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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio-based nonprofit named for humorist James Thurber says its annual ceremony to award the country's top humor writing prize is moving from New York City to Ohio this year. Thurber House, the boyhood home of Thurber, serves as a literary center and museum in Columbus. Each year, it awards the Thurber Prize for American Humor. The prize has been awarded in New York City since 2004. Now, the organization says it's moving the awards ceremony to Columbus.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A former Ohio police chief who resigned amid accusations of potential misconduct has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge accusing him of attempted unauthorized use of a police database. Former Akron chief James Nice pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Summit County to a count of attempted unauthorized use of property.
ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) - A pedestrian accused of biting off part of an Ohio trooper's ear has been indicted on charges including felonious assault and kidnapping. Court documents show the Lorain County grand jury in Elyria also indicted Cornelius Carey recently on charges of obstructing official business and resisting arrest. The trooper was treated at a hospital. A message seeking comment was left for Carey's attorney.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The giant Ohio online charter school that abruptly closed mid-school-year says it's fighting to reopen but has lost another round of its legal battle with the state over funding. A hearing officer is recommending that the state school board move to recoup $19 million more from the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow for the 2016-17 school year. That would be in addition to $60 million the state already started recouping from 2015-16.
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