Wednesday, January 15
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Documents show a condemned killer facing execution tomorrow tried to delay his lethal injection by requesting he become an organ donor. Dennis McGuire's lawyer asked Governor John Kasich for a reprieve last month similar to one provided in November to a death row prisoner who wants to donate a kidney and his heart. McGuire was moved to the state death house in southern Ohio today.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Campaign finance filings show Ohio Republican Josh Mandel (man-DEHL') was able to avoid a potential insurance review of a vehicle's ownership by selling it to an auction company. A spokeswoman said it made the most sense to sell the wrecked high-mileage 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which went for $938. Mandel, the state treasurer, was in the SUV owned by his U.S. Senate campaign when it crashed near Toledo in March, months after his failed bid to unseat Democrat Sherrod Brown.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Governor John Kasich's (KAY'-siks) request to hold his State of the State address in the northeast Ohio city of Medina (meh-DY'-nuh) has cleared the Legislature. The speech is scheduled February 24th.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's election chief says he is setting the hours and days in which residents can vote early for the primary election because the Legislature has failed to put uniform times into law. Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) says the early voting hours for all 88 counties would primarily be regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.