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Anesthesiologist: Condemned Ohio inmate suffered

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The 53-year-old McGuire was executed with a combination of drugs earlier this year..
1:39PM
August 12, 2014

An anesthesiologist working for the family of an Ohio inmate put to death during a prolonged execution says the prisoner experienced pain and suffering before he lost consciousness.

Teenage Girl Killed On Columbus Street

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7:30AM
August
12, 2014

Columbus Police say a 14-year-old girl has been shot to death on a Franklinton street.

Ohio’s Moratorium On Executions Extended Through End Of Year

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A federal judge has extended the moratorium on executions in Ohio until January 15. The moratorium was scheduled to end this week.
11:18AM
August
11, 2014

The one-page order by Columbus federal judge Gregory Frost issued Friday affects the state’s latest death penalty policy change, which was announced in late April and increases the amount of the sedative and painkiller Ohio uses.

Columbus Twin Once Accused Of His Twin’s Murder Graduates From OSU

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Derris Lewis celebrates with family members in August 2009 after murder charges against him were dropped. Police say they're still looking for his brother Dennis' killer.
6:00AM
August 11, 2014

Five years after charges were dismissed against a Columbus man for killing his twin brother, he graduated from Ohio State University. 24 year old Derris Lewis received his Bachelor’s Degree yesterday.

Prisons Director Blames Private Vendor, State For Maggots

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6:15AM
August
8, 2014

Ohio’s prisons director says his department and the private vendor that feeds inmates share responsibility for conditions that led to maggots at the women’s prison in Marysville.

Pedestrian Killed At Worthington Train Crossing

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9:50AM
August
7, 2014

Traffic was being diverted after a pedestrian was hit and killed by a freight train in Worthington early Thursday.

Former OSU Star, Greg Oden, Arrested For Punching A Woman

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Oden faces two counts of battery after allegedly punching a woman in the face early Thursday morning at his mother's home in suburban Indianapolis.
9:06AM
August 7, 2014

Greg Oden was booked in the Marion County Jail this morning in Indiana on two counts of battery. A police report says officers responded to Oden’s mother’s and “observed blood, swelling to the nose, lacerations to the forehead and nose area of the victim’s face.”

State Lawmaker Wants To Ban Cities From Housing Some Immigrants

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Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is in a public fight with Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, who says the region doesn't have the resources to house immirgants who've crossed into the U.S. recently.
9:01AM
August 5, 2014

A Republican state lawmaker has introduced legislation to keep Ohio agencies from agreeing to house immigrants who are in the country illegally. It follows the mayor of Dayton saying the city is willing to house some of the immigrant children who’ve crossed the U.S. southern border recently.

Fewer Police Have Access To Facial Recognition Software

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7:33AM
August 1, 2014

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office says fewer than 6,000 law-enforcement officers statewide now have access to facial-recognition technology that was kept from the public for months.

Former Columbus School Data Czar Guilty of Attempted Data Rigging

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Former Columbus City Schools data czar Steven Tankovich (right) pleads no contest to a fourth degree felony charge in Franklin County Common Pleas court Thursday morning.
7:20AM
August 1, 2014

In court documents, prosecutors say Tankovich, from 2010 to 2011 devised a scheme to alter both attendance and grade records. They say he then supervised and instructed building principals and other administrators how to work the scheme.