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  • Suspect in Trumbull County jail hostage crisis facing death penalty case

    Suspect in Trumbull County jail hostage crisis facing death penalty case

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:40:36 GMT
    One of the three inmates identified as being involved in a hostage situation at the Trumbull County jail faces criminal charges that could bring the death penalty if convicted.Authorities say that 29-year-old David Martin of Cleveland is awaiting trial for the murder of Jeremy Cole in Warren in October, 2012.Martin was a neighbor of Cole who was shot to death at a home on Oak Circle SW. A woman was also wounded during the crime.The Trumbull County Grand Jury handed up a ten count indictment a...More >>
    One of the three inmates identified as being involved in a hostage situation at the Trumbull County jail faces criminal charges that could bring the death penalty if convicted.Authorities say that 29-year-old David Martin of Cleveland is awaiting trial for the murder of Jeremy Cole in Warren in October, 2012.Martin was a neighbor of Cole who was shot to death at a home on Oak Circle SW. A woman was also wounded during the crime.The Trumbull County Grand Jury handed up a ten count indictment a...More >>
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    Three inmates named in Trumbull County jail hostage situation

    Three inmates named in Trumbull County jail hostage situation

    Officials said three inmates tackled and handcuffed a corrections officer on the third floor of the jail.  The inmates are holding the officer hostage, and throughout Wednesday afternoon a peace officer has been negotiating with them to get a safe & peaceful ending.More >>
    Officials said three inmates tackled and handcuffed a corrections officer on the third floor of the jail.  The inmates are holding the officer hostage, and throughout Wednesday afternoon a peace officer has been negotiating with them to get a safe & peaceful ending.More >>
  • Ohio State Highway Patrol captain retires after 37 years of service

    Ohio State Highway Patrol captain retires after 37 years of service

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:09:23 GMT
    Ohio State Highway Patrol District Captain Jim Holt is retiring on Friday after serving the force for over 37 years.More >>
    Ohio State Highway Patrol District Captain Jim Holt is retiring on Friday after serving the force for over 37 years.More >>

Preparing for college is a complicated and time consuming process. Students should take steps to prepare starting in their junior year of high school. You can significantly increase your chances to getting into the college of your choice by planning far in advance.

Remember... Applying to college is extremely important. You are making a commitment for four years and thousands of dollars. Do your research and be certain that you are applying to places you would really enjoy. Also, act as a critic for yourself. Find the weaknesses in your application and try to strengthen them. You want to look like the best candidate for your desired schools. The gratification of being accepted to the college of your choice even makes the annoying application process worthwhile.

Utilize this guide to make your transition into college much smoother and effective:

Importance of high school grades, class selection and extracurriculars

Choosing the College Best for You

How Many Colleges Should I Apply To?

The Application Process

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