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Dancer with Down syndrome a gift to grandmother
Written by ADAM KIEFABER, The Cincinnati Enquirer   
Sunday, 08 December 2013 07:18

CINCINNATI (AP) — Numerous medical problems have affected Joan Hurd's ability to talk and recognize her own family for the last 12 years.

It has not, however, affected her love for her grandson, Mathew, who was born with Down syndrome.

After being heavily sedated for seven days from a seizure she suffered on Oct. 7, the 85-year-old complained to nurses that she wasn't being allowed to see "him."

It took some time before the nurses and her daughter realized who "him" was.

And it wasn't so much that Hurd wanted to see him.

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Ohio auction features items from Nancy Drew author
Written by JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press   
Sunday, 08 December 2013 07:15

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Typewriters and a desk from the home of an author who brought a young sleuth named Nancy Drew to life are going up for auction.

A lifetime of keepsakes, including autographed posters and writing awards, belonging to Mildred Wirt Benson are to be sold at an auction Sunday in Toledo, where she was a newspaper reporter and columnist for nearly 60 years before her death a decade ago.

Benson wrote more than 130 books, including the 1940s Penny Parker mystery series, but she is best known for the Nancy Drew books that inspired and captivated generations of girls.

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Ohio panel picks finalists for 24 education grants
Written by Associated Press   
Saturday, 07 December 2013 07:39

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state panel has picked more than 150 schools and educational entities in Ohio as finalists for grants from a new innovation fund established by Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik).

The Ohio Department of Education says 24 grants totaling nearly $89 million were recommended Friday by the Straight A Fund Governing Board. The board's selections must be approved by the state Controlling Board, which meets Dec. 16.

About 420 organizations submitted 570 applications for the "Straight A Fund" grants. The winning ideas had to significantly boost student achievement, reduce spending or target an impressive share of resources into the classroom.

The $250 million fund was created in the state budget signed this summer. A new round of grant funding will be held next year.

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Online:

List of finalists: http://1.usa.gov/1gdkRK2


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Ohio mother pleads guilty to charge in son's death
Written by Associated Press   
Sunday, 08 December 2013 07:12

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — The mother of a slain Ohio toddler has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of permitting child abuse in the boy's 2012 death.

The Sandusky Register reports (http://bit.ly/1iK8XJA ) 23-year-old Danielle Flannery faces a $20,000 fine and up to 11 years in prison.

Flannery's 3-year-old son died on July 30, 2012, while in the care of her then-boyfriend, 25-year-old Michael Milner.

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Court: Charges wrongly dismissed in Ohio teen death
Written by Associated Press   
Saturday, 07 December 2013 07:36

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio appeals court says charges were improperly dismissed for two nurses in the malnutrition death of a Dayton teenager who had cerebral palsy and weighed just 28 pounds.

The 2nd District Court of Appeals ruled Friday that a juvenile court wrongly dismissed misdemeanor charges of failure to report child abuse or neglect.

Mary Kilby, of Miamisburg, and Kathryn Williams, of Englewood, had been convicted in adult court for failing to provide for a functionally impaired person. A judge ruled the juvenile counts were similar to those charges, but the appeals court disagreed and sent the juvenile cases back to juvenile court.

The defendants' attorneys didn't immediately return calls Friday.

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