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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 14. 2013

SUSPECTED BANK ROBBER CAUGHT

A man is in custody after police say he confessed to two local bank robberies. The latest happened around 2:30 this afternoon at the Key Bank on Talmadge. Officer say the suspect handed the teller a note demanding cash. He took off but they caught up with him. Police identified him as 53-year-old Richard King of Petersburg, Michigan. Police say he confessed to today's robbery and one January 10th at Fifth Third Bank on Secor.

WALBRIDGE MAYOR FORFEITS SEAT

The mayor of Walbridge is forfeiting his seat. Dan Wilczynski is giving up the job he's had since 2003. According to the Ohio Revised Code, a mayor has to attend 60% of city council meetings during the two year term. Council claims the mayor didn't meet that requirement.

WALK-IN FLU SHOT CLINIC

The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department has decided to host a series of walk-in flu clinics this week because of an outbreak of flu in the area and nationwide. The walk-in flu clinics at the Health Department's main office on North Erie run from 4pm to 6pm Tuesday and Wednesday. The vaccine costs $25 for adults.

AEP OPPOSITION

(AP) - American Electric Power is facing opposition from around the state to the utility's request to make its Ohio customers pick up a $62 million tab for repairs from last summer's severe storms. The request filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio late last year is one of the largest ever in the state.

NEW HOFFA THEORY

(AP) - A man convicted of crimes as a reputed Mafia captain claims missing Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa is buried in suburban Detroit. Tony Zerilli was in prison when Hoffa disappeared from a Detroit-area restaurant in 1975. But he tells Detroit television station WDIV that he was told about the whereabouts of Hoffa's remains after his release.

NEW YORK GUN CONTROL

(AP) - New York lawmakers are ready to become first in the nation to tighten gun control laws following last month's school shooting in Connecticut. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a tough proposal is ready to become law. Provisions include a tighter assault weapon ban and restrictions on ammunition and the sale and storage of guns. In Washington, a task force has presented gun safety recommendations to President Barack Obama.

DEBT CEILING

(AP) - President Barack Obama has warned congressional Republicans that they cannot "collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the American economy." Obama said at a news conference that he's willing to discuss deficit reduction but said Congress must pay for debts it has already racked up. Republicans want to link deficit reduction and increasing the debt ceiling.

LANCE ARMSTRONG CONFESSION?

(AP) - A person with knowledge of Lance Armstrong's interview with Oprah Winfrey tells The Associated Press that the cyclist admitted to doping. The interview is to be broadcast Thursday on Winfrey's network. Armstrong was stripped of all seven Tour de France titles last year after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released a report that said Armstrong's cycling team had what it called: "The most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen."

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