Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County man’s death sentence reversed due to court error

BY: - July 26, 2021

A death sentence was vacated by the Ohio Supreme Court because a trial court lacked “diligence” in reading the defendant his constitutional rights. George Brinkman pleaded guilty in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court to aggravated murder, aggravated burglary, kidnapping and abuse of a corpse in the death of a woman and her two daughters. He […]

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Son of murder victim urges legislature to end death penalty quickly

BY: - April 8, 2021

By Jonathan Mann Thomas Knuff, the man who murdered my father, was sentenced to death in 2019. Knuff brutally murdered my father and I live with the pain and grief of that violent loss every single day. Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley sought the death penalty for Thomas Knuff and got the conviction. But when […]

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Far-right operatives Wohl and Burkman indicted in Cuyahoga County on voter suppression charges

BY: - October 27, 2020

Far-right conspiracy theorists and political operatives Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman have been indicted in Cuyahoga County “for devising a robocall scam that attempted to suppress voting in local minority neighborhoods,” according to prosecutors. Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley alleged in a news release that Burkman, 54, of Virginia, and Wohl, 22, of California, […]

Ohio AG, county prosecutors oppose ban on no-knock warrants, instead want to enhance standards

BY: - October 16, 2020

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and three county prosecutors acknowledged Thursday that no-knock warrants are very rare in the state, but say the tool shouldn’t be banned, just clarified. Yost and prosecutors from Franklin, Cuyahoga and Hamilton counties held a press conference Thursday announcing a push for changes to the statute regarding no-knock search warrants. […]

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Yes, there’s an August election for some Ohioans. Here are the details.

BY: - June 30, 2020

With the primary election over with, voters are looking ahead to the high-profile presidential election this November. But not so fast. There will actually be an Aug. 4 special election held in a select number of communities around Ohio. These involve school districts, fire departments and in one case funding the expenses for a local […]

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Decarceration goals can and should be Ohio’s new normal

BY: - April 1, 2020

The United States has the largest incarceration rate in the world. If the average daily population of those held behind bars in the United States were a city, it would have a larger population than Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Dayton combined.  While mass incarceration has always had devastating consequences for individuals, families, and communities, it […]

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Ohio needs a systemic, statewide approach to keep incarcerated people safe from COVID-19

BY: - March 27, 2020

A recent Great Lakes poll shows that 80% of Ohioans approve of the job Gov. Mike DeWine is doing during the coronavirus pandemic. Large majorities support school closings, limits on public gatherings, and other measures the state has taken. What’s missing from DeWine’s response is a focus on the risks facing our incarcerated neighbors and […]

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‘Serves no purpose in the function of the law:’ Prosecutors, researchers come out against rape statute of limitations

BY: - February 20, 2020

Supporters of an Ohio bill to eliminate the statute of limitations for rape included prosecutors, researchers and members of rape crisis centers from across the state. Former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann and the Medina County and Cuyahoga County prosecutors say eliminating the 25-year statute of limitations will help prosecutors bring justice and help victims […]

Improving Medicaid, stopping gun violence, and addressing housing discrimination

BY: - February 6, 2020

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching Our Eye: History Thursday The creative characterizations of the impeachment of Andrew Johnson given by […]

History Thursday: Impeachment

BY: - December 19, 2019

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  History Thursday Last night, for the third time in American history, the U.S. House voted to impeach the […]