COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The giant Ohio online charter school that abruptly closed mid-school-year says it's fighting to reopen but has lost another round of its legal battle with the state over funding. A hearing officer is recommending that the state school board move to recoup $19 million more from the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow for the 2016-17 school year. That would be in addition to $60 million the state already started recouping from 2015-16.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Former Ohio secretary of state and pro-Donald Trump conservative Ken Blackwell is supporting Republican Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor's bid for governor. Blackwell calls Taylor and her running mate, Nathan Estruth, part of a "new generation of strong conservative leaders." Estruth was a longtime executive for Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble Co. Blackwell is a former Cincinnati mayor.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A northeast Ohio school board member has resigned after police found him unconscious from an apparent overdose in a parked vehicle. John Otterman resigned from Akron's school board Monday, saying the move allows him to focus on his health and enables the board to appoint a replacement. It comes months after Otterman successfully advocated for officers who patrol Akron schools to start carrying naloxone.
CALDWELL, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a prison inmate accused of killing a woman nearly 26 years ago has been indicted in southeastern Ohio on aggravated murder and murder charges in the woman's death. An Ohio Attorney General's Office release Tuesday said a grand jury in Caldwell recently indicted 56-year-old Randy Slider in Patsy Sparks' 1992 slaying. Slider is currently serving 40 years in prison on separate kidnapping, robbery, and sexual assault convictions. Court records don't indicate an attorney for him.
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