News Minute: Here is the latest Ohio news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A group of Ohio lawmakers who will look into Lake Erie's health will be led by two legislators who have criticized the governor's move to create tougher regulations on thousands of farmers. The legislature's Republican leaders appointed the panel in the wake of Gov. John Kasich's executive order calling for new rules to combat the lake's harmful algae blooms. The state panel says its first meeting will be next week.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State trustees have set a private Wednesday meeting to talk about the future of football coach Urban Meyer. Meyer has been the subject of an investigation into the handling of domestic-abuse allegations against a former assistant coach. The university says factfinders are briefing the board on Monday. Then the panel will convene in a public session on Wednesday morning before going behind closed doors to discuss the next steps.
ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio woman who returned to work and delayed medical care after her 8-year-old son shot his 4-year-old sister multiple times with a rifle has been sentenced to six months in jail. Alyssa Edwards pleaded guilty in July to child endangerment charges and was sentenced Monday in Ashland to three years of probation to go along with work release privileges while in jail. Edwards told the court she's sorry for making "horrible decisions" and wants "to make it better."
CINCINNATI (AP) - Officials in Ohio have unveiled a mural dedicated to Fiona, the baby hippo at Cincinnati Zoo that beat the odds and survived, despite being born nearly two months early. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the mural featuring a smiling Fiona and her mother Bibi was revealed recently in the city's Central Business District. The mural was designed by Lucie Rice, who competed with more than 60 artists to win the Fiona Mural Contest.
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