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Man Gets 14 Years For Crash That Killed 3-Year-Old Girl

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CINCINNATI (AP) – A driver who pleaded guilty in a hit-skip crash that killed a young girl and injured her mother near the Cincinnati zoo has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/2f2cllQ ) that 23-year-old Donteiz Dickey was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in July to charges including aggravated… Read More

Woman Moves To Church, Hoping To Avoid Deportation To Mexico

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A woman trying to avoid being deported to Mexico and separated from her U.S.-citizen children has moved into an Ohio church offering her sanctuary in a symbolic gesture. The Columbus Dispatch reports 39-year-old Edith Espinal and the Columbus Mennonite Church hope U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will honor guidance issued during… Read More

Baby’s Sitter Gets 15 Years In Prison For His Benadryl Death

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio baby sitter who authorities say gave a fatal dose of Benadryl to an 8-month-old boy has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Forty-five-year-old Lori Conley was sentenced Tuesday in the 2016 death of Haddix Mulkey. She previously pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, child endangering and tampering with evidence…. Read More

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WVU Cancer Institute Plans Expansion To Meet Demand

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – The WVU Cancer Institute says it’s expanding to meet the demand for treatment in West Virginia, planning to recruit 38 new specialists by 2020 and increase space for patient care. Dr. Richard Goldberg, institute director, says cancer outcomes in Monongalia County, where the institute is located, are excellent but they’re not… Read More

GOP’s Kasich Joins Schwarzenegger In Gerrymander Fight

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Gov. John Kasich is joining friend and ex-California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in his effort to overhaul partisan political map-making that’s helped fuel their own Republican party’s rise to power. Kasich told The Associated Press Tuesday he’s signed a legal brief that opposes the GOP in the momentous redistricting case being… Read More

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Ohio’s Chief Justice Urges Lawyers To Offer Free Legal Aid

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court is urging lawyers in the state to offer free legal assistance to victims of Hurricane Harvey. The request by Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor follows an emergency order from the Texas Supreme Court that allows out-of-state attorneys to temporarily practice in Texas to provide… Read More