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Poll: Ohioans split down middle on gay marriage
Written by The Associated Press   
Monday, 24 February 2014 15:43

A new poll finds that Ohioans are closely split when it comes to gay marriage.

A Quinnipiac University poll released Monday shows that 50 percent of Ohio voters support gay marriage while 44 percent are against it.

The survey also finds that Ohio voters under age 30 overwhelmingly back the idea while those 65 and older opposed it.

Gay marriage supporters are working to put the issue back on the Ohio ballot in November. There also have been recent lawsuits aimed at seeking the recognition of gay marriage in Ohio.

It was just 10 years ago that Ohio voters overwhelmingly approved a statewide ban on gay marriage.

The margin of error for the telephone survey of 1,370 registered voters is 3 percentage points.


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Ohio woman gets 4 ½ years in bicycle hit-and-run death
Written by Associated Press   
Monday, 24 February 2014 14:16

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio woman has been sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison for a hit-and-run crash last year that killed a teacher who was riding a bicycle.

Mary Kathryn Paul had faced a maximum of six years after pleading guilty to an involuntary manslaughter charge in a crash that killed 64-year-old Bob Lennon, a popular teacher and running coach at St. Francis DeSales High School in Columbus. She was sentenced Monday.

The 36-year-old Paul also pleaded guilty last year to failing to stop after an accident.

Lennon was bicycling in Delaware County in September when he was struck by a passing driver and left behind.

Paul, who is diabetic and suffers from poor eyesight, said she wasn't wearing her glasses and didn't know what she hit.

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


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Ohio Air Force base gets powerful supercomputer
Written by Associated Press   
Monday, 24 February 2014 11:13

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Air Force says a new $20.8 million supercomputer will nearly double the computing power at Ohio's largest military base.

The latest supercomputer is expected to arrive in May at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton.

The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/1gw599h ) reports that the Cray XC30 will have the capability to calculate one quadrillion calculations per second. Officials say that should put it among the top 20 fastest computers in the world.

Officials said the water-cooled computer is expected to reduce a backlog of data for test simulations.

The expanded capability is part of $50 million being spent by the Department of Defense to modernize high-performance computing systems.

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com


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Dingell, longest-serving congressman, to retire
Written by KEN THOMAS, Associated Press   
Monday, 24 February 2014 11:24

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history who mastered legislative deal-making and was fiercely protective of Detroit's auto industry, will announce his retirement on Monday, a person familiar with his plans said.

The person was not authorized to speak publicly ahead of Dingell's announcement.

The 87-year-old Michigan Democrat has served in the U.S. House since winning his late father's seat in 1955. He became the longest serving member of Congress in history on June 7 when he eclipsed the record held by the late Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia.

His plans were first reported Monday morning by The Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press.

"I'm not going to be carried out feet first," Dingell told The News. "I don't want people to say I stayed too long."

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Woman arrested in hit-skip death of Marine
Written by By JOEL E. MAST/Bellefonatine Examiner Staff Writer   
Monday, 24 February 2014 11:02
BELLEFONTAINE — An Urbana woman described as an avid bowler, was arrested Saturday and charged in the hit-and-run pedestrian crash that killed Marine Gunnery Sgt. Monica Plank.
Holly J. Fowler, 26, of 5939 School St., was charged with a third-degree felony count of leaving the scene of a crash that resulted in the death of another and a felony count of tampering with evidence.
Her car, a maroon Chevrolet Malibu LT, was impounded after officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department met with her at TP Lanes, 300 E. Lake Ave., around 4:45 p.m.
At that time, she repeatedly denied any knowledge of the crash even though officers and detectives observed damage to the passenger side of her car that was consistent with the fatal collision Feb. 16.
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