WEST CHESTER, Ohio (WDTN) - A Lakota West High School teacher was suspended for inappropriate communications with students on social media sites.
WLWT-TV is reporting that Charles Merk admitted to communicating with a student about his sexual orientation and first sexual experience, while also discussing the student's experience.
Merk told a staff conference that he gave the student his Facebook password and cell phone number.
The school district's superintendent said Merk's actions were "insubordinate, deceitful, unacceptable and unprofessional," and the teacher was suspended without pay for two weeks in March.
WLWT also reports that Merk's teaching license was suspended until June 12, 2015, but he must only serve 45 days.
Merk is free to apply for a new teaching license and is expected back in the classroom in the fall.
The Logan County band director convicted on sex charges involving students was sentenced Monday afternoon.
A tractor-trailer was involved in an accident on westbound Interstate 70 in Preble County.
State police say a truck driver from Ohio has been found dead in the sleeping compartment of his rig after pulling off the Pennsylvania Turnpike during bad weather.
Dayton police detectives are investigating a homicide Sunday night at the newly opened truck stop on Edwin C. Moses Blvd.
The clerk told officers two men with handguns demanded money then ran from the store with an unknown amount of cash.