This February marks the 100th anniversary of an Ohio State tradition. Since 1915, the chimes have been part of University life, housed in one of the oldest and most unique buildings on campus. WOSU’s Tom Rieland has this profile on the Chimes of Orton Hall…
Ohio Parole Board Recommends Mercy For Death Row Inmate.
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The Ohio Parole Board has recommended clemency for a condemned inmate scheduled to die next month, a rare gesture of mercy from the panel. According to a copy of the decision obtained by The Associated Press, the board ruled 4-3 on Tuesday in favor of clemency for Richard Nields (neeldz), sentenced to die June 10.
The board questioned the validity of medical evidence used at Nields’ trial that helped support a death sentence.
The ruling is only a recommendation for Gov. Ted Strickland, who has the final say. Strickland last year rejected a ruling by the board to grant clemency to a condemned inmate whose coconspirators did not receive death sentences.
The 59-year-old Nields killed Patricia Newsome during a 1997 argument in suburban Cincinnati.