The quality of police training academies in Ohio and the need for stronger statewide training standards are among the issues an attorney general’s committee is considering as it explores possible changes to the way Ohio trains police officers.
Authorities in Knox County say they’ve found the bodies of a mother, her young son and a family friend who disappeared more than a week ago. Sheriff David Barber said Thursday that the bodies were found about 20 miles northwest of their home.
Police in Knox county are now focusing on a lake in Mount Vernon in the search for three people missing since last week. As WOSU’s Steve Brown reports, the move follows the discovery of a teenage girl, bound and gagged in a nearby basement.
Investigators in Knox County now say their search for 3 missing people has taken a two-pronged approach. Sheriff David Barber said Monday that he’s optimistic that Tina Herrmann, Kody Maynard and Stephanie Sprang will be found alive. But he says he also has to be realistic.
After 50 years, a former public housing complex on Columbus’s near East side is closer to being demolished. Poindexter Tower is empty and in horrendous but Columbus and Franklin County officials are taking steps to get the complex razed.
The Ohio Parole Board has rejected mercy for a death row inmate who shot and killed a Toledo convenience store owner in 1993.
Minority physicians in Central Ohio are doing their part to spread the word about swine flu vaccinations. The group of doctors are concerned too many African-Americans and other people of color are unaware of the benefits of the vaccine.
An outside investigation concludes that a popular Mount Vernon public school teacher taught creationism in his science class and was insubordinate for failing to remove a Bible from his classroom. The report about Mount Vernon Middle School teacher John Freshwater was discussed Friday during a special meeting of the local board of education.
The Mount Vernon school board voted 5-0 today to pass a resolution of intent to terminate the contract of middle school teacher John Freshwater.
Mount Vernon school administrators await results from an independent investigator before taking any action in the case of Eighth grade science instructor John Freshwater. Freshwater refuses to remove a Bible from his desk at the local middle school. While supporters rallied, others say he uses his teaching position to preach his Christian views.
Funeral services are scheduled today in Mount Vernon for Army Sargeant Benjamin Laymon. Laymon was killed in combat last month in Iraq. Sargeant Laymon’s body was returned to Mount Vernon during the week-end.