With harsh cold and snow forecast for much of the state in the next few days, officials in Ohio’s Department of Aging are urging precautions for older people who could be at increased risk of weather-related problems.
A state prison in Lancaster has joined in a unique partnership with the Columbus Zoo. Inmates at the Southeastern Correctional Complex will raise rainbow trout that will be sold at a cheaper cost to feed the zooâ€™s bears, penguins and otters.
Authorities say an inmate who slipped away from a north-central Ohio prison where he was incarcerated for kidnapping, rape and other crimes has been captured at a general store less than 10 miles from where he escaped.
The leader of the labor group that represents most of Ohioâ€™s prison employees says conditions are ripe for another riot like the one that was waged in Lucasville two decades ago.
State prisons director Gary Mohr says the propsed 10 percent cuts would force him to close three large state prisons and a smaller facility in Hocking County.
In a rare death row interview, Donald Palmer says he’s ready to die next week for murdering two people in 1989.
Jimmy Dimora was convicted of racketeering, bribery and other counts. His trial capped an investigation that led to more than 50 convictions involving county officials, employees and contractors who traded bribes for government jobs and contracts.
The corrections department stopped doing the inspections in 2008 after the number of inspectors dropped from four to one because of budget cuts.
The program would help people leaving prison by giving them a shot at many professional licenses issued by the state.
Ohio has about 3,200 prisoners who were sentenced before the state passed a mandatory minimum sentence law. Advocates say those “old law” prisoners should be paroled.
The sentence comes after Michael A. Fox pleased guilty to charges of helping an attorney get a $1 million contract with a southwest Ohio county.