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2:38 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

'For Love of Children' Eases Foster Care Experience

Credit FLOC Dayton

In this WYSO Weekend preview, For Love Of Children's President Beth Mann talks about what their organization is doing to ease the foster care experience for kids, and what other steps they're taking to help these children transition into adulthood.

You can here WYSO Weekend Sunday mornings at 10:30.

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Around the Miami Valley
8:28 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Mother to be Sentenced in Ohio Malnutrition Death

A woman who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of her 14-year-old daughter who had cerebral palsy and weighed 28 pounds when she died will be sentenced in southwest Ohio. 

Forty-two-year-old Angela Norman will be sentenced Thursday in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court in Dayton.

Norman pleaded guilty April 6 to a first-degree felony count of involuntary manslaughter and to single misdemeanor and felony counts of endangering children.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:14 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Nurse Charged in Ohio Teen's Death To Go on Trial

A trial is set to begin today for a nurse charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 14-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who weighed 28 pounds when she died last year.

Mollie Parsons of Dayton also is charged with failing to provide for a functionally impaired person and tampering with records.

Authorities say Makayla Norman had bed sores and showed other signs of neglect when she died on March 1, 2011. They say 42-year-old Parsons and the girl's mother were supposed to care for the girl at the Normans' home.

Around the Miami Valley
1:01 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Children's Agency in Cincinnati-Area Could Get $2M

A Cincinnati-area family services agency that's come under recent fire over child abuse deaths is likely to receive $2 million to hire more caseworkers, supervisors and case reviewers.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the director of the Hamilton County Job and Family Services asked for the funds in an April 5 memo and two of the three commissioners who'll vote on the request say they support it.

They say the money will come from $28 million set aside for a possible fine in an investigation into agency bookkeeping.

Around the Miami Valley
12:39 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

DDN: Child Abuse / Neglect Referrals Down in Montgomery Co.

Jez Page

Montgomery County Children Services says Abuse and neglect referrals are down.  The 4 percent drop in 2011 was included in new statistics released Monday.  The number of referrals dropped from 3,903 in 2010 to 3,757 in 2011.

But in a report from the Dayton Daily News, officials are say cases of severe abuse and cases involving multiple victims or perpetrators are evident.

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