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Ohio Parents Frantic After Phone Notification Mishap

Those automated phone notifications can be a great way for schools to convey information to parents -- until they aren't. Parents at a Reynoldsburgh, Ohio middle school found that out the hard way. A staff member learning how the system worked...A school accidently notified all 5th and 6th grade parents that their kids were absent one day. Too bad they didn't have an automated "oops" to send out as the frantic parents were all calling back at the same time.

Ohio Mall Requires Chaperone for Teens

If you're going shopping in Springdale, Ohio, make sure you bring your identification with you. News station WCPO reports that security guards at Tri-County Mall outside Cincinnati will ask anyone who looks younger than 25 to present his or her...

Man Arrested for Tattooing Toddler

Lee Deitrick is facing a felony child endangering charge because authorities say he tattooed a 1-year-old girl. Credit: Stark County Sheriffs Department / AP
An Ohio man was arrested after he allegedly tattooed the backside of a 1-year-old...

Blind Teen Scores Touchdown

Spurred on by his teammates, a legally blind Ohio teenager scored a touchdown for the high school football team he manages.
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Court Rules Against Breast-Feeding Mom

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled against a nursing mom who was fired for pumping her breasts during an unauthorized break. LaNisa Allen was fired in August 2005 when she was caught pumping breast milk while she was on the clock at Totes/Isotoner,...

Pumping at Work - The New Disability?

These days, companies have to do a lot to accommodate employees with special needs. From ensuring access for the physically challenged to preventing discrimination, the rules and regulations can be complex and confusing. But how far should business...

Cheerleaders can't wear short skirts anymore

It's tradition in many high schools for athletes and cheerleaders to wear their jerseys or uniforms on the Friday before a game. But a Monroe, Ohio high school is taking issue with the cheerleaders' short skirts. Since the school dress code says...

Traveling for the holidays

Ah, December. It's a month I look forward to in a way, one that should be filled with evenings of hot chocolate by the fireside and sugarplum fairies. It should be filled with snow-covered trees and wrapping up in warm blankets with the rest of the...

Mandated money management courses

Wealth is certainly not a very good measure of success and we all know it doesn't buy happiness. It does, however, make life easier and can free up the time needed to pursue happiness. Debt, the opposite of wealth, can quickly lead to unhappiness....

'Hurricane girl' tries to ride bike to Ohio

I remember getting mad at my parents when I was young and threatening to run away on my bike to California. I knew biking it from Texas to California would be a tough trip, but I totally thought it was doable. Somehow, I never worked up the nerve to...

Have baby: Will travel...greetings from the heartland

[Have baby: Will travel chronicles one new family's roadtrip adventure from New York to the South...and back.] Wow. I've been without consistent (or any) Internet access since I last wrote, and all I can say is: wow. I never realized how...

Have baby: Will travel...things I've learned

In no particular order: Because I don't own a car, driving is an adventure, especially when you're surrounded by careening semis. Also, basically no one seems to know how to drive (including us). My husband can put together the pack and play...

Have baby: Will travel...on the road, again

Well, it's just after 5:00 AM on Saturday and I am ready to get back into action. After a near nervous breakdown trying to reassemble the pack and play and a quick (albeit gigantic) burrito from Chipotle, which totally hit the spot, we went to...

Have baby: Will travel...on the road

Oh MY GOD. Today, and especially this morning, has been nearly as insane as when I went into labor. I know it's my first time traveling with an infant and everything, but I think I might lose my mind if I don't get to take a shower and just go to...

Mom outraged when social worker marries ex

An Ohio woman and her lawyer are asking a judge to review her custody agreement after she learned that the social worker assigned to the case married her ex-husband. The woman, who is 31, said that the social worker convinced her in conversations...

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