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2 Robbery Suspects Killed In Columbus Police Confrontation

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11, 2014

Two robbery suspects are dead and two others have been taken into custody after a police-involved shooting on Columbus’ southeast side. Authorities say police were staking out a Dollar General on Alum Creek Drive around 8:45 p.m. Friday, after a series of recent robberies. Police say they saw two suspects enter and hold up a [...]

Columbus Woman Attacked On Trail At Far East Columbus Park

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Columbus police are searching for a suspect who attacked a woman as she hiked along the Blacklick Creek Greenway Trail on the far-east side.
October 9, 2014

A central Ohio woman told police she was dragged into the bushes off a walking trail, sexually assaulted and set on fire.

Trial Delayed For Steubenville School Superintendent

Lady Justice sits atop the Jefferson County Courthouse in downtown Steubenville.
October 7, 2014

The trial of suspended Steubenville schools superintendent Michael McVey has been delayed until Jan. 12.

Cleveland Serial Killer Of 11 Seeks New Trial

The Ohio Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday over whether a convicted Cleveland serial killer deserves a new trial.
October 7, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court is weighing arguments by attorneys for a Cleveland killer of 11 women that he deserves a new trial because a hearing about the suppression of evidence was closed to the public.

Jury Recommends Death For Ohio Teen

A 19 year old receives a death sentence for the murder of an 18 year old Navy recruit.
7, 2014

A jury in southwest Ohio has decided that a 19-year-old man should be executed for killing an 18-year-old U.S. Navy recruit.

Central Ohio Man Gets Life In Wife’s Killing

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David Shockey gets a life sentence after confessing he killed his wife.
October 7, 2014

A central Ohio man has been sentenced to life in prison after admitting that he killed his wife and hid her body under some boxes in their basement.

Former Fairfield County Clerk, Husband To Serve Time For Theft

David Smalley was sentenced to 18 months in prison, but can avoid that by spending 90 days in jail and staying out of trouble. Deborah Smalley was sentenced to 18 months behind bars.
October 7, 2014

A former county clerk in Fairfield County and her husband will each spend time behind bars for stealing thousands of dollars in salaries paid for work by county employees on her political campaigns.

Thousands of Ohio Students Physically Restrained Last Year

A seclusion room at Beatty Park Elementary School in Columbus has a peephole in the door.
6, 2014

Early statistics show that more than one-third of Ohio’s public schools restrained at least one student during the last school year, and about 13 percent of public schools isolated children in seclusion rooms.

State Says Child Support Imprisonments Dropping

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Fewer Ohioans imprisoned for failure to pay child support
October 4, 2014

The state says the number of Ohioans imprisoned for failing to pay child support is dropping thanks to changes in the law meant to keep first-time low-level offenders out of prison.

State Crime Lab Releases Documents In Walmart Shooting

John Crawford III was fatally shot by police after someone else in the Beavercreek called 911 to report someone was waving a gun at other customers. Crawford was holding what turned out to be an air rifle he picked up off a store shelf.
3, 2014

Ohio’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation has released details about the officer-involved shooting at a Dayton-area Walmart that left John Crawford III dead.