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Ohio's stand-your-ground bill draws fire
Other headlines: Steubenville grand jury works without timeline; Cleveland radio host "Rover" indicted
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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Jeff St. Clair
 
  • Steubenville grand jury works without timeline
  • Cleveland radio host "Rover" indicted, accused of assault
  • Officials install giant "filter" to clean Ohio's largest inland lake 
  • Ohio's stand-your-ground bill draws fire
    A group of state lawmakers and faith leaders are asking Gov. John Kasich and Republican legislators not to enact a proposed stand-your-ground gun law.

    The Ohio Black Legislative Caucus and its partners today delivered petitions with10,000 signatures and eight city resolutions.

    Ohio’s stand-your-ground bill, introduced in June, would allow people to use force to defend themselves without having to retreat first.

    At least 21 states have laws similar to the one in Florida that lawyer’s for George Zimmerman successfully used to defend him after he fatally shot Trayvon Martin.

    More than a dozen lawmakers back the Ohio proposal, which would also ease restrictions on carrying concealed weapons.


    Steubenville grand jury works without timeline
    The grand jury investigating whether other laws were broken in the case of a 16-year-old West Virginia girl raped in Steubenville last year is five months into its review without criminal charges.

    One of the chief issues before the 14-member panel is whether coaches, school administrators, or other adults knew of the rape allegation but failed to report it as required by Ohio law.

    The grand jury convened by Attorney General Mike DeWine has met periodically since its first meeting in early May.

    DeWine says he can't give a timeline for the panel to finish its work.

    Cleveland radio host "Rover" indicted for assault 
    A local radio host has been indicted on more than a dozen charges related to a scuffle over the July 4th  weekend.  

    Shane “Rover” French, host of “Rover’s Morning Glory” on WMMS is charged with assault, vandalism, and resisting arrest among other charges. 

    Today’s indictment stems from a July 5th incident on Whiskey Island near Cleveland’s downtown where French is accused of illegally setting off fireworks and assaulting an off-duty officer who tried to stop him. 

    French’s companion, Michael Toomey, of Lakewood, faces similar charges.


    Officials install giant filter to clean Ohio's largest inland lake 
    State and local officials say a site that uses natural and engineered methods to clean water for Ohio's largest inland lake has helped reduce chemicals that contribute to its toxic algae problem.

    The site near Grand Lake St. Marys uses a pump station to move water through ponds and pools with different types of plants, organisms and rock barriers.

    The so-called "treatment train" cleans more than 1 million gallons of water daily and cost about $1.4 million.

    Five similar sites are planned around the western Ohio lake.

    Officials also have used chemical treatments, dredging and farm outreach to significantly reduce phosphate levels that fed the toxic algae blooms that plagued the lake in recent years.

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