DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A man who was among 11 charged in the cultivation of thousands of marijuana plants in Ohio has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison.
Court records show that U.S. District Judge Thomas Rose in Dayton sentenced Saul Vargas-Garcia on Monday. He is among nine defendants who have pleaded guilty and received sentences ranging from a year to 18 months in prison. Two other men await sentencing on Aug. 17 th.
Defense attorneys say the men were poor day laborers trying to earn money for their families and didn't know what they were being hired to do.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Not every clinic run by the Veterans Affairs Department has a practitioner designated to provide care in women's health. The VA is trying to change that.
The VA has been bringing hundreds of doctors and nurse practitioners to mini-residency workshops where they learn about women's health and practice doing pelvic exams. The topics include how to talk to female veterans who may have been sexually assaulted.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Data from Ohio's higher education board shows enrollment has more than tripled over the past decade at regional campuses and community colleges as more students attend locations away from residential campuses.
The Dayton Daily News reports data from the Ohio Board of Regents shows regional campuses and community colleges had 252,000 students last year. That's up from 74,000 a decade earlier.
IRONTON, Ohio (AP) - Lawmakers and others invested in southern Ohio's economy say the state should work with neighboring Kentucky and West Virginia to help the region realize the shipping potential of the Ohio River.
Patrick Donovan of the Rahall Appalachian Transportation Institute tells The Columbus Dispatch the tri-state area needs a port authority that competes globally.