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Jury convicts Ohio inmate of strangling cellmate

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — As a jury convicted an Ohio prisoner in the 2013 strangulation death of his cellmate this week, the slain man's family filed suit against the state for failing to protect him.
Jurors deliberated for about three hours Friday before convicting Logan Alan Murphy, of the Canton area, of aggravated murd ... (full story)

Appeal denied for burglar whose accomplices testified against him

A panel of three judges in the 9th District Court of Appeals recently affirmed the judgment of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas in a burglary case.
Lamar Pierce appealed his conviction for burglary, arguing that the guilty verdict was not supported by the manifest weight of the evidence.
Case summary states that, on Oc ... (full story)

Revamp of map-making process clears Ohio Senate

Revamp of map-making process clears Ohio Senate

COLUMBUS (AP) — A bipartisan agreement to overhaul the way Ohio draws its legislative districts passed the state Senate early Friday morning, as lawmakers sought to give more balance to a political process long criticized as allowing the party in power to tilt the lines in their favor.
The state alters legislative and cong ... (full story)