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New Police Task Force Meets On OSU Campus

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16, 2015

Gov. John Kasich formed the 24-person committee of city council members, religious leaders and law enforcement officials after several police-involved shootings in Ohio and across the country raised concerns.

Ohio Supreme Court Sees Quick Switch To Electronic Filing

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12, 2015

The Ohio Supreme Court says attorneys are moving quickly to take advantage of a new electronic filing option.

Fatal Overdoses From Heroin Substitute On The Rise In Ohio County

Cuyahoga County coroner reports fatal overdoses from heroin substitute on the rise.
12, 2015

The coroner in Cuyahoga county is seeing a rise in deaths from the powerful painkiller fentanyl.

Ex-Ohio Lawmaker Sees Early Prison Release Denied A 2nd Time

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A court has denied an early release from prison for former Ohio lawmaker Clayton Luckie.
March 11, 2015

A judge has denied a former Ohio lawmaker’s second request for early release from prison.

Fugitive Treasure Hunter Returns To Ohio For Legal Fight

Fugitive treasure hunter Tommy Thompson returned to Ohio Wednesday after waiving extradition.
March 11, 2015

A deep-sea treasure hunter who spent years as a fugitive has returned to Ohio to face the investors he’s accused of bilking out of millions of dollars in gold.

Ohio Man Dies After Struggling With Police Officers

A 29 year old man died after Mansfield police shocked him with a Taser.
11, 2015

Authorities say a 29-year-old man has died after being electronically shocked by police and struggling with officers in the northeast Ohio city of Mansfield.

Columbus Library’s Main Branch To Close Until Aug., 2016

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March 10, 2015

Columbus Metropolitan Library officials have changed plans regarding the main downtown branch. Officials now say the building on Grant Avenue will be closed while renovations take place.

Ohio Supreme Court Weighs Exceptions To Sex Offender Label

Ohio Supreme Court whether the state's sex offender labels are cruel and unusual punishment.
10, 2015

The Ohio Supreme Court is considering whether the state’s sex-offender labels amount to cruel and unusual punishment if the classification is a significantly harsher punishment than an offense warrants.

Ohio Prisons Chief Pushes For More Early Release

State leaders say Ohio is paying $1 million a year to care for 58 people, including two who are on life support and brain dead.
6, 2015

Ohio prison officials want to be able to save money by releasing inmates who require round-the-clock medical care or are otherwise incapacitated.

Report: Columbus Police Erred In Handling OSU Celebration

Police supervisors' reports were reviewed by Deputy Chief Thomas Quinlan, who says pepper spray was an appropriate response to the unruly crowd.
March 6, 2015

A Columbus Police deputy chief says officers could have done a better job handling rowdy crowds after the Ohio State football team won the national championship.