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 [...]
Trend Shows Fewer Ohioans In Large Counties Sent To Prison
Ohio’s largest counties are sending fewer people to prison than a decade ago.
An analysis of state prison records by The Plain Dealer newspaper showed that the number of people sent to prison from the state’s largest county, Cuyahoga, in fiscal year 2013 was down 38 percent from 2003.
And that number is down 16 percent in Franklin County, 19 percent in Hamilton County, 33 percent in Lucas County, and 6 percent in Montgomery County.
Officials in Cuyahoga County attribute the decrease to several factors, including more programming options for low-level felons, a fall in the overall crime rate, and an end of the crack-cocaine epidemic that once filled prisons.
Officials say those being sent to prison now are the most violent and troubled felons.