flu are being reported in 29 states.

LIMA PLANT
(AP) - A new spending plan from the Pentagon will keep the nation's only tank manufacturing plant working for at least the next couple of years. Fighting on Capitol Hill over funding had put the northern in Lima factory's future in doubt. About 800 workers there refurbish the Abrams tanks with new weapons and sophisticated systems.

ABSENTEE VOTES
(AP) - Almost 1.9 million Ohioans voted an absentee ballot in last year's election - a record number for the perennial presidential battleground state. Secretary of State Jon Husted released reports Wednesday showing that roughly 33 percent of the more than 5.6 million votes cast in the November election were from absentee ballots.

PRETZEL BUN
(AP) - In its latest push to establish itself as a purveyor of premium burgers, Wendy's is testing a pretzel bun. The Ohio-based chain has started selling a bacon cheeseburger in select locations made with a slightly heartier, pretzel-like bun.

BIDEN ON GUN POLICY
(AP) - Vice President Joe Biden is vowing urgent action against gun violence in America. Biden met today with gun control activists and crime victims at the White House. He also held a call with more than 30 governors, mayors and other state and local officials to get their input on ways to curb gun violence. Tomorrow, he meets with gun-owner groups and retailers.

FERRY CRASH
(AP) - The cause of a ferry crash in New York City is under investigation. The high-speed boat loaded with hundreds of commuters from New Jersey rammed into a dock in lower Manhattan today the morning rush hour. The crash seriously injured 11 people, including one who suffered a severe head wound falling down a stairwell.

CABINET ANNOUNCEMENTS
(AP) - One of the highest-ranking Hispanics in the Obama administration is calling it quits. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is resigning. She won praise from labor unions for aggressive enforcement of wage and hour laws and job safety regulations. But business groups have criticized her as not taking a more cooperative approach. Meanwhile, a White House official says Attorney General Eric Holder and the secretaries of Health and Human Services and Veterans Affairs will remain with the administration as it enters a second term.

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