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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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Politics
8:18 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Court to Consider Location of Ohio Bomb Plot Trial

A federal court in Akron is set to consider scheduling matters for five men charged with plotting to bomb a northeast Ohio bridge.

The court scheduled the Thursday status conference and said it also would consider whether the case should be tried in Akron or Cleveland. The highway bridge named as the target of the alleged bomb plot sits in between those cities, near the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. 

The suspects are described by the government as self-proclaimed anarchists. They have pleaded not guilty.

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Politics
8:15 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Biden Plans Visit to Eastern Ohio Car Dealership

Vice President Joe Biden plans to visit to a family-owned car dealership on the second day of a two-day trip through swing state Ohio.

The trip Thursday is part of a campaign effort to draw distinctions over job creation between President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

Biden was scheduled to visit Staffilino Chevrolet in Martins Ferry in eastern Ohio, a family-owned dealership that the Obama campaign says was saved by the rescue of the auto industry.

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Books
11:42 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Book Nook: Lost in Shangri-La, by Mitchell Zuckoff

Mitchell Zuckoff was conducting research for a book project when he stumbled upon a compelling headline from a Chicago newspaper. The dateline was 1945. Zuckoff was so astonished by this newspaper story that he read
that day that he dropped everything and began working on what became another book instead; "Lost in Shangri-La: a True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II."

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Conrad's Corner: May 15, 2012

Conrad Balliet reads Matthew Birdsall's poems, "Flash" and "Desire."

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