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Armored van crashes on icy Michigan roadway, spilling cash
Written by Associated Press   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 13:25

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say an armored carrier company's van was carrying up to $1 million when it crashed on an icy Flint-area roadway and spilled a portion of its load.

Genesee County sheriff's Sgt. Pete Stocchi tells The Flint Journal (http://bit.ly/1iTKa0g ) the van was being driven in Vienna Township on Tuesday morning when the driver lost control and crashed. The van collided with another vehicle and spun around.

Some coins and cash spilled from the van onto the shoulder of the roadway and in a parking lot where the van came to rest. Crews from the company cleaned up the money.

The newspaper says a company employee in the back of the van and the other vehicle's driver were taken to a hospital, where they were listed in stable condition.

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Information from: The Flint Journal, http://www.mlive.com/flint


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Ohio school board debates sexual orientation rule
Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 13:21

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposal to protect Ohio school teachers from being fired on the basis of sexual orientation is dividing the state school board.

Backers of the proposed policy change told the Ohio Board of Education on Tuesday that the move would encourage the hiring and retention of the brightest teachers and set an example of inclusion for gay, lesbian and transgendered youth.

Board member C. Todd Jones questioned whether adding such nondiscrimination language would impose a policy on parochial and Christian schools that violates the tenets of their faith.

Equality Ohio executive director Elyzabeth Holford says Republican Gov. John Kasich already signed an executive order applied to state workers that opposes discrimination based on sexual orientation. She said this would be an extension of that sentiment.

No vote is scheduled.


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Police arrest 16-year-old Ohio girl after bank robbery
Written by Associated Press   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 06:38

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati police say a 16-year-old girl now in custody is suspected in the lunchtime robbery of a bank.

A statement from police says a female wearing a black sweatshirt, dark pants and a black hat gave a teller a note demanding money at a PNC Bank branch on Monday. Police say the robber received an undetermined amount of cash and fled the bank.

Local media report police quickly tracked the suspect to a shopping center and briefly blocked the exits until they found and arrested her.

Police say she was taken to a juvenile detention center. It wasn't immediately clear whether she had an attorney.


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Ohio EPA says no sediment dumping in Lake Erie
Written by Associated Press   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 09:49

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Environmental officials approved the dredging of Cleveland Harbor and the Cuyahoga River but said the sediment can't be dumped out in Lake Erie.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency on Monday said it will allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge up to 225,000 cubic yards of material and deposit it in designated confined disposal facilities, but not out in the open lake.

The state agency and the corps had been locked in a disagreement over whether the sediment was clean enough to be dumped in Lake Erie.

The agency said it did not approve the in-lake placement because of concerns about the potential of increased polychlorinated biphenyls, known as PCBs and considered probable carcinogens, accumulating in fish.

The state EPA said also that the proposal was contrary to federal guidelines.

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Some Cleveland taxi drivers take issue with Gay Games placards
Written by Associated Press   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 06:36

CLEVELAND (AP) — Some taxi drivers who work at the Cleveland airport say they won't drive cabs with rooftop placards advertising the upcoming Gay Games.

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport has released a statement saying two of the three taxi companies operating there were informed by several drivers that they will no longer participate in the airport's dedicated cab program.

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/1hFOWDc ) reports that the drivers cited religious reasons.

The airport said plans are in the works to replace the drivers in the 75-cab Hopkins fleet.

Patrick Keenan, general manager of Americab, says the company is supportive of the games and doesn't share the views of the few drivers.

About 10,000 athletes are expected to participate in the Gay Games in Cleveland Aug. 9-16.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com


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