Betty Biddle walked through her house today holding a picture of her husband, Clark. No one who knew 88-year-old Clark Biddle well would be surprised to know that his final act, last Thursday, was to push his wife of 68 years out of the way of a car. She was bruised. He died.
Sens. Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman along with Rep. Joyce Beatty will attend this weekendâs 50th anniversary events commemorating the historic civil rights march in Alabama which helped lead the way to passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Brown, D-Ohio, will make his fourth trip to Selma, Ala., where on March 7, 1965, Alabama state troopers savagely beat civil rights marchers, including John Lewis, now a Democratic congressman from Georgia.
This eveningâs commute should be largely free of snow, and central Ohio should be spared the worst of a potent winter storm that is expected to hammer the southern third of the state over night. The Columbus area will see at most 3 inches of snow by the time the flakes stop falling Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington. There might be flurries for tonightâs rush, but central Ohio is expected to receive less than an inch of snow by nightfall, said meteorologist Allen Randall. âIt should increase in coverage and intensity this evening.â
A former substitute teacher was sentenced today to 90 days in jail for showing a movie containing graphic sex and violence to her Spanish classes at Columbusâ East High School. Sheila Kearns, 58, was convicted of four counts of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles in a January jury trial in Franklin County Common Pleas Court. Judge Charles A. Schneider placed her on probation for three years for the low-level felonies, but made the jail time a condition of probation.