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2 hrs ago | News Journal

Ohio school performance tied to poverty

District scores in the performance index category closely followed the percent of students in a district that are labeled economically disadvantaged. Ohio school performance tied to poverty District scores in the performance index category closely followed the percent of students in a district that are labeled economically disadvantaged.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Richland County, OH, Trumbull County, OH

6 hrs ago | The BIG One

Investigators release video of westside rape suspect

Cleveland and Lakewood Police, the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department, and the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office are looking for a suspect who may be responsible for a pair rapes, one on Aug. 30 on Warren Road, north of Madison, the other Sept. 2 on W. 104 just south of Lake Road.

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Related Topix: Cleveland, OH

7 hrs ago | PennLive.com

Man who set himself ablaze on busy highway suspected of killing woman, 25

An Ohio man who walked onto a busy highway right in the path of a semi and then set himself on fire, as stunned motorists watched, is now a suspect in a 25-year-old woman's homicide, police in Cleveland say. Police in Cleveland, Ohio, are unraveling a spellbinding mystery.

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Related Topix: Cleveland, OH

11 hrs ago | The Chronicle-Telegram

Former Lorain official pleads guilty to corruption charge

CLEVELAND - Former Lorain Community Development Director Sandy Prudoff pleaded guilty today to a corruption charge in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.

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Related Topix: Lorain, OH

12 hrs ago | Cleveland.com

Brothers charged in Jim Brennan's death are indicted in gas station robbery

Two brothers charged for their roles in the death of Cleveland Heights restaurant owner Jim Brennan were indicted Monday and accused of robbing a gas station hours after Brennan was slain. A Cuyahoga County grand jury accused Devonne and Paul Turner of Cleveland with aggravated robbery in the heist at Gas Express at 3726 Clark Ave. on Cleveland's West Side on June 30. Officials said the men were captured on videotape.

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Related Topix: Cleveland Heights, OH, Restaurant Management

13 hrs ago | Cleveland.com

More can be done by courts to protect the lives of domestic violence victims, advocates say

The slaying last week of a Malorie Ferrell, a Cleveland mother of three, has the court system re-examining how it handled her case - and all felony domestic violence cases. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Administrative/Presiding Judge John J. Russo said in the aftermath of Ferrell's death, "we have paused and stepped back as a court."

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Cleveland, OH

16 hrs ago | Courthouse News Service

What Price Profit? Fired Worker Asks DeVry

DeVry University fired a worker for reporting that a student tried to sexually assault her on campus, telling her she had "stepped outside of her position" by reporting it, the woman claims in court. Amy Nagy sued DeVry University and two of its administrators on Sept.

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20 hrs ago | Cleveland.com

Cedar Point plans LeBron James announcement; flash fire kills man;...

Ed FitzGerald has yet to refund money for driving reimbursements, pledges also to repay Cuyahoga County for jury duty check Fans, friends and bands gather to celebrate the Beatles' 50th anniversary in Cleveland, and rock writer Jane Scott, at House of Blues In Ohio auditor debate, incumbent Dave Yost and challenger John Patrick Carney trip over each other in attempts to claim the political high road

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Related Topix: Cleveland, OH

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Norwalk Reflector

Ohio governor: Kasich ahead by 30 points in new poll

With Ohio Democratic voters apparently sitting on their hands this election, the party could be headed for an epic defeat in the governor's race. Republican Gov. John Kasich leads Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald by a 2-to-1 ratio, the first Dispatch Poll of the 2014 election shows.

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Related Topix: Ohio, US News, US Governors, John Kasich

Cleveland.com

Bay Village police to meet with prosecutor about fake ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Bay Village police will meet Tuesday with the Cuyahoga County prosecutor's office to discuss the results of their investigation into the fake ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Police Chief Mark Spaetzel said. It will up to the prosecutor's office to decide what, if any, charges should be filed in the case.

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Related Topix: Bay Village, OH, Education Etc.

