Criminal Justice

As COVID-19 cases surge, ACLU urges release of misdemeanor offenders from...

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Ohio is urging state criminal justice officials to eliminate money bonds and release eligible people from Ohio’s...

Top Homeland Security official vows federal agents ‘will not back away’...

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s number two at the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday defended federal law enforcement officers’ intervention in protests in...

DeWine might use former president of dark money group to lobby...

Not only does he intend to keep Dan McCarthy in his administration, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine might use McCarthy to lobby the legislature for...

Former Dem leader says he failed to stop massive corruption scandal

Anybody in the know about Ohio politics has a perspective on what federal law enforcement is calling the biggest bribery scandal in state history.  But...

Bar exam postponed amid pandemic, prolonging uncertainty for aspiring lawyers

The Ohio Supreme Court announced last week that the Ohio Bar Examination — the compulsory test to be licensed to practice law — will be postponed...

Ohio Supreme Court: Juror regret doesn’t warrant new trial

A juror’s regret about her decision in a trial does not warrant a new trial, the Ohio Supreme Court unanimously ruled recently. The state’s highest...

DeWine reverses on alleged corrupt bailout, won’t condemn aide’s dark money...

Ohio Gov. Mike Dewine on Thursday reversed a position he'd taken a day earlier. He said that although he still supported a ratepayer bailout...

Bill on arming teachers could include “school marshal program”

An Ohio Senate bill meant to reduce the amount of training needed for school personnel to be armed could be amended to create a...

Ohio House speaker, four others arrested amid massive dark-money, pay-to-play allegations

An ugly campaign for a taxpayer-funded corporate bailout was itself funded by an even uglier criminal conspiracy, federal law enforcement officials said Tuesday. Ohio House...

Ohio prison workers union says safety concerns are being dismissed

Union workers with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction say they are not given proper personal protective equipment and that state officials have...
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