Ohio Midterm Budget Bill Set To Get Final Votes

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Members of both the Ohio House and Senate are poised to vote on Governor Kasich's mid-year budget.
4, 2014

The governor’s sweeping midterm budget bill is slated for final votes in the state Senate and House Wednesday.

Columbus Boy Killed, Another Teen Charged In Accidental Shooting

The streets of Cleveland were taken over yesterday by filmmakers shooting "Captain America: The Winter's Soldier."
4, 2014

Police in Columbus say a 13-year-old boy was fatally shot by another teenager while they were playing with a handgun.

Bill Targeting Youth Drug Abuse Clears Legislature

Governor Kasich is expected to sign a bill that requires parental consent before children can be prescribed painkillers.
3, 2014

Ohio lawmakers have passed a bipartisan measure aimed at preventing youth drug abuse by requiring a guardian’s consent before a minor is prescribed painkillers.

Ohio Supreme Court To Hear Appeal From Botched Execution Survivor

U. S. supreme Court Justices cast doubt on the constitutionality of an Ohio law regarding political campaigning.
3, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments from a condemned killer who survived a botched execution almost five years ago that a second attempt to put him to death amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.

Former Mansfield Cop Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Charges

The 69-year-old Anderson was arrested Feb. 7 during a larger child porn sting.
3, 2014

A former Mansfield police officer has agreed to plead guilty to charges that he produced and received child pornography, and tried to prevent his computer from being seized.

Ohio Teacher Charged With Child Endangerment After Viral Video

School superintendent Eric Hoffman has said he apologized to the parents and called the incident unfortunate.
3, 2014

A kindergarten teacher in the Findlay area has been charged with child endangerment after a surveillance camera appeared to show her pushing one of her students up against a wall and grabbing his face and shirt.

Jury Selection For Benjamin Suarez Trial Underway

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Jury selection is underway in the trial of Benjamin Suarez in Northeast Ohio. Suarez is accused of illegally contributing to the political campaigns of two Republican politicians.
2, 2014

Jury selection is underway in the trial of a northeast Ohio businessman accused of funneling illegal campaign contributions to two Republican candidates.

Ohio Bill Curbing Carbon-Rule Impact Advances

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2, 2014

Ohio lawmakers are expected to take swift action on legislation intended to limit the impact of federal plans to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030.

Ohio Man Seeks Execution Delay For Kidney Donation

DeWine (left) denies accusations that his office tied state contracts to campaign donations, and he says Democratic challenger David Pepper is unqualified to be the state's top attorney.
May 30, 2014

A condemned inmate seeking to donate a kidney to his mother before his execution is requesting another reprieve after Ohio rejected his first organ donation request.