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.
November 21, 2012 |
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.
November 7, 2012 |
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.
July 13, 1987 |
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.
August 3, 2006 |
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.
December 17, 2004 |
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.
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March 5, 2004 |
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has added a political fundraiser to his usual schedule of appearances at the Arnold Fitness Weekend in Columbus, Ohio. Late this afternoon, he plans to attend a $2,500-per-head fundraiser for his California Recovery Team at the home of Leslie and Abigail Wexner. Leslie Wexner is chairman of The Limited Inc. and a partner with Schwarzenegger in an upscale mall in Columbus.
November 23, 2004 |
Two third-party presidential candidates filed a federal lawsuit Monday to force a recount of Ohio ballots, and a spokesman for the state Democratic Party said it intended to join the suit. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Toledo, said Blair Bobier, a spokesman for Green Party candidate David Cobb, who brought the suit along with Libertarian Michael Badnarik. Court officials could not be reached for comment Monday night.
December 28, 2006 |
The state Supreme Court on Wednesday publicly reprimanded outgoing Ohio Gov. Bob Taft for his ethics violations in office, a black mark that will stay on his permanent record as an attorney. Taft, 64, a Republican and great-grandson of President William Howard Taft, pleaded no contest in 2005 to failing to report golf outings and other gifts worth nearly $6,000 during his four-year term. He was fined $4,000. Taft could not seek reelection because of term limits.
May 7, 2012 |
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.