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Published: Friday, 6/22/2007

'Scooter' McDougle won't be charged, dad says

(Posted at 2:12 p.m.) Harvey Scooter McDougle Jr. will not be indicted by federal prosecutors, nor will he testify against fellow teammates in a point-shaving case, his father told The Blade today. The University of Toledo football player met with federal prosecutors Wednesday, and according to his father, was told by his attorney that he would not have any further charges filed against him.






(Posted at 11:30 a.m.) GILBOA, Ohio A 60-year-old certified diving instructor was declared dead this morning after an accident at the Gilboa Quarry, the third such incident in three months.

(Posted at 3:50 p.m.) DETROIT Struggling auto parts maker Delphi Corp. reached a tentative wage-cutting agreement today with its largest union in what may set the pattern for future pay in the U.S. automotive parts industry. The deal, which still must be voted on by Delphi members of the United Auto Workers, was signed just before a 1 p.m. meeting between the UAW leadership and presidents of the union s locals.

(Posted at 3:40 p.m.) UNIONTOWN, Ohio A woman has admitted to leaving a newborn on the doorstep of a home in rural northeast Ohio, and law enforcement officials have determined the baby does not belong to a missing pregnant woman, according to Wayne County Sheriff s Department. The baby was left outside a home about 45 miles from where Jessie Davis, the missing woman, lived. Davis, 26, was reported missing one week ago today.

(Posted at 12:25 p.m.) Drop tower rides at five amusement parks owned by Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. will be closed and inspected after an accident on a similar ride at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom severed a teenage girl s feet above the ankle. The ride at the park in Louisville lifts passengers 177 feet straight up and then drops them at speeds of 54 mph.

(Updated at 9:46 a.m.) MONROE - The U.S. Coast Guard continues searching Lake Erie today for two people missing from a 17-foot pleasure power boat found capsized yesterday afternoon in the shipping lanes about three miles off the coast near Detroit Edison Co.'s Fermi 2 nuclear plant in Monroe County, authorities said.

(Updated at 10:30 a.m.)NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A long procession of fire trucks wound through streets lined with mourners Friday morning, passing firehouses and a gutted furniture store on its way to a memorial service for nine firefighters who died.

(Updated at 10:13 a.m.) The Perrysburg Board of Education met in special session this morning and hired Thomas L. Hosler as the district's new superintendent. The vote was 5-0.

(Posted at 7:25 a.m.) Months before a computer device containing the Social Security numbers and other personal information of more than 500,000 Ohioans was stolen from an intern s car, the state was warned it was vulnerable to data theft, The Columbus Dispatch reported Friday. Before he took office in January, Gov. Ted Strickland asked teams of experts to evaluate key areas of state government and submit findings and recommendations.

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