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OSHA Moves To Fine Columbus Castings

The South Side foundry recently announced plans to nearly double its work force.
2, 2014

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says the company has exposed workers to machine hazards at the South Parsons Avenue plant.

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.

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.

Reported Sexual Assaults Prompt OSU Safety Notice

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Pearl Street near 15th Avenue. Columbus Police say two week-end sexual assaults occurred about three blocks apart on Pearl
29, 2014

After three reported week-end sexual assaults, Ohio State University campus police issued a safety alert for students and staff. Campus and Columbus police say none of the three assaults appears to be linked to a single suspect.

Westerville Football Coach Arrested After Alleged Slap Of Player

Pentello was arrested and charged with assault and endangering children. He's scheduled to be arraigned October 7.
September 26, 2014

The head football coach at Westerville South High School was arrested and charged this week with assault and endangering children after a report that he shoved a player to the ground and slapped him across the face.

Father: Police Murdered My Son At Ohio Wal-Mart

John Crawford III's father accuses police of murdering his son.
25, 2014

The father of a man fatally shot by police at an Ohio Wal-Mart says he believes his son was murdered, despite a special grand jury declining to criminally charge the officers.

Community ‘Shocked’ By Immigrant Businessman’s Arrest

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The arrest of La Michoacana Mexican Markets owner Liborio Alcauter has shocked the central Ohio community. Investigators say his stores were used to launder drug money.
24, 2014

Tuesday’s police raids of several Mexican groceries and indictment of 13 people on drug charges has shocked the central Ohio community. Among those charged is the owner of the chain of stores. The immigrant businessman was known for his work in the community.