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More Than 100 Monitored For Ebola Symptoms In Ohio

The Ebola virus.
18, 2014

Health officials in Ohio are monitoring more than 100 people following the visit by a Dallas nurse who tested positive for Ebola shortly after returning to Texas from the Cleveland area.

CDC: Nurse With Ebola Said She Felt Funny On Ohio Visit

Amber Vinson
Dallas Nurse Amber Vinson was diagnosed with Ebola after treating patient Thomas Eric Duncan at a Dallas Hospital. She visited family in Akron before being diagnosed with the deadly virus this week.
October 17, 2014

A CDC official says a Texas nurse who has Ebola indicated she “felt funny” and spent extra time resting during a visit to Ohio in the days before she was diagnosed in Dallas.

Ohio Prepares For Ebola

Doctors work in West Africa to combat the deadly Ebola outbreak.
15, 2014

As doctors in West Africa continue to fight the deadly virus, health officials in Ohio say they’re preparing for a potential Ebola threat.

State, Advocates Offer Different Reasons For Cash Assistance Drop

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October 14, 2014

The state’s cash welfare program has sent out half as many checks to Ohio families than it did three and a half years ago. The state and advocates for low-income Ohioans have very different explanations about why.

Ohio Inmates Doing Less Community Service

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13, 2014

A new report says Ohio prison inmates are performing less community service.

Backers Of Ohio Voter Guarantees Hold Summit

Voters exercising their right to vote
October 11, 2014

More than 100 people attended a statewide summit exploring voting-rights issues in Ohio and advancing a proposed constitutional amendment that would put certain guarantees in the state Constitution.

DeWine Vows To Stand Behind Ohio’s Gay Marriage Ban

DeWine has long been a vocal opponent of gay marriage, but says he's defending the state's gay marriage ban because voters approved it.
October 8, 2014

The Ohio Attorney General’s comments on Tuesday came after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear appeals to rulings striking down gay marriage bans in five states.

Former Fairfield County Clerk, Husband To Serve Time For Theft

David Smalley was sentenced to 18 months in prison, but can avoid that by spending 90 days in jail and staying out of trouble. Deborah Smalley was sentenced to 18 months behind bars.
October 7, 2014

A former county clerk in Fairfield County and her husband will each spend time behind bars for stealing thousands of dollars in salaries paid for work by county employees on her political campaigns.

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.

State Crime Lab Releases Documents In Walmart Shooting

John Crawford III was fatally shot by police after someone else in the Beavercreek called 911 to report someone was waving a gun at other customers. Crawford was holding what turned out to be an air rifle he picked up off a store shelf.
3, 2014

Ohio’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation has released details about the officer-involved shooting at a Dayton-area Walmart that left John Crawford III dead.