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12:36 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Book Nook: It's Not About the Pom-Poms, by Laura Vikmanis (with Amy Sohn)

Laura Vikmanis grew up in Dayton, Ohio. When she was in college she met a man who professed to love her. They married and had two children.  Meanwhile their marriage was falling apart. Her husband verbally abused
her. By the time Vikmanis got out of the marriage her self esteem had been damaged.

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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.

Education
10:10 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Cincinnati Schools to Cut 10 Percent of Teachers

One of Ohio's largest districts is cutting about 10 percent of its teaching staff next school year to save an estimated $20 million as it copes with a budget hole twice that size.

The Cincinnati school board voted Wednesday to eliminate 237 instructors, including 35 who would be laid off. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports 112 of the job cuts are retirements or resignations and 90 are long-term substitutes.

Leaders in the district of 32,000 students say cuts in state and federal funding are to blame.

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Politics
5:43 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Ohio Lawmakers Plan to Strip Funding for Planned Parenthood

Democrats in the Ohio legislature are angry about a proposal that’s been slipped into a budget adjustment bill. The proposal would strip away money from Planned Parenthoods throughout Ohio.

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Politics
5:39 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Josh Mandel Airs First TV Ad in US Senate Bid to Beat Sherrod Brown

Republican Josh Mandel has launched his first TV ad in his quest to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown.

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