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Year-Old Ohio Arson Registry Lists 221 Offenders

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The arson registry lists 221 names
7:36PM
July 19, 2014

Officials say 221 names were listed during the first year of Ohio’s registry for people convicted of arson-related offenses.

State Auditor To Investigate Charter School Chain

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The school's parent company hasn't addressed the allegations, but says they work to maintain a safe and professional environment for students.
8:29AM
July
17, 2014

Ohio’s auditor says he’ll audit a chain of charter schools after several former teachers testified against one of the schools this week.

Solar panel array to help heat, power Ohio prison

2:40PM
July
16, 2014

Ohio has unveiled a large solar project at a prison aimed at saving $245,000 in annual energy costs while training inmates to install and maintain the panels as a route to future jobs.

Solar Panel Array To Help Heat, Power Ohio Prison

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The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction holds tours Wednesday at the prison, 50 miles south of Columbus.
9:40AM
July
16, 2014

Ohio has unveiled a large solar project at a prison aimed at saving $245,000 in annual energy costs while training inmates to install and maintain the panels as a route to future jobs.

Claims Of Racism, Sexual Misconduct In Charter School Testimony

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A request for comment from the Horizon Science Academy in Dayton was forwarded to Concept Schools in Chicago. The group offered a written statement. It did not address the allegations, but did say they prioritize ensuring a “safe” and “professional” school environment.
7:41AM
July
16, 2014

The state board of education is launching an investigation into at least one charter school after hearing disturbing testimony from a group of former teachers.

Police Check Report Of Possible Shooting At Ohio University

Police are working to clear other buildings near the East Green of Ohio University.
Police are working to clear other buildings near the East Green of Ohio University.
4:29PM
July 15, 2014

Campus police are investigating a report of a possible shooting at an Ohio University residence hall. University spokeswomen say officers were checking on a report of a possible shooting Tuesday afternoon at the Athens campus in southeastern Ohio.

Maggots In Food Among New Prison Food Complaints

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Complaints of maggots, food and staffing shortages plague Ohio's prison vendor.
12:49PM
July 15, 2014

Maggots in food, staffing shortages and multiple reports of running out of food are among new complaints facing the vendor that won the contract to serve food to Ohio inmates.

State School Board To Hear Complaints About Charter Schools

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The FBI and other authorities are investigating schools in Ohio and other states that are affiliated with an influential U.S.-based Muslim cleric, Fetullah Gulen.
7:43AM
July 15, 2014

The FBI and other authorities are investigating schools in Ohio and other states that are affiliated with an influential U.S.-based Muslim cleric, Fetullah Gulen.

Ohio Opens Multiservice Prison Inmate Rehab Center

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New facilities will help prison inmates transition to the outside
8:30PM
July
12, 2014

Ohio has opened a multi-agency, multiservice facility aimed at helping prison inmates better reintegrate into society.

Former OSU Pediatrician Gets 12 Months In Child Porn Case

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Pelloski cited a troubled childhood and his own sexual abuse as a boy in seeking a lighter sentence.
12:15PM
July
11, 2014

A former top pediatrician at Ohio State University is headed to prison after pleading guilty to a child pornography charge.