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Ohio Shootings Unnerve Parents, Motorists

A deadly series of 12 shootings around here since May — including one in which a bullet broke a window at Hamilton Central Elementary School last month in the middle of the night — have unnerved parents, motorists and others around a five-mile stretch of Interstate 270. Investigators believe the shootings are connected, with one woman killed in a car last week. Parents are now nervously taking their children by the hand and walking them to school. Teachers have been given maps to help them get to work without using the highway nearby. Outdoor recess was canceled for the rest of the week. On Wednesday, police used dogs and a helicopter to search woods for a weapon after residents reported a gunshot near the sites of the shootings. Columbus police spokeswoman Sherry Mercurio said officers were talking to a man, and later led a handcuffed man away from the direction of the woods. But authorities say the case is probably not related to the shootings and the man would probably not be arrested. Full Story

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