COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The March of Dimes is spending $10 million in Ohio for collaborative research into the problem of babies being born prematurely. The project will draw on the expertise of world-class hospitals in Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati to try to explain why babies come too soon and to find ways to use that information to predict and prevent prematurity.
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) - Prosecutors say a teen who allegedly hit a police officer during a pursuit last weekend has been indicted by a central Ohio grand jury on charges including felonious assault on a peace officer. Prosecutors say 18-year-old Joshua Baldridge broke into two Mount Vernon businesses, then led officers on a chase. He allegedly hit 23-year-old Danville police officer Chad Lishness, who is in fair condition.
EASTLAKE, Ohio (AP) - A former youth softball league commissioner in northeast Ohio has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for possessing child pornography and inappropriately touching a 17-year-old girl. Forty-6-year-old Scott Schinke was sentenced yesterday. He's the former commissioner of the Eastlake Youth Softball League east of Cleveland. Schinke said in court he was "ashamed" of what he did and asked for probation, but Judge Vincent Culotta called it "a failed attempt at remorse."
CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland officials are asking residents for patience while the filming of a big-budget movie ties up traffic near downtown for the next several weeks. The production of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" will close portions of city streets through much of June.
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