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…
An Ohio Man’s February Execution Halted
A federal judge with no objection from the state has stopped next month’s Ohio execution of a man who says he’s innocent in an arson fire that killed his 3-year-old son.
Michael Webb has argued that a leading arson expert can prove the 1990 fire in southwest Ohio could have been set anywhere in the house, and not just near a closet or bathroom.
Webb says that fact backs up his argument that someone else did it.
A federal judge on Thursday delayed Webb’s Feb. 22 execution after a brief teleconference a day earlier in which the state said it didn’t oppose the delay.
Attorneys for the 65-year-old Webb say his situation is the same as another inmate whose execution is on hold over challenges to Ohio’s lethal injection process.