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Ohio issues new school report cards after scandal
Written by Associated Press   
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 21:50
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Six Ohio school districts that were found to have altered student data to improve their performance ratings were issued new state report cards on Tuesday.

The Ohio Department of Education released the report cards for all 143 schools in the six districts, which include Cincinnati, Cleveland and Toledo.

The state changed grades for 20 schools for the 2010-2011 school year. Grades at 10 Cleveland schools dropped, according to The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1ih3QPm ). The only two that rose were in Cincinnati.

According to a news release from the state, the most significant change was the lowering of the 2011 rating for the Northridge Local School District near Dayton in southwest Ohio. The district went from "Excellent" to "Continuous Improvement," a drop of two levels under the rating system in place at that time.

The inflated rating had allowed the district to receive nearly $28,000 in state bonus money for excellent academic performance. The department is demanding the district return the money.
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Ohio primary sets governor field, roads spending
Written by ANN SANNER, Associated Press   
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 21:43

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The November field for governor was set Tuesday and Ohioans voted their approval for a state program for repairs and upgrades to roads and bridges.

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald easily won the Democratic primary for governor, and will challenge Republican Gov. John Kasich's bid for re-election this fall. Long the presumptive Democratic nominee, FitzGerald overwhelmed little-known Larry Ellis Ealy.

House Speaker John Boehner handily turned back tea party challengers in his home district's Republican primary, while a Republican state legislator facing felony charges fell behind two GOP challengers in early, unofficial returns. With less than half of the precincts reporting, Rep. Peter Beck of Mason had about 9 percent of the vote, with Paul Zeltwanger leading over Mary Jo Kubicki in the southwestern Ohio race.

Voters in early returns were supporting by a 2-to-1 margin a statewide public works issue will allow the state to borrow $1.875 billion over 10 years through the issuance of general obligation bonds.

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Ohio kidnapping survivors say they're thriving
Written by Associated Press   
Monday, 05 May 2014 20:54

CLEVELAND (AP) — The three women held captive in a Cleveland house before escaping a year ago Tuesday have spent their first year of freedom in nearly a decade learning to drive, taking boxing lessons and cherishing time with their families.

Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus both said in statements released Monday that they are thankful and growing in many ways.

Michelle Knight said in an interview on NBC's "Today" show Monday that she forgives the man who kidnapped and tortured her and the two others. She said Ariel Castro deserves forgiveness because she'd want to be forgiven if she did wrong, and "that's the way of life."

Tuesday is the anniversary of the escape from the house by Knight, Berry and DeJesus. Knight, 33, said she doesn't see much of the other two women, saying "we're all now living in our own way."

DeJesus was 14 when she was kidnapped by Castro. She said she's enjoying learning how to drive and use new technology. "I am spending time with my family and working with Amanda on a book that we are really excited about," she said.

Berry said the future is bright for her and thanked her family and friends for support.

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Disricts with scrubbed data get new state grades
Written by Associated Press   
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 07:19
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Six Ohio school districts that were found to have altered student data to improve their performance ratings will be issued new state report cards.
The Ohio Department of Education is releasing new report cards Tuesday for all 143 schools in the six districts, which include Cincinnati, Cleveland and Toledo.
The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1ih3QPm ) reports that the state is changing grades for 20 schools for the 2010-2011 school year. Grades at 10 Cleveland schools dropped.
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Fulton County authorities break up cockfighting ring
Written by Associated Press   
Monday, 05 May 2014 07:30
DELTA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in northwest Ohio say they’ve broken up a cockfighting ring.
Fulton County authorities said they cited 52 people and seized 72 live roosters near the village of Delta on Sunday. That’s west of Toledo.
Deputies who responded to a report of gunshots fired found people running away from a barn where the roosters were found. They also found $1,500 in cash.
The misdemeanor citations included animal-fighting or being a spectator. Deputies said the people at the barn were from Ohio, Michigan and Indiana.
The Humane Society of the United States says cockfighting is a centuries-old sport in which two or more specially bred birds are placed in an enclosed pit to fight as spectators wager.
 
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