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 [...]
Ohio To Require Independent Review Of Executions
The state of Ohio will require an independent review of lethal injections as part of an update to itsÂ execution policy.
Prisons department spokesman Carlo LoParo said a “comprehensive rewriting” of the policy was filed Friday with U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Frost. The judge had halted the July 19 execution of Kenneth Wayne Smith, citing “haphazard application” of certain death penalty protocols in the state.
The ruling led Gov. John Kasich to postpone an August execution to give the state time to address Frost’s concerns.
LoParo said the reviews are intended to ensure policy is followed and provide recommendations for improvement. He said changes also bolster required documentation and clarify instructions. The policy is to go into effect Sept. 18, two days before the state’s next scheduled execution.