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Medina schools break ties with scandal-plagued superintendent
Other headlines: Activists challenge Ohio bill on minor parties; Cleveland medical innovation center opens
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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  • Activists challenge Ohio bill on minor parties
  • Cleveland medical innovation center opens
  • Ohio couple who caged child sentenced to probation, possible jail time
  • Activists challenge Ohio bill on minor parties
    The American Civil Liberties Union says it is joining third parties in Ohio in opposing a fast-moving bill that sets new hurdles to ballot access in the Buckeye state.

    The legal organization is testifying against the bill today.

    Representatives of the Green and Libertarian parties are also scheduled to speak against the proposal at the Statehouse hearing.

    The Republican-controlled Ohio Senate may vote on the measure today, sending it to the House.

    The bill introduced in September by Cincinnati Republican Bill Seitz comes as Ohio Republicans face growing competition from tea party supporters.

    Tea party activists say they may support a third-party challenger to Gov. John Kasich in next year's governor's race.

    Seitz says the legislation updates minor party rules in the wake of a lawsuit.


    Medina schools break ties with superintendent 
    It’s the beginning of the end of the tenure of a scandal-plagued Northeast Ohio school superintendent.

    The Medina school board voted last night to break ties with Randy Stepp when his contract expires next summer.

    The board and Stepp have endured public criticism surrounding a generous signing bonus and bills totaling more than a quarter-million dollars to pay for Stepp’s graduate degree and college loans. 

    A state audit on the district’s finances was conducted amid questions the board violated Ohio’s sunshine laws.

    Stepp then sued the board members and they have countersued.  Stepp’s been on paid leave since April. 

    The Medina school district is floating a five-year, 5.9-mill levy on the Nov. 5 ballot.

     
    Cleveland medical innovation center opens
    City and county leaders and officials from Cleveland's research hospitals are celebrating the opening of a $465 million project aimed at making the city a key stop for biomedical innovations.

    The ribbon-cutting is today at the downtown med mart known as the Global Center for Health Innovation.

    The center, funded by a tax increase, is next to the city's new convention center.

    Its first major event is the Cleveland Clinic's three-day Medical Innovation Summit next week.

    Several companies with links to the medical field have signed on as tenants at the center.


    Ohio couple who caged child sentenced to probation, possible jail time
    A central Ohio couple who confined a 4-year-old girl at night in a bed wrapped with steel fencing have pleaded guilty to child endangering in a plea deal and been sentenced to 180 days in jail, minus time served.

    The couple told a Fairfield County judge they were trying to keep the girl safe because she wandered at night.

    A judge on Monday sentenced Russell Terry and Jamie Curnell to suspended jail time if they complete five years of probation.

    A relative is caring for the now 5-year-old girl.

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