With a final vote tally of 44,147 votes for one and 44,036 votes for the other candidate, the race for Stark County Common Pleas Court Judge is over. That race has been hanging in the balance since election night when Chryssa Hartnett held a 29 vote lead over incumbent Curt Werren. Friday, the BOE office has completed the final tally of provisional and absentee ballots cast and the winner Hartnett's lead grows to 131 more votes than Werren. But, even then it's still not completely over as the race will now be subject to a recount.
The Chief Financial Officer of Suarez Corporation Industries receives nearly double what was given to his former boss. Ben Suarez was recently sentenced to 15 months in prison following his conviction of one count of obstructing justice by witness tampering. Friday, former CFO at the company, Michael Giorgio was sentenced to 27 months in prison, 2 years supervised release and received a 50-thousand dollar fine. Reports indicate that in court the federal judge explained that Giorgio will serve a longer term than Suarez because Suarez was found not guilty of all but one count, yet Giorgio pleaded guilty to several criminal counts.
An early-morning fire today in Mount Vernon killed an 84-year-old woman who was trapped in her upstairs bedroom amid thick smoke, Fire Chief Chad Christopher said. Christopher was not releasing the womanâs name this afternoon. She lived alone.
Two North Side sisters who underwent Ebola testing today have the flu. The girls, 4 and 6, had recently traveled to Sierra Leone and developed fevers early this morning, prompting concern about Ebola. Tests for that virus came back negative, said Columbus Public Health spokesman Jose Rodriguez. Early Ebola symptoms and flu symptoms are similar.
The greatest treasure of all in the SS Central America shipwreck off the South Carolina coast might not be gold bars and coins worth millions of dollars. Microscopic organisms in the sediment below the wreck might reap a different kind of treasure â one that could save lives. Thatâs the hope of research scientist Michael Lawman, whose Tampa biotech company Morphogenesis is sifting through the sediment in hopes of finding microorganisms that could one day help treat cancer and other diseases.
Hundreds of facility workers wake up Ohio Stadium on football game days well before more than 100,000 fans, and even most tailgaters, descend upon the home of the Buckeyes. Beginning around 3 a.m. for a noon kickoff, they ensure that every seat, aisleway, suite, bathroom and (of course) the playing surface is ready before even the teams walk into the stadium.