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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.

Ohio Supreme Court Reschedules Executions of Two Condemned Killers

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May 30, 2014

A Columbus federal judge had postponed the execution of Ronald Phillips and William Montgomery to allowe debate over the state’s new lethal injection procedures.

Ohio Extends Deadline For Counties to Use $75M of Demolition Funds

There are several thousand vacant homes in Columbus alone.
May 29, 2014

Ohio counties will have extra time to demolish and clean up thousands of vacant and nuisance properties.

Teen Girl Stabbed To Death, Other Teen Charged With Murder

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29, 2014

Columbus Police say one teen girl is dead and another has been charged with murder after a stabbing in east Columbus on Wednesday.

Federal Judge Orders Temporary Halt To Ohio Executions

A federal judge has placed a two-and-a-half month moratorium on the death penalty in Ohio.
28, 2014

A federal judge has ordered a 2 1/2-month moratorium on executions in Ohio to allow time for arguments over the state’s new lethal injection procedures.

Proposed Concealed Carry Changes Denounced By FOP

The bill would lower the amount of training time required for a concealed weapons permit, and have Ohio recognize concealed carry permits from other states.
May 28, 2014

An Ohio Senate committee is scheduled to vote Wednesday on the bill to lower the amount of training time required for a concealed weapons permit. It would also have Ohio recognize concealed carry permits from other states.

Attorney On Threats Made To Kasich: “They Won’t Tell Us Anything”

The Ohio Department of Public Safety argues any records on threats made against the governor fall under a public records exemption for security records.
27, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court this morning heard arguments over a refused public records request for records on threats made against Gov. John Kasich.

Does Ohio Have Enough Oversight Of Booster Clubs?

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the state has increased oversight of booster clubs, including making a club file a report with the attorney general's office if the club has more than $25,000 in assets
May 27, 2014

Two Mansfield boosters are headed to prison after pleading guilty to stealing tens of thousands of dollars. With that case in mind, WOSU’s sports podcast After the Score asked Ohio Attorney General MIke DeWine if the state has enough oversight of booster clubs.

Police: Man Kills Himself After SWAT Standoff

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26, 2014

Authorities say a home invasion suspect who shot himself in the head after holding a SWAT team at bay in Columbus for more than two hours has died.

Glouster Village Police Chief Arrested

The Village of Glouster is situated near the Wayne National Forest in southeastern Ohio
May 24, 2014

Prosecutors say a southeastern Ohio police chief has been arrested on obstruction of justice charges.