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Ohio prosecutor appealing ruling on GPS tracking
Written by Associated Press   
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 12:28

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor said he will ask the Ohio Supreme Court to consider whether police can use GPS devices to track vehicles without a warrant.

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien will request an appeal of last week's ruling by a county appeals court that threw out evidence in a burglary case because a detective placed a GPS device on a suspect's car without asking a judge for a warrant, according to The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1oLKQ00 ).

Common Pleas Judge Michael J. Holbrook ruled in February 2013 that some evidence against 22-year-old burglary suspect Montie Sullivan was inadmissible because it violated his constitutional right against illegal searches.

Holbrook relied on a 2012 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that found that placing a GPS device on a vehicle and tracking it constitutes a search under the Fourth Amendment. That ruling, however, did not address the need for a warrant.

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Eight-year-old girl befriended by MSU hoops star dies
Written by MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press   
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 11:36

DETROIT (AP) — Lacey Holsworth, the 8-year-old girl with cancer who befriended Michigan State basketball star Adreian Payne and inspired the team to make her happy by playing well, has died, the girl's father said.

Matt Holsworth said Lacey died at their St. Johns, Mich., home late Tuesday "with her mommy and daddy holding her in their arms." Lacey met Payne during one of her hospital stays two years ago, and their friendship quickly blossomed.

"Please don't let her love and smile fade," Matt Holsworth told The Associated Press in a text message.

When it was Payne's turn to be honored during Senior Night, the 6-foot-10 center scooped up Lacey and carried her around the court. He did it again in Indianapolis after Michigan State won the Big Ten tournament, and the little girl with the blond wig was there when he took part in a recent slam-dunk competition.

"She loved unconditionally and without hesitation," Holsworth said. "Spreading her smile and love throughout the world."

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Ohio lawmaker home after donating kidney to wife
Written by Associated Press   
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 07:48

CLEVELAND (AP) — A state lawmaker from northeast Ohio has been released from the hospital after donating a kidney to his wife.

The (Willoughby) News-Herald (http://bit.ly/1lPIXgX ) reports that state Rep. Ron Young, a Republican from Leroy Township, was released from the hospital Tuesday after fighting complications from the surgery.

Young was admitted to the hospital March 28 after going through numerous tests that showed he was a donor match for his wife Kathy, who had been on a dialysis machine.

Doctors performed the surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. It was considered an immediate success for Kathy Young, who was released Monday.

But Ron Young had a second surgery a week ago after it was discovered that his small intestine had been perforated during the procedure to extract his kidney.

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Information from: The News-Herald, http://www.news-herald.com/jrc-html/index/index_p33.html


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Purdue hosting forum among 8 astronaut alumni
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Wednesday, 09 April 2014 09:05

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University says free tickets are available for a forum Saturday evening with eight graduates who became astronauts.

The astronauts expected to attend the forum are Eugene Cernan, Mark Brown, Andrew Feustel, Guy Gardner, Gary Payton, Loren Shriver, Scott Tingle and Charles Walker.

A total of 23 Purdue graduates became astronauts, including the late Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon.

Purdue President Mitch Daniels will moderate the 7 p.m. forum in the Elliott Hall of Music. Daniels is co-chairman of a National Research Council committee that is studying the future of the U.S. human spaceflight program.

Tickets are available at the box offices in Elliott Hall of Music and Stewart Center or by calling 765-494-3933.


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Former Ohio fair treasurer accused of theft
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Wednesday, 09 April 2014 07:46

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor will determine if a former central Ohio county fair treasurer will face theft charges for "borrowing" $211,000 in public money to help run his farm.

A financial audit Tuesday from state Auditor Dave Yost says former Franklin County Agricultural Society Treasurer Dave Brobst stole the money between 2010 and 2012.

Brobst, a 54-year-old farmer who lives in the Columbus suburb of Groveport, repaid the funds with multiple installments, Yost said, making the final repayment on March 3.

Brobst's attorney said he took the money in "a moment of weakness" because of a cash-flow problem at his family's farm and always intended to pay it back.

Brobst resigned from the post in December 2012 and told an official that an audit would uncover the irregularities.


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