Cartoon exhibit explores commentary on capital punishment

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — "OK if I take my lunch break now?" a masked executioner says to a colleague trying to insert a syringe into the arm of a death row inmate strapped to a gurney.

  • Written by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press

Study says grass carp have invaded 3 of the Great Lakes

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Invasive grass carp have reached three of the Great Lakes and pose a significant environmental risk there, but time remains to prevent them from getting out of hand, according to a scientific analysis released Friday.

  • Written by JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer

Holocaust museum helps Ohio man find answers about his dad

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Growing up, Richard Makowski knew that his father had been imprisoned in a German concentration camp during World War II as an American citizen in Europe suspected of helping Poles resist the Nazis.

  • Written by ENCARNACION PYLE , The Columbus Dispatch

Man, son guilty of shackling, raping girl who escaped house

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A father and his adult son were sentenced to life in prison Friday after being convicted of raping and shackling a teenage relative who escaped their basement by hiding a spare key and using it to unlock her handcuffs.

  • Written by JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press