Court Allows Challenge Of Breath-Alcohol Results

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The Ohio Supreme Court today ruled breathalizer field tests can be challenged.
1, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that defendants in drunken driving cases can challenge the accuracy of specific breath-alcohol results.

Ohio To Study 3 Types Of Prison Security Drones

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October 1, 2014

Ohio’s prisons agency says it will study three types of drones as it weighs whether to use the devices to keep an eye on inmates in two prisons.

No Layoffs Planned For Wright Patterson Air Force Base

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WPAFB officials say 350 mostly vacant positions will be eliminated; but no layoffs are planned.
1, 2014

Officials say there are no layoffs planned at Ohio’s largest military base, but more than 350 positions will be eliminated, many through retirements and buyouts.

Tax Credit Authority Revokes Incentives For 105 Companies

For many companies not meeting expectations, the tax-credit panel is reducing incentives it offered previously.
October 1, 2014

Ohio officials say they’re cracking down on companies that received tax incentives but have failed to create promised jobs.

Asphyxiation Likely Led To Traficant Tractor Death

Former Rep. James Traficant arriving at a House ethics hearing in 2002.
Former Rep. James Traficant, seen here arriving at a House ethics hearing in 2002, has died at age 73.
30, 2014

A forensic pathologist says U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr.’s death appears to be linked to positional asphyxiation – his inability to breathe after a vintage tractor tipped over on him a week ago at his family farm.

Ohio Wal-Mart Where Cops Shot Man Pulls Air Rifles

John Crawford III was fatally shot by police inside a Beavercreek Walmart store on August 5, 2014
30, 2014

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says pellet guns have been pulled from shelves at the Ohio store where a 22-year-old man holding an air rifle was fatally shot by police.

Attorney General: New Death Penalty Laws Needed

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says it's up to state lawmakers to make changes before executions can resume.
30, 2014

Attorney General Mike DeWine says he thinks new laws are needed before executions can resume in Ohio.

Anti-Death Penalty Group Plans Central Ohio Forum

Ohioans to Stop Executions is planning evening events Tuesday in Columbus, Wednesday in Wilmington and Thursday in Springfield.
30, 2014

The state’s leading anti-death penalty group plans a series of forums this week to publicize the work of a Supreme Court panel that reviewed the state’s capital punishment law.

Man Gets 38 Years For Rape, Torture Of Teen

Larry Fox was sentenced to 38 years in prison. His uncle Harry was sentenced last year to 13 years behind bars.
September 30, 2014

Prosecutors say 45-year-old Larry Fox and his uncle Harry Fox handcuffed the teen, stripped him naked, burned and tormented him at Larry Fox’s mobile home in Delaware County two years ago.