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The 12-story Landmark building at the corner of South Main and Bowery is pictured as work goes on at the 42 million dollar Bowery redevelopment project on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Akron, Ohio.
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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, September 20:

Ohio Attorney General David Yost adresses members of the press during a press conference on a sting operation, "Operation Fourth and Goal," on human trafficking. Ohio Statehouse, Columbus, Ohio. Friday, Sep. 13, 2019.
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A three-day, multi-agency, undercover human trafficking sting in Central Ohio has resulted in 104 people being arrested.  This sting is just the latest in statewide efforts to combat human trafficking.

Attorney General Dave Yost says 30 police agencies worked together in this sting, an operation called “Fourth and Goal.” Fifty-three of 104 arrests were for felonies, and 26 arrests involved crimes against children. 

Rep. Plummer speaking at a podium
ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Lawmakers say a bipartisan bill would add more transparency in murder and rape investigations, by requiring law enforcement to record their interrogations of suspects.  

Backers say this could help avoid wrongful convictions and add support for investigators.

Public defenders say interrogations are intense by nature, but requiring investigators to record their examinations will add more accountability, ensuring detectives don’t “cross the line.”

A bill in the Ohio House would make this practice mandatory for murder and sexual assault cases.

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JO INGLES / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

When Governor Mike DeWine signed the new transportation budget into law, he didn’t veto any elements of it, including a controversial part of it that eliminates the requirement to display a license plate on the front of your car. 

The decision to do away with front license plates in Ohio is being criticized by police agencies. DeWine said he expected the controversy over the issue.

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, January 8:

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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, January 7:

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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, July 26:

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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, June 25:

  • Akron begins process of revitalizing Rolling Acres Mall property;
  • Radioactive soil begins transport from Ohio to Michigan landfill;
  • Suspect arrested in hit-and-run that killed Mentor officer;
  • Ohio reaches settlement with inmate over strip search;
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame gives Cleveland residents free admission;
  • Sandusky bar shooting injures five, no arrests made;

Akron begins process of revitalizing Rolling Acres Mall property

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STATE OF OHIO

Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, November 7th:

More Killings Reported in Northeast Ohio Cities This Year

Dec 29, 2016
WKYC

Homicide rates this year in many Northeast Ohio cities will top last year.  And law enforcement officials are looking for answers.

Niraj Antani
STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

As more Ohio cities purchase body cameras for their police departments, questions are being raised about whether material recorded on them should be available to the public. 

Republican State Rep. Niraj Antani says most footage recorded on police body cameras is subject to public records requests, but he thinks there should be some limitations.

“For the first time, we are going to have these videos entering private homes so I think this needs to be tackled before it gets out of control.”

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PBS NEWSHOUR

The city of Cleveland is vowing to revamp its system for investigating citizen complaints against police. The federal monitor overseeing the city’s consent decree with the Justice Department recently cited citizen-complaint resolution as an ongoing problem.              

Cleveland has more than 300 citizen complaints pending, 65 of them from 2014. In a status report submitted this week, city officials say two new full-time investigators are being hired, raising the number to six. And, a new electronic tracking system will soon replace the outdated computers now in use.

Thomas Cottrell
OFFICER DOWN MEMORIAL PAGE

  The Knox County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man with a long criminal history in the killing of a police officer in a small north central Ohio village. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

 

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The flags are at half-staff at the Statehouse today. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles explains why.

 

Gov. John Kasich has ordered the flags lowered in honor of Canton police K-9 Jethro, who died last weekend of gunshot wounds he suffered during a robbery investigation. Luke Stedke with the Ohio Statehouse says flying the flags half-staff is a good way to call attention to the importance of Jethro and other police K-9’s.

“These are service animals, and they are serving in line as law-enforcement officers.”