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.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence has asked Americans to support Republican leaders who stand behind the Trump Administration. Pence highlighted the administration's successes and encouraged voters to "tell their friends about what we've done" at an event Tuesday in Cincinnati. Pence was scheduled to promote President Donald Trump's tax reforms but instead emphasized the importance of keeping Republicans in control of Congress, as Democrats aim to reclaim House seats during November's midterm elections.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's Department of Medicaid is ending the state's contracts with pharmacy benefit managers which bill taxpayers more than they reimburse pharmacists for filling Medicaid patients' prescriptions. The Columbus Dispatch reports the department on Tuesday directed Ohio's managed care plans to terminate contracts with pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs, based on the "spread pricing" practice. The state says it's moving to a more transparent pass-through pricing model Jan. 1.
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.
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