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Hamilton County official won't run for governor
Written by Associated Press   
Saturday, 01 February 2014 05:20

CINCINNATI (AP) — A veteran Cincinnati-area officeholder says he won't be running in the Democratic Ohio governor's race.

Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune has been trying to line up a running mate while gauging support around the state for his challenge to presumptive Democratic nominee Ed FitzGerald. The 55-year-old Portune had scheduled an announcement on his plans last week, then had to postpone because no one had agreed to run with him as lieutenant governor.

Candidates for the May 6 primary have a Feb. 5 filing deadline.

FitzGerald is the Cuyahoga County Executive and has been running for months with the backing of state party leaders. But Portune had said he was hearing from rank-and-file Democrats a desire for a choice.

No Republicans have filed to oppose Gov. John Kasich (KAY-sik).


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Building owner charged in Ohio firefighter deaths
Written by JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press   
Friday, 31 January 2014 17:48

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An apartment building owner has been charged in the deaths of two Ohio firefighters killed while battling a blaze this week.

Court documents filed Friday in Toledo say Ray Abou-Arab is charged with two counts of aggravated murder and arson.

The documents say an apartment resident saw the fire break out Sunday just after the building's owner left a garage on the site.

Toledo firefighters Stephen Machcinski and James Dickman died while fighting the blaze near downtown.

Firefighters found both men inside the burning building, carried them out on stretchers and tried unsuccessfully to save them.

A phone message left at a suburban Toledo number for Abou-Arab was not immediately returned.

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Ohio man will be buried astride beloved Harley
Written by Associated Press   
Friday, 31 January 2014 08:50

MECHANICSBURG, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man's family is fulfilling his dying wish — to be buried astride his beloved Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

But it hasn't been easy. The project required an extra-large cemetery plot to accommodate a Plexiglas casket for Billy Standley and his 1967 Electra Glide cruiser. Embalmers prepared his body with a metal back brace and straps to ensure he'll never lose his seat.

Standley's family said he'd been planning it for years. He said he didn't just want to ride off to heaven, he wanted the world to see him do it in see-through casket. His sons began fashioning it about five years ago.

The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/1dS4hsq) reports that Standley of Mechanicsburg, west of Columbus, died of lung cancer Sunday at age 84. He was to be buried Friday.

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com


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New Ohio State president to earn about $1 million
Written by Sentinel-Tribune   
Friday, 31 January 2014 17:18

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University's new president will earn about $1 million annually in total compensation, or about half of what his predecessor made.

The contract for Michael Drake, former chancellor at the University of California-Irvine, includes $800,000 in base pay and $200,000 in deferred annual compensation.

The agreement released Friday by Ohio State also includes a $1,200 monthly car allowance and $50,000 in annual research funds.

The university also will pick up Drake's moving expenses and pay social club dues excluding a golf membership.

The 63-year-old Drake receives free housing by the requirement that he live in the president's residence in suburban Bexley.

Former Ohio State president Gordon Gee (gee), who retired in July, earned about $2 million a year in total compensation.


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Ohio grandma held for gagging child with underwear
Written by Associated Press   
Friday, 31 January 2014 08:49

NEW STRAITSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A southeast Ohio grandmother has been charged with child abuse for allegedly gagging an 11-year-old granddaughter with soiled men's underwear.

Sgt. Ed Downs of the Hocking County sheriff's office tells The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1cAHiGC ) that it was "the most disgusting, heinous" case of child abuse he'd ever seen.

Downs says the 54-year-old New Straitsville woman was arrested Wednesday, after an older granddaughter secretly took cellphone video of the alleged abuse.

The video shows the woman forcing underwear soiled with feces into the 11-year-old's mouth and taping it there. When the girl vomited, her grandmother told her to swallow it.

The girl was being punished for stepping on the grandmother's injured foot.

The woman is being held with a $1 million bond on charges including kidnapping and endangering children.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com


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