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November 13, 2012
“I'm good, let's roll.” Those were the last words of convicted killer Brett Hartman before his execution by lethal injection in Ohio on Tuesday morning, punishment for the mutilation and murder of a woman in Akron 15 years ago. Hartman was put to death for the murder of Winda Snipes, whose body was found by police on her bedroom floor, without hands, her throat slit and her body shredded by 138 stab wounds. She was still alive when Hartman tied one of her ankles to the bed with pantyhose.
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SPORTS
March 24, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- UCLA redshirt senior forward Alyssia Brewer was the happiest of all the happy Bruins when the third-seeded women's basketball team was sent to play their first two NCAA tournament games at St. John Arena. After defeating Stetson, 66-49, on Saturday in the first round, UCLA will play sixth-seeded Oklahoma at 4:15 p.m. Pacific time Monday. On Friday, when UCLA had its first practice here Brewer, who is UCLA's second-leading scorer (11. 1 points per game) and leading rebounder (7.8 per game)
NATIONAL
November 21, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
Lighter-than-expected sentences handed down Tuesday for three men convicted of trying to bomb an Ohio bridge has a fourth defendant rethinking his plea deal with the government. On April 30 -- on the eve of major leftist rallies in Chicago and elsewhere around the U.S. to protest corporations and the government -- five men affiliated with the Occupy movement tried to use an FBI-supplied dummy bomb to blow up a highway bridge in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Prosecutors called it a dangerous anarchist plot that had to be severely punished to deter any would-be imitators.
NATIONAL
November 7, 2012 | By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times
COLUMBUS, Ohio - For many in Ohio, the ritual of stepping up to a ballot machine on Tuesday came with a sense of relief that the long, ugly presidential race was finally drawing to a close. "Awful, just awful," said Penny Dietrich, 63, a Worthington homemaker. "Both sides. " But in the end, President Obama's relentless attack ads against Mitt Romney, who answered in kind, were the key to his victory in a state that always plays an outsize role in presidential campaigns. Obama's victory in Ohio appeared to vindicate his tireless pursuit of the white, working-class voters who dominate the state's election landscape.
NATIONAL
October 13, 2012 | By David Lauter, Washington Bureau
CINCINNATI - With a sudden infusion of cash and a major investment of time, Mitt Romney has redoubled his efforts to win Ohio, trying to overcome President Obama's months-long lead in the crucial campaign battleground. Ohio has been on the winning side of every presidential election since 1964, largely for the same reason that consumer-products companies like to use the state as a test market - it closely resembles the nation in miniature. But the resemblance is not perfect; the state has leaned just slightly more Republican than the country as a whole, meaning that a GOP nominee who cannot carry Ohio is unlikely to win nationwide.
NEWS
July 13, 1987 | Associated Press
A minor earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale shook parts of northeastern Ohio today, but officials said there were no reports of damage or injuries.
NATIONAL
March 2, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Ohio wants to make convicted sexual predators use fluorescent green license plates on their cars. A bill introduced Wednesday would require all habitual and child-oriented convicted sex offenders to display the easy-to-spot plates. No other state has tried the tactic, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, though some require a designation to appear on sex offenders' driver's licenses.
NATIONAL
August 3, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday threw out the death sentence of the first woman condemned since the state resumed executions in 1999. The court unanimously ruled that the trial judge had allowed a prosecutor to be involved in preparing his opinion in sentencing Donna M. Roberts, 62, in violation of Ohio law. The court let Roberts' murder conviction stand but ordered the trial court to resentence her. The death sentence remains an option, the Supreme Court said.
NATIONAL
December 17, 2004 | From Associated Press
The Ohio Supreme Court's chief justice on Thursday threw out a challenge to the state's presidential election results. A lawyer for the voters bringing the case said he would refile the challenge. Chief Justice Thomas Moyer ruled that the request improperly challenged two separate election results. Ohio law allows only one race to be challenged in a single complaint, he said. The challenge was backed by the Rev.
NATIONAL
May 7, 2012 | By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
EUCLID, Ohio - Mitt Romney's campaign events tend to be picture-perfect and planned with such attention to detail that a late start might be considered a failure. By that measure, Monday was a rare day when the campaign went off-track. A backer introduced Romney by slamming President Obama for taking credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden, comparing Obama to Ronald McDonald. And when a woman said Obama should be tried for treason, Romney didn't disagree and asked the woman to follow up her question.
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