COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A toxic algae treatment in Ohio's largest inland lake over the summer was successful, the state's Environmental Protection Agency director says.
The agency has released a report that says the 3.3 million gallons of the chemical alum dropped into Grand Lake St. Marys was more successful than anticipated, killing 56 percent of phosphorous in the treated area.
Phosphorous feeds the blue-green toxic algae, which produces a nerve toxin that can sicken humans and kill pets and animals.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Nine condemned Ohio inmates are once again asking a federal judge to find the state's rules for carrying out executions unconstitutional.
Attorneys for the death row prisoners say the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction continues to use an arbitrary process with under-trained executioners and potentially cruel and unusual injection methods.
The prisoners argued in a 102-page court filing Wednesday that the process still gives the state too much discretion to abandon its rules at the last-minute during an execution.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Democrats have followed through on threats to sue over a last-minute legislative maneuver by Republicans intended to shield Ohio's new congressional map from a ballot challenge.
In a lawsuit filed with the Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday, the Ohio Democratic Party asks justices to weigh in on whether lawmakers acted legally when they added an appropriation to the redistricting bill as it neared approval last week. Such a monetary component makes a bill immune from repeal under Ohio's Constitution.