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Man whose girlfriend was killed while he was driving drunk loses appeal

The judgment of the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas was upheld in part recently by a panel of three judges in the 9th District Court of Appeals.
The reviewing panel of judges held that the lower court properly convicted the defendant, Wilfredo Osorio, on charges of vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle under the influen ... (full story)


Records show Ohio governor uses clemency power infrequently

Records show Ohio governor uses clemency power infrequently

COLUMBUS (AP) — Gov. John Kasich used his executive clemency power during his first term far less frequently than any other Ohio governor in the past three decades, records show.
Kasich, a Republican, granted 66 of 1,521 requests, or about 4.4 percent of the non-death-penalty cases he received and acted upon from 2011 to 20 ... (full story)


More cash-strapped Americans turn to tax refund advances

More cash-strapped Americans turn to tax refund advances

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cash-strapped Americans anxious for tax refunds are increasingly turning to payment advances, prepaid cards or other costly services when getting tax preparation help, according to new federal data raising concerns among regulators about whether consumers are fully informed about the fees.
Regulators are l ... (full story)