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UpfrontSports
Obituaries 2State/Local 3Politics 4Community 5Sports 6-7Church 8Classifieds 10Television 11World briefs 12
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Occupational therapist student intern Aleasha Kahle, left, occupational therapist forcounty pre-school children Kara Walther and occupational therapist for county school-aged children Dana Tobe discuss “Autism and Sensory Strategies” Thursday evening.
Ottawa ESC hostsAutism Resource Fair
BY SANDY LANGHALSStaff Writer
OTTAWA — Autismis a very complex neuro-logical development disor-der that affects a person’sability to communicate andinteract with others. It ofteninfluences how a personperceives and processessensory information. It isknown to affect individualsdifferently and to varyingdegrees. Parents and teach-ers gathered Thursday at thePutnam County EducationalService Center for an AutismResource Fair.There were two sessionsof speakers for participatesto attend. The first sessionwas given by OccupationalTherapists Dana Tobe andKara Walther and internAleasha Kahle.In this session, the womenpresented “Autism andSensory Strategies.” Theydiscussed how an individu-al can be over-sensitive orunder-reactive to sensation.If an individual is over-sen-sitive, they may need calm-ing activities such as slowand rhythmical swinging,rocking, bouncing or roll-ing. In addition, they can begiven something to hold andstroke or perhaps somethingto chew on.If an individual is under-reactive to sensation, theysaid they may need alertingactivities. Some of the sug-gestions were quick start/stop swinging, brief spin-ning with frequent direc-tional changes or even rockmusic. These individualslike to stay in motion, sothe suggestions for teacherswere to have them pass outpapers or erase the board sothey are not expected to sitfor too long.The second session waspresented by Bittersweetat Betty’s Farm ProgramDirector Jennifer Slechter.Bittersweet Farms, locat-ed in Lima, was started in1977 by Bettye Ruth Kay,who was a special educa-tion teacher from the ToledoPublic Schools. Workingwith autistic children, Kayquickly realized a need forthese children once theybecame adults.Kay’s dream has flour-ished and grown since 1977with three sites now inOhio. The original 80-acresite is in Whitehouse. Thissite is used for residential,day program and vocationalservices for adolescents andadults. The residents pro-vide food for themselves byrunning the farm. Slechtermade it clear that with autis-tic individuals, they must beprovided a clear beginning,a purpose and meaning forthe task and a clear end.Farm work provides thisand is a very important partof their daily lives.Their second farm is inPemberville and is a 10-acresite. This site is used for res-idential, vocational, recre-ational and day habilitationsservices for adolescents andadults.The third site is in Limaand was started through abequest in 2006. The siteis 88 acres and is used foradult day habilitation pro-gram and community pro-gram services for adoles-cents and adults.For more information onBittersweet Farms and theirservices, visit bittersweeet-farms.org.Bittersweet at Betty’sFarm, West Central OhioAutism Community andThe Center for Autismand Dyslexia are holdingits first annual walk/runto benefit Autism called,“Stepping Out For Autism.”The event will be held April16 at Bluffton University.Registration will begin at8:30 a.m. with the walk/run from 9 a.m. until noon.The cost is $15 per personand an additional $10 toparticipate in the corn holetournament.For more information onautism visit autismspeaks.com.
CloudySaturday with40 percentchance of rain, snowin morningand rain in afternoon. Highin upper 40s. See page 2.
