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Ohio's Straight A funds are concentrated in the Columbus area
Other noon headlines: FitzGerald on unemployment expiration, auto insurance, custody case, traffic fatalities

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Ed FitzGerald is pushing Gov. Kasich to pressure fellow Republicans to renew unemployment benefits.
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In The Region:
  • First of the Straight A funds cleared by Controlling Board
  • FitzGerald pressures Kasich on unemployment lapse
  • Ohio auto insurance hikes
  • Supreme Court: Girl goes back to mom in Arizona
  • Traffic fatalities may hit all-time low in Ohio
  • First of the Straight A funds cleared by Controlling Board
    Ohio is disbursing nearly $89 million this week from the state’s new Straight A fund.

    More than 400 organizations applied for the money. The only two northeast Ohio groups set to get first-round grants are James A. Garfield in Portage County and Painesville in Lake County. Some $15 million is going to a consortium of rural schools in Applachia, but many of the grants are concentrated in the Columbus area.

    The money is to boost digital technology, early college and other programs in 24 school districts and consortiums. The competitive grant fund was created in Gov. John Kasich’s two-year budget to provide local schools with money beyond the state foundation formula to improve performance and efficiency.

    FitzGerald pressures Kasich on unemployment lapse
    Meanwhile, Kasich’s likely Democratic challenger next year, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald is pressing Kasich on the likely expiration of unemployment benefits for more than 40,000 people in Ohio in less than two weeks.

    The extended unemployment benefits are running out because Republicans in Congress balked at making them part of the budget the Senate is working on this week.

    FitzGerald wrote a letter to Kasich calling on him to urge House Speaker John Boehner – whom Kasich served with in the House – to extend the benefits for another year.

    Ohio auto insurance hikes
    A report from says Ohioans who make their first auto insurance claim can expect their premiums to jump by a third.

    That’s the 16th biggest increase in the country, but still below the national average hike of 38 percent. A single claim in Michigan increases rates by just 23 percent.

    Drivers with two claims in Ohio can expect to see a spike of nearly 90 percent.

    Supreme Court: Girl goes back to mom in Arizona
    The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered a Sandusky court to return a 5-year-old girl to her mother, saying the judge didn’t follow the law in granting custody to the girl’s grandfather last year. The 5-2 decision reverses an appeals court.

    The mother had custody of the girl when they moved to Arizona and returned temporarily to Ohio. She left her daughter with her own mother while she interviewed for a job in Arizona, and that’s when the child’s paternal grandfather moved in for custody. The Ohio high court ruled that the Sandusky court had no right to grant that motion because the child was a resident of Arizona, not Ohio.

    Traffic fatalities may hit all-time low in Ohio
    Ohio is on course to have the lowest number of traffic fatalities since the state started keeping track of the numbers. According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, 945 people have died in traffic crashes so far this year. Last year, the total number was 1,122.

    The state started keeping records in 1936. The highest number on record is 1969, when crashes killed nearly 1,800 people. 

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