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Feb 14, 2011

Former Baltimore Colts quarterback charged in $1M theft

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A former Ohio State quarterback whose NFL career was derailed by a gambling addiction has been charged with stealing more than $1 million from an Ohio woman. Art Schlichter was charged with theft Monday in Franklin County Municipal Court in Columbus. Schlichter is accused of stealing more than $1 million from a […]

Feb 2, 2011

Sylvan Learning Inc. gets TRO against former Ohio franchisee

A federal judge in Baltimore has ordered a former Sylvan Learning Inc. franchisee in Ohio to shut down operations until further notice. Judge Richard D. Bennett granted Sylvan’s motion for a temporary restraining order at precisely 12:10 p.m. Wednesday after a hearing that lasted all morning in U.S. District Court. Despite the blizzard bearing down […]

Jan 24, 2011

Justices reinstate verdict to victim of prison assault

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday reinstated a $625,000 judgment against Ohio prison officials who did nothing to prevent a guard’s sexual assault of an inmate and then punished the victim. The justices unanimously agreed that a federal appeals court was wrong to throw out the award to Michelle Ortiz. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg […]

Jan 20, 2011

Ex-chair of civil rights group pleads not guilty

DAYTON, Ohio — The former national chairman of an Atlanta-based civil rights organization has pleaded not guilty to 51 felony charges including grand theft involving a meal program for older poor people in southwest Ohio. Court officials say the Rev. Raleigh Trammell (Trah-MEHL’) entered the pleas Thursday in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. The former […]

Jan 12, 2011

Amusement park shareholders shake up leadership

TOLEDO, Ohio — Shareholders in America’s third-largest amusement park chain approved a shake-up in the company’s leadership structure on Tuesday. Investors voted to block Ohio-based Cedar Fair Entertainment Co.’s company officeholders, including the current chief executive, from serving as board chairman. The change comes after a topsy-turvy four-year period when Cedar Fair ros[...]

Jan 9, 2011

Smithsonian music exhibit on 5-state tour

ASBURY PARK, N.J. — The Smithsonian hears America singing, playing instruments and telling its history through music. The Washington cultural institution’s New Harmonies program will feature this musical history with a traveling exhibit in five states — Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, Ohio and South Carolina. Communities in those states will host performances and other events [&helli[...]

Dec 9, 2010

Ohio, Wisconsin lose high-speed rail funds

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is taking $1.2 billion in high-speed rail money away from Ohio and Wisconsin and awarding it to 12 other states, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Thursday. Both Ohio and Wisconsin have elected incoming Republican governors who oppose the rail projects. Those governors, whose states have been hit hard by the […]

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