Lethal Injection

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Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, January 2:

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CITY OF HUDSON

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, September 14th:

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As a federal court fight continues over the state’s new proposed method of lethal injection, a freshman state lawmaker is proposing expanding the death penalty in Ohio.

State law already makes killing a police officer eligible for the death penalty. The bill from northeast Ohio Republican Rep. Dave Greenspan of Westlake would allow that punishment when any first responder, including firefighters, EMS and military members die at the hands of criminals.

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OHIO DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION AND CORRECTION

A Dayton-area federal magistrate has delayed the next three scheduled executions until a challenge to the state’s new three-drug lethal injection method is settled.

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KAREN KASLER / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Ohio has no executions scheduled for nine months, and the state has no drugs to carry out lethal injections.

So advocates are seizing the opportunity to lobby lawmakers on abandoning the death penalty entirely. And they came armed with some powerful weapons:  people who were sentenced to die but who were freed after the charges against them were dismissed. 

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