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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...

MORNING NEWS DIGEST – February 6, 2012

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*Police Chase and Crash

A man is in custody after leading Toledo police on a chase early this morning. That chase ended when the driver slammed into a house off River Road near Central Grove Avenue - not too far from Sherwood.. took off on foot .. and was eventually caught. Police say the suspect actually ran into several police cars and one officer during the chase. Police are not yet saying why it began in the first place.

*Gov. Kasich Talks Taxes in Maumee    

Ohio Governor John Kasich will be in Maumee today hosting a panel discussion with local small-business owners and economic policy experts. The meeting will take place at noon at the Maumee corporate offices of Service Spring Corp. This is part of a state-wide tour touting his tax cut plan.

*ODOT  Plans to Expand I-75

The Ohio Department of Transportation is planning to make more room for drivers in Wood County. ODOT says its slated to start construction to widen I-75 between McCutchenville and Middleton Pike either late this summer or early next spring. The $151-million dollar project will add a third lane to the highway, but that means bridges will have to be rebuilt in the area.

*Fermi III Status Stuck on Snakes?

Environmental and anti-nuclear groups are fighting a new power plant in Monroe County over snakes. The groups say building the proposed Fermi III plant would endanger the Eastern Fox Snake. Nuclear regulators say they'll hold a hearing on the issue but no date has been announced.

 

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*OH – Police Shooting Investigation

(AP) - Cleveland civil rights groups are calling for another independent investigation and appointment of a special prosecutor in the police chase and shooting that left two people dead in November. The Plain Dealer reports that the groups - including the Cleveland NAACP and Southern Christian Leadership Conference - said last night a state investigation into the shooting didn't address the question of whether deadly force was justified. The groups say they want another report addressing that issue. An investigation by the Ohio Attorney General's Office said leadership and communications failures led to the Nov. 29 chase and shooting that left the likely unarmed people dead. Some have called the shootings racially motivated because the suspects were black. A grand jury will determine if the officers will face charges.

*OH – Free School Lunch Requests Down

(AP) - The number of lower-income school children in Ohio receiving free or reduced-price lunches has decreased for the first time in six years. Numbers from the Ohio Department of Education showed that nearly 820,000 youngsters get subsidized meals this school year. That's 44.4 percent - a slight decline from the 45.3 percent enrolled in the program last year. The school-lunch program is funded by the federal government. It serves students considered to be economically disadvantaged based on their family income. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the number of Ohio youngsters in the lunch program has increased by nearly 50 percent in the past decade as poverty has grown. Much of the increase has been seen in suburban districts, where middle-class families have lost jobs or seen their earnings decline.

*MI – Michigan Rat Bounty

(AP) - A Detroit-area mayor says officials won't offer a $5 bounty for every rat caught in the community. The idea was part of a multi pronged proposal to deal with rats in St. Clair Shores. Mayor Kip Walby says the decision to scrap the bounty plan came after negative comments on the city's Facebook page about the issue. 

 

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*USPS to end Saturday Delivery

(AP) - The U.S. Postal Service will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to deliver packages six days a week under a plan aimed at saving about $2 billion annually, the financially struggling agency says. In an announcement scheduled for later Wednesday, the service is expected to say the Saturday mail cutback would begin in August.

*Tourists Raped in Mexico

(CNN) - Mexican authorities have strong leads in the investigation into the rape of six Spanish tourists in Acapulco, and arrests could be made as early as this week, a government official with knowledge of the case told CNN.

(AP) - Authorities in Mexico say they have information that may lead them to the gang of armed, masked men who raped six Spanish tourists in the resort of Acapulco. Authorities say the vicious, hours-long attack happened before dawn Monday at a beach home also rented by six Spanish men, who were tied up during the attack.

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