COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of a woman whose forced prostitution as a girl was cited as a factor leading to her involvement in a fatal robbery. At issue was the 2013 slaying of the girl's Akron pimp and the wounding of another person in a robbery prosecutors say the girl planned. The court ruled 6-1 Tuesday to uphold the conviction, saying the judge's decision stands because his failure to consider the law wasn't objected to at the time.
NEWARK, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man convicted of murder in the death of his 3-month old daughter who was found dead on a closet shelf has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 15 years. A judge sentenced 26-year-old Ryan Mosholder on Monday after the Heath man pleaded guilty to murder and child endangering charges. Authorities say Bri'Anna was found dead in March with severe head trauma, fractured bones and bruises. Mosholder's attorney said addiction to methamphetamines affected his actions.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Voters who cast provisional ballots in a deadlocked congressional race in Ohio have until Tuesday to provide an acceptable form of ID to their local election board in hopes their vote will be counted. Republican state Sen. Troy Balderson, of Zanesville, led Democrat Danny O'Connor, the Franklin County recorder, in the Aug. 7 special election, according to unofficial results. With the two separated by less than a point and thousands of votes outstanding, The Associated Press didn't call the race.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence will visit Ohio to promote the Trump administration's tax cuts and attend campaign events for Republican candidates. Pence will speak Tuesday afternoon at a downtown Cincinnati hotel about President Donald Trump's tax reforms and ways the administration says those cuts will benefit Ohio residents and businesses. The event is sponsored by America First Policies, an organization that supports Trump's policies.
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