Ohio police,firefighters decrybargaining limits
CLEVELAND (AP) —Unlike Wisconsin’s high-pro-file effort to limit collective bar-gaining rights for public work-ers, Ohio’s new law includespolice officers and firefighters— who say it threatens thesafety of them and the peoplethey protect.Opponents have vowed toput the issue on the Novemberballot, giving voters a chanceto strike down the law. Thefirefighters’ union in Clevelandplans to hit the streets and helpgather signatures.Patrolman Michael Cox, a15-year veteran of Cleveland’spolice force, said Ohio over-looked the inherent risks of police and firefighting workwhen lawmakers includedthem in the bill, which passedthe Legislature on Wednesdayand was signed into law byRepublican Gov. John Kasichon Thursday.“We don’t run from thehouse fire; we don’t run fromthe gunshot,” Cox said. “We’rethe guys that got to say, ’OK,we’re going to go fix this prob-lem real fast.’”Under the Ohio plan, policeand firefighters won’t be ableto bargain with cities over thenumber of people required tobe on duty. That means theycan’t negotiate the number of staff in fire trucks or policecars, for instance.Supporters of the bargain-ing limits say decisions on howto equip police and fire depart-ments should be in the hands of city officials, not union mem-bers.“Shouldn’t it be the employ-er who decides what’s safe andwhat’s not safe?” said stateRep. Joseph Uecker, who was apolice officer in the Cincinnatiarea for 15 years. “Don’t youthink they are the ones whoshould decide whether theyshould have one or two or threepeople in a car? That’s what wecall management rights.”Cleveland police OfficerAnthony Sauto is recoveringafter a bullet that pierced hisleg a few months ago duringa night shift on the west sideof town. The wound will heal,but he worries that patrollingthe streets will be even moredangerous when he returns towork.“That’s my No. 1 concern,”Sauto said. “We put our liveson the line.”The 350,000 public work-ers covered under the law canstill negotiate wages and cer-tain work conditions — but nothealth care, sick time or pen-sion benefits. The measure alsodoes away with automatic payraises and bases future wageincreases on merit.Wisconsin’s measure covers175,000 workers but exemptspolice and firefighters.Kasich has said his $55.5
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Jefferson NHS holds blood drive
Jefferson High School junior and National HonorSociety member Cassidy Bevington helps the Red Crossset up its blood drive in the gym by assembling privacyscreens. The blood drive netted
Libyan opposition sets conditions for cease-fire
By BEN HUBBARDand RYAN LUCASThe Associated Press
BENGHAZI, Libya —Libya’s rebels will agreeto a cease-fire if MoammarGadhafi pulls his militaryforces out of cities andallows peaceful protestsagainst his regime, an oppo-sition leader said today asrebels showed signs thattheir front-line organizationis improving.Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, headof the opposition’s interimgoverning council based inBenghazi, spoke during a jointpress conference with U.N.envoy Abdelilah Al-Khatib.After meeting govern-ment officials in Thursday,Al-Khatib was visiting therebels’ de facto stronghold of Benghazi in hopes of reach-ing a political solution to thecrisis embroiling the NorthAfrican nation.Abdul-Jalil said the reb-els’ condition for a cease-fireis “that the Gadhafi brigadesand forces withdraw frominside and outside Libyancities to give freedom to theLibyan people to choose andthe world will see that theywill choose freedom.”The U.N. resolution thatauthorized international air-strikes against Libya calledfor Gadhafi and the rebelsto end hostilities. Gadhafiannounced a cease-fire imme-diately but has shown no signof heeding it. His forces con-tinue to attack rebels in theeast, where the opposition instrongest, and have besiegedthe only major rebel-held cityin the west, Misrata.The city has been shelledby tanks and artillery for days,said a doctor in a Misrata hos-pital who spoke on conditionof anonymity out of fear of reprisals. Many people havebeen killed, including eightsince Thursday, he said. Hesaid Gadhafi brigades controlthe port and a main street,but rebels control the heart of the city.Abdul-Jalil said the regimemust withdraw its forces andlift all sieges.He stressed the ultimategoal was Gadhafi’s ouster.