Meet artist Amanda Louise Spayd, a sculptor who crafts endearing doll sized creatures.
A retired couple from Nelsonville has taken unconditional love and volunteerism to new heights. Each week, they drive almost two hours to the Franklin County Courthouse to help former prostitutes turn around their lives. WOSU reports on the love the couple and the women have found over home-cooked meals.
Prostitution is often called a victimless crime. Some see women as the problem. But human trafficking advocates say most prostitutes are threatened and coerced to have sex for someone else’s profit. In part two of a two-part series, WOSU reports a new law and unconventional court is helping former prostitutes regain their lives.
Human trafficking…at first thought, visions of women from foreign countries locked up in basements in big cities like Washington, D.C. may come to mind. But human trafficking can happen anywhere and to anyone.
Columbus public schools Supt. Gene Harris is proposing two single gender middle schools – one for boys and one for girls.
The Ohio Senate has passed a bill to prevent sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of schools or day care facilities even if they committed their crimes before passage of a state law prohibiting such residency.
Human trafficking is a term that many of us associate with foreign affairs. Today human trafficking is not only an issue abroad, but one that is becoming more prevalent within the U.S.
Judges in at least four Ohio counties have raised questions about the constitutionality of changes to the state’s sex offender registration laws. At issue: whether offenders convicted prior to changes in the law can be punished retroactively.
Every few months, there’s a new proposal in the Ohio legislature to crack down on sex offenders who’ve already served their prison time. One idea is to require them to use special green license plates on their cars. Another idea is to force them to live in treatment centers. The latest idea is to make it a crime for them to be in schools.
Some Ohio legislators are hoping that a new high-tech gizmo will help alert law-abiding Ohioans when a sex offender who’s been freed from prison comes near them. And lawmakers are also looking at other uses for this new invention.
Some call it the modern day equivalent of a “scarlet letter.” The plan is to require sex offenders who are no longer in prison to use green license plates on their car or truck.