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Students off again amid Ohio's wind chill warnings
Written by Associated Press   
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 07:36

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) β€” Some Ohio schools have another day of classes as wind chill advisories and warnings linger throughout much of the shivering state.

The National Weather Service had advisories in effect for much of Ohio until at least late Wednesday morning. Forecasters said wind chills could register around 20 degrees below zero near daybreak in some places, though temperatures were expected to rise a bit throughout the day.

Officials in Columbus canceled Wednesday classes at the state's largest school district. School officials in Akron, Canton, Cleveland, Youngstown and dozens of smaller districts around the state did the same.

The weather has given students from pre-kindergarten to college a break. Ohio State University, the University of Akron, Youngstown State University and Ohio University all canceled Tuesday classes but were expecting to reopen Wednesday.


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Ohio issuing fewer replacement food-stamp cards
Written by Associated Press   
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 07:35

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) β€” The number of replacement food stamp cards issued by the state of Ohio is down β€” meaning fewer were lost, stolen and used fraudulently.

State data show Ohio issued 327,908 replacement electronic benefit cards in 2013, down 8 percent from 2012. During that period, participation in the program increased.

Food stamp benefits are uploaded monthly on benefit transfer cards, which are similar to debit cards and require a personal identification number.

The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/1niH4rZ ) reports that some cards are legitimately damaged or lost to thieves. But some people sell or trade their cards on the streets or online for money or drugs.

State and federal agencies have vowed to crack down on food stamp fraud by more closely monitoring card replacement requests.

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


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Funerals set for Toledo firefighters killed in blaze
Written by Associated Press   
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 07:22

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) β€” Funerals and a "last alarm" memorial service are planned later this week for two Toledo firefighters killed in a northwest Ohio apartment blaze.

A memorial service for the two men is scheduled Thursday night at a downtown convention center.

Visitation for 31-year-old James Dickman is scheduled earlier that day at a Perrysburg church, with a funeral planned Friday afternoon in Sandusky.

The visitation for 42-year-old Stephen Machcinski starts Friday afternoon at a Toledo funeral home. His funeral is scheduled there Saturday morning.

Firefighters carried the men out of a burning apartment building on stretchers last Sunday and tried to save them. Autopsies showed that both men died from burns and carbon monoxide.

Thousands of condolence messages from all over the country have been posted on Facebook tribute pages for them.


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Historic Detroit recording studio opens for tours
Written by Associated Press   
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 07:24

DETROIT (AP) β€” A historic Detroit recording studio is reopening after a successful sneak peak.

The United Sound Systems Recording Studio is holding a grand opening event Feb. 8 with guided tours of the landmark facility in the city's Midtown neighborhood.

The opening follows an open house last month in which George Clinton and colleagues in Parliament and Funkadelic shared memories of recording there.

The studio is where Berry Gordy cut a record that would lead the way to the Motown dynasty. In addition to Clinton and his cohorts, Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis and the Red Hot Chili Peppers laid down tracks at the studio.

Tours will take place on Fridays and Saturdays, and admission is $10 for adults and $8 for children and seniors. The studio is open and available by appointment.


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Ohio man may face execution in shooting of cousins
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Wednesday, 29 January 2014 07:21

AKRON, Ohio (AP) β€” An Ohio man convicted of fatally shooting one cousin and injuring another cousin during a home-invasion robbery could face the death penalty.

The same jury that convicted 20-year-old Bryan D. Giles on Tuesday of aggravated murder and other charges in Akron will reconvene on March 11 to decide whether to recommend the death penalty or life in prison.

The Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/1llDiQ5 ) reports that Giles was convicted of fatally shooting his 27-year-old cousin Jarrell Cunningham in the head last February. Another cousin, 21-year-old Terrell Patterson, was shot twice in the head but survived.

Patterson was able to call 911 after the attack and testified last week. Police said Giles confessed less than a week later while being questioned by detectives.

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


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