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New state grant awarded for brain-health research

A new $2 million state grant has been announced for a project to advance research in brain health in Ohio. The project will be operated through a collaboration between the Office of Gov. Mike DeWine, the Ohio Department of Aging and Case Western Reserve University.
The money will be used for research in the areas of early interv ... (full story)


Death sentence upheld for Cleveland man who killed car lot owners

The Supreme Court of Ohio recently affirmed the death penalty of a Cleveland man who killed the husband-and-wife owners of a car dealership while stealing two cars and money.
In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court found overwhelming evidence that Joseph McAlpin entered the Mr. Cars dealership and robbed and murdered Michael ... (full story)


Jan. 6 panel subpoenas McCarthy, four other GOP lawmakers

Jan. 6 panel subpoenas McCarthy, four other GOP lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel issued subpoenas recently to House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other GOP lawmakers in its probe into the violent Jan. 6 insurrection, an extraordinary step that has little precedent and is certain to further inflame partisan tensions over the 2021 attack.
The panel is investiga ... (full story)


Mario Batali acquittal underscores perils of #MeToo cases

Mario Batali acquittal underscores perils of #MeToo cases

BOSTON (AP) — Bill Cosby was released from prison when his conviction that he drugged and assaulted a woman was overturned. Quarterback Deshaun Watson landed a record-setting $230 million contract, despite an investigation into allegations he assaulted 22 women. Celebrity chef Mario Batali was acquitted on just the second day ... (full story)


Man’s illegal gun possession can be basis for involuntary manslaughter conviction

The Supreme Court of Ohio recently ruled that if a person is prohibited from using a gun but does so anyway, proximate resulting in the death of another, he can be found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. The reason that he is prohibited from using the gun is irrelevant.
In a 4-3 decision the Supreme Court affirmed the convicti ... (full story)