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Cleveland man accused of kidnapping, raping 3 women held on $8 million bond

The Cleveland man accused of kidnapping three young women and sexually abusing them for a decade was ordered held Thursday on $8 million bond as details emerged about what prosecutors called “a horrifying ordeal” in which the women were repeatedly beaten and assaulted.


Despite pleas by Craigslist killer's mother, Ohio jury recommends death penalty

Craigslist Killer - NBC News

Begging to have jurors spare her son's life, the mother of a triple killer who lured his victims with Craigslist job offers testified Wednesday that he had a troubled childhood and suffered physical and sexual abuse. "I love Richard with all my heart," a teary-eyed Carol Beasley testified during the sentencing phase of the trial of her son, 53-year-old Richard Beasley. He was convicted last week of killing three men and wounding a fourth, all lured with offers of farmhand jobs in southeast Ohio in 2011.


CNN no-comments outcry over breaking coverage of rape verdict

... To sum up the backlash, critics jumped on the network’s extensive discussion of the implications for the perpetrators and their plight, with less countervailing discussion of the rape victim. Change.org has launched a petition seeking an apology from the network.


Grand jury to investigate Steubenville rape case

Steubenville Rape Trial

A grand jury will investigate whether anyone else should be charged in the events surrounding the August sexual assault of a 16-year-old, Ohio's attorney general said after a judge convicted two teenagers of rape in the incident. "This community needs assurance that no stone has been left unturned in our search for the truth." Attorney General Mike DeWine said Sunday.


Teen testifies he witnessed sex assault

A teenager testified Friday that he saw one of the two Steubenville, Ohio, boys accused of raping a 16-year-old girl engage in sexual conduct with the girl during a car ride.


SUV reported stolen after crash that killed 6 teens

The SUV that sped off a two-lane road in Ohio and flipped into a pond over the weekend, killing six of the eight teenagers crammed inside, has been reported stolen by its owner.


Amish Sect Leader Gets 15 Years in Beard-Cutting Attacks

Beard-cutting Amish

Samuel Mullet Sr. was sentenced along with 15 followers for a series of beard- and hair-cutting attacks on other Ohio Amish that drew national attention.


Ohio to seek expansion of Medicaid


A Republican governor has decided that the federal government's plan for expanding Medicaid is in his state's best interests. Medicaid coverage will be expanded to nearly 600,000 low-income Ohioans now left out of the program as part of the state's two-year budget Gov. John R. Kasich proposed Monday.


Rape case goes public in Ohio

Allegations of cover-up in an Ohio rape case prompt city officials to make findings in the investigation public.


Three anarchists get prison terms in Ohio bridge bomb plot

Three men who pleaded guilty to participating in a failed plot to bomb an Ohio bridge in April were sentenced Tuesday to federal prison.


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