A package of sentencing reforms initially included in the Governor’s budget has passed the Ohio House and now heads to the Senate. There is bipartisan support on this bill that would make several significant changes that would both increase sentencing effectiveness and potentially save the state millions of dollars. [Read more…]
A 25 year old Columbus woman will be walking free from the Ohio Reformatory for Women soon as an appeals court recently overturned her conviction for a string of thefts and the death of a mall shopper back in 2005 according to the Columbus Dispatch. One of her codefendants may have a similar outcome soon though three more will likely have to serve out their sentences. [Read more…]
The former treasurer from Stark County Ohio was sentenced to 10 years in prison for embezzlement of public funds. [Read more…]
A 14 year old Ohio girl found out last year that she only had a short time to live. Her final wish—a home for her family. Now, the girl is gone and her uncle is facing charges of grand theft—theft of the home she so badly wanted.
Cleveland showed support for the girl and her family last year when her story was made public. Schools, friends, and kind hearted people raised $120,000 for the girl’s family home. She never had a chance to see that home, though, before she passed away in June from a brain tumor. [Read more…]