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Parents' lawyer: Adopted Ohio boy gets needed help
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Wednesday, 22 January 2014 13:09

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — The attorney for a southwest Ohio couple accused of abandoning the adopted 9-year-old son they raised since infancy says the case has had some positive results.

Attorney Anthony VanNoy said Wednesday that Cleveland and Lisa Cox are visiting with the boy and hope to be reunited.

VanNoy tells the Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News that the couple will not accept any plea deals. They have pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of nonsupport of dependents, which allege they recklessly abandoned or failed to provide adequate support for the boy.

Authorities say they returned him to Butler County Children Services in October without telling him he wouldn't return home.

VanNoy says the boy is now getting the help that the adoptive parents have always wanted for him.


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Ohio ex-con charged in fatal shooting of girl, 5
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Wednesday, 22 January 2014 10:07

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former inmate has been charged with aggravated murder in the Cleveland death of a 5-year-old girl who was shot in the head while sitting in a vehicle with her mother.

An arraignment was scheduled Wednesday for the suspect, 32-year-old Geoffrey Gurkovich of Cleveland, who was arrested Tuesday. No attorney for him was listed in Municipal Court records detailing the charge.

Police obtained crime-scene surveillance footage of the Sunday night shooting, which also injured the girl's mother.

Authorities identified the slain girl as Jermani Brooks. Her mother, 33-year-old Noni Brooks, was hospitalized in fair condition.

Police say Gurkovich has served time behind bars for escape and domestic violence. Prison records show he was released in 2012 after serving more than three years on a sentence out of Cleveland.


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Ohio man questioned over Google Glass in theater
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Wednesday, 22 January 2014 07:42

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal authorities say they questioned an Ohio man they suspected of recording a movie in a theater with his Google Glass computer-in-eyeglass device.

The government says no action was taken after the man confirmed the Google Glass was also a pair of prescription glasses with the recording function inactive.

The man was watching "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" at an AMC theater in Columbus on Saturday. Authorities did not identify him.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Khaalid Walls says the man voluntarily answered questions from officers with ICE Homeland Security Investigations.

AMC says it contacted authorities after identifying someone wearing a recording device. Spokesman Ryan Noonan says the company takes movie theft seriously.

Both ICE, which investigates piracy and counterfeiting, and the Motion Picture Association of America, were involved.


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Ohio Supreme Court rejects part of tow-truck law
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Wednesday, 22 January 2014 07:43

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's high court has tossed out part of a state law regulating tow trucks in a dispute that involved Cleveland's home-rule authority and its ability to adopt and enforce laws on the operators.

The unanimous ruling Tuesday from the Ohio Supreme Court upheld part of the 2003 law that gives the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio the power to regulate towing companies. But the court found unconstitutional a provision that says towing companies are not subject to local laws or rules.

State Supreme Court Justice Judith Ann Lanzinger wrote that that part of the law violates the home-rule authority granted municipalities by the Ohio Constitution. She said it limits the power of municipalities to make their own laws.

Cleveland challenged Ohio's tow-truck law in 2009.


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Ohio Statehouse site of annual Civil War-era ball
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Wednesday, 22 January 2014 07:40

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Preparations are under way for a Civil War-era winter ball being held Saturday at the Ohio Statehouse.

Members of the in the Capitol's historical re-enactment group — 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A — are hosting the annual event in the Statehouse Atrium from 7 to 9 p.m. It's open to all ages.

Participants may come to dance the reel or waltz or other period dances, or just to watch. Historical dress is encouraged but not required.

An optional dance practice will be held from 3 to 4 p.m.

Tax deductible donations of $10 per person or $15 per couple will be accepted.

More information including how to make reservations is available at the Statehouse website.

Online:

Ohio Statehouse: www.ohiostatehouse.org


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