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Second Bedford official pleads not guilty to prostitution linked bribes
Other headlines: Water shortages and crop damage remain after cold snap; Fortune calls Cleveland a "break out" town
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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  • Water shortages and crop damage remain after cold snap
  • Amish girl's guardian backs court ruling 
  • Fortune calls Cleveland a "break out" town
  • Second Bedford official pleads not guilty to prostitution linked bribes
    Bedford’s Law Director Ken Schuman has pleaded not guilty to bribery and other charges.

    Schuman and Bedford Municipal Judge Harry Jacob III face a total of 19 charges that began with an investigation into prostitution and bribery. Schuman is accused of accepting bribes, money laundering and theft in office.

    Both men have been on leave since November. The charges date back to 2006.

    In releasing Schuman on $5,000 bond, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Michael Astrab forbade him from contacting any witnesses in the case.

    Water shortages and crop damage in the wake of cold snap
    Temperatures are recovering, and even climbing into the 40s this weekend.  But some of the damage from this week’s severe cold is longer lasting.

    Water main breaks – including a major one in North Olmstead – have flooded streets.

    Avon Lake’s water intake system in Lake Erie froze shut causing widespread shortages.

    And Ohio’s grape growers say they have suffered at least $3 million in damage to grapes and vines.

    The strong winds Monday night, coupled with the cold, limited what the growers could do with machines to keep the vines protected.

    Last year was a record one for Ohio grape growers. 

    Meanwhile, The Shoppes at Parma – which was known for decades as Parmatown Mall – closed today because the mall has no water. The city’s rec department is in the mall.


    Amish girl's guardian backs court ruling keeping her on the job she doesn't want
    A lawyer assigned to make medical decisions for an 11-year-old Amish girl says a court should not overturn a decision appointing her as guardian even though she wants off the case.

    The guardian wants to stop trying to force Sarah Hershberger to undergo therapy because she can't reach the girl after she and her parents fled their farm in northeastern Ohio and went into hiding to avoid treatments.

    But she also says that an Ohio appeals court was right to assign her as a guardian.

    The lawyer for Hershberger's family is asking for a reversal of that decision.

    The family decided this past summer to halt the cancer treatments because they feared the chemotherapy could end up killing the girl.

    Fortune calls Cleveland a "break out" town
    Fortune Magazine says Cleveland could be the next Brooklyn, N.Y.  – and that’s a good thing.

    The magazine “2014’s Break Out and Break Down Towns” puts Cleveland on the “Break Out” side of the ledger in part because of its growth in core neighborhoods like Ohio City and Tremont.

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