“Our aim is to liberateand have sovereignty over allof Libya with its capital inTripoli,” he said.The U.N. said Al-Khatibarrived Thursday inTripoli.Forces loyal to Libya’sleader of nearly 42 yearsspent much of this weekpushing the rebels back about100 miles (160 kilometers)along the coast. Today, theopposition showed signs of gaining discipline on whathas often been a disorganizedbattlefield.Fighters said fresh forc-es were coming in, mostlyex-military, but also volun-teers with not quite a monthof training. The rebels alsoappeared to have more com-munication equipment suchas radios and satellite phones,and were working in moreorganized units, in whichmilitary defectors were eachleading six or seven volun-teers.The untrained masses whohave rushed in and out of the fight for weeks with noapparent organization werebarred from the front line.They stayed to the rear, tohold the line temporarily incase Gadhafi’s forces attemptto flank the rebels.“The problem with theyoung untrained guys isthey’ll weaken us at thefront, so we’re trying to usethem as a backup force,” saidMohammed Majah, 33, aformer sergeant. “They havegreat enthusiasm, but that’snot enough now.”Majah said the only peopleat the front now are formersoldiers, “experienced guyswho have been in reserves,and about 20 percent areyoung revolutionaries whohave been in training and arein organized units.”The rebels also had mor-tars today, weapons theypreviously appeared to havelacked, and on Thursdaynight they drove in a con-voy with at least eight rocketlaunchers — more artillerythan usual.The rebels’ losses thisweek, and others beforeairstrikes began March 19,underlined that their equip-ment, training and organi-zation were far inferior tothose of Gadhafi’s forces.The recent changes appear tobe an attempt to correct, or atleast ease, the imbalance.It was not immediatelyclear where the front linewas today. On Thursday, theopposition had moved intoBrega, about 50 miles (80kilometers) east of Ajdabiya,before Gadhafi’s forcespushed them out.Gadhafi’s greatest lossesthis week were not militarybut political. Two membersof his inner circle, includinghis foreign minister, aban-doned him Wednesday andThursday, setting off specula-tion about other officials whomay be next. The defectionscould sway people who havestuck with Gadhafi despitethe uprising that began Feb.15 and the international air-strikes aimed at keeping theautocrat from attacking hisown people.Libyan state TV aired aphone interview with intel-ligence chief Bouzeid Dordato knock down rumors thathe also left Gadhafi.“I am in Libya and willremain here steadfast in thesame camp of the revolutiondespite everything,” Dordasaid. “I never thought tocross the borders or violatecommitment to the people,the revolution and the lead-er.”
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Scouts to holdcookie booth
The Delphos Girl Scoutswill hold a cookie booth from6-9 p.m. Today at Rite Aid.A variety of cookies willbe offered for $3.50 a box.
Library setspuppet offering
“Create Your Own Puppetand Story” for children ingrades K-5 will be held at4-5 p.m. on April 12 at theDelphos Public Library.Those who attend willenjoy several stories pre-sented through puppets andother story enhancers andthen create their own puppets.This program is limited to25 and sign up begins today.
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The Jefferson HighSchool choir will holdits annual Geranium SaleMonday through April 20.The flowers are $15each and can be picked upfrom noon to 6 p.m. April29 in the high school park-ing lot by the garage.For more informa-tion or to order, contactany choir member or callchoir director TammyWirth at 419-692-8766.
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At 12:29 a.m. on Thursday,Delphos Police were calledto the 200 block of NorthJefferson Street in reference toan assault complaint.Upon officers’ arrival, thevictim stated there was anongoing dispute with neigh-bors over who was the ownerof a dog. The victim statedthe other subjects physicallyassaulted them during the timethe victim was retrieving thedog.The other subjects involvedstate the alleged victim wasthe one who assaulted themduring the disturbance.The case was forwardedto the prosecutor’s office forreview.At 8:15 a.m. on Wednesdaywhile investigating anotherdisturbance in the 1000 blockof Lima Avenue, Delphospolice came into contact withChristopher Harper II, 21,of Lima. It was found thatHarper had two active war-rants for his arrest issued outof Findlay. As a result, Harperwas taken into custody andwas later turned over to offi-cers from the Findlay PoliceDepartment.
