Bangor Daily News
Cleveland turns backlogged rape kits into stream of indictments
The shocking case of Ariel Castro, who kidnapped three young women and held them for years as rape and torture objects, fascinated the nation when it broke last month.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
OH man sentenced in case involving false charity about 1 hour
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says a man who solicited money he falsely claimed would go to help veterans has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
The Columbus Dispatch
6 months later, more guns, no new laws
A rally for gun-control legislation takes place outside the Hilliard office of U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Upper Arlington.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Portsmouth Daily Times
Haslam named Director of State Medical Board
A former Adams County Prosecutor has been named Executive Director of the State Medical Board of Ohio.
DNA used in OH kidnapping case
Ohio authorities are conducting DNA tests on evidence to determine if additional victims were inside the Cleveland house of Ariel Castro, accused of holding three young women captive for 10 years, officials said Friday.
Meth lab busts on rise in Ohio
Meth lab busts, which dropped sharply after federal regulations went into effect nine years ago, are on the rise once again, though the size of the average lab has dropped -- to the size of a 32-ounce soda bottle.
AG's painkiller drug czar to lead OH medical board
The man who has led the state attorney general's efforts to crack down on prescription painkiller abuse has been chosen as the new executive director for the State Medical Board of Ohio.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Water board still divided after meeting
The Rural Lorain County Water Authority board on Wednesday rejected a suggestion by one of their own that they forgo pay for the meeting in which they voted a second time to remove Pittsfield Township Trustee Mark McConnell from the water board.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Committee of Whole talks - person...
The Committee of the Whole of Salem City Council met in executive session Tuesday night, inviting Utilities Commission member and former chairman Geoff Goll to join them, but saying no action would be taken.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Statute of Limitations For Sexual Assault May Change
For victims of sexual assault in Ohio, time is not on their sides. Currently the state has a 20 year statute of limitations in prosecuting sexual assault cases.
Regional News Stories: Group Wants Internet Cafe Legislation on Statewide Ballot
Operators of Internet cafes are fighting back against a bill recently passed in the Ohio legislature that bans their operation.
DeWine ready to help close Internet cafes
Attorney General Mike DeWine says his office will be ready to help local prosecutors shut down sweepstakes parlors, barring a ballot initiative to stop a new state law from taking effect in September.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Editorials from around Ohio
There are economic arguments for expanding Medicaid - one reputable study says expansion would bring a $1.4 billion net gain to the state budget over eight years.
Wed Jun 05, 2013
Department of Homeland Security wants to bring human trafficking to public eye
The Department of Homeland Security has just started the Blue Campaign by launching a website, logo and mission statement along with distributing posters, tip sheets and recording public service announcements.
The Madison Press
Supreme Court ruling upholds Ohio's DNA - Scollection practice
Monday's U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing police to collect DNA samples from people arrested for felonies is nothing new to Ohio.
Tue Jun 04, 2013
The BIG One
The Attorney General cracks down on internet cafes
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine joined local and state authorities this morning to announce an investigation into two businesses allegedly operating as illegal casinos.
Gov. John Kasich signs Internet cafe law, but opponents vow referendum effort
Opponents of a law that effectively bans Internet sweepstakes cafes say they'll launch an effort to get voters repeal it.
Ohio lawmaker seeks money for 3 captive women
A lawmaker wants the state to provide years of relief payments and a free ride to college for three Cleveland women abducted and held in captivity for about a decade.
The Columbus Dispatch
OSU might add human-trafficking office
Municipal Court Judge Paul M. Herbert, shown discussing his CATCH Court for former prostitutes with a defendant in 2010, has proposed creating the Ohio State Office of Human Trafficking.
Ruling upholds Ohio's policy
By RYAN DUNN staff writer The Supreme Court on Monday affirmed Ohio's law enforcement policy over the past two years.