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Ohio Lawmaker Indicted On Burglary, Theft Charges

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Newly elected Republican Rep. Steven Kraus of Huron has been indicted on charges alleging he took antiques and other items from an Ohio home.
20, 2014

A newly-elected state lawmaker has been indicted on charges alleging he took antiques and other items from an Ohio home.

Major Change Coming To Execution Drug Bill

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November 19, 2014

A fast-moving bill would shield the names of companies whose drugs are used for lethal injections in Ohio, but its Republican sponsor says he’s open to allowing the secrecy provision to expire at some point in the future.

School Shooter Built Ladder In Ohio Prison Escape

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections say Chardon High School shooter T. J. Lane had access to a homemade ladder during his September prison break.
14, 2014

A convicted school shooter and two other Ohio inmates spent several months building a ladder that they used to escape from prison.

Sandy Hook Mom Urges Vigilance

Sandy Hook mother Nicole Hockley addressing the Connecticut Legislature.
13, 2014

The mother of a 6-year old boy killed at Sandy Hook Elementary school wants parents and children to be more vigilant when it comes to possible threats.

Ohio Prisons OT Payments Declining But Still High

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A new report finds that overtime payments to prison employees reached more than $300 million in five years.
13, 2014

A new report says the Ohio prison system has paid nearly $315 million in overtime to employees over the past five years.

Conspirator In Ohio Treasury Scheme Gets 4 Years

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Mohammed Noure Alo was sentenced to four years in prison in a bribery scheme.
12, 2014

A conspirator in a bribery scheme involving a former Ohio deputy treasurer has been sentenced to four years in prison.

School Takes Precautions After Social App Threats

Washington Court House school officials banned cell phones and backpacks following online threats against district schools.
11, 2014

A high school in southwest Ohio has banned backpacks and cellphones after a string of threats against the school were made on an anonymous social media application.

Columbus Teen Sentenced To Life In Gang Slaying

A Columbus teenager receives a life sentence for his role in the murder of a gang member.
7, 2014

A 17-year-old in central Ohio has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of murder in adult court in the slaying of a 15-year-old rival gang member.

A Central Ohio Police Officer Injured By Gunfire

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6, 2014

A police chase in Newark escalated to an exchange of gunfire between the suspect and officers.

Mansfield Jury Orders Disgraced Booster To Pay $6.4 M In Damages

The jury found Kendall Clemons owed triple damages to five nonprofit groups that lost charitable bingo proceeds.
November 5, 2014

The Richland County jury says a former trustee of a high school sports booster club should pay more than $6.4 million in damages for stealing from the club and other charities.