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SANAA, Yemen —Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis packed a square inthe capital and marched invillages and cities across thenation today in what appearedto be the largest demonstra-tions in more than a month of demands the country’s long-time ruler step down.Many mosques in the cap-ital shut down — a moveunprecedented today, theMuslim day of prayer —as worshippers and clericsstreamed to the square outsideSanaa University.Protesters filled the plazaand spilled out along threeadjoining streets. Previousdemonstrations have taken upthe square and at most two of the streets that feed into it.The demonstrators set uptents and hung up posters of young men who were fatallyshot by government forcesduring previous protests.The opposition said ithoped to have 1 million peopleon the streets today to pressfor President Ali AbdullahSaleh’s ouster after 32 yearsin power.This evening, two localnewspaper reporters and atelevision cameraman weredetained by security forces,according to Gamal Anaam,member of the Yemeni jour-nalists’ union. A security offi-cial declined to comment.Saleh escalated his confron-tation with the rapidly expand-ing uprising a week ago, tak-ing on emergency powersthat give him a freer handto quell protests. Parliament,which is packed with his sup-porters, passed a 30-day stateof emergency that suspendsthe constitution, bars protestsand gives security forces far-reaching powers of arrest.Saleh has been hit by awave of defections by mili-tary commanders, ruling partymembers and others, swellingthe ranks of the oppositionand leaving him isolated.In a failed attempt toappease the protesters, heoffered not to run again whenhis current term ends in 2013.He then offered to step downby the end of this year andopen a dialogue with the lead-ers of the demonstrators.Protesters rejected all hisoffers, furious after his securi-ty forces shot dead more than40 demonstrators in Sanaa lastmonth.Today, there were anti-Saleh protests in at least 14other provinces around thecountry. Witnesses said hun-dreds of thousands of peopleattended demonstrations in theprovinces of Aden, Taaz, andHadramout.The Sanaa crowd was sup-ported by soldiers with anti-aircraft guns and Kalashnikovrifles, who set up half a dozencheckpoints around the squareto prevent intrusions by presi-dent’s loyalists.Protesters, who have calledfor a “Friday of Salvation,”raised black cards while chant-ing “Ali Leave!” Women andchildren, their faces painted inthe colors of the Yemeni flag,or the word “Leave,” joinedthe protests.Cleric Taha al-Moutawkeltold the crowd during after-noon prayers that Saleh’sregime was already collaps-ing, and he vowed that theprotests will remain peaceful.
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billion, two-year state budgetcounts on unspecified savingsfrom lifting union protectionsto fill an $8 billion hole. Hedefended the new law Thursdaynight.“This bill, Senate Bill 5,does not cut anybody’s salary.This bill, Senate Bill 5, does nottake away anybody’s pension.This bill, Senate Bill 5, does notdestroy anybody’s health care,”Kasich said. “And anybodywho’s been out there sayingthat is just factually wrong.”In northeast Ohio, fear thata loss of bargaining will resultin layoffs and further cutbacksis rippling through the lawenforcement community.One of the biggest worriesis one-man patrol cars, saidSteve Loomis, president of thecity’s local police union. Underthe current contract, Clevelandpolice officers are required tohave at least two officers in apatrol car when driving throughcertain neighborhoods, Loomissaid.After Kasich’s signature onthe bill, Democrats have 90 daysto gather more than 230,000valid signatures to get it on thefall ballot. Loomis believes thatif Senate Bill 5 goes unchal-lenged, the two-man rule willbe the first thing to go.“They’re going to give upour safety for the illusion thatthere’s more police on thestreet,” Loomis said. “That’shorrifying. Guys get killed.”And equipment that policeofficers say is vital but thatthe city says is too expensive— like computers in patrolcars, a rarity in Cleveland —will be harder to get withoutthe complete bargaining pro-cess, Loomis said.State lawmakers did makelast-minute changes to the mea-sure in the House that allowpolice and fire officials to bar-gain for vests, shields and othersafety gear.Mike Norman, secretary forCleveland’s local firefightersunion, said that’s a cold com-fort compared with what hecalled an “all-out assault” onthe union.“Changes to the gamesupersede the topics thatwe’re allowed to discuss,” hesaid. “This isn’t somethingthat needed to be tweaked alittle bit.”As Cleveland’s popula-tion has declined in the pastdecade, so have its ranks of police officers. Two roundsof layoffs have left the policeforce more than 300 officerssmaller since 2004.
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Today is Friday, April 1, the91st day of 2011. There are 274days left in the year. This isApril Fool’s Day.
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In 1853, Cincinnati, Ohio,established a fire departmentmade up of paid city employ-ees.In 1918, the Royal Air Forcewas established in Britain.In 1933, Nazi Germany beganpersecuting Jews with a boycottof Jewish-owned businesses.In 1946, tidal waves struckthe Hawaiian islands, resultingin more than 170 deaths.In 1960, the first true weathersatellite, TIROS-1, was launchedfrom Cape Canaveral. (TIROSstood for “Television InfraredObservation Satellite.”)In 1961, the sedative thali-domide was made available byprescription in Canada. (Thedrug, which was taken by preg-nant women to relieve morningsickness, was found to causedevastating birth defects.)In 1970, President RichardM. Nixon signed a measurebanning cigarette advertisingon radio and television, to takeeffect after Jan. 1, 1971.In 1984, recording starMarvin Gaye was shot to deathby his father, Marvin Gay(cq) Sr. in Los Angeles, theday before his 45th birthday.(The elder Gay pleaded guiltyto voluntary manslaughter, andreceived probation.)
