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Human trafficking: Ohio's current landscapeOften, a sex trafficking...

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:03:02 GMT

January has been designated National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month since former President Barack Obama first proclaimed it in 2010. In Dec. 2017, President Donald Trump continued the tradition with his own proclamation making Jan. 2018 a month dedicated to raising awareness of human trafficking.

Ohio Supreme Court hears challenge of death penalty law

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:40:26 GMT

Jury selection for Bill Cosby's criminal sex assault retrial will start March 29 in the suburban Philadelphia county where he's accused of drugging and molesting a woman in 2004. Jury selection for Bill Cosby's criminal sex assault retrial will start March 29 in the suburban Philadelphia county where he's accused of drugging and molesting a woman in 2004.

Authorities: Ohio man says he dumped wife's body in river after trip to Graceland

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 04:31:44 GMT

The Benton County Sheriff's Office said Monday it is searching for the body of an Ohio woman after her husband told authorities he dumped her in the Tennessee River when she died during a trip to Elvis Presley's Graceland earlier this month. Benton County Sheriff Kenny Christopher said the bizarre story involving Philip and Roberta "Bobbie" Snider of Hartville, Ohio, first hit his radar Jan. 9 when he was contacted by Ohio authorities.

Pence says US embassy will move to Jerusalem by end of 2019

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 02:27:38 GMT

Pence is receiving a warm welcome in Israel, which has praised the American decision last month to recog... . U.S. Vice President Mike Pence walks with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018.

Shutdown's political 'ping-pong game' frustrates workers

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:49:53 GMT

Many federal employees are starting a workweek with confusion and anxiety over a government shutdown that will lock hundreds of thousands of them out of their jobs. Many federal employees are starting a workweek with confusion and anxiety over a government shutdown that will lock hundreds of thousands of them out of their jobs.

Fire investigated at Ohio plant where molten steel spread

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:04:14 GMT

Officials investigating a fire that damaged a steel plant in southwestern Ohio say it could take weeks to determine the initial cause and full cost of the blaze. Middletown fire Chief Paul Lolli says a vessel released molten steel before it was poured into molds.

Ohio Debates Work Requirements for Medicaid

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:45:03 GMT

The budget Ohio'a GOP Legislature passed last year requires the state to apply for permission to impose work requirements on able-bodied Medicaid recipients. That could mean thousands of Ohioans could lose their health-care coverage.

Ohio Businesses "Increasingly Worried" About Trump's Threats To Withdraw From NAFTA

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:50:42 GMT

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, over half of Ohio exports in recent years have gone to Canada and Mexico . [michelaubryphoto / shutterstock] As negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement enter their sixth round this week, some Ohio business owners are worried the U.S. will follow through on President Trump's threat to withdraw from the nearly 25-year-old agreement.

Death-Penalty Documentary Makes its Ohio Debut

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 05:27:23 GMT

A new documentary about the death penalty is coming to Ohio ahead of the state's next scheduled execution on Feb. 13. The advocacy group Ohioans to Stop Executions is sponsoring screenings throughout the state. "The Penalty" puts Ohio front and center in the death-penalty debate.

Appalachia Ohio artists share innovative works in show

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 01:06:53 GMT

Artists of the Winding Road: A-Z runs through April 15 at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio . A curators' talk is on Sunday.

Report: Titans interested Ohio State co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:39:36 GMT

Who will new Titans head coach Mike Vrabel hire as his offensive coordinator? That's the question everyone wants an answer to. We've all heard the rumored names - John DeFilippo, Matt LaFleur, etc.

Lawyers: Firing squad must be option for condemned Ohio killer

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 16:18:36 GMT

Attorneys for a condemned killer whose execution was stopped last year after 25 minutes of unsuccessful needle sticks are once again recommending the firing squad as an alternative. The execution could also proceed if the state adopts a closely regulated lethal injection process that includes a headpiece to monitor the brain activity of death row inmate Alva Campbell and medicine to revive him if the lethal drugs don't work, attorneys said in a court filing earlier this month.

Former US president, author receive 2018 Great Ohioan Award

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 16:18:35 GMT

The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board and the Capitol Square Foundation announced last week that President William McKinley and author Virginia Hamilton were unanimously approved by the board for this year's award.

Lawyers: Firing squad must be option for condemned killer

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 16:18:34 GMT

This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows death row inmate Raymond Tibbetts, convicted of fatally stabbing Fred Hicks in 1997 in Cincinnati. Following Ohio's unsuccessful attempt to execute death row inmate Alva Campbell by lethal injection on Nov. 15, 2017, Tibbetts is the state's next death row inmate scheduled for execution on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.

Pav Sterry: Brown should put Ohio workers first

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 14:04:03 GMT

Ohio voters have a message for lawmakers: Put American workers first. In an August poll, Ohioans across the political spectrum supported cutting visa allotments in half by a three-to-one margin.

Ohio Dems see hope, challenge in crowded governor primary

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:31:20 GMT

This combination of file photos shows Republican candidates for governor in Ohio's Tuesday, May 8, 2018, primary including Ohio Attorney General and former U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine, left, on Feb. 5, 2013, in Richfield, Ohio; and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, right, on Nov. 4, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio schools welcome ECOT students

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 05:10:36 GMT

Ohio's public schools are opening their doors to the approximately 12,000 students affected by the closure of the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow . "OSBA is supporting those boards with any assistance they need to help those students transition back into the public school system."