It’s embarrassing to be charged with a crime, even without the sentence—it’s embarrassing to be arrested, to have to take time off of work to go to court, and depending on where you live, have your arrest record or photo put online or in the newspaper. But, it’s extra embarrassing when the judge determines he didn’t like your attitude and then sentences you to a particularly humbling duty. [Read more…]
The “Portsmouth cocktail” is how pain clinic owner George Adkins and his clients referred to the prescription one would typically get at Adkins’ Greater Medical Advance. Officials say the clinic that Adkins owned doled out prescription painkillers out to people who likely didn’t see a doctor, didn’t have a diagnosis, and even showed up to their appointments “stoned”. [Read more…]
The teenager who sold high-grade marijuana to suburban high-school classmates will find himself locked up for at least several months following his sentencing this week. According to the Associated Press, Tyler Pagenstecher was sentenced to serve six months to three years in a juvenile facility and was immediately taken in to custody. [Read more…]
Weinland Park has experienced a drop in crime rates—a 46 percent drop in the past year. The Hilltop saw a 44 percent decrease, and both Mount Vernon and Linden have experienced drops of 14 percent. What do these Columbus communities have in common? They’ve all had police cameras installed.
Seventeen-year old Tyler Pagenstecher is facing the likelihood that he will be incarcerated until he is 21, for his role in a marijuana trafficking ring that supplied high school students and others with their pot. The smart teenager, who made all A’s and B’s at Mason High School, seemed to be a normal teen, skateboarding and playing video games, but he was allegedly in charge of several lieutenants and made some serious cash pushing marijuana.
The City Council of Bowling Green faces an upcoming vote that would change the way some people eat breakfast and put on their makeup. That’s because the city is deciding whether to ban distracted driving altogether. Unlike other cities which focus on the cause of the distraction (texting, handheld calling, etc.), officials in Bowling Green are looking at the problem from a different angle. [Read more…]
We’ve all heard it before—that addicts won’t clean up until they want to clean up. But a new law in Ohio has taken a different position, allowing families to force addicts into treatment. According to the Plain Dealer, there are several problems with the law including just who has access to it and whether or not it violates the rights of those it forces to get help. [Read more…]
Employment is one of the biggest barriers to staying out of prison. But having a felony conviction on your record certainly doesn’t make it very easy to find a job. A bill headed to Governor John Kasich’s desk, and one he is expected to sign, is set to make it a little easier for those coming out of prison and looking for work. [Read more…]
The Ohio State Supreme Court ruled last week that police officer’s names can be redacted from reports or kept secret by the department if revealing their identity would put them at risk of injury or death. While police officers are no doubt pleased with the ruling, members of the press and of the communities that have been shook by police shootings are not so sure. [Read more…]