A Zanesville lawmaker has introduced a bill into the Ohio General Assembly that would increase the penalties for failure to stop after an accident when the offense results in death or serious physical harm.
House Bill 397, sponsored by Rep. Brian Hill, would bump such a penalty to a second-degree felony.
Under current law, fa ... (full story)
COLUMBUS––Each March, the contributions of women are celebrated during National Women’s History Month. One of the Buckeye State’s historic milestones concerns Ohio Supreme Court Justice Florence E. Allen, who was the first woman elected to a U.S. court of last resort in 1922.
More than 90 years later, the ... (full story)
A 10th District Court of Appeals panel ruled recently that a Columbus attorney cannot represent an alleged murderer because he represented the man’s girlfriend in a previous case.
Beau Stephenson and his girlfriend Cassandra Pack first had a run-in with the law in December 2012 when a traffic stop resulted in drug charges. ... (full story)
While well-intentioned, Rep. Terry Boose, R-Norwalk, said a law preventing farm machinery traffic from traveling on U.S. Route 20 within Huron County has created a “significant safety risk.”
“These city streets are not intended for heavy equipment traffic and large, slowing-moving machines only add to congestio ... (full story)
COLUMBUS (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the state's child enticement law, concluding that it has the admirable goal of preventing child abductions and lewd acts but can't be used to stop legal activity such as hiring a child to do chores without a parent's permission.
At issue is a law making it ille ... (full story)