Watchdog: Inmates hid computers, tapped into prison network

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio prisoners took discarded computers and used them to access the prison's network, create inmate passes for restricted areas and apply for credit cards under another inmate's name for a planned tax fraud scheme, the state's government watchdog said.

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Slain killer, inmate suspect were in protective custody unit

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A union representing corrections officers says the suspect in the fatal prison beating of a serial killer dubbed the "Angel of Death" was a fellow Ohio inmate in a protective custody unit.

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Dark money group backs super PAC pushing Mandel Senate bid

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A super PAC created to support Republican Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel's latest bid for U.S. Senate is getting the bulk of its money from an advocacy group not required to disclose its donors, an Associated Press review has found.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH , Associated Press