CINCINNATI (AP) - A newspaper analysis has found that the governing board of an airport serving Ohio and Kentucky spent more than $102,000 over five years on food and alcohol served after meetings, an average of $1,750 a month in taxpayer dollars. The Cincinnati Enquirer report published today comes amid questions over the structure of the Kenton County Airport Board, which oversees the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Regional Airport.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Major online companies are blasting a federal judge's decision in a defamation lawsuit by a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader convicted of having sex with her former high school student. Internet giants including Twitter and Amazon recently filed briefs in federal court. They're part of a lawsuit involving Sarah Jones against an Arizona-based website thedirty.com. A jury found that posts on the site about Jones were substantially false and awarded her $338,000. The companies say the judge's ruling to allow the suit to proceed has the potential to undermine a federal law that provides broad immunity to websites.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's Supreme Court will take up a challenge to how a northern Ohio city fines drivers caught on camera. The attorney who brought the lawsuit says drivers accused of running red lights or speeding are being denied their day in court. The Blade newspaper in Toledo reports that the decision may impact other cities around Ohio that have the red-light and speed cameras.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Police have charged a 28-year-old Cleveland woman with aggravated vehicular homicide after she allegedly ran over a woman who had been ejected from her car. The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports that Shamanique (shah-muh-NEEK') Bryant was traveling west on Euclid Avenue around 3 a.m. yesterday when she struck another vehicle. The impact threw 24-year-old Mattie J. Quellen Stubbs from Bryant's passenger seat onto the road. Bryant at first left the scene then returned, running over Stubbs in the process.
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