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 [...]
Pets Could Be Included In Domestic Violence Protection Orders
Pets could be included in court-ordered protection orders if a state senator in Ohio gets his way.
Under a bill being considered in the Ohio Senate, pets could be included in protection orders in cases of alleged domestic abuse and other crimes.
Sen. Michael Skindell, D-Lakewood, told the Senate’s Criminal Justice Committee this week that people have emotional attachments to their pets and sometimes remain in dangerous situations because they don’t want to leave them behind.
Skindell noted that 71 percent of pet-owning women who entered a domestic-violence shelter reported that their partner killed, harmed or threatened their animal.
He said two dozen other states already have similar laws on the books.