COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio public defender says qualified lawyers are increasingly cutting back on court-appointed work representing poor defendants and leaving that work to less-experienced attorneys.
Providing legal defense to indigent defenders has largely been left to each county in Ohio.
The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1LM9bc1 ) that some county's rates for reimbursing those lawyers haven't changed for decades....
NORTH BLOOMFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff in northeastern Ohio says state and federal officers are joining in the search for a toddler whose family says the little girl wandered away while staying at her great-grandmother's house.
The family reported 2-year-old Rainn Peterson missing early Friday evening. She was last seen near the community of North Bloomfield. That's just north of Warren and Youngstown near the Pennsylvania state line.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Advocates of the ongoing overhaul of downtown Cleveland's Public Square have asked the state to help pay for the project.
The Greater Cleveland Partnership and the non-profit Group Plan Commission jointly requested $3.5 million in state funding for the project. The groups say they are $5 million short of their goal to finish the work.
The Northeast Ohio Media Group (http://bit.ly/1FIP9m1 ) reports the groups are pushing for the money...
HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — A 23-year-old western Ohio man has been sentenced to nearly 26 years in prison in a 2013 home break-in that ended with a 12-year-old girl being shot in the face.
The Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office says 23-year-old Bradley Allen Tyler Harmon was sentenced Friday after being found guilty by a jury in August of charges including felonious assault and aggravated burglary.
Prosecutors say Harmon broke into the home in the...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say a man has been arrested on murder charges in the killings of two people whose bodies were found inside a Cincinnati apartment home.
Authorities say a man and woman who were neighbors were found dead after a 911 call late Thursday. They were identified as 57-year-old Alma Jean Owens and 72-year-old Macarthur Jackson. Police did not say how the two were killed or offer a motive for the slayings.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio voters will decide this fall whether to prevent monopolies from being inserted into the state constitution. It's a question that could immediately scuttle marijuana legalization in the state.
The Legislature voted to put Issue 2 on the Nov. 3 ballot. Backers hope to revise Ohio's constitution to bar amendments that deliver commercial economic benefits to individuals or monopolies. That language aims to outlaw the system of 10 authorized...