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Ohio Man Allegedly Killed Infant Son in Warren

On April 29th, an indictment was unsealed for 27-year-old Cody Colwell for the murder and felonious assault of his two children. Colwell, a Warren County resident, was charged after his 2-month-old son Cayden Colwell died in a suspicious manner.  Authorities found the child after responding to a 911 call. The call was from Colwell who…
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Police Investigate Woman’s Body in Franklin County

Multiple law enforcement agencies are investigating after a woman’s body was discovered Thursday morning by a person out on a walk. Both Mifflin Township, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office are working together to assess the crime scene and learn how the woman died. Mifflin Township Police spokeswoman…
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Woman Arrested for Setting Fire to Hocking County Courthouse

Miranda L. McCormick, 31, of Logan was arrested after allegedly starting a fire at the Hocking County Courthouse just after midnight Tuesday morning. McCormick has been charged with aggravated arson. She still may face more charges.  According to the Logan Police Department, officers were called to the 300 block of West Main Street after receiving…
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Ohio Ranks Third in the Country for Reported Hate Crimes

While ranking seventh in total population, the state of Ohio has the dubious distinction of ranking third in number of hate crimes reported, behind only California and New York. Some states with significantly higher populations have significantly less reports of hate crime. For instance Texas which has more than double the population of Ohio and…
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Ohio to Spend Hundreds of Millions to Fight Opioid Epidemic

The opioid crisis has quietly gripped the country for years and only now have we started coming to terms with it and trying to fix the problem. Overdose deaths due to synthetic opioids, such as OxyContin and Fentanyl,  have doubled in the past couple of years with 30,000 deaths annually, which is about the same…
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Brian Joslyn Fighting to Get Woman Out of Prison Due to Bad Advice from Former Attorney

If you are accused of a crime, it is a serious risk to your life and liberty if you let the court appoint an attorney to represent you. You have no idea if this attorney has any experience, if this person is going to spend the necessary amount of time on your case, if they…
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Ohioans to Vote on Eliminating Prison Sentences for Minor Drug Offenses

If you were not aware, it is election time and there are a lot of crucial decisions Ohio voters will need to make. Besides choosing a senator and representatives, voters will have to decide on one initiative, Ohio Issue 1.  Issue 1, the Neighborhood Safety, Drug Treatment, and Rehabilitation Amendment, is a proposed constitutional amendment…
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Ohio Criminal Process

When someone gets arrested for a crime, what happens? First, law enforcement officers will take the alleged offender to the police station, where they will be fingerprinted, photographed, and will need to provide personal information such as name and date of birth. If they have any personal effects on them, like wallets, purses, rings, and…
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