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Fired Mount Vernon Teacher Denied Challenge By Supreme Court

John Freshwater was fired in 2011 after years of legal battles following his refusal to removal a Bible and religious posted from his classroom inside Mt. Vernon High School.
October 6, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a Mount Vernon public school science teacher who was fired three years ago for promoting the theory of creationism and refusing to remove religious materials from his classroom.

South Side Learning Center Helps Drop Outs

Sister Mary Deane goes over a lession with student Pauline Pearson at a work table at the Dominican Learning Center at 1111 Stewart Avenue.
15, 2014

There is a place on the southside of Columbus where high school dropouts can go when and if they decide to finish their degrees.

Ohio Charity Offers To Take Immigrant Children

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25, 2014

A Cincinnati charity says it has applied for a federal grant aimed at bringing to Ohio some of the immigrant children who have flooded across the U.S. border recently.

Working-Class Whites Now Fewer Than Half Of Ohio Voters

Unpublished 2014 census figures show about 4.1 million, or 48 percent, of eligible voters in Ohio are working-class whites. That's down from 50.5 percent in November 2012.
22, 2014

New census data show working-class whites now make up less than half of Ohio’s eligible voters, a demographic change that has both parties expanding their efforts to reach other voters.

Priest Convicted Of Killing Nun Dies In Prison

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A lawyer won't continue to seek the release a of dying Roman Catholic priest convicted of killing a nun.
4, 2014

A Roman Catholic priest convicted of killing a nun in an Ohio hospital chapel 34 years ago has died. The Rev. Gerald Robinson was 76.

Democratic Candidate For Governor Ed FitzGerald Appears On WOSU

Ed FitzGerald on All Sides With Ann Fisher
Democratic candidate for governor Ed FitzGerald
July 2, 2014

The democratic candidate for governor is facing sharp criticism from the camp of incumbent Republican Governor John Kasich. Candidate Ed FitzGerald appeared on WOSU’s All Sides with Ann Fisher Wednesday.

Ohio Fights To Contain Measles Outbreak Among Amish

Nurse Jacqueline Fletcher prepares an Amish boy to be vaccinated against Measles
16, 2014

In a handful of counties northeast of Columbus public health officials are traveling back roads and setting up clinics in churches and town halls. They’re trying to contain a measles outbreak among the mostly unvaccinated Amish community.

Ex-Official Testifies At Ohio Businessman’s Trial

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The former Chief Financial Officer for the Northeast Ohio company says he knew it was illegal to reimburse employees for campaign contributions.
June 11, 2014

The former chief financial officer for a northeast Ohio telemarketing company says he knew it was illegal when the company reimbursed employees and others who had been asked to make campaign contributions to two prominent Republican politicians.

Congressman Asks Judge To Quash Subpoena For Trial

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A Congressman from northeast Ohio wants a judge to quash a subpoena ordering him to testify in a case involving illicit campaign contributions.
10, 2014

U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci wants a federal judge in Cleveland to quash a subpoena and prevent him from being called to testify at the trial of a northeast Ohio businessman.

Ohio Auditor Offers Guidance For Phoned Town Halls

State Auditor Dave Yost says it's okay for politicians to conduct telephone-based town hall meetings as long as the focus remains on government business and avoids politics.
9, 2014

Ohio’s auditor is offering guidance to public officials who want to conduct telephone town halls using taxpayer money.