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President Obama talks energy at The Ohio State University in visit to battleground state of Ohio

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COLUMBUS-Oh-With gas prices soaring as a byproduct of a recession brought on by the Bush administration that has reached its peak during this last year of President Barack Obama's four-year term, the president visited the battleground state Ohio yesterday, speaking on energy and conservation to a capacity crowd at The Ohio State University in Columbus, the state's capital.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 March 2012 04:25

Whitney Houston's death ruled an accidental drowning, coroner says drugs found in body

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LOS ANGELES, California-Whitney Houston's death in the bathtub of her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel last month was the result of an accidental drowning, the Los Angeles coroner said yesterday, with the official cause of death "drowning and the effects of atherosclerotic heart disease and cocaine use."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 March 2012 03:23

Ohio Democratic legislators won't fully support Mayor Jackson's education plan, Activist parent hoping to be mayor says its illegal

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COLUMBUS-Ohio-State Sen. Nina Turner (D-25) and state Rep. Sandra Williams (D-11) stood with Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson (pictured) and a few of his Republican state legislative friends during a press conference yesterday at the Statehouse in Columbus on the mayor's controversial Cleveland schools education plan but would not pledge full support for it.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 March 2012 07:09

Journalist Connie Schultz takes on Rush Limbaugh at journalists' recognition forum by the Akron League of Women Voters, U.S. Sen Brown attends, Plain Dealer editor recognized

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AKRON, Ohio-Debra Adams Simmons, the first Black female editor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer Newspaper, was among 22 Akron and Cleveland area journalists recognized at a Women in Journalism Luncheon sponsored by the Akron Press Club and the League of Women Voters Akron Area on Sat. that featured nationally known journalist Connie Schultz as the keynote speaker with her doting husband, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown(D-OH), in attendance. (Editor's note: Read the names of the other 21 recipients of recognition for journalistic excellence at the end of this article).

Held at the Fairlawn Country Club in Akron, a city some 35 miles south of Cleveland, Oh., the event was billed as a celebration of womanhood and a reminder of the force that women journalists bring to the literary and media forums.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 March 2012 22:47

Reps Fudge and LaTourette introduce bill to demolish vacant, foreclosed homes after Latasha Jackson, daughter murdered in vacant Cleveland garage, Follows Occupy Cleveland protests, Activist Laura Cowan's support for Jackson and murdered baby daughter

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CLEVELAND, Ohio-U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH), a Warrensville Hts Democrat whose 11th Congressional District includes inner city communities of Cleveland and Akron, and 14th Congressional District Rep. Steven LaTourette (R-OH), a Republican, announced today that they are co-sponsoring a bi-partisan federal foreclosure relief bill for the demolition of abandoned and foreclosed homes in major metropolitan cities where the foreclosure crisis has had its greatest impact.

During a press conference held a block from the vacant garage on Cleveland's east side where 19- year old Latasha Jackson and her one-year old daughter Chaniya Wynn were found murdered last month by an estranged boyfriend after an AMBER Alert twice faltered, Fudge and LaTourette said that they were introducing the bill dubbed The Restore Our Neighborhood Act of 2012 with the City of Cleveland in mind.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 March 2012 22:47

Black leaders, activists, teachers, parents, oppose Cleveland mayor, Gov. Kasich's plan for merit pay, charter schools, Activist to run for mayor in 2013, Community divided over mayor's educational plan for teacher merit pay, charter schools

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CLEVELAND, Ohio-A bold education plan proposed by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson (pictured) and Republican Gov. John Kasich that has angered Cleveland teachers and calls for merit pay, the elimination of seniority and tenure in teacher layoffs, and for a Cleveland schools operating levy with a provision for some of the monies to be allocated for charter schools is not sitting well with Black leaders and some parents, though the Cleveland Plain Dealer Newspaper is pushing it through editorials under the guise of educational reform.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 March 2012 06:44

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