Criminal Justice

Ohio Democratic legislator wants Trump prosecuted for ‘crimes against humanity’

A Democratic state legislator from Akron who says she "can't take it anymore" wants President Donald Trump prosecuted in international court for alleged crimes...

Stay-at-home order is a hardship for those living with abusers

Ohio’s coronavirus stay-at-home order can be an inconvenience for people across the state, but for those being subjected to domestic violence, home confinement can...

HIV positive inmate to Ohio Supreme Court: people will die here...

Derek Lichtenwalter is serving 30 months for leading police on a lengthy chase, but he says the pandemic has turned 2.5 years into a...

Push for death penalty elimination continues with upcoming legislation

Current and former legislators, religious leaders and advocacy groups came together Wednesday to announce an upcoming bill to eliminate the death penalty in Ohio. State...

Rape survivors: Statute of limitations keeps us from justice

Closure takes time. Survivors of rape sometimes need more time than Ohio law gives them. That was the agreement of the women who came forward...

‘Serves no purpose in the function of the law:’ Prosecutors, researchers...

Supporters of an Ohio bill to eliminate the statute of limitations for rape included prosecutors, researchers and members of rape crisis centers from across...

Conservatives announce coalition to eliminate death penalty

Conservative leadership in the Ohio House joined advocates in announcing a new effort to eliminate the death penalty in the state. The Ohio chapter of...

Dem wants drivers to keep their eyes on the road

It wasn’t that long ago, Rep. Mary Lightbody pointed out to her colleagues, that cell phones had one basic use ⁠— for calling people. The...

Native American women are missing and murdered. Will the federal government...

WASHINGTON — Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind was 22, eight months pregnant, and looking forward to her baby shower the following day when she went missing on...

A court’s ruling made bestiality legal in 8 Ohio counties. One...

A legislative mistake and a court’s decision has led to bestiality remaining legal in eight Northern Ohio counties.  How that came to be is a...
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