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Power Outage Strands Roller Coaster Riders

It took 2 hours to restore power at Cedar Point

(Newser) - A power outage at an amusement park in Ohio left riders stranded on some of its roller coasters and other rides for about two hours. A spokesman for Cedar Point in Sandusky says the park lost power Monday afternoon when a car hit a utility pole, the AP reports. Photos... More »

Cartel Hitman Lived in Small-Town Ohio

Edgar Campos-Barraza arrested in Sandusky, home to Cedar Point

(Newser) - You never know who your neighbor might be. In January, authorities arrested an alleged assassin employed by the most powerful drug cartel in Mexico who had been living in the small town of Sandusky, Ohio, for 10 years, reports CNN . Edgar Campos-Barraza, also known as "El Cholo," is... More »

Judge Who Freed Sandusky on Bail Linked to His Charity

Prosecutor demanded $500K bail, judge let him go for $100K

(Newser) - The judge who let busted former Penn State defensive coach Jerry Sandusky out of jail earlier this month on $100,000 unsecured bail has done volunteer work for the charity Sandusky founded, according to the New York Daily News . Sandusky reportedly used his Second Mile charity, which reached out to... More »

NEA Official to Eat Book if Ohio Island Doesn't Read It

(Newser) - Though the National Endowment for the Arts is encouraging communities to get together and devour the same book, literature director David Kipen has gone a bit further with tiny Kelleys Island, Ohio, the Sandusky Register reports. If the island’s 128 inhabitants don’t all read To Kill a Mockingbird,... More »

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