Ohio

  • Three Pastors Charged With Sex Trafficking of Children in Ohio

    Three pastors accused of exploiting and abusing teenage girls were indicted this week on federal child sex trafficking charges in Toledo, Ohio. The men, Kenneth Butler, 37; Anthony J. Haynes, 38; and Cordell Jenkins, 47, were charged with conspiracy for child sex trafficking as part of an 11-count indictment...
  • Ohio man indicted on charges in rape, slaying of toddler

    ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has been indicted in the rape and slaying of his girlfriend’s 13-month-old daughter. Ashtabula County Prosecutor Nicholas Iarocci said Thursday that Joshua Gurto could face the death penalty if convicted of aggravated murder in the Oct. 7 beating death of Sereniti Jazzlynn-Sky...
  • Man will sit up instead of laying down during execution in Ohio prison

    A doctor working for Ohio’s prison system says it would be reasonable to allow a condemned killer with health problems to partially sit up during his execution next month. Dr. James McWeeney said death row inmate Alva Campbell became agitated when officials tried lowering him to a normal execution...
  • Is the Senior House Republican expected to resign ???

    Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) is reportedly expected to resign from his seat. The senior congressman plans to assume a role with the Ohio Business Roundtable, a business consortium, The New York Times reported, citing three Republicans briefed on his plans. Tiberi could make the announcement as soon as this week, according...
  • Manhunt underway in Ohio for suspect in slayings of 4

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A manhunt is underway in Ohio for a suspect in the shooting deaths of four people including a 7-year-old boy, whose body was apparently hidden in a home where the others were also found, authorities said. Warrants were issued Thursday afternoon for 23-year-old Arron Lawson for...
  • Man prosecuted for having sex with a dog!

    An Ohio man who spent more than 12 years in prison for sex crimes targeting kids is now facing charges that he had sex with a dog — and is believed to be the state’s first prosecution of its new law banning bestiality. Scott Turner, of Cleveland, was caring...
  • Man sings during his execution in prison

    An Ohio man convicted of killing two people in back-to-back robberies in suburban Cleveland in 1992 was executed Wednesday as family members of his victims looked on. Gary Otte, 45, was put to death at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville with a lethal combination of three drugs....
  • Suspect arrested after active shooter reported at Ohio high school

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Police are on scene at Columbus-Scioto High School where a suspect is in custody amid reports of an active shooter situation. The school is located in the 2900 block of South High Street. WCMH reports the school is on lockdown. “SWAT made an arrest, gun taken,...
  • Ohio HIV law is being viewed as unconstitutionally

    An Ohio law requiring HIV-infected individuals to tell sexual partners of their status before having sex or risk criminal charges is unconstitutionally based on outmoded stigmas against the gay community and doesn’t take into consideration current survival rates for people with HIV, say lawyers challenging the law in a...