Communication Disabilities Database Makes Law Enforcement Aware During Traffic Stops

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) and the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), a division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS), released an awareness video today explaining how individuals with a diagnosed communication disability can voluntarily enroll in a database to inform law enforcement of their communication disability.Read full story

Cuyahoga County Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty

(CLEVELAND) — A Cuyahoga County corrections officer, Idris-Farid Clark, pleaded guilty today for his role in the assault of a restrained inmate. 

Clark pleaded guilty to:

  • Attempted Felonious Assault (F3)
  • Extortion (F3)
  • Unlawful Restraint (M3)

Cpl. Idris-Farid Clark and correction officer Robert Marsh strapped an inmate in a restraint chair and then Marsh struck the inmate in the face.Read full story

Brown Urges Dewine To Follow Court Order to Make Funds Available For Ohio Kinship Caregivers

Federal Court Ruled Three Years Ago that Kinship Caregivers are Eligible for Foster Care Payments, Ohio Has Yet to Comply

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is urging Gov. Dewine to release court ordered funds made available for Ohio kinship caregivers by the Sixth Circuit Court’s 2018 ruling in D.O.Read full story

Mellon Science Writing Fellow at Kenyon College Wanted

Mellon Science Writing Fellow at Kenyon College
Kenyon College
Kenyon College invites applications for the Mellon Science Writing Fellowship. This two-year fellowship offers a qualified individual time to develop as a writer and teacher. The fellow will also contribute to the evolution of the emerging, interdisciplinary science writing program at Kenyon.
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Call for Entries for 2020 Vaughn Wiester Music Scholarship

Submissions will be accepted through April 15, 2020, at the Knox County Foundation for the 10th Annual Vaughn Wiester Music Scholarship competition. Any graduating high school senior residing in Knox County, who intends to continue the study of music at the college level, may apply for the prize scholarship, which has been increased to $3,000 for 2020.… Read full story