INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Police say a 24-year-old woman who was a cheerleading coach at a Cincinnati high school has become the seventh person to die from injuries when a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair.
Indiana State Police say Meagan Toothman died late Sunday. She was among those injured when the collapse happened while fans were waiting for the country act Sugarland to perform on Aug. 13.
Police say Toothman died from injuries suffered in the collapse. Her family says they decided to "allow to her to be at peace" after suffering brain injuries last weekend.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Officials in two counties in north-central Ohio say they're widening a possible arson investigation after finding evidence of at least 27 suspicious fires since February. The fires have hit abandoned homes, barns, outbuildings, fields and ditches in Hardin and Union counties.
The Columbus Dispatch reports Friday that county officials says a meeting this week with the state fire marshal's office revealed more suspicious fires than they were originally aware of.
DAYTON, Ohio- Although the majority of the 40 school districts maintained their state report card ratings, 13 districts improved.
Among the Miami Valley school districts that improved for the 2010-11 school year were Beavercreek, Centerville, Dayton, Miamisburg, Northridge, Springboro and West Carrollton. Three districts - Kettering, Lebanon, and Newton - slipped in rating from “Excellent with Distinction” to “Excellent.”
DAYTON, Ohio — Officials in Montgomery County are asking Gov. John Kasich to leave the 3rd Congressional District intact during the redistricting process.
Montgomery County commissioners are concerned that any further reductions of the district would negatively affect the city of Dayton and surrounding county. According to the Dayton Daily News, the commissioners believe the county would best be served by one member of Congress who could fully focus on the community and its issues.
In the 2001 redistricting, the 3rd District lost 22 percent of itself to the 8th District.