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8:18 am
Fri November 18, 2011

Ohio Mom Charged in Death of 28-Pound Teen Girl

A prosecutor says an Ohio mother and three nurses have been charged in the death of her 14-year-old daughter,
who had cerebral palsy and weighed 28 pounds when she died.

Montgomery County Prosecutor Mathias Heck Jr. says they ignored or failed to care for the Dayton girl who was totally dependent upon them.

The county coroner's office ruled that Makayla Norman died March 1 from nutritional and medical neglect complicated by her chronic condition. She died minutes after paramedics rushed her to a hospital.

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Politics
5:12 pm
Thu November 17, 2011

Kasich Mum On Deal Between The State And Its Largest Employee Union

Just a week after voters sided with unions and voted down a collective bargaining reform law, the state and its largest state employee union have reached a tentative deal. But as Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports, the governor isn’t saying much about how and why that happened.

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Statewide News
8:18 am
Thu November 17, 2011

State Reaches Tentative Agreement with Ohio Union

Ohio's largest state employee union says it's reached a tentative deal with state officials to extend its current contract until 2015.

Leaders in the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association credited last week's defeat of a contentious collective bargaining law with allowing them to better negotiate their contract.

The tentative agreement will retain all current contract provisions between the union and the state. It doesn't include furlough days or personal leave that were in the current agreement that is set to expire at the end of February.

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Statewide News
8:16 am
Thu November 17, 2011

New Jobs Coming to Northern Ohio

New jobs are coming to Northern Ohio - Chrysler says it will add 1,100 jobs at an Ohio assembly complex as part of a $1.7 billion investment to build a new Jeep sport utility vehicle.

The automaker said Wednesday that includes $500 million to expand its Toledo assembly plant and add a body shop. State and local officials signed off on incentives for the project.

Chrysler Group LLC sought millions to enlarge the plant where it makes the Jeep Liberty and Wrangler and the Dodge Nitro. It plans to add the new shift by late 2013.

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Health
8:13 am
Thu November 17, 2011

Smucker Recalls Jars of Chunky Peanut Butter

J.M. Smucker Co. is recalling some 16-ounce jars of its Smucker's Natural Peanut Butter Chunky sold in
several states because of possible salmonella contamination.

The Ohio-based company says the jars covered in the recall would have been purchased in the last week or so. They have "Best if Used By" dates of Aug. 3, 2012 and Aug. 4, 2012, plus the production codes 1307004 and 1308004.

Salmonella is bacteria resulting in fever, cramps and diarrhea that lasts for several days and can require hospitalization.

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