 
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Vantage Career Center recognizes students who achieve a 4.0 GPA and perfect atten-dance in a nine-week grading period. Here are the 3rd quarter Blue Chippers: frontfrom left, Rebecca Stutz (Parkway), Sr. Cosmetology, Aryn Denny (Wayne Trace), Sr.Medical Office Management; and Kayla Butler (Van Wert), Jr. Health Technology; andback, Joseph Shoppell (Lincolnview), Jr. Early Childhood Education; Bart Barthels (VanWert), Jr. Network Systems; Harley-Davidson Lane (Continental), Jr. Electricity; andIan Munger (Paulding), Jr. Industrial Mechanics. Unavailable for the picture was TaylorMock (Paulding), Jr. Cosmetology.
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COLUMBUS — As the U.S.Congress continues negotiationsto stave off a federal govern-ment shutdown, representativesfrom the Ohio Public InterestResearch Group were joined by aPell Grant recipient and CarolineMiller, Senior Associate VicePresident for Enrollment at theUniversity of Cincinnati to urgethe Ohio Congressional delega-tion to protect vital investmentsto college aid.
The recently House-passedspending resolution makes deepcuts to the Pell Grant whilelargely leaving in place waste-ful subsidies and tax loopholesfor special interests. Pell Grantsare the Federal governments’cornerstone financial aid pro-gram that 9.4 million collegestudents rely on each year topay for the college coursesthat are fueling our recoveringworkforce and economy.“Tough choices are sup-posed come only after the easyones,” said Rich Williams,Ohio PIRG’s Higher EducationAdvocate. “It’s unbelievable toimagine how cuts to Pell Grantscome before cuts to GoldmanSachs and BP oil. And yet,that’s exactly what the Houseresolution does.”The cuts slash the maximumaward a student can receive by$845, a little more than 15 per-cent, for the students who canafford it the least. Next schoolyear, a student currently receiv-ing the $5,550 maximum awardwould see their aid dropped to$4,705. Because of the sever-ity of these cuts, 7.5 millionstudents will lose the full $845to their aid, while millions morewill see a 15 percent cut. Thesecuts would reverse recent stu-dent aid reform legislation strip-ping an extra $66 billion fromPell grant funding in the com-ing decade.In Ohio, 356,000 studentswill receive a Pell grant nextyear. Should the House spend-ing plan become law, our statewill lose $215 million in Pellfunding, a cut from $1.11 bil-lion to $894 million.“The timing of the pro-posal to cut Pell is troubling,”said Caroline Miller, SeniorAssociate Vice President forEnrollment at the University of Cincinnati. “We have alreadypackaged aid for this next aca-demic year and notified familiesof their estimated aid. We haveno ability to make up a cut toPell grant aid with institutionalaid so students and families willbe forced to make tough choic-es on their ability to financetheir education.”Education drives economicgrowth. Eighty percent of thefastest growing jobs in Americademand training above a highschool level. Current estimatesshow America needs 22 millionmore degrees by 2018, how-ever we are on pace to be 3million short because of highcollege costs.In the current economy, 43states have already cut fundingto higher education, pushingmore costs onto students them-selves. Rising costs will pre-vent over three million collegequalified students from lowand moderate-income back-grounds from getting a degreethis decade. Pell Grant fundingmust be maintained in order todeliver the skilled workers oureconomy demands.Ohio PIRG has helped iden-tify over $600 billion in spend-ing reductions over 5 years thathave support across the politicalspectrum. These cuts total morethan the House passed spend-ing bill.“Rather than cutting educa-tion and risking the health of our workforce and economicrecovery, Congress shouldfocus on other low-hangingfruit,” Williams said. “We urgeSenator Brown and SenatorPortman to vote against anybudget extension that includescuts to Pell grants.”
