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Cruze sales keep cruising despite GM recalls
Other headlines: Ohio House set to approve silencers for hunters; Toledo reporters file complaint over tank plant detention
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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  • Ohio House set to approve silencers for hunters
  • Toledo reporters file complaint over tank plant detention
  • Death penalty unevenly pursued in Ohio
  • Cruze sales keep cruising
    Even as GM CEO Mary Barra is testifying on Capitol Hill the latest figures show sales of several GM models are up.

    The company says sales of the Lordstown-built Chevy Cruze rose 14 percent in March compared to the same period last year.  More than 65,000 Cruzes were purchased in 2014, up 17 percent over last year.

    Last Friday dealers suspended sales of some models of the car due to problems with the right front axle.

    172,000 Cruzes are part of the 6.3 million vehicle recall underway of GM cars and trucks for various defects.  2.6 million GM cars are being recalled due to a faulty ignition switch.


    Ohio House set to approve silencers for hunters
    The Ohio House is expected to vote today on a measure that will allow hunters to use silencers on their guns while hunting certain game.

    A House committee passed the bill last month with bipartisan support after lawmakers examined the devices and listened to silenced and unsilenced weapons.

    The bill allows licensed Ohio hunters to use silencers while hunting deer and other wild game, including birds, squirrels, and rabbits.  The silencer must also be properly registered.

    Backers say they protect hunters' hearing and reduce disruptions to neighbors. Opponents say quieter weapons are less safe and easier to use illegally.

     
    Toledo reporters file complaint over tank plant detention
    An Ohio newspaper and two of its journalists have filed complaints with the FBI after the staffers were detained and had cameras confiscated last week at the Army’s tank plant in Lima.

    A reporter and a photographer with the Toledo Blade filed the complaints on Tuesday alleging that their civil rights were violated when they were detained by military police Friday outside the General Dynamics plant in Lima. The reporters had not entered restricted property.

    The pair was detained for about an hour, and Fraser's cameras were confiscated outside the gates of the plant. Police told them photography of any part of the plant was prohibited. Fraser was briefly handcuffed.


    Death penalty unevenly pursued in Ohio
    A report by an anti-death penalty group criticizes the selectiveness of Ohio's capital punishment law, saying death sentences owe as much to an individual prosecutor's philosophy as the nature of the crime.

    The analysis by Ohioans to Stop Executions says Cuyahoga County, with the most capital indictments in the state, HAD charged numerous individuals with death penalty counts each year, but now charges very few.

    The report released today notes a similar trend in Franklin County, while pointing out that Hamilton County indicts few individuals but has a high death-sentence rate because it won't accept plea bargains in capital cases.

    The report also highlights the role of race, noting that two of every three Ohio death sentences since 1981 involved the killing of a white victim.

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