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Riot breaks out in Akron high school
Other headlines: Ohio AG dismisses charges against Steugenville coach; ODOT plans record setting $2.5 billion construction season
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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A riot broke out this morning at Kenmore High School in Akron.
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An Akron high school has been closed after a riot broke out involving more than a dozen students.

Akron Public Schools spokesman Mark Williamson says students are now leaving Kenmore High School after a fight broke out this morning between rival gang members.

Williamson says trouble began last night between gangs associated with Kenmore and Akron’s Buchtel High School.

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"And this morning, it apparently wasn't over," Williamson says "To the best of our knowledge right now from what police tell us, a Buchtel student came into Kenmore and an altercation began on the second floor, quickly grew and involved a couple dozen kids at least. No weapons, [just] fists and anger, but a tough situation."

Williamson says police used pepper spray to break up the fight. There were no injuries.

Twelve students have been arrested, one is from Buchtel High School and eleven from Kenmore.

Kenmore High School is closing today ahead of spring break which begins Monday for Akron students.

Ohio AG dismisses charges against Steugenville coach
Ohio's attorney general says an accusation that a high school wrestling coach tried to thwart an investigation into the rape of a 16-year-old girl will be dismissed in exchange for community service hours.

Seth Fluharty was charged last year with a single misdemeanor count of failure to report child abuse or neglect involving the rape of the girl by two Steubenville High School football players in 2012.

Attorney General Mike DeWine said today the charge would be dismissed once Fluharty completed 20 community service hours at a domestic violence shelter and attended anti-sexual violence training at Steubenville city schools.

Fluharty last year pleaded not guilty to the charge.

 

ODOT plans record setting $2.5 billion construction season
Ohio transportation officials say $2.5 billion in road construction projects scheduled this year is a record.

The Ohio Department of Transportation this week announced the plan for 936 projects for this year's construction season.

The agency said the projects will be partially paid for with $1.5 billion produced by the Ohio Turnpike. Another $600 million in savings from the agency's operational budget have also helped put several delayed projects back on track. Much of that work will begin this year.

The work includes five different projects along the Turnpike, and major work on Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 throughout the state.

The Ohio Department of Transportation is "working at capacity." 

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