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…
Committee: 56 Proposals For Ohio Death Penalty
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A committee that spent more than two years studying changes to Ohio’s death penalty law is recommending 56 updates to the law, including restrictions on the use of capital punishment charges.
The committee’s final report proposes eliminating cases where an aggravated murder was committed during a burglary, robbery or rape and banning the execution of the mentally ill.
The 71-page draft report obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday also recommends the creation of a state panel that would approve or disapprove of death penalty charges proposed by county prosecutors.
The death penalty review committee, created in 2011 by Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, convenes Thursday for what is expected to be its final meeting.
Most recommendations would need legislative approval.