Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
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.
The former Director of the Recreation and Parks Department and an employee get mostly probation after paying restitution.
The former head of the Columbus Department of Recreation and Parks and the sister of a member of the Parks Board have pleaded guilty to felony theft and tampering charges. The charges come in the wake of allegations that the department director paid the employee for work she did not do.