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County prosecutor argues clemency for death row inmate
Other headlines: Worker's comp. bureau will cut rates; Columbus sues Lyft ride share company
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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  • Worker's comp. bureau will cut rates
  • Columbus sues Lyft ride share company
  • Ohio girl killed in tractor accident
  • County prosecutor argues for clemency for death row inmate
    Cuyahoga County’s prosecutor will argue to the Ohio parole board today that a Cleveland man deserves life in prison, not death.

    Arthur Tyler was convicted of killing Cleveland produce vendor Sanders Leach in 1983. He’s set to be executed May 28.

    Prosecutor Tim McGinty will argue Tyler's sentence should be commuted because of questions about the conviction.

    Tyler’s lawyer told the board this morning that Tyler is on death row while his co-defendant, who took responsibility for the fatal shooting, is now out of prison.

    McGinty says carrying out Tyler’s death sentence “may undermine public confidence” in the criminal justice system.


    Worker's comp. bureau will cut rates
    Private and public employers in Ohio will see a drop in rates paid to worker’s comp.

    The bureau that oversees employee injury claims is cutting premiums by 6.3 percent starting in July.

    This move comes after last year’s $1 billion rebate to companies.

    Steve Buehrer, the bureau’s administrator and CEO, told the Columbus Dispatch that worker’s comp rates for public employers is at their lowest levels in 30 years.

    He credits fewer claims, improved safety, lower-than-expected medical costs, and strong investment performance for bolstering the bureau’s finances.


    Columbus sues Lyft ride share company
    Columbus is fighting a second ride share company from setting up shop in the state capital.

    Yesterday the city filed a lawsuit against San Francisco-based Lyft. Earlier this month the city filed a restraining order against Uber.

    Both companies use cell-phone apps to connect people who need rides with drivers.

    The Columbus Dispatch reports that city officials are concerned the companies don’t have adequate insurance and drivers are not subject to background checks or vehicle inspections.

    Both services began operations in Cleveland this month without objection for city officials. 


    Ohio girl killed in tractor accident
    Authorities say a 14-year-old girl was killed and four members of her family injured when an agricultural tractor they were riding on went out of control and flipped in a western Ohio village.

    The Miami County Sheriff's Office identified the girl killed in the Wednesday afternoon crash in Covington as Michelle Burns.

    The Dayton Daily News reports the tractor was pulling a trailer filled with animal feed and some hand tools when the driver, Michelle's 43-year-old mother Tammy Burns, apparently lost control on a down incline.

    Also injured were 20-year-old Lisa Warner and her children, 18-month-old Darrin Warner and 1-month-old Kelly Warner. Lisa Warner is Tammy Burns' daughter.

    Darrin Warner was in serious condition, and Kelly Warner was in fair condition. The conditions of the others weren't available.



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