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4 Ohio Inmates Seek To Stop Lethal Injection Law Rules

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Four death row inmates who are suing the State over new protections for lethal drug makers want to stop the rules from going into effect in March.
2:35PM
January
19, 2015

Four death-row inmates who are suing Ohio officials over a new state law that shields the names of companies providing lethal injection drugs want a federal court to prevent the rules from taking effect in March.

Data Sharing Effort In Ohio Combats Scrap Metal Theft

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The Ohio Courts Network will offer a data-sharing arrangement to curb the theft of scrap metal.
12:43PM
January
19, 2015

Scrap metal dealers are getting help combatting theft from a new data-sharing arrangement through the Ohio Courts Network.

Central Ohio Township Plans Lay Off For Half Its Police Force

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Franklin Township police plan to layoff half of its 8 officers due to financial problems.
11:58AM
January 16, 2015

Trustees in a financially struggling central Ohio township say they must lay off four police officers, which is half of the force.

Progress And Challenges In Ohio’s Human Trafficking Problem

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Ohio's Human Trafficking Task Force was formed by Gov. John Kasich "to marshal the resources of the State of Ohio to coordinate efforts to identify and rescue victims, create a coordinated law enforcement system to investigate and prosecute human trafficking crimes, and to provide the services and treatment necessary for victims to regain control of their lives. "
8:16AM
January 16, 2015

Experts in the courtroom and on the streets gathered at the Statehouse Thursday to discuss Ohio’s progress in ending human trafficking.

Ohio Man Accused Of U.S. Capitol Terrorist Plot Due In Court

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Christopher Lee Cornell, who lived with his parents in suburban Cincinnati, is scheduled to appear in federal court for the first time on Friday afternoon.
7:39AM
January 16, 2015

An Ohio man arrested in an FBI sting and charged with plotting to set off bombs at the U.S. Capitol and shoot government officials is due in court Friday.

Man Shot By Ohio Airport Police Had Knives Taped To His Legs

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Records show a man shot by airport police at Port Columbus had several knives.
2:57PM
January
15, 2015

Court records show a man fatally shot by police outside a central Ohio airport had two knives taped to his legs, behavior an officer described as “consistent with someone who intended to hijack an aircraft.”

Former OSU Football Player Charged With Assaulting Child

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Hayes left OSU is 2012 to transfer to the University of Toledo.
10:57AM
January 15, 2015

Former Ohio State football player Kenny Hayes has been charged with felonious assault and two counts of endangering children after prosecutors say his girlfriend’s son suffered injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome.

Ohio Man Charged With Plotting To Blow Up U.S. Capitol

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8:40AM
January
15, 2015

Christopher Lee Cornell, who lives in the Cincinnati area, allegedly told an FBI informant they should “wage jihad,” and showed his plans for bombing the Capitol and shooting people, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court.

Ohio Man Pleads Guilty In 4 Slayings In Bucyrus

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41 year old Donald Hoffman will serve life in prison after pleading guilty to killing four men in their Bucyrus homes.
11:21AM
January 14, 2015

An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to killing four men at their homes last fall in the small city of Bucyrus and been sentenced to life in prison under a deal with prosecutors.

Marysville Police: ‘Hostage’ Was In On Crime

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11:20AM
January
14, 2015

Police in Marysville now say a woman who was thought to be a hostage yesterday was a participant and has been charged.