Impact Of Ohio’s Moves To Reduce Lake Erie Algae Years Away

Lake Erie
28, 2015

Ohio’s new rules to clamp down on some of the pollutants feeding the toxic algae in Lake Erie aren’t likely to show immediate results.

Slain Toddler’s Mom Pleads Guilty To Charges

Dainesha Stevens pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of her son Cameron Beckford.
March 27, 2015

The mother of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found dead in central Ohio has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and tampering with evidence.

Judge: Prosecutor Hid Evidence In Murder Trial

Judge Nancy Margaret Russo's ruling Thursday came in the cases of 37-year-old Eugene Johnson Jr., 37-year-old Derrick Wheatt and 36-year-old Laurese Glover. A jury convicted them of murder in 1996 for a fatal shooting in East Cleveland the year before.
27, 2015

A judge in Cleveland has ordered new trials for three men convicted of a 1995 slaying because of what she says was “malicious suppression of evidence” by an assistant prosecutor.

Democrats Urge Veto Of Portion Of $7B Transportation Budget

Democrats in the Ohio House want Governor Kasich to veto a voter requirement contained in the Transportation budget.
26, 2015

The state’s transportation budget is headed to the governor amid criticism from Democrats who claim a portion of the bill would discourage out-of-state college students in Ohio from voting in the swing state.

House Vote Nears On Ohio Charter School Changes

Stricter reviews on low performing Ohio charter schools are part of a bill in the Ohio House that could pass Thursday.
26, 2015

A bill cracking down on low-performing Ohio charter schools and imposing a host of new accountability standards on sponsors could hit the House floor Thursday before lawmakers leave for spring break.

Agreement Reached Over Lethal Injection Information Request

State attorneys and death row inmates' lawyers in Ohio have agreed on information requested for lethal injection drugs.
26, 2015

An agreement has been reached over death row inmates’ subpoenas of Board of Pharmacy information about drugs used for lethal injection in Ohio.

House Again OKs ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Ban; Senate Fate Dim

Members of the group "Ohio Right to Life"strongly support the so-called "Heartbeat Bill."
March 25, 2015

A ban on most abortions after the first detectable fetal heartbeat has once again cleared the Ohio House, leaving the rest of the two-year session for advocates to lobby the bill’s opponents in the Ohio Senate.

Senators OK Transportation Bill, Minus 75-MPH Speed Limit

The Ohio Senate passes a two-year, 7-billion dollar transportation bill
25, 2015

State senators have passed Ohio’s transportation budget after a committee dropped a proposal that would have raised the speed limit to 75 mph on certain rural freeways and the turnpike.

Leaders: Lake Erie Algae Bill Moves Ohio In Right Direction

A satellite image shows a massive algae bloom in Lake Erie's western basin. Scientists have linked algae to water withdrawals, pollution, and farm runoff.
25, 2015

Legislative leaders in Ohio are praising new rules for farmers aimed at cutting down the toxic algae in Lake Erie.