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December 21, 1999 | From Associated Press
A federal judge threw out the state's taxpayer-funded school voucher program Monday for violating the constitutional separation of church and state. But to avoid turmoil, he allowed students now in the program to remain in school. The expected ruling by U.S. District Judge Solomon Oliver Jr. made his earlier temporary order permanent. He said the program can continue running until appeals are decided.
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January 7, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
The two high school football players accused of rape will get their day in court. The city of Steubenville, Ohio, however, will have to fight some of its battles online, where news of the case began. It's the story of a horrifying accusation met with small-town side-taking and blown up into a national scandal. Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond, both 16, are accused of raping a drunk and unconscious 16-year-old girl at a party on the night of Aug. 11 while other partygoers tweeted and Instagrammed about the attack.
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NEWS
May 20, 2000 | From Associated Press
Two schools built on a site contaminated with suspected cancer-causing chemicals would be rebuilt elsewhere under a preliminary agreement announced Friday. The state, the Army Corps of Engineers and River Valley Local Schools also agreed in principle to develop the Marion County campus for industrial use. "When you look at this at all sides, this is the cost-effective argument and the best way to go. To clean it up and maintain the school is too costly," River Valley Supt. Tom Shade said.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 17, 2012 | By David Ng
A high school production of the musical "Legally Blonde" in Ohio has been deemed by administrators to be inappropriate for its audiences, resulting in the apparent dismissal of a drama teacher. A report from station WLWT in Cincinnati said that Sonja Hansen, a drama teacher at Loveland High School, has been forced to resign following the staging of the musical show. Hansen told the station that she was asked to resign or she would be fired. The dispute centers on the school's production of "Legally Blonde," the musical based on the popular Reese Witherspoon movie.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 1990 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This may be one time that bad-boy Bart Simpson didn't deserve to get in trouble. In the wake of the controversy over a T-shirt on which the animated star of Fox Broadcasting's "The Simpsons" proclaims "Underachiever and proud of it, man" many teachers, academicians and experts on the effect of TV on young minds are recommending that the school officials who banned the shirt, not Bart, write 100 times on the blackboard "I was wrong."
NEWS
October 8, 1996 | Associated Press
A 14-year-old girl expelled for giving a Midol tablet to a classmate will be allowed to return to school today after the school board voted to cut her expulsion to three days. Kimberly Smartt, an eighth-grader at Baker Junior High School, had filed a federal lawsuit Monday claiming she was punished because she is black. "You should not treat students this way for something as minute and as small as a Midol tablet," said Carl Lewis, the girl's lawyer.
NEWS
September 19, 1999 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On Monday, as the nation's Jews converge on synagogues to reflect on their sins, the children of Sycamore Community School District in southwest Ohio will get a day off from school--no thanks to the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio.
NEWS
May 28, 1999 | From Reuters
The Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a publicly funded scholarship program for low-income students in Cleveland to attend private schools. In a 5-2 decision, the state's highest court expressed support for the merits of the voucher initiative on a limited scale but rejected the provision on a legislative technicality. The ruling takes effect June 30. The Legislature passed the voucher measure in 1995 but improperly tucked it into an appropriations bill, the court found.
NEWS
June 6, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The state Health Department decided to vaccinate up to 5,800 high school students to protect them from a meningitis-related outbreak that has killed two teenagers and left a third seriously ill.
NEWS
September 12, 1988
Striking teachers in six states vowed to remain on the picket line today, but weekend settlements of three disputes promised to return at least 1,200 instructors and 17,000 students to class in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Illinois. The end of walkouts in the suburban Philadelphia school district of Spring Ford, and in Lowell, Mass., and Blue Ridge, Ill., reduces the number of students out of school to fewer than 100,000 for the first time this academic year.
