The Columbus Metropolitan Library serves 21 locations in Franklin County, and its operations center in Gahanna serves as a hub for the movement of all the materials that move through the system. We sneak behind the scenes after dark to find out just exactly how the books get onto the shelf.
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.
A panel is recommending that Gov. John Kasich grant clemency for a death row inmate who’s scheduled to be executed next month.
Prosecutors would need much stronger evidence against a murder defendant before bringing death penalty charges under recommendations proposed by a statewide capital punishment review committee.
The annual report covers every execution in Ohio since 1981 when the state reinstated the death penalty. Four people joined that list in 2013.
Dennis McGuire’s attorney Allen Bohnert called the convicted killer’s death “a failed, agonizing experiment” and added: “The people of the state of Ohio should be appalled at what was done here today in their names.”
A proposal to allow the death penalty people with multiple convictions of violent sexual assault goes against the recommendations of a task force studying Ohio’s execution policies.
A task force reviewing Ohio’s death penalty law recommends narrowing the number of crimes that qualify for capital punishment.
The state of Ohio has executed Brett Hartman, the man convicted of brutally killing a Northeast Ohio woman in 1997.
Donald Palmer admitted to fatally shooting two people in Belmont County in 1989. In the days leading up to his execution he said he had found God and was ready to die to bring justice to his victims and their families.
Ronald Post, who shot and killed a hotel clerk in northern Ohio almost 30 years ago, says his weight, vein access, scar tissue and other medical problems raise the likelihood his executioners would encounter severe problems.