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Cleveland Police Consider Transgender Slayings “Crimes Of Hate”

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A disabled, transgender woman was found slain at an assistant living care facility. Another transgender woman was shot in the head in a vehicle.
9:56AM
December
16, 2013

A deputy police chief says federal authorities would have to decide whether to try the cases under hate crime law, but police are calling them “crimes of hate.”

Neighbor Arrested For Murder Of 9-Year-Old Girl

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The Wayne County Sheriff's Office says 24-year-old Jerrod Metsker was arrested on a murder charge Sunday, about 12 hours after the body of Reann Murphy was found.
8:26AM
December 16, 2013

The Wayne County sheriff wouldn’t say how Reann Murphy was killed or offer a motive. He described the accused killer, Jerrod Metsker, as a family friend and neighbor.

Ohio Museum Hosts Panels From Unique Bible

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Donald Jackson oversaw the art and calligraphy of the St. John's Bible.
11:43AM
December
9, 2013

The St. John’s Bible took 155 monks, a scribe for the British House of Lords, 23 artists, 16 years and a lot of swan feathers, calf skin and gold leaf to complete. You won’t see all of it at the Canton Museum of Art, but now you can see 68 pages of the first hand-written, illuminated Bible commissioned anywhere in the world in the last 500 years.

Ohio Sites Reopening After Shutdown

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Cuyahoga Valley National Park was one of several Ohio sites that saw services reduced or suspended during the partial government shutdown.
7:55AM
October
17, 2013

Ohio sites closed during the partial shutdown of the federal government will begin welcoming back visitors after Congress approved a measure to end the closures.

Ohio-To-Boston Flight Makes Emergency Landing

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The plane, similar to this one operated for United Express, had to land in Buffalo after reports of smoke in the cockpit. No one was injured.
7:29AM
October
14, 2013

Officials say the Chautauqua Airlines flight operated for United Express had to make an emergency stop in Buffalo after the crew reported smoke in the cockpit.

Supreme Court Considers Sixth Trial For Same Murder

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Christopher Anderson was locked up on Aug. 22, 2002, charged with strangling Amber Zurcher to death. Since then, he’s been put on trial five times. Twice, the case ended in mistrials, twice in hung juries and once, his conviction was overturned on appeal.
8:56AM
October
9, 2013

Justices heard arguments from the state and attorneys for a man who’s seen two mistrials, two hung juries, and one overturned conviction over the last 11 years.

Ohio Activists Push For Nation’s First Offshore Wind Farm

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Eric Ritter leads a team of canvassers around Northeast Ohio, gathering support for the wind farm.
8:31AM
August 22, 2013

About 80 percent of the electricity used in Ohio homes comes from coal fired power plants. One Northeast Ohio group wants to change that by installing a wind farm in Lake Erie. If they succeed, this will be the first offshore wind farm in the nation.

Cleveland Gets Another Music Hall Of Fame

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The Dynamic Superiors are thrilled to be inducted into the R&B Hall of Fame.... regardless of whether it ends up in Cleveland or elsewhere
8:57AM
August
20, 2013

Cleveland is home to another museum celebrating music – at least for now. The Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame inducted its first class over the weekend at Cleveland State University. It’s the beginning of a nationwide quest for permanent digs, and Northeast Ohio is making a strong case.

Dam Removal Looks To Improve Water Quality And Economy

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One of the Cuyahoga Falls dams being removed this summer.
8:29AM
August
1, 2013

Improving water quality for fish and other wildlife is the goal of a one-million dollar project to remove two river dams in the city of Cuyahoga Falls this summer. Supporters believe taking down the dams will also improve the quality of life for local residents and boost the local economy.

Women’s College Rebuilds From Tornado

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winds that ripped through the Pepper Pike campus early Saturday morning tore off the gym walls, as well as a roof, leaving a cutaway that shows an American flag, a basketball backboard and hoop – and a lot of debris.
7:56AM
July
23, 2013

Ursuline College plans to reopen for classes Tuesday, three days after a 110-mph tornado ripped through the Northeast Ohio campus.