Saturday Feb 15
Murder convict back to court
With Ohio's Supreme Court already ordering a third formal sentencing for the state's only female death row inmate, assistant county prosecutor LuWayne Annos wants to make sure Donna Roberts isn't given the chance to re-mitigate her case.
Woman caught with nearly five pounds of cocaine will get out of prison because of unconstitutional search, appeals court rules
A Columbus woman who has been in prison for possessing almost five pounds of cocaine will be free soon, after an appellate court ruled that officers improperly stopped and searched her car.
Woman gets early release from prison
A woman who was serving a lengthy prison term for helping deal drugs in the local jail has been released early.
The Marion Star
GED diplomas for prisoners are on the rise
More prisoners earned GED diplomas in recent years after a dramatic drop in the late 2000s, according to a prison oversight committee's report released this week.
This Week Community News
New warden didn't plan a career in corrections
"I didn't go to school thinking that I would be in corrections. I always had aspirations of going to law school," said Burkes, who took over last month from former warden Ginine Trim.