Students, advocates call on Congress to protect college Pell Grants
Kasich faces 2ndresidency glitch
By JULIE CARR SMYTHThe Associated Press
COLUMBUS — Gov.John Kasich withdrew paper-work nominating an EPAdirector from out of state andresubmitted it after the manregistered as an Ohio voter,according to state recordsobtained by The AssociatedPress.The move last week involv-ing Ohio EnvironmentalProtection Agency appoin-tee Scott J. Nally came threedays after Kasich reassignedanother out-of-state Cabinetdirector amid questionsthat his residency made theappointment illegal.On March 18, then-Development Director MarkKvamme, a Silicon Valleyventure capitalist who stilllives in California, was re-named Kasich’s job-creationdirector, a non-Cabinet posi-tion. Kvamme was workingat the state DevelopmentDepartment for the salary of $1 and his stint was alwaysintended to be short-term,with him performing a fix-itjob at the state’s leading eco-nomic agency.Nally’s situation is dif-ferent, since he moved toOhio to take the EPA joband intended to keep it forlonger. He previously servedas an assistant commissionerwith Indiana’s environmentalmanagement department.Kasich first submit-ted Nally’s appointmentpaperwork on Feb. 15. Ina March 21 letter to SenateClerk Vincent Keeran, theRepublican governor askedfor that paperwork to bewithdrawn and replaced withnew documentation. Recordsshow Nally registered to votein Franklin County on Feb.17.Legislative legal expertsadvised Senate Democrats ina Feb. 16 memo that gov-ernors’ Cabinet appointeesneed to be Ohio residentsand voters. Cabinet appoint-ments are confirmed by theSenate.Ohio Legislative ServiceCommission staff attorneyLynda Jacobsen said a 1992attorney general’s opinion,the state Constitution andcourt precedent indicate thatCabinet directors must beOhio residents when appoint-ed. She said some legal ques-tions remain, since the lawdoesn’t address establishingresidency for purposes of tak-ing an appointment.The 1992 opinion bythen-Attorney General LeeFisher’s office for then-Gov.George Voinovich said that if a person is determined consti-tutionally ineligible to serve,his or her appointment is nul-lified and the person is nevernamed to the office.Ten days after Kasichmade his first public state-ments on Kvamme’s residen-cy, a legislative panel thatsigns off on Ohio’s unbidcontracts replaced Kvamme’sname on $17.7 million in newcontracts before approvingthe spending requests. Theycalled the move precaution-ary.ProgressOhio.org, a lib-eral policy group, challengedKvamme’s appointment incourt. The suit has since beendropped.Brian Rothenberg, thegroup’s executive director,said the fact that Nally’sappointment wasn’t resub-mitted until last week raisessimilar questions.“The key question is doesthumbing your nose at theConstitution create ongoingcontractual problems for thestate,” he said.LOGAN (AP) —Authorities say a witness tothe kidnapping of an Ohiowoman told them the allegedabductors used a Taser tostun the 25-year-old motheras they forced her into a carlast week.Summer Inman’s body wasfound Tuesday night in theseptic system of a church witha zip tie pulled tight aroundher neck.The Columbus Dispatchreports one of the abductorsused pepper spray on the wit-ness, who ran and called police.The details come from an affi-davit released Thursday.Inman’s estranged husbandand his parents have beencharged in the kidnapping.They are being held on $1million bond.Police said Inman was out-side a Logan bank where shewas working on the night of March 22 when she was kid-napped.YOUNGSTOWN (AP) —Federal and local authoritiesin Ohio have announced a101-count indictment against28 suspects in a wideningcrackdown against drugs andgang activity in Youngstown.The indictments wereunsealed Thursday inYoungstown federal court.The suspects are accusedof trafficking cocaine, hero-in, methamphetamine, crackcocaine and marijuana fromSan Diego and New York tothe Youngstown area from2006 to 2010.According to TheVindicator newspaper inYoungstown, U.S. AttorneySteve Dettelbach likenedthe ring to a diversified busi-ness selling a range of drugsinstead of specializing in onetype.Two weeks ago 23 peoplewere indicted in a crackdownon alleged gang members andviolent drug dealing in theYoungstown area.
Ohio woman’sabductioninvolved Taser28 named indrug indictments
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