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Published: Thursday, 10/18/2007

South Toledo father gets four years for locking son in cage and shocking him

(Posted at 12:56 p.m.) The South Toledo man charged with locking one of his young sons in a cage and shocking him with an animal collar was found guilty of child endangerment and sentenced to four years in prison Thursday afternoon in Lucas County Common Pleas Court. John Westover, 37, was set to go on trial next week on two counts of child endangering and one count of possessing criminal tools. He entered pleas of no contests Thursday to the two counts of child endangering and was sentenced to four years on each.

(Posted at 3:50 p.m.) COLUMBUS The Ohio Elections Commission this afternoon ruled that a Washington political action committee and Steve Buehrer s congressional campaign made false statements about Mr. Buehrer s opponent in the 5th District special election. The bipartisan commission imposed no penalties on either, despite determining that they knew or should have known that they were wrong when representing Bob Latta s 1998 vote in the Ohio Senate to put a proposed sales tax hike before voters as a vote for higher taxes.

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