Ohio briefly, Oct. 15

North Central Electric Co-op sending crew

ATTICA — North Central Electric Cooperative is sending four linemen to help with restoring power in North Carolina after Hurricane Michael.

According to a release, North Central Electric sent a four-man crew with a bucket truck and digger derrick from the cooperative headquarters to Statesville, North Carolina, Friday morning and are scheduled to begin assisting Energy United with the restoration process. Energy United, an electric cooperative serving nearly 130,000 metering points in 19 North Carolina counties, reported 20,000 members without power Friday morning, it states.

The release states Ohio’s mutual aid response is organized through the Ohio Electric Cooperatives Safety and Loss Control and about 40 line workers from 14 Ohio electric cooperatives left Friday morning to assist Energy United in North Carolina.

Police: Body found in park near Columbus

UPPER ARLINGTON (AP) — Police say a body has been found in a park in Ohio under what authorities believe to be suspicious circumstances.

Police in the Columbus suburb of Upper Arlington say the body was found Sunday morning in Burbank Park. Upper Arlington Officer Bryan McKean said police were dispatched to the park shortly after 8:30 a.m.

McKean confirmed the body was found under what police consider suspicious circumstances. Police provided no additional information on the circumstances and did not release any information on the identity of the body. They did not say whether the body was male or female.

Bodies found in burned car were man, teen

EAST CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say two badly burned bodies found in the back seat of a burning car near Cleveland were a man and his 14-year-old daughter.

East Cleveland police have identified the bodies found Wednesday as 39-year-old Paul Bradley and 14-year-old Paris Bradley. Police Cmdr. Scott Gardner said investigators believe the girl was tortured for information. Police haven’t specified what type of information.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office said the girl died of gunshot wounds to the head with skull and brain injuries. Paul Bradley’s cause of death wasn’t released.

Art exhibition to showcase veterans

COLUMBUS (AP) — An exhibition of veterans’ art will showcase works by former military service members from across Ohio and from all five major branches of the U.S. military.

The opening ceremony for the Ohio Veterans Art Exhibition is today at the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts in Columbus. Officials from the Ohio Department of Veterans Services is to be joined at the opening by art enthusiasts, military supporters and members of the general public.

The event set to begin at 11 a.m. is to include remarks by veterans department and Ohio Arts Council officials.

The free exhibition at the Riffe Gallery’s extension in the Riffe Center’s lobby continues through Nov. 15. It will feature works of art including sculptures, drawings, paintings and photographs spanning many different eras.

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