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Noon news headlines for Feb. 6, 2013
Ohio Education official fired for suspected porn use; School superintendent donates salary; Columbus tops worst traffic list; 
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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Jeff St. Clair
 
  • Ohio Education official fired for suspected porn use
  • School superintendent donates salary
  • Columbus tops worst traffic list
  • Defendent punches his lawyer
  • Mumford & Sons picks Ohio for festival stop
  • Ohio Education official fired for suspected porn use
    The Ohio Department of Education revealed this week that a top official was fired because he was under investigation for possessing child pornography on his work computer.  The Columbus Dispatch reports that chief operating officer John Childs was fired last November after a police investigation turned up several thumbnail images that he allegedly received through a file-sharing program.  No criminal charges have been filed against Childs.

    School superintendent donates salary
    The superintendent of Hubbard’s school district has decided to collect a salary of only $1 during the next school year. Richard Buchenic is donating the rest of his $85,000 salary to help build new sports facilities at the campus that was built last year. Benjamin Hayek, the Hubbard Board of Education president, says Buchenic’s plans for the campus are rooted in his desire to continue the district’s success.

    Hayek says the best way for a community to be attractive to both industry and to people coming to live in it,"is to have a very high educational facility, a very high standard and opportunity for an excellent education. So our goal was to make this a facility, both in terms of academic achievement as well as physical plant, comparable to none another, just beyond everything else.” 

    The newly-built campus outside Youngstown has an elementary, middle and high school. Buchenic plans to retire after the 2013-14 school year. 


    Columbus tops worst traffic list 
    A national study says Columbus has Ohio's worst traffic. The annual Urban Mobility Report says a typical Columbus-area rush-hour commuter spends 40 hours a year in jammed traffic. That's tops in the state, and two hours above the national average. The nation's worst commute is in the Washington, D.C. area. The easiest is in Stockton, Calif.


    Defendent punches his lawyer
    A man whose lawyer helped him get acquitted on an attempted murder count now faces charges that he punched his attorney in the courtroom. Dionte Lummus was convicted in Hamilton County of felonious assault, robbery, but was acquitted of the most serious charge. But that didn't stop him from adding a charge of assaulting an officer of the court. Lummus apparently hit attorney William Oswall in the face Monday after he unsuccessfully tried to fire him in mid-trial. A deputy tackled him when he tried to run. The lawyer, Oswall, brushing off the attack says he’s not quitting the case. 


    Mumford & Sons picks Ohio for festival stop
    Officials in Troy, Ohio are celebrating its selection as one of three small-town music festivals staged in the U.S. by the British band Mumford & Sons. The town’s population of 25,000 could double when it hosts the ‘Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers’ tour on Aug. 30-31. Mumford & Sons will headline the Saturday show in Troy, just north of Dayton. Other U.S. sites for the shows are St. Augustine, Fla., and Guthrie, Okla. Troy's tourism officials says the concert will combine the intimacy of a small community festival with the buzz of a world-class music festival —liken being chosen for the festival to winning the lottery. Tickets go on sale Friday at 11 a.m.

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