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 Appeals Ruling On Condemned Inmate
The state is appealing a judge’s decision that an Ohio man is too mentally ill to be executed for killing his estranged wife and brother-in-law in a courtroom basement.
Cuyahoga County Judge Stuart Friedman ruled that Abdul Awkal lacks the capacity to understand why the state intends to execute him. The execution of the 53-year-old Awkal is scheduled for Wednesday.
County Prosecutor Bill Mason is appealing the judge’s decision to the Eighth District Court of Appeals.
In a separate request Monday, Mason asked the Ohio Supreme Court to order Friedman to set a new execution date for Awkal if he is eventually deemed competent to be put to death.