Former Ohio bus driver still pushes for pardon

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Head Start bus driver in northeast Ohio who served more than a decade in prison says she will continue pushing for a pardon.

The Ohio Parole Board rejected Nancy Smith’s plea for the pardon, sending the issue on to Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik). The Plain Dealer of Cleveland reports (http://bit.ly/16DYNA7 ) that Smith says she will keep trying, even with future governors if needed.

At age 55, the Lorain County grandmother says clearing her name is her top priority.

She was convicted of child sex crimes in 1994, after prosecutors charged that she delivered preschool children to a sex offender.

The board last week voted 9-2 to deny her request for a pardon, saying the arguments presented failed to persuade most board members that she didn’t commit the crimes.

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