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Medical teams train at Ohio base to treat soldiers in air

Medical teams train at Ohio base to treat soldiers in air

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Shauntel Hass worked as a registered nurse at a hospital when she decided to take her career in another direction. Upward.
The 35-year-old Mountain Home, Idaho, native joined the Air Force and spent her first day in training this month at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine at Wright-Patterso ... (full story)


Lawmakers seek more funding for Ohio uranium site cleanup

PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — The state's congressional delegation is urging the White House to fully fund the decontamination and decommissioning of a Cold War-era uranium plant in southern Ohio where hundreds of workers feared layoffs last fall amid budget concerns.
Now lawmakers, local officials and workers are looking ahead to S ... (full story)


Cars and loans

Dear Mr. Berko: I bought 300 shares of General Motors at $26 over two years ago, even though you said it was a dumb investment. Auto sales have been taking off, and now I'm asking whether you think it would be a good investment to buy 600 shares of Ford or more General Motors. -- MT, Erie, Pa.
Dear MT: No, a hundred times no, don ... (full story)


Local


Advocates and opponents weigh in on HB 5

Changes are in the works for Ohio’s municipal income tax system. This after Gov. John Kasich signed the controversial Substitute House Bill No. 5 (HB 5), which proponents believe will help small businesses by standardizing local tax laws and forms.
“Ohio has more than 600 municipalities,” said Steven Dimengo, a ... (full story)


State


Cops: Escaped murder suspect, 17, kidnapped elderly woman

COLUMBUS (AP) — A teenage murder suspect who escaped from police custody at a western Ohio hospital kidnapped a 70-year-old woman and forced her to give him a ride before he was caught, authorities said Saturday.
In a dramatic escape Friday night, 17-year-old Raymond Matthew Zimmerman was seen running away from the Springfi ... (full story)


Judges say pizza shop robber freely confessed to FBI agent

A man found guilty of robbing a Louisville, Ohio pizza shop lost his appeal when a three-judge panel recently found he freely confessed to an FBI agent without coercion.
The 5th District Court of Appeals affirmed the Stark County Court of Common Pleas ruling finding Perry Maurer guilty of aggravated robbery.
Maurer’s cas ... (full story)


Former school teacher wins appeal of sexual imposition, voyeurism convictions

The 10th District Court of Appeals recently sided with a former Wellington School teacher in a decision reversing his convictions for voyeurism and sexual imposition and ordering the lower court to review a detective’s affidavit seeking a search warrant.
Lawrence Dibble was first charged with 21 counts of voyeurism and one ... (full story)