Nonprofit teaches construction trades to at-risk youths

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In his No. 1 dream, Quinton Mayle makes it big with his music. "I want to be at the Grand Ole Opry," the Franklinton teen said, grinning shyly.

  • Written by RITA PRICE, The Columbus Dispatch

Report finds enforcement gap in seclusion, restraint policy

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio schools have gaps in the way they enforce a rule limiting the seclusion and restraint of students whose behavior affects order in schools, a disability rights group said in a report released Monday.

  • Written by ANN SANNER, Associated Press

Advocates plan trafficking awareness efforts ahead of RNC

CLEVELAND (AP) — Social service organizations and law enforcement agencies are planning a campaign to raise awareness of a possible increase in forced prostitution and labor trafficking while crowds are in Cleveland for the upcoming Republican National Convention.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ohio firm accused of misspending funds on cars, tattoos

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Federal investigators say government money given to a northern Ohio company for work placement and parenting programs instead went to buy vehicles and cosmetic surgery.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS