Ohio officials forego $22 million in charter school grants

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio state officials have turned down $22 million out of $71 million in federal charter school expansion grants, saying they don't think enough potential schools will meet the high performance ratings needed to qualify.

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Ohio OKs federal money to help rural fire departments

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials have approved federal grant funding of more than $216,000 for projects to help fire departments and fire associations serving small communities across Ohio.

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Actress Octavia Spencer to speak at Kent State commencement

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kent State University's first universitywide commencement will get a touch of Hollywood as Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer speaks to graduates of the northeastern Ohio school.

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