Lawyers: Juries, not judges, should impose death sentences

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's capital punishment law is unconstitutional because judges, not juries, impose death sentences in contrast to the 6th Amendment right to a jury trial, lawyers for a convicted killer argued before the state Supreme Court on Tuesday.

  • Written by By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS , Associated Press

Thurber humor prize moving from New York City to Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio-based nonprofit named for humorist James Thurber says its annual ceremony to award the country's top humor writing prize is moving from New York City to Ohio this year.

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Ex-police chief pleads not guilty to misdemeanor charge

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio police chief who resigned amid accusations of potential misconduct has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge accusing him of attempted unauthorized use of a police database.

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Teen charged after threatening to go "Columbine" at school

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an 18-year-old man has been charged with making a terroristic threat after he was overheard saying he planned to "Columbine" his northeast Ohio high school.

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Prison inmate charged in woman's 1992 slaying

CALDWELL, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a prison inmate accused of killing a woman nearly 26 years ago has been indicted in southeastern Ohio on aggravated murder and murder charges in the woman's death.

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