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    Friday, February 23 2018 12:14 PM EST2018-02-23 17:14:28 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    The Lucas County Coroner's Office has released the autopsy results of Gabrielle Walker, an 8-month-old baby who allegedly died at the hands of her mother's boyfriend, Zachary Shadix.

    The Lucas County Coroner's Office has released the autopsy results of Gabrielle Walker, an 8-month-old baby who allegedly died at the hands of her mother's boyfriend, Zachary Shadix..

  • One woman killed in Friday night car crash

    One woman killed in Friday night car crash

    Friday, February 23 2018 11:52 PM EST2018-02-24 04:52:06 GMT
    (Source: RNN)(Source: RNN)
    (Source: RNN)(Source: RNN)

    One woman is dead after being involved in a two-car crash Friday night. 

    One woman is dead after being involved in a two-car crash Friday night. 

  • Three injured in two vehicle crash Friday afternoon

    Three injured in two vehicle crash Friday afternoon

    Saturday, February 24 2018 7:14 AM EST2018-02-24 12:14:20 GMT
    (Source: RNN)(Source: RNN)
    (Source: RNN)(Source: RNN)

    Wilson was struck by an east bound 2017 Honda HRV, operated by Miranda Winegardner, 35, of Lima, Ohio.  Both vehicles came to final rest on the north east side of the intersection.

    Wilson was struck by an east bound 2017 Honda HRV, operated by Miranda Winegardner, 35, of Lima, Ohio.  Both vehicles came to final rest on the north east side of the intersection.

CLEVELAND (AP) - Ohioans without high school diplomas will have to pay more next year to take a test for an equivalency certificate but can receive vouchers toward that expense if they get career counseling beforehand.

The GED test is expected to cost $120 in January with the switch from a pencil-and-paper test to a computerized version.

The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports test-takers can get $80 in vouchers toward that cost if they meet with a counselor at one of Ohio's 91 career-technical district sites. The program was allotted $4 million in the state budget.

An Ohio Department of Education spokesman says many test-takers are hoping to get better jobs, and getting counseling or résumé assistance can be helpful.

More than 19,000 Ohioans took the GED last year, with 13,000 passing.

 

Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com

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    A FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY has been issued for Saturday, February 24 due to flooding and severe weather. The risk of power outages is very likely due to high winds. To report a power outage, click here. Missouri Illinois Kentucky Download the KFVS First Alert Weather app: iPhone | Android Copyright 2018 KFVS. All rights reserved.

    A FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY has been issued for Saturday, February 24 due to flooding and severe weather. The risk of power outages is very likely due to high winds. To report a power outage, click here. Missouri Illinois Kentucky Download the KFVS First Alert Weather app: iPhone | Android Copyright 2018 KFVS. All rights reserved.

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    Road closures, water over the road 2/24

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    LIVE: FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY due to flooding, severe weather

    LIVE: FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY due to flooding, severe weather

    Saturday, February 24 2018 8:57 PM EST2018-02-25 01:57:53 GMT
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    We are issuing a First Alert Action Day for Friday and Saturday due to the threat of flooding on both days and severe weather on Saturday.

    We are issuing a First Alert Action Day for Friday and Saturday due to the threat of flooding on both days and severe weather on Saturday.

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