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At 50, Upward Bound still opens pathway to college

At 50, Upward Bound still opens pathway to college

Nervous but determined, the 15-year-old boy walked into a conference room in Columbus, Ohio, for a fateful interview. If it went well, perhaps he'd have a chance to be the first member of his impoverished family to attend college.
That was 34 years ago, but Wil Haygood — the renowned journalist and author whose writing ins ... (full story)


Bill aims to recognize country music trio

Rascal Flatts Day could be on the horizon for Ohio.
Senate Bill 233, which would honor the country music trio on June 6, has been unanimously passed by the Senate.
The bill, sponsored by Sen. Jim Hughes, R-Columbus, originally sought to designate Rascal Flatts as the official country music group of Ohio.
The measure was th ... (full story)


Local


Motion to correct sentence denied home invader

The judgment of the Trumbull County Court of Common Pleas was recently affirmed by a panel of judges in the 11th District Court of Appeals, denying a defendant’s motion to correct his sentence.
Case summary states that Daniel Rachel’s conviction stemmed from a home invasion that took place on Oct. 26, 2006. Rachel an ... (full story)


State


Appeals court rules jury should have been instructed on lesser offense in assault case

The 10th District Court of Appeals recently ruled that a trial court should have instructed a man’s jury regarding aggravated assault as a lesser included offense.
John Patterson appealed his convictions for felonious assault and having a weapon under disability from the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.
On appeal, ... (full story)