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…
Prison System To Resume Jail Inspections
Ohio prisons officials haven’t completed annual inspections of local jails since 2008 but plan to resume the checks soon on a biennial basis.
The corrections department stopped doing the inspections after the number of inspectors dropped from four to one because of budget cuts.
Administrator Roger Wilson says the state checks jails in response to complaints but has focused instead on creating better standards for jails, which processes hundreds of thousands of people annually. Critics say the lack of inspections at the 349 county and city jails in Ohio could jeopardize inmates’ health and safety.