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Ohio K-9 Drug Dogs Can’t Distinguish Hemp and Marijuana

Ohio K-9 Drug Dogs Can’t Distinguish Hemp and Marijuana Law enforcement has utilized police dogs for drug searches for years in Ohio. Now, a newly passed law could turn law enforcement’s long distinguished K-9 drug unit on its head. Ohio has recently passed a new hemp law, which states that any cannabis with less than 0.3 percent THC is now considered to be legal hemp. Hemp is a strain of cannabis with low THC and can be refined into a variety of commercial… Read more

Former Student Accused with Threatening Grove City Schools

The Grove City Area school district was in a panic after a threat was reported by law enforcement this Tuesday. While police did not give a description of the threat, they did say it was “vague” in nature. As a cautionary measure, parents were notified and 15 schools were placed on lockdown, meaning no students were allowed outside for any reason. The lockdown was lifted before 9 a.m. after law enforcement… Read more

Man Killed by Employee at Columbus Smoke Shop

Man Killed by Employee at Columbus Smoke Shop A man was shot outside of a smoke shop in Columbus this Tuesday and authorities are trying to find out why. Oscar Louis Morgan Jr., 24-year-old man, was shopping at the Outlet Smoke Shop in McNaughten Centre around 1 a.m on May 14. Witnesses state Morgan was reportedly intoxicated when he entered the store and started physical altercations with both customers and employees. Morgan’s behavior escalated… Read more

Ohio Mom Gets 10 Years for Leaving Baby in Hot Car

Last September 4th, a woman from Zanesville named Samantha Donohoe went inside her apartment. While in the apartment, Donohoe left her two-month-old son in the car for hours with the heat index that day reaching 97 degrees Fahrenheit or 36 degrees Celsius. The child was found dead when Donohoe returned to the scene. Prosecutors are now stating the temperature inside the vehicle reached 130 degrees… Read more

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 stated Cayden had suddenly become unresponsive in their Clearcreek… Read more

Police Investigate Woman’s Body in Franklin County

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 Melissa Rap reported the body was 20 to 30… Read more

Controversial Hocking County Coroner Sued for Improperly Investigating Death of Young Hiker

Controversial Hocking County Coroner Sued for Improperly Investigating Death of Young Hiker Dr. David Cummins, Hocking County coroner, has faced endless controversy, accusations from his opponents that he has not done his job, and has  even been previously charged with counts of dereliction of duty and obstructing official business.  Cummins who was also embroiled in a funding dispute and has been criticized by other officials for refusing to answer his phone during off hours to visit scenes… Read more

Acquittal on Murder Charge for Montez Hollins

Acquittal on Murder Charge for Montez Hollins Arguments can sometimes get heated and escalate very quickly. When weapons get involved, people can get hurt and chaos often ensues. In extreme cases, if someone is killed, the courts will have to sort through the mess. Such was the case of Montez Hollins, a man on trial for murder in the death of Jason Barry Sr. and attempted murder and felonious assault for injuring Barry’s wife, Kristina Petree. Brian… Read more

Program Sends Drug Offenders to Rehab Instead of Prison

Program Sends Drug Offenders to Rehab Instead of Prison Joslyn Law Firm principal Brian Joslyn was featured on NBC 4 to discuss his thoughts on a docket program designed to stop mandatory sentencing for drug offenders. The program takes non-violent drug offenders out of prison and puts them into diversion programs that offer things like drug rehabilitation and treatment. With prison populations swelling beyond capacity, some jurisdictions are turning to… Read more

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