COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Supreme Court has sided with a newspaper seeking to view autopsy reports and photos in the slayings of eight family members. The still-unsolved southern Ohio case involves seven adults and a teenage boy from the Rhoden family who were found shot to death at four homes in April 2016. The court ruled unanimously Wednesday in favor of the Cincinnati Enquirer, saying Ohio law allows reporters to view preliminary autopsy and investigative notes and findings, and photographs.
NEWARK, Ohio (AP) - A new photo exhibit is showcasing different barriers along the U.S. border with Mexico based on research by an Ohio professor. "Up Close with U.S.-Mexico Border Barriers" opens Wednesday at the LeFevre Art Gallery on the campus in Newark, 40 miles east of Columbus. The free exhibit features border wall photos and maps.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Major party candidates for Ohio governor are set for the first of three debates ahead of the November election. Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray, the former federal consumer watchdog, are scheduled to meet in Dayton Wednesday night. Future debates are scheduled for Oct. 1 in Marietta and Oct. 8 in Cleveland.
GEORGETOWN, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio judge has found an obese man who smothered his mildly autistic grandson to death while trying to restrain him has been found not guilty of reckless homicide. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports a judge ruled Monday there wasn't any evidence to show Donald Martin Jr. knew he was putting 11-year-old Dylan Martin-Davis' life at risk when he placed his weight on top of the boy last year. The boy's father called the ruling a "nightmare." Martin's attorney said he wasn't surprised by the decision.
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