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Epidemic Of Girls’ Knee Injuries Traced To Genetics And Training

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Girl Scouts
June 4, 2014

Girls are up to ten times more likely than boys to suffer knee injuries in sports like soccer and basketball. Some Ohio researchers say they’ve discovered that genetic differences help explain the disparity. But a lack of proper sports training is also partly to blame.

Census Data Show Columbus Is Growing Fast

No other large Ohio city comes close to Columbus' growth between 2010 and 2013.
May 22, 2014

The city grew by 4.3 percent from 2010 through 2013, to 822,553 residents. Columbus is still the country’s 15th largest city, just behind San Francisco in population.

Energy Company Argues State Law Supersedes Local Drilling Rules

Pro- and anti-drilling forces believe the case could set a national legal precedent on local laws restricting drilling, particularly hydraulic fracturing.
26, 2014

Beck Energy Corp. is accused of violating 11 local ordinances when it drilled a well near Akron. But the company says they stayed within state law, which should trump any local ordinances.

Justices Say Landlords Are Responsible For Guests’ Safety

Previously, the 9th District Court of Appeals in Akron found that a landlord's responsibilities didn't extend to guests.
12, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court has found that landlords must provide a safe environment to guests of their tenants. That conflicts with an earlier appeals court ruling.

Former Ohio State Coach Gets A New Job At University Of Akron

Jim Tressel
Former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel is getting a promotion at the University of Akron.
12, 2013

Former Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel is moving up at the University of Akron.

$1.5 Million Shelter For Homeless Veterans Opens In Ohio

The new housing facility is known as Valor Home.
July 13, 2013

A $1.5 million shelter for homeless veterans has opened in Ohio as part of a national effort to reduce homelessness among those who have served in the military.

Sentencing Postponed In Ohio Craigslist Killings

A decision on Richard Beasley's fate, has been postponed until April 4th by a judge in Akron.
March 26, 2013

An Ohio judge has postponed sentencing of a self-styled street preacher in the murders of three down-and-out men lured by Craigslist job offers after a defense attorney fell ill.

Jury Recommends Death For ‘Craigslist Killer’

The self-styled street preacher was convicted of teaming up with a teenager in 2011 to lure men with offers of farmhand jobs in southeast Ohio and to rob them. Three men were killed, and a fourth was wounded.
March 21, 2013

An Akron jury has recommended the death penalty for a triple killer who lured victims with bogus Craigslist job offers.

Trial Under Way For Accused Craigslist Killer

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in the murder trial of 52-year-old Richard Beasley.
February 19, 2013

Jury selection has begun in the trial of the alleged mastermind of a deadly plot to lure robbery victims with phony Craigslist job offers, killing three men and wounding a fourth.

Ohio May Have Nation’s Only Online Chorus

OHDELA teacher Diana Newlon teaches chorus from her Akron living room.
7, 2012

One of Ohio’s oldest online schools, the Ohio Distance and Electronic Learning Academy, has added an unusual offering to its course lineup: Chorus.