Statewide News

Statewide News
12:30 pm
Mon January 16, 2012

Ohio Taking Death Penalty Case to US Supreme Court

Ohio officials say the state is asking the U.S. Supreme Court for a ruling that Ohio's protocol for carrying out lethal injections is constitutional.

Gov. John Kasich and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said in a statement yesterday that the state will ask the high court to reverse a federal appeals court decision delaying the Wednesday execution of Charles Lorraine.

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Statewide News
11:42 am
Fri January 13, 2012

6 Ohio Schools Join Veterans Medical Care Research

     Six universities in Ohio are part of a new national push to boost training and research on military veterans' brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.

     First lady Michelle Obama talked about the initiative Wednesday before a gathering of military members and veterans in Virginia. She said 105 U.S. medical schools and 25 schools of osteopathic medicine are bolstering their efforts to train students in treating brain injuries, PTSD and other mental-health issues affecting service members.

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Statewide News
11:30 am
Fri January 13, 2012

Ohio Girl Scout Troop Honored For Pillow Project

     A Girl Scout troop that provides pillows and pillow cases to a northeast Ohio homeless shelter is among five recipients of state awards given in memory of Martin Luther King Jr.

     Scouts in Troop 397 in Lake Milton say their annual donation to a Youngstown shelter was inspired by King's "I Have a Dream" speech. The girls reasoned that in order to have a dream, a person needs a pillow.

     They were recognized on Wednesday at the state's annual King commemorative celebration in Columbus, coming ahead of Monday's King Holiday.

Statewide News
9:56 am
Wed January 11, 2012

Anti-Bullying Bill Clears Ohio Senate Committee

An Ohio House bill that would expand policies against bullying in schools and online has cleared a Senate committee.

The Senate Education Committee on Tuesday approved House Bill 116 known as the Jessica Logan Act. The proposed legislation is named for a Cincinnati teenager who hanged herself in 2008 after weeks of bullying at her school.

State Sen. Joe Schiavoni says the bill includes several concepts from a similar bill he has proposed to address bullying.

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Statewide News
7:00 am
Wed January 11, 2012

Child Sex Trafficking: A Statewide Problem

Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Human trafficking will soon surpass drugs and guns as the largest illegal enterprise in the country. And the most prevalent form is child sex trafficking. On a national report card Ohio was given a “D” on it’s response.  Sarah Buckingham reports from Toledo – a city that’s on the frontlines of the tackling the problem.

 “We’re gonna shoot up Lagrange Street, one of the typical areas where we’ll do a sting…” Pete Swartz investigates child sex trafficking with an FBI task force in northwest Ohio.

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