• 89-year-old arrested after keeping kids' ball
    The Associated Press
    The Associated Press | October 21,2008
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    BLUE ASH, Ohio Police in Ohio say an 89-year-old woman was facing a charge of petty theft because neighborhood children accused her of refusing to give back their football. Edna Jester was arrested last week in the Cincinnati suburb of Blue Ash.

    Police said one child's father complained that Jester kept the youngsters' ball after it landed in her yard. Police Capt. James Schaffer said there has been an ongoing dispute in the neighborhood over kids' balls landing in the woman's yard.

    Jester said Monday she has received many calls and didn't have time to discuss the matter any more.

    Jester is to appear in court next month. The maximum penalty for a petty theft conviction in Ohio is six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
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