The mother of an area murder suspect says her son took her van without permission before taking police on a nationwide man hunt. 29 year old Robert Clark is charged with killing Doyle and Lillian Chumney of Strasburg. He and two Canton residents fled Ohio in a green van after the murders and his mother told police Clark was allowed to use the vehicle to get back and fourth to work, but that changed about two weeks before the murders. She explained that she believed he was using the van to commit thefts in the area and told him he could no longer use it. The two Canton residents that traveled with Clark are facing charges out of state for their involvement in multi-state robberies with him. 21 year old Jeffery Stewart is a co-defendant in the murder case.
It was an interesting call for 911 dispatchers Wednesday night when an Alliance man called it to report that his wife had stolen his cocaine. Police responded to the call and arrested the 39 year old. Officials say he'd been wanted on unrelated warrants for driving under suspension, but was also charged with drug related coun
A campaign is underway to kick Andrew Jackson off the $20 bill and replace him with a woman. The nonprofit group, Women on $20s, has a list of possible candidates and is currently soliciting votes to narrow the field. The list includes early women's rights activists Susan B. Anthony — who made it onto a dollar coin briefly Alice Paul, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton; civil rights icon Rosa Parks; anti-slavery activists Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman; three members of Congress, Patsy Mink, Shirley Chisholm, and Barbara Jordan; Frances Perkins, the first woman in the U.S. Cabinet; Red Cross founder Clara Barton; former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt; birth control activist Margaret Sanger, environmentalist Rachel Carson, and feminist Betty Friedan. The only woman on a currently circulating piece of U.S. currency is Sacagawea, on the dollar coin; the Mint lists two other coins depicting women: Helen Keller is on the reverse side of the 2003 Alabama quarter, and Susan B. Anthony was on the dollar coin until 1981.
With Ohio children in the midst of annual testing, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced new legislation to streamline and improve testing practices in our nation’s classrooms. Brown discussed efforts to improve reliability and effectiveness of mandatory tests. “More of our students’ time in school should be spent on learning, not on unnecessary testing,” Brown said. “While annual testing is critical in measuring student achievement, we should eliminate duplicative tests and realign focus to college- and career-ready standards. The SMART Act would accomplish these goals by giving states and school districts the tools they need to ensure tests are reliable and efficient – eliminating outdated and redundant tests while improving accountability and increasing instruction time.”Brown is a sponsor of the Support Making Assessments Reliable and Timely (SMART) Act, which would help states ensure statewide and local assessments are reliable and timely, while eliminating outdated or duplicative tests. The bill aims to improve mandatory state assessments and ensure they are efficiently and accurately measuring students’ progress and teacher effectiveness.
It likely will take southern Ohio residents a while to dig out from a major winter storm that socked some parts of the region with more than a foot of snow on Thursday and left thousands without power. In central Ohio, however, the storm struck but a dainty blow. Columbus received less than an inch of snow on Wednesday night, and only a âtraceâ on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.
In the clearest sign yet that Ohio Gov. John Kasich wants to keep his presidential campaign options open, he will travel to New Hampshire â home of the nationâs first 2016 primary election â by monthâs end. What is officially a continuation of his balanced-budget tour also will take him elsewhere in New England, including a likely visit to Maine in response to an invitation, sources close to Kasich said.
A high-profile killer will receive $7,500 in damages after a dog for which he was caring as part of a state prison adopt-a-dog program bit off part of his nose. The settlement between Vincent Doan and the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation Correction was approved yesterday in the Ohio Court of Claims.
State prison officials want to give judges the authority to release inmates who are brain-dead or suffering from severe dementia â and costing taxpayers lots of money in the process. Ohio prisons chief Gary Mohr asked state legislators on Thursday to tweak state law as he testified about his agencyâs 2016-17 budget before a House subcommittee. The state spends nearly $190 million a year on inmatesâ medical care, which it is required by law to provide.