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Prosecutors Want Same Sentences In Amish Beard Cuttings

February 14, 2015

Prosecutors in Cleveland are asking a federal judge to hand down the same sentences to those convicted in the Amish beard- and hair-cuttings when all 16 are resentenced next month.

Ohio Follows DOJ’s Order, Reduces Youth Seclusion

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13, 2015

After being challenged by the U.S. Department of Justice, Ohio’s juvenile justice agency says it sharply reduced the solitary confinement of its young inmates last year.

Fugitive treasure hunter to return to Ohio for legal fight

Fugitive treasure hunter Tommy Thompson will return to Ohio after waiving an extradition hearing.
February 12, 2015

A legal fight between a deep-sea treasure hunter and the investors who say he cheated them out of millions of dollars in gold is returning to Ohio.

Three Injured In Licking County Dog Attack

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12, 2015

Two men and one woman were taken to a hospital with facial tears and punctures Wednesday night after the attack.

Students Get Instructions On How To Deal With Police

The 100 members of the city's anti-violence youth group, the Peacemakers, will be distributing cards outlining the rules of engagement between police and the public.
12, 2015

As of next week, every middle and high school student in Akron will be getting a two-sided card telling them how to deal with police. It’s a partnership between city police and an anti-violence youth group.

Ohio Wants Vendor To Keep Feeding Inmates Despite Problems

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction recommends a contract with Aramark be extended despite past problems.
February 10, 2015

Ohio’s prisons agency is recommending a two-year contract renewal for the private vendor criticized for problems feeding inmates.

Central Ohio Man Charged In Death Of 3-Year-Old Girl

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24 year old Tyson Reliford faces murder charges in the death of a 3 year old girl.
10, 2015

Police in central Ohio say a 3-year-old child has died and the man who was caring for her is charged with murder.

Frustration And Pain Voiced At Forum On Police-Community Relations

Tamir Rice (left), 12, was killed by police who say he reached for his waistband as officers were responding to reports of someone waving a gun. He had what turned out to be a toy air pistol. John Crawford was killed by police in a Dayton-area Walmart while holding an air rifle he picked up off a store shelf.
February 10, 2015

A state panel formed in the wake of several recent police-involved deaths in Ohio and around the nation heard complains and frustrations about police relations when it met Monday night.

Pot Legalization Plan Would Bring Grow Site To Franklin County

ResponsibleOhio spokesman Chris Stock says the plan includes regulations on marijuana growth, sales and use in Ohio.
February 10, 2015

The group behind a proposed marijuana legalization amendment has released more details about its plan, including where the regulated pot would be grown.

Former Ohio State Star Clarett Released From Probation

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Former Ohio State football player Maurice Clarett is released early from probation.
5, 2015

Former Ohio State football star Maurice Clarett has been released from probation early.