The Ohio Parole board has recommended against clemency for a death row inmate Charles Lorraine, who was convicted of stabbing an elderly Warren couple to death back in 1986 as part of a robbery.
His attorneys told the parole board that he suffered from an abusive childhood at the hands of his parents. Further, doctors said he suffered from brain damage due to some sort of trauma or injury. Lorraine’s defense said those two factors contributed to his violent behavior. And there were questions as to whether Lorraine was properly represented when tried in court.
In an election watched nationally, labor unions are celebrating one of their biggest victories in decades after turning back an Ohio law that curbed collective bargaining rights for the state's public workers. Issue 2 was defeated last night by a 61 to 39 percent margin.
The law signed in late March by Republican Gov. John Kasich would have banned public employee strikes, scrapped binding arbitration, and denied public workers the ability to negotiate pensions and health care benefits.