Ohio court rejects killer's death sentence over evidence

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The death sentence of a man convicted of killing a college student 30 years ago is invalid because prosecutors failed to prove he committed aggravated burglary during the crime, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

  • Written by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, AP Legal Affairs Writer

Common Cause, ACLU in Ohio oppose anti-monopoly ballot issue

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio chapters of Common Cause and the American Civil Liberties Union are opposing a fall ballot issue aimed at preventing monopolies from being inserted into the state constitution.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ohio report on fracking tax misses deadline, work continues

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group studying Ohio's oil-and-gas severance tax will miss a state budget-imposed deadline for releasing its report even after the state Senate president initially called it a "hard deadline" and told reporters it was likely coming this week.

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Ohio high court accepts condemned killer's DNA test appeal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal involving a death row inmate who sought DNA testing on a cigarette butt found near the scene of the 1990 double murder that led to his sentence.

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