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A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
attorney Dennis Grant, however, says they plan to appeal the board's decision
to Lucas County Common Pleas Court. The lawsuit will be largely based on the board's
rejection of a state referee's recommendation that they not fire Meeks-Speller.
the reasons for her termination was the accusation that Meeks-Speller was physically
rough with students. Grant argues that she is being discriminated against
because she's African American.
put her under extra scrutiny and surveillance that they did not apply to white
members of the administration or the teaching staff," he said.
also says they have pending complaints against TPS with the Ohio Civil Rights
Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to try to get
Meeks-Speller's job back.
leaders would not comment on the appeal at this time.
For some, it may be hard to believe that nine years have passed since Hurricane Katrina made landfall and left major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi. Most people will never forget where theyMore >
Friday marks nine years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall, causing major devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi.More >