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Ohio State And 2 Other Ohio Universities Get Bomb Dogs

9, 2014

Three universities are getting bomb-sniffing dogs through a pilot program that officials eventually hope to expand throughout Ohio’s state universities.

Ohio Supreme Court To Hear Traffic Cameras Case

The air traffic control towers at OSU's Don Scott Airport (left) and Bolton Field face possible closure because of budget cuts in the federal sequester.
9, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court will hear arguments this week about traffic cameras, though that doesn’t signal a stop yet to the growing legal challenges to their use in ticketing motorists for running red lights or speeding.

Ohio Kidnapping Suspect Arrested After Chase

Camp Chase Graves
Camp Chase honors Confederate Soldiers each June.
9, 2014

Authorities in northern Ohio say they a high-speed chase ended in the arrest of a 25-year-old man accused of kidnapping a 2-year-old boy and demanding ransom from his family.

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.

Six Indicted In Cleveland Chase and Fatal Shooting

Timothy Russell (left) and Malissa Williams were killed by Cleveland Police after a chase that ended with 137 shots fired by officers. Police claimed they were fired on first, although a gun was never recovered.
2, 2014

Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams were killed in the chase in November 2012. Police claimed they were fired on first, although no guns were recovered.