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.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he wants to hear from local communities on handling economic challenges in the wake of voters' rejection of a law that would have placed new limits on public employee unions.
Kasich on Monday said in a review of his first year in office that communities can't tax their way to prosperity, but that the people have spoken on curbing collective bargaining rights. The law was rejected 62 percent to 38 percent.
He said one of the lesson learned from the referendum is that officials need to build a case for making change.