CLEVELAND (AP) - Some of the Amish sentenced in beard-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio are upset with federal prison education requirements. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons has required some to study for high school equivalency certificates. The Amish claim that violates their First Amendment rights. Officials cited prison rules calling high-school equivalency classes as a first step toward returning to society.
MASON, Ohio (AP) - The Beach water park in southwest Ohio has reopened under new ownership and plans to honor season passes from last year, when the attraction was closed. The water park near Kings Island amusement park north of Cincinnati was closed for the 2012 season after managers decided they couldn't justify further investment. It reopened today.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Auto workers in Toledo have celebrated the 1 millionth Jeep Wrangler to roll off the assembly line at Chrysler's plant that opened in 2006. Chrysler marked the occasion yesterday with a ceremony at the production line. Plant Manager Zach Leroux tells the Blade newspaper in Toledo that sales of the Wrangler continue to be strong.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - Actor Ed O'Neill of TV's "Modern Family" will receive an honorary Doctor of Arts degree at today's spring commencement at Youngstown State University. O'Neill, a Youngstown native, attended Ursuline High School, Ohio University and Youngstown State. He broke into acting after signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers and then was cut in training camp. He taught at Youngstown's Hayes Middle School.
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