Executions

Executions are carried out at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.
Ron Corby

The House has overwhelmingly passed a bill banning execution of people found to have schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or other severe mental illnesses when they committed murder. It still has to go to the Senate, but it’s a win for a group that’s been pushing for this for years.

Southern Ohio Correctional Factility, Lucasville
Dan Konik

Gov. Mike DeWine has put off all upcoming executions till a new lethal injection method is developed, which he has said will happen in the coming weeks. But the head of the prisons agency says it’s taking some time.

Executions are carried out at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.
Daniel Konik

The Ohio Supreme Court has added a new inmate to the execution schedule – though Gov. Mike DeWine has delayed four executions until a new way to carry them out is developed.

The bed used for executions at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.
Ron Corby

Gov. Mike DeWine has delayed three more executions set for May, July and September while the state develops a new lethal injection process. 

Ron Corby, OGT

Advocates against capital punishment say they’re pleased with comments from Gov. Mike DeWine, who says executions won’t proceed until the prisons department comes up with a new lethal injection process.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (Republican)
Jo Ingles

Gov. Mike DeWine says there won’t be any executions in Ohio in the near future. 

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien talks to some observers before the Parole Board hearing on Wayne Keith Henness.
Karen Kasler

The state parole board has unanimously recommended Gov. Mike DeWine not stop the execution of a man convicted of killing his substance abuse counselor in Columbus in 1993 and taking his car, credit cards and wedding ring to get money for drugs.

Jo Ingles

A convicted killer whose execution was delayed once because of a juror’s letter won’t be put to death. And Gov. John Kasich has also delayed the execution for another killer. 

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

Ohio carried out its first execution of the year this morning, using a three-drug mixture to execute Robert Van Hook for the 1985 murder of a Cincinnati man after the two met at a nightclub. 

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

The Ohio Parole Board has voted 8-1 to recommend that Gov. John Kasich deny clemency to a Cincinnati killer who’s set to be executed on July 18.

Daniel Konik

The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of Ohio’s death penalty law.

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Gov. John Kasich has granted clemency to a death row inmate scheduled to be put to death next month. 

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

Gov. John Kasich’s parole board is recommending that he call off next month’s execution of an inmate convicted of killing a woman in a robbery in Toledo in 1986. The board came to their decision based on the questionable actions of the prosecution.

Karen Kasler

Wednesday’s execution for Raymond Tibbetts of Cincinnati has been put off because of a letter from a juror asking Gov. John Kasich to spare the convicted killer’s life. The execution is delayed until the parole board can hold a hearing on the issues raised in that letter.

ODRC/Tibbetts family via OTSE

A juror who recommended death for a Cincinnati killer who’s set for execution next week now says he’d like the governor to spare that condemned man’s life.

Karen Kasler

The state parole board has voted 11-1 to recommend Gov. John Kasich deny clemency to Alva Campbell Jr., the next inmate scheduled to be executed in Ohio. The report follows the clemency hearing for Campbell last week.

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

Ohio has executed a second convicted killer with a three-drug mixture that was first tried in July. But the condemned inmate’s lawyer says there may have been a problem this time. 

Daniel Konik

Ohio’s second execution in two months is set to proceed on Wednesday, when Gary Otte of Indiana is scheduled to be executed for two murders in Parma near Cleveland in 1992. But those opposed to capital punishment says they’re not done fighting.

Ohio Department Rehabilitation and Correction

Ohio’s next execution appears to be on schedule for next week, now that Gov. John Kasich has denied clemency to the condemned killer.

Ron Corby

Ohio has more execution dates set than any other state. And a new report from Harvard Law School shows most of those condemned inmates have serious mental and intellectual impairments. And the group suggests that could pose a constitutional problem.

Dan Konik

The state of Ohio executed its first death row inmate in more than three years today (Wednesday) after a questionable lethal injection in 2014 sparked a long legal battle over how the state carries out the death penalty. This execution seemed to have a very different result.

Jo Ingles

After a three-year break, Ohio is set to execute a death row inmate later this month. Ronald Phillips was convicted of raping and killing his girlfriend’s three-year-old daughter in Akron in 1993. He’s scheduled to receive a lethal injection on July 26th now that courts have given the state’s execution method a green light. Now, death penalty opponents are making a last minute appeal to Gov. John Kasich to spare Phillips and others.

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Gov. John Kasich has pushed back execution dates for nine Ohio death row inmates. 

Ron Corby

After blocking executions in Ohio almost three weeks ago, a federal appeals court will reconsider that ruling on whether Ohio can use a new method of lethal injection.

Ohio House

As a federal court fight continues over the state’s new proposed method of lethal injection, a freshman state lawmaker is proposing expanding the death penalty in Ohio.

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

The state parole board has released its recommendation on whether Gov. John Kasich should spare the life of a man who killed two people in back-to-back robberies in Parma almost exactly 25 years ago. And Kasich took some unrelated action on executions while waiting on that report.

Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio must delay executing death row inmates after a federal judge ruled that its planned combination of drugs is unconstitutional. 

Karen Kasler

A 59 year old Cincinnati man is facing execution in April for stabbing the man who allowed Tibbetts and his wife to share his home. The state parole board heard hours of testimony on whether Raymond Tibbetts deserves mercy, or should die.

Karen Kasler

A 59 year old Cincinnati man is facing execution in April for stabbing the man who allowed him and his wife to share his home. The state parole board heard hours of testimony on whether Raymond Tibbetts deserves mercy, or should die.

Statehouse News Bureau

Gov. John Kasich has denied mercy for the next inmate in line for execution. But his order also delayed that lethal injection.

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