Connie Richards and Olivia Midnight of Worthington are the teenage hosts behind “Kids Interview Bands.” They’ve interviewed more than 100 musicians on their video blog, with members from bands like the Pixies, Barenaked Ladies and Insane Clown Posse. These girls know how to hold their own.
Bill Would Give Cash, College Tuition To Cleveland Kidnap Victims
Ohio lawmakers are expected to consider a bill this week that would offer cash reparations and other benefits to three women imprisoned for more than a decade in a Cleveland man’s home.
Ariel Castro pleaded guilty to kidnapping the women, then repeatedly raping and beating them. He was found hanged in prison last month.
The House bill proposes to provide the women with annual checks of $25,000 for each year they were held. The state also would seek a waiver to grant them lifetime Medicaid coverage and pay tuition and living expenses at a state university or college.
A House committee could vote on the bill Wednesday.
A spokesman for Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus declined to comment on the proposed legislation.