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Chrysler could hire 1,000 new workers in Toledo
Other headlines: Columbus health officials weigh option of mumps booster; Akron boy will be tried as adult in brutal slaying
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  • Columbus health officials weigh option of mumps booster
  • Akron boy will be tried as adult in brutal slaying
  • Ohio pays $2.5 million to care for disabled baby born in prison
  • Chrysler could hire 1,000 new workers in Toledo
    Chrysler says it plans to hire up to 1,000 part-time employees to give exhausted full-time workers a break at its Toledo Jeep assembly plant.

    The Toledo Blade reports that record demand for the Jeep Wrangler and the new Jeep Cherokee is driving the move to relieve full-time employees who are regularly working 60 hours a week.

    A company spokesman says Chrysler has hired 380 temporary part-time employees this year.

    Most of the new hires will get between 10 and 30 hours per week. They'll be paid $15.78 an hour, the same rate as new full-time hires.


    Columbus health officials weigh option of mumps booster
    Ohio health officials are deciding whether to recommend booster shots for people at risk of contracting mumps after an outbreak sickened sixteen students at Ohio State University.

    The Columbus Dispatch reports that city health officials are still investigating the outbreak and are considering whether a call for booster shots is warranted.

    More than half the student who contracted the infectious virus had documentation showing the recommended two mumps vaccines, the others claimed they were vaccinated but could not document it.

    Health officials say Mumps’ 25 day incubation period may prolong the outbreak.


    Akron boy will be tried as adult in brutal slaying
    A judge has ruled that a 15-year-old boy will be prosecuted as an adult in the bludgeoning deaths of an northeast Ohio couple.

    The boy was barely 14 when he was arrested last year as an accomplice in the slayings of Jeffrey and Margaret Schobert in their home in New Franklin, near Akron. Authorities said they were beaten with a sledgehammer.

    The Akron Beacon Journal reports that a Summit County Juvenile Judge cited the "the brutal and heinous nature of this crime" in binding the teen over to the adult court.

    The principal defendant, 19-year-old Shawn Eric Ford Jr., is charged with multiple counts of aggravated murder and could face the death penalty if convicted. Police say he had dated the couple's teenage daughter.


    Ohio pays $2.5 million to care for disabled baby born in prison
    The state of Ohio is paying $2.5 million to help care for a severely brain-damaged child born to a state prisoner who claimed she didn't get proper medical and prenatal care.

    The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction didn't admit any wrongdoing in the settling the lawsuit filed by Marcquietta Nored of Cincinnati. She was serving a sentence for forgery when she gave birth to daughter Julia in July 2006 at the Ohio State University hospital.

    The girl was born with severe brain damage and cerebral palsy.

    The Columbus Dispatch reports the suit claimed Nored wasn't treated for her high blood pressure and did not receive any obstetrical care in the 11 weeks before the birth.

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