Criminal Justice

Chances for Ohio death penalty repeal appear to be growing

The biggest-ever bipartisan coalition on Thursday announced a renewed effort to repeal the death penalty in Ohio. State Sen. Nickie Antonio, D-Lakewood, and Sen. Steve...

Bill would enhance Ohio vandalism penalties in response to 2020 damage

A Republican state senator is seeking to increase the penalties for arson, vandalism and other criminal acts as a response to damage caused to...

The family court judge who threatened a mother with contempt for...

By Marshall Allen, ProPublica, and Rachel Dissell for ProPublica ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive their biggest...

Ohio man who kicked in U.S. Capitol window during riot arrested

An Ohio man who kicked in a reinforced window shutter at the U.S. Capitol during the violent insurrection Jan. 6 was arrested in connection...

Ohio ‘militia’ members planned Capitol violence in November, prosecutors say

Members of an unregulated Ohio militia began plotting a violent attempt to overturn the presidential election just days after cable networks first projected President...

Poll: Big majority in Ohio support getting rid of the death...

Almost 60% of Ohioans support replacing the death penalty with life in prison without the possibility of parole, according to a poll conducted late...

U.S. Attorney overseeing Householder prosecution to be replaced

David DeVillers, the U.S. Attorney whose office has led the prosecution of former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder, will soon be replaced, Sen. Sherrod...

Vaccine still distant for most Ohioans

The first round of coronavirus vaccinations for the highest-priority Ohioans is wrapping up.  But with supplies static and millions more in line behind them, as...

State Supreme Court to decide on limits to Marsy’s Law

A law establishing the rights of crime victims will go before the Ohio Supreme Court this month to decide whether those rights have limits,...

The last Statehouse protests ended in fistfights. Now officials worry for...

It was a peaceful protest outside the Ohio Statehouse. Then it was a crowd of Proud Boys wailing on Dejuan Sharp. The brawl came a...
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