COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Supreme Court has heard arguments for and against the death sentence given a man convicted in the slayings of his two children and former mother-in-law. Attorneys for James Mammone (mah-MOHN') III argue the 2010 trial should have been moved outside of Canton in northeast Ohio because of publicity about the killings. Prosecutors disagree that publicity affected the case.
CINCINNATI (AP) - A former southwest Ohio high school teacher in has been sentenced to two years in prison after being convicted of having sex with a 16-year-old student. Hamilton County Judge Norbert Nadel (NAY'-dul) told 37-year-old former Colerain (KOHL'-ur-ayn) High School teacher Julie Hautzenroeder (HAHT'-zin-roh-dur) today that she violated a position of trust and authority.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Regulators have approved a plan to use a new 220 area code in parts of Ohio now covered by the 740 area code, which is expected to run out of numbers in 2015. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved a plan today to let current 740 customers keep that area code on existing phone lines. The new 220 area code will be assigned for new numbers in parts of central and southeast Ohio.
CINCINNATI (AP) - A 14-year-old Virginia girl preparing to have brain surgery in Ohio has donated more than 4,000 toys that she collected for other patients who will be in the hospital with her at Christmas. Savannah Day and her family presented the toys to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center today.
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