TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Toledo's mayor says seized drug money and revenue from property seized from other criminal activities might keep the northwestern Ohio city's public pools open this summer. City council members criticized officials in Mayor D. Michael Collins' administration after learning the proposed 2014 city budget provides no funding for pools. Collins told The Blade newspaper in Toledo that he will review the law enforcement trust fund that contains money from police seizures of property from criminal activities.
WARREN, Ohio (AP) - A northeast Ohio school district says it won't use a man as a substitute teacher again after he allegedly spanked two young students. The Vindicator newspaper of Youngstown reports that a 63-year-old man is accused of spanking an 8-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl during a gym class on Tuesday. John E. Jerome pleaded not guilty Friday. Warren schools says he has been certified to work as a substitute teacher since the 2010-11 school year, but that he will not be called again.
NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to be in southwest Ohio on April 1st for a book-signing event. Carter will be at the Joseph-Beth Booksellers in the Cincinnati suburb of Norwood. The book set for release later this month by publisher Simon & Schuster is titled: "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power."
CLEVELAND (AP) - Ohio plans to give students new exams to measure achievement starting as soon as next year, and thousands of children will be testing those tests this spring. About 120,000 students throughout the state will take the mostly online exams during the Common Core field testing between March and June. The two-hour tests don't count this year.
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