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State Treasurer's travels in 2016 infused with politics

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel submitted a financial disclosure statement that reveals that every work trip he took last year was at least in some part related to politics, including his campaign bid for U.S. Senate.
The filing reviewed by The Associated Press includes 23 pages of itemized travel for 2016 ... (full story)

Housekeeper didn’t need prosecutor’s approval to receive drug treatment

A woman accused of stealing drugs from a Newark home she cleaned can undergo treatment even without the prosecutor's approval, an Ohio appeals court ruled last week.
The Licking County prosecutor argued that an earlier sealed conviction makes an offender ineligible for treatment rather than conviction unless the state approves th ... (full story)

Proposed law would create registry of violent offenders in Ohio

Ohio sex offenders soon may not be the only criminals in the Buckeye State to appear on a registry for the safety and security of citizens.
A legislative push to establish a violent offender registry - the primary component of Senate Bill 67, titled Sierah's Law - to counter the majority of the violent crimes committed in the sta ... (full story)

Attorney convicted of child pornography charges suspended

A Kent attorney who pleaded guilty to 20 fourth-degree felony counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor was suspended indefinitely by the Ohio Supreme Court recently.
Andrew O. Martyniuk admitted in 2014 that he knowingly solicited, received, purchased, exchanged, possessed, and controlled child pornography ... (full story)

To North Korea and back: Otto Warmbier's strange, sad trip

WYOMING, Ohio (AP) — Over and over, Otto Warmbier apologized and begged — at first calmly, then choking up and finally in tears — to be reunited with his family.
North Korean officials seated at long tables watched impassively, with cameras rolling and journalists taking notes, as the adventuresome, accomplished ... (full story)