WOSU News Archives For: September 27, 2013

C.A.T.C.H. Court Holds 3rd Graduation

Judge Paul Herbert with staff and enrollees in C.A.T.C.H. Court
27, 2013

First Lady Karen Kasich hosted a graduation ceremony Friday in the garden at the governor’s residence. The graduates were women who’d been charged with solicitation or prostitution. Instead of jail time, they chose to enroll in a program called C.A.T.C.H.

Owners Of Exotic Animals Can Soon Get Ohio Permits

In October, 2011 farm owner Terry Thompson released dozens of lions, tigers and other animals shortly before committing suicide. The incident pushed state lawmakers to tighten restrictions on owning exotic animals.
27, 2013

Keeping bears, tigers, jaguars or other exotic animals in Ohio will soon require a new state-issued permit.

Panel Weighs Mental Illness In Death Penalty Cases

Scales of Justice
An Ohio Supreme Court committee is examining possible changes in Ohio's death penalty.
27, 2013

A committee examining capital punishment in Ohio wants lawmakers to debate whether the death penalty should be off the table for offenders with serious mental illness. Mental illness has long been a factor in deciding whether someone should be executed in the state, but the new proposal deals with eliminating it as an option upfront, [...]