Briefly, March 26

Body found in trash ID’d as missing woman

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say the body of a woman found in a garbage can at an abandoned house in Cleveland is a 31-year-old woman reported missing earlier this month. reported the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s office has identified the woman as Miriam Johnson, of Cleveland Heights. She was reported missing in Cleveland Heights by her mother March 6.

A cause of death hasn’t been determined. No arrests have been made.

Johnson’s body was found Thursday on Cleveland’s east side.

Cleveland Heights Police Chief Annette Mecklenburg said Friday that detectives have been following leads since Johnson was reported missing.

A sister said the last time their mother saw Johnson was when she dropped her off at home Feb. 25.

Tech giants team with community college

CLEVELAND (AP) — Apple, IBM and Microsoft are partnering with a Cleveland-area community college to create better training for information technology jobs.

The tech giants are partnering with Cuyahoga Community College to fill a need for middle-skill jobs — positions that require more than a high school diploma but less than a bachelor’s degree. reported each company will bring resources to the partnership, with IBM helping to create an online and in-person learning program, and Apple giving faculty and students access to its development data.

Microsoft will provide $10,000 in grant money to assist companies in hiring graduates of the “Cleveland Codes” program.

Quarterback now an Ohio deputy sheriff

PORT CLINTON (AP) — The redshirt freshman quarterback who helped lead Ohio State University to victory in the 2015 national championship game is getting fitted for a uniform of an entirely different kind.

The Port Clinton News-Herald reported Cardale Jones was made an honorary Ottawa County sheriff’s deputy last summer. Jones spoke at a father-son church banquet in Ottawa County Friday.

Sheriff Steve Levorchick said he and Jones, a Cleveland native, have become good friends and he loves him “like a brother.”

Levorchick said Jones will serve as a special ambassador to help the sheriff’s office bond with young people. He said that when Jones shows up in the uniform he’s being fitted for, children will realize “cops aren’t necessarily bad.”

Jones is on the roster of the NFL’s Los Angeles Chargers.

Body cameras should be rolled out by June

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s largest city says outfitting police officers with body cameras is ahead of schedule and should be completed by early summer.

Columbus officials said more than 850 city officers already wear body cameras and 1,300 should be in use by late June. The Columbus Dispatch reported the city began purchasing the cameras in late 2016.

City officials said initial plans called for getting cameras to officers throughout the department by year’s end, but implementation has gone more smoothly than expected.

Assistant Director of Public Safety George Speaks said the project is under budget. Speaks said the Columbus Police Training Academy has expedited training on how to operate the cameras using instructional videos.

Propeller signed by Wright heading to Colo.

DAYTON (AP) — A wooden propeller signed by airplane inventor Orville Wright is leaving Ohio’s National Aviation Hall of Fame to go on loan at a Colorado museum.

The National Aviation Hall of Fame inside Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton has owned the Wright Model K propeller since it was donated in 2004. The Dayton Daily News reported the propeller will be on display at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Denver for five years.

NAHF President Michael Quiello said displaying the artifact in Denver will expand NAHF’s national brand recognition and help tell the story of the birthplace of aviation to a new audience.