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Mumps cases reported at central Ohio community college
Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, 17 April 2014 07:57

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus health officials say they've confirmed 2 cases of mumps at a local community college as an outbreak of the illness continues.

Jose Rodriguez, Columbus Public Health spokesman, says two Columbus State Community College students have been included in the official case count.

Rodriguez said Thursday the agency is also looking into reports of two more cases of mumps at the school near downtown.

Officials have confirmed 230 cases of the contagious viral illness in the area this year. They say 145 of those are linked to Ohio State University.

Mabel Freeman, Columbus State's interim vice president for student affairs, tells the Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1r1BZTL ) the school has encouraged good hygiene and vaccination since the outbreak.

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


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Girl's memorial being held at basketball arena
Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, 17 April 2014 07:53

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An 8-year-old Michigan State basketball fan whose battle with cancer inspired the team's players, coaches and many more beyond the hardwood is to be honored by thousands of her closest friends at a memorial service in East Lansing.

Lacey Holsworth's family wants those attending the event Thursday at the Breslin Center basketball arena to wear bright colors and smiles in celebration of her life.

Lacey died at her home in nearby St. Johns on April 8. The little girl affectionately known as "Princess Lacey" had neuroblastoma, a nerve-cell cancer. She wore a blond wig because chemotherapy took her hair.

Lacey met Michigan State basketball star Adreian Payne during one of her hospital stays, and their friendship quickly blossomed. She became a valued member of the Spartan family.


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Ohio tax preparer among five charged in fraud case
Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, 17 April 2014 06:28

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal indictment alleges an income tax preparer and four central Ohio business owners conspired to defraud the Internal Revenue Service and helped file false tax returns.

An IRS statement says the defendants are from Columbus. Each is charged with at least one count of conspiracy to defraud the IRS and multiple counts of helping to prepare and file false tax returns.

Investigators say the tax preparer, 39-year-old Fatma Ali, created false tax documents between 2008 and 2012. Investigators say the other defendants underreported their income, and the fraudulent filings enabled people to receive tax credits for which they weren't actually eligible.

A message was left late Wednesday for Ali's attorney.

The government says the defendants could face prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines if convicted.


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Rideshare drivers in Ohio urged to check insurance
Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, 17 April 2014 06:33

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is warning drivers considering work with a ridesharing service such as Uber or Lyft to understand the insurance implications.

Rideshare companies operating in Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland use smartphone apps to connect potential passengers with drivers using their personal vehicles.

In a warning Wednesday, Ohio Lt. Gov. and Insurance Director Mary Taylor says most personal auto insurance policies don't cover commercial use of a vehicle. And liability insurance provided by ridesharing companies may not cover medical payments and collision damage if an accident occurs.

Taylor advises would-be rideshare drivers to review their policies with an agent, broker or insurance company. She says a commercial auto policy that covers bodily injury and property damage as well as damage caused by uninsured or underinsured motorists may be advisable.

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Entertainment venue now planned for old Akron stadium
Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, 17 April 2014 06:27

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Developers who recently bought the University of Akron's old football stadium have dropped a plan to pursue a pro football team for the facility and are pitching a multiuse entertainment venue instead.

The proposal by Team 1 Marketing Group also includes adding a dome to the stadium known as the Rubber Bowl.

Team 1's Sean Mason tells the Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/1j5mabF ) the goal is a spring 2015 opening for concerts and sporting events such as boxing, mixed martial arts and wrestling.

Brad Beckert, the city of Akron's development engineering manager, called that timetable ambitious if a dome is built.

Complicating the proposal is the possibility that Federal Aviation Administration approval might be needed for the dome because the Rubber Bowl is near the Akron airport.

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Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.com


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