Business Journal

Central Ohio's best (and worst) school districts - COUNTDOWN

The top-performing school district in Central Ohio is one of the smallest in Franklin County and serves not only a city but a small village nearby. It ranks among the top 20 in the state, with No.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Franklin County, OH, Hamilton County, OH

Cleveland.com

Traffic-camera fight in Maple Heights a growing headache as election draws closer

Maple Heights residents who petitioned to ban the use of cameras to monitor traffic in their community have asked the Ohio Supreme Court to order that the issue appear on the November ballot. In the meantime though, the clock is ticking as the Cuyahoga County Elections Board prepares to put its first absentee ballots in the mail Saturday.

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Related Topix: Maple Heights, OH

Cleveland.com

Cuyahoga County Council prepares for life without Ed FitzGerald

The winner of this November's election for Cuyahoga County executive will almost immediately get a $250,000 budget to help with his transition into office, under legislation that received preliminary approval from a county council committee on Monday. The legislation, which received unanimous favorable recommendation from council's operations and intergovernmental relations committee, lays out a transition plan that takes effect once a winner is named the next county executive.

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Cleveland.com

First ever Juvenile Safe Surrender event to be held at Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court next...

For the first time, Cuyahoga County officials are offering juveniles wanted on warrants a chance to surrender safely and clear up their juvenile court cases. The Juvenile Safe Surrender, modeled after a hugely successful program for adult offenders, will take place Sept.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Cleveland, OH

Cleveland.com

Behind the scenes at a drunken driving checkpoint in Parma

No one was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving during a sobriety checkpoint Friday in Parma. Nevertheless, police believe it was a success.

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Related Topix: Parma, OH, US Supreme Court, US News

Examiner.com

It's a delight for your senses at Cleveland Botanical Garden's annual RIPE

The Cleveland Botanical Garden is one of the top attractions in the city and this weekend Clevelanders can enjoy not only 10 acres of outdoor gardens dressed in their autumn splendor but they can also enjoy the 5th annual RIPE! Food and Garden Festival featuring amazing cuisine, fun, family-friendly activities, music and gardening ideas on Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21. RIPE! Fest Set amidst 20 outdoor gardens, the RIPE! Fest will feature food presented by local chefs and farmers in addition to gardening workshops, Edible Gardening Tips and culinary workshops. The RIPE! Fest will also present cooking demonstrations, Chef Q & A's, chef and farm pairings and food, beer and wine tastings featuring a new wine garden.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Cleveland, OH

Sun Sep 14, 2014

WKSU-FM Kent

Proposed bill could broaden definition of "hate crime"

The Takeaway is a national morning news program that invites listeners to be part of the American conversation. Hosts John Hockenberry and Celeste Headlee, along with partners The New York Times, BBC World Service, WNYC, Public Radio International and WGBH Boston, deliver news and analysis and help you prepare for the day ahead.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Bay Village, OH, Lakewood, OH

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

FitzGerald criticizes Gov. Kasich's food-stamps work rule

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald condemned Gov. John Kasich's new requirement that about 140,000 "able-bodied" food-stamp recipients work or lose their benefits, a sentiment echoed by a top official at the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. "That decision ... was devastating to those individual families," FitzGerald said after touring the Grove City facility, where Kasich signed his latest budget bill in June.

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Related Topix: US Governors, John Kasich

Cleveland.com

Cleveland man, 25, fatally shot early Saturday

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner released the name of a man shot and killed on the East Side Saturday morning. Michael Hunter, 25, died at the scene of the shooting , police said.

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Related Topix: Cleveland, OH

WVIZ-TV Cleveland

ALS Ice Bucket Prank Investigation Wraps Up, As Ohio Lawmaker Seeks To Expand Hate Crimes Law

The investigation into the pranking of an autistic student in Bay Village is expected to wrap up today. Meanwhile, an Ohio lawmaker hopes the incident will give mileage to her bill extending the state's hate crimes law.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Bay Village, OH, Lakewood, OH

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