Voters tapped as Ohio opioid crisis stretches foster care
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's opioid crisis is stretching the state's foster care system as more and more children are removed from the homes of their drug-addicted parents, leading to ballot requests Tuesday for more funding.
Not only do more children require foster care, they increasingly have mental health problems because of trauma they've experienced living in chaotic, drug-filled households, children service leaders say.
- Ill inmate suggests firing squad as execution alternative
- Federal judge denies requests to halt 2 Ohio executionsSeptember 30, 2017
- Judge: Inmate drug reaction wasn't enough to stop execution
- Ohio court won't delay execution of condemned killer of 2September 7, 2017
- Condemned Ohio killer of 2 wants September execution delayed
- Child killer put to death in first Ohio execution in 3 years
- US Supreme Court denies stay of execution for Ohio convict
- Ohio argues against execution delays for 3 condemned inmatesJuly 21, 2017
- 3 condemned Ohio inmates ask high court to delay executionsJuly 18, 2017
- Appeals court ruling opens door to Ohio resuming executions
- Federal appeals court ruling on Ohio's 3-drug lethal injection method opens door to executionsJune 28, 2017
- Ohio could have path to obtaining long-sought execution drug
- Ohio governor delays 9 executions as court fight continues
- Witnessing death: AP reporters describe problem executions
- Ohio asks appeals court to review lethal injection processApril 12, 2017
- New Ohio lethal injection process rejected by appeals court
- 8 condemned Ohio killers receive new execution datesFebruary 10, 2017
- Federal judge refuses to lift order delaying Ohio executionsFebruary 8, 2017
- Death row inmates' lawyers want to witness other executions
- A look at the status of the death penalty in several states
Columbus police facing multiple civil rights lawsuits
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Almost 20 years after the government sued Ohio's largest city alleging police routinely violated residents' civil rights, Columbus is facing more than two dozen complaints raising similar concerns, records show.
Documents also indicate that the city has paid more than $4 million to individuals who alleged civil rights violations over the past decade.
Killer dubbed ‘Hannibal Lecter’ pleads guilty, gets 25 years
CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — After Casey Pigge was taken into custody last year for using a brick to kill his cellmate by repeatedly smashing his head, he made one thing clear to investigators.
"Pigge denied any desire to be a serial killer, but could not promise that he wouldn't kill again," a prison social worker said after interviewing him.