400-pound man pleads guilty to accidentally smothering boy

GEORGETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A 400-pound Ohio man who pinned his 11-year-old step-grandson against the arm of a couch while trying to control the boy with mild autism during a tantrum has pleaded guilty to killing the boy.

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District move to keep white students cites 'racial balance'

An Ohio school district with a growing proportion of minority students says it will stop allowing white students to attend a neighboring district through open enrollment and take public funding with them because it wants to avoid becoming segregated.

  • Written by By KANTELE FRANKO , Associated Press

Kucinich to return $20K to pro-Syrian government group

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, a Democratic candidate for Ohio governor, said he plans to return a $20,000 speaking fee he received last year from a group sympathetic to Syrian President Bashar Assad.

  • Written by By JULIE CARR SMYTH , Associated Press

Authorities confirm ID of body found in Ohio landfill

 

MOUNT GILEAD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have confirmed the body found Tuesday at a central Ohio landfill is a 14-year-old boy seen in a surveillance video climbing into a trash bin.

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