Criminal Justice

Study: 96% of Black Lives Matter protests have been peaceful in...

The vast majority of nationwide Black Lives Matter protests have been peaceful, including those in Ohio, according to a new study by the Armed Conflict...

Ohio issues highlighted in report on racial disparities in executions

A line can be drawn from lynchings and other gross acts of historic racial discrimination and the fact that minorities disproportionately are executed now, according to a new report by the Death Penalty Information Center.

Chief Justice: Virtual courtrooms, broken barriers the future of justice

The true nature of justice lies in its ability to change when society calls for it, according to the head of Ohio’s highest court. Ohio...

Consumer advocate wants to know where utility got $60M from in...

Ohio's official utility watchdog wants to know where Akron-based FirstEnergy got the $60 million that federal prosecutors say fueled the largest bribery scandal in Ohio history.

New tort law first step in getting justice for sexual assault...

There is no amount of money that can keep Jessica Simpkins from replaying the images of her rape at the hands of a church...

House arrest, monitoring not counted for time-served, Ohio Supreme Court rules

House arrest and electronic monitoring don’t count as part of jail-time credit, the Ohio Supreme Court said in a recent ruling. The decision reverses a...

DeWine delays more executions

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday delayed three more executions, extending a two-year period during which nobody has been put to death in the state.

Hours of opposition testimony, three hearings lead to committee passage of...

A Senate committee approved legislation allowing school districts to enact firearms policies for personnel in only the third hearing on the bill, but the...

‘You just have to act’: Thousands outraged by police brutality rally...

WASHINGTON – On the 57th anniversary of the original March on Washington and in the throes of a pandemic, thousands of demonstrators on Friday...

DeWine says his administration wants ideas about how to help distressed...

Ohio Go.v Mike DeWine says he's focused on helping low-income and minority Ohioans through coconavirus crisis.
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