Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Public Safety Director Collins-Taylor Denied Committee Confirmation
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An Ohio Senate committee has recommended against confirmation of the state’s top public safety official accused of lying about a decision to cancel a contraband sting at the governor’s residence.
The Republican-controlled Senate Criminal Justice Committee voted 5-4 against Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland’s appointment of Public Safety Director Cathy Collins-Taylor.
Collins-Taylor testified during a hearing that started Wednesday, defending herself against allegations that political considerations made her call off the sting involving prison inmates working at the residence.