NATIONAL
June 8, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
T.J. Lane  pleaded not guilty Friday to charges he killed three students and wounded three others in a shooting at a high school in suburban Cleveland in February. Lane, 17, appeared before Geauga County Common Pleas Judge Forrest Burt, who set bail at $1 million, a court spokeswoman said by telephone. The defendant was returned to the juvenile detention center but is scheduled to be transferred to the county jail on June 18. Lane, who will be tried as an adult, faces life in prison if convicted.
NATIONAL
March 1, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
The teenager being held in connection with Monday's shootings at a suburban Ohio high school was formally charged Thursday with six felony counts -- including three of aggravated murder, one for each of the students who died. T.J. Lane, 17, was also charged with two counts of attempted aggravated murder, one for each of the students wounded in Monday's attack at Chardon High School, about 30 miles east of Cleveland. Lane also faces one count of felonious assault. The charges, which had been expected , were filed Thursday with the Geauga County juvenile court.
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February 28, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Ohio school shooting suspect T.J. Lane randomly chose the targets of his shooting rampage at a suburban high school, fired 10 shots from a handgun and was also armed with a knife, a prosecutor said Tuesday during a court hearing.  Lane, 17, appeared as a juvenile at his first hearing before Geauga County Judge Timothy J. Grendell, who ordered the student held for his safety and that of the community. The judge could have released the boy to his family, but there was no objection to the continued detention from Lane's attorney, Robert Fairinacci, or from relatives at the hearing.
NATIONAL
February 27, 2012 | By Richard Fausset
A shooting occurred at a northeastern Ohio high school Monday morning, with at least one suspect reportedly still at large. A local sheriff's deputy told the Associated Press that the shooting was reported at around 7:30 a.m. at Chardon High School in the community of Chardon, east of Cleveland. The number of victims was unknown early Monday morning. Sheriff's deputies and Ohio State Highway Patrol officers were reportedly on the scene. PHOTOS: Ohio high school shooting A mother of one of the students at the school, Teresa Hunt, told Cleveland TV station WEWS that she had been texting with her daughter.
NATIONAL
February 27, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Five students were shot when a gunman opened fire at an Ohio high school Monday morning, authorities reported. The gunman was quickly taken into custody.  The shooter was apparently chased from the building and surrendered, Geauga County Sheriff Dan McClelland told reporters in a televised news conference outside Chardon High School about 30 miles east of Cleveland. Early reports suggested that the gunman was also a student, though officials were still investigating.
NATIONAL
February 27, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Two students shot in an attack on a suburban Ohio high school remained in critical condition Monday afternoon, hours after a classmate opened fire, officials said. One student was killed in the attack; a total of four were injured. At an afternoon news conference, Chardon Police Chief Tim McKenna identified the slain student as Daniel Parmertor. The two Chardon High School students in critical condition were at one hospital, he said. Of the other students injured in the attack, one was in serious condition, and one was in stable condition.
NEWS
October 9, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An eighth-grade honor student expelled for giving a Midol pill to a classmate returned to school in a white limousine, her punishment reduced to the days she had already missed. Clutching balloons and grinning jubilantly, Kimberly Smartt went back to Baker Junior High School in Fairborn, Ohio, about 10 miles north of Dayton, where cheering classmates waited. Smartt was allowed to return after the school board reduced her 80-day expulsion.
NEWS
December 12, 2000 | From Associated Press
Setting the stage for a possible Supreme Court ruling on the separation of church and state, a federal appeals court Monday declared Cleveland's school voucher program unconstitutional because it uses tax money to send students to religious schools. In a 2-1 ruling, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals said the program appears designed to favor religious schools and thereby violates the constitutional separation of church and state.
NATIONAL
February 27, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
One student was killed and four were injured in a shooting Monday morning at a high school in suburban Chardon, Ohio, authorities have reported. A suspect was taken into custody, but his name was being withheld because he's a juvenile, said Chardon Police Chief Timothy McKenna. The suspect, who is believed to be a student at the school, has yet to be charged, the chief said. McKenna announced the death and injuries in a televised briefing. The injured students were hospitalized, McKenna said, but he gave no additional details on their conditions.
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