Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
There is an execution scheduled nearly every month this year in Ohio for a death row inmate. Convicted murderer Clarence Carter was put to death Tuesday. The following day two state lawmakers introduced legislation to abolish the death penalty. This comes at a time when prosecutors are seeking the death penalty less and less.
Students and friends of an OSU student who died have been told they may want to seek prophylactic treatment for meningitis.
Georgia authorities have identified a body found Wedensday as a missing Bellefontaine woman.
The local philanthropist gave millions of dollars to The Ohio State University.
Ohio is set to execute a 9th convicted man in November. That would be the most in the state since executions resumed in 1999. In all, 40 men have been given lethal injections during the past 11 years. But, Ohio has not executed a woman since 1954.
Even though two children were killed this week on the way to school, the districts where they attended have no additional plans to increase awareness about school zone safety.
There’s a national shortage of the anesthetic Ohio uses to put condemned killers to death. But it’s unclear whether that will stop two executions on the calendar this year.
The Ohio Parole Board is now considering the fate of a death row inmate who many people think might be innocent. Much attention has been given to Kevin Keith, a man whose case has been taken up by the Innocence Project, a group that’s been responsible for reversing convictions of some death row inmates in the past.
Columbus police are investigating as a homicide the death of a four year old child who had a lethal level of drugs in his system.
Ohio’s attorney general says the low number of death sentences being handed down in the state is a trend that’s likely here to stay.