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Ways to cut rape in Ohio's juvenile prisons
Other noon headlines: Akron tuition, Chardon coach, Cleveland kidnapper
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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M.L. Schultze
 
In The Region:
  • Task force recommends way to cut sexual assaults in Ohio juvenile prisons
  • Akron hikes tuition, cuts positions
  • Chardon coach who chased shooter is SI cover story
  • Accused Cleveland kidnapper faces more charges
  • Task force recommends way to cut sexual assaults in Ohio juvenile prisons
    A special task force appointed by Gov. John Kasich has come up with 10 recommendations to cut the number of sexual assaults in Ohio’s juvenile prisons.

    Ohio was rated among the worst in the country for such assaults in a report earlier this month by the U.S. bureau of Justice Statistics.

    According to the Columbus Dispatch, the task force says Ohio should keep monitors in four of the prisons, begin random security checks, train supervisors who monitor surveillance cameras and improve the system for kids to report assaults.

    Akron hikes tuition, cuts positions
    The University of Akron is hiking tuition by 2 percent at its main campus, and not at all at its two-year community colleges - Wayne College in Orville and Summit College in Akron. But the school is dealing with a $30 million projected budget deficit and the board of trustees voted today to eliminate 100 positions. About half of them are already vacant.

     


    Chardon coach who chased shooter is SI cover story
    The story of the football coach who confronted the teen who shot six classmates at Chardon High School last year is featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week.

    The magazine went on sale today with a picture of Frank Hall above the headline, “A Coach’s Courage.” Hall pursued T.J. Lane after he shot the students – killing three – in the high school cafeteria. The coach was a monitor in the cafeteria, and according to the Plain Dealer, Lane fired at him as well as the students. He chased Lane from the school and prevented him from reloading.

    Accused Cleveland kidnapper faces more charges
    Ariel Castro already faces more than 300 charges, and formally learned this morning that more are likely on their way.

    Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty laid that out at the first pre-trial hearing for the 52-year-old Castro, who’s accused of holding three women captive for a decade in his West Side Cleveland home.

    “We are presenting additional evidence to the grand jury next week, and the week after. We expect that we are going to request further indictments to cover the additional period.”

    The charges Castro already faces cover only the period from August of 2002 through February 2007, when he’s accused of kidnapping Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight and locking them in his home. Berry escaped with the help of neighbors last month, and police then found the other women.

    Castro’s accused of kidnapping, rape and sexual assault. The charges against him after 2005 could include specifications that he’s a violent sexual predator.

    He’s also accused of two counts of aggravated murder for allegedly forcing one of the women to miscarry, and McGinty has said he may pursue the death penalty.

     

     

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