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Court affirms Erie County man’s death sentence

The Ohio Supreme Court affirmed the convictions and death sentence of a Sandusky man who murdered a 23-year-old woman and her two young children and committed other offenses.
The Supreme Court in an opinion released recently upheld the death sentences of Curtis L. Clinton, who was found guilty of the 2012 aggravated murder of Hea ... (full story)

Lawmaker wants to improve street lighting in the state

When it comes to street lighting and illuminating public spaces, a southeast Ohio lawmaker reckons that this feature of urban planning typically gets short shrift relative to other public infrastructure needs.
The problem with the status quo, Nelsonville Republican Rep. Jay Edwards said, is that street lighting is funded by the s ... (full story)

South Dakota speaker, campaign negotiating Marsy's Law deal

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A voter-approved constitutional bill of rights for crime victims that critics say is causing problems for South Dakota authorities and prosecutors could be changed rather than repealed, in a potential deal with the group that campaigned to pass the measure, the state House speaker said last week.
Republi ... (full story)

University again rejects speaking date for white nationalist

University again rejects speaking date for white nationalist

CINCINNATI (AP) — Kent State University, facing the threat of a lawsuit, reiterated on Friday that it cannot accommodate a request to allow white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak in early May as part of his campus tour.
The university, which is based in Kent but has regional campuses elsewhere in the state, said it had ... (full story)

Trump accuser takes #MeToo message to voters in Ohio

Trump accuser takes #MeToo message to voters in Ohio

COLUMBUS (AP) — Rachel Crooks' allegations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump have been dismissed by the president and his supporters, so she has a new approach to ensure her message is heard: She's running for office.
The 35-year-old university administrator launched a campaign last week for a seat in the Ohio Legis ... (full story)