May 5, 2016

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Ohio students first to begin taking new Common Core tests

STOCKPORT, Ohio (AP) — Sixth-grader Kayla Hunter considers herself pretty tech savvy. She has a computer at home unlike about half her classmates at her elementary school. And it matches up well with the one she’ll use this week to take a new test linked to the Common Core standards. Still, the perky 11-year-old worries. During a recent Read More…

February aiming to be among top five coldest on record

Temperatures dropped to an all-time low Monday, breaking a previous record set more than a century ago. According to National Weather Service, temperatures at Cleveland Hopkins Airport fell to 12 below zero, breaking the previous record of 8 below zero for Feb. 16, set in 1904. On Tuesday, Cleveland’s Hopkins Airport reported a reading of minus 8 Read More…

Homeless woman begs, walks to face attacker in court

COLUMBUS (AP) — A homeless woman who was raped while sleeping under a bridge last March sometimes begged for bus money or walked up to 8 miles over the past year so she could face her attacker in court. Her determination to be in court helped win a conviction against the man, said a police Read More…

Blowing snow leaves chaos across Lorain County, Ohio

Blowing snow led to whiteout conditions across Ohio on Saturday, causing numerous accidents and pileups that shut down interstates. At least three people were killed in separate afternoon crashes on the Ohio Turnpike and Interstate 71, while a wave of heavy snow limited visibility at the Columbus airport and forced all flights to be grounded Read More…

Coroner: Ohio infant died of blunt impacts to head, body

CLEVELAND (AP) — An infant whom authorities suspect was killed by an 11-year-old girl died of blunt impact injuries to the head, neck, body, arms and legs, a medical examiner ruled Wednesday in declaring the death a homicide. Two-month-old Zuri Whitehead was staying with a friend of her mother’s and the friend’s daughter in the Read More…

Wickliffe girl, 11, charged with murder in 2-month-old’s death

CLEVELAND (AP) — An 11-year-old suburban girl charged with murder in the beating death of a 2-month-old who was staying overnight with her and her mother expressed no remorse over the infant’s death, police said. The 11-year-old, her mother and the baby girl, Zuri Whitehead, were on a couch downstairs when the mother fell asleep Read More…

Ohio patrol uses electronic tickets to cut errors, save time

COLUMBUS (AP) — Drivers pulled over by Ohio troopers are getting printouts instead of hand-scribbled citations as the State Highway Patrol expands an electronic ticketing system to reduce errors, make paperwork easier to read and cut the time officers spend outside during stops. Troopers previously wrote drivers’ license and offense information on carbon-copy forms, which were checked and compiled at patrol posts and Read More…

Hackers access records for millions of Anthem customers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hackers broke into a health insurance database storing information for about 80 million people in an attack bound to stoke fears many Americans have about the privacy of their most sensitive information. The attack on Blue Cross Blue Shield insurer Anthem could be a sign that hackers have shifted their focus away Read More…

Distracted driver fines may help pay for driver’s ed in Ohio

COLUMBUS (AP) — The state of Ohio is proposing more fines for distracted driving, with the money going to help subsidize driver’s education courses for those who can’t afford them. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the Drive Toward a Safer Ohio initiative is part of the public safety agency’s budget and includes changes to driver Read More…

Man wanted in elderly Ohio pair’s slayings nabbed in Arizona

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man wanted in the killings of an elderly Ohio couple and suspected of committing armed robberies in three states fled from sheriff’s deputies in Arizona in his van and then on foot before being arrested early Thursday after a nationwide manhunt, authorities said. The FBI had issued a federal warrant for Read More…