A look into the Ohio Supreme Court

The Ohio Supreme Court currently operates in Columbus, Ohio. Frequently hearing new cases, the court is integral in the Ohio court system, yet many Ohioans don’t even know what it does. Founded in 1802, the Ohio Supreme Court is the highest legal system in the state and topped only by the U.S. Supreme Court. “Any cases that get to the Ohio Supreme Court they go through what you might imagine as a pyramid,” Akron University Professor Emeritus J. Dean Carro explained. “At the base are the trial courts, the middle are the court of appeals and at the pinnacle is the Supreme Court of Ohio.” Sreeves8 · Pyramid-Carro The court

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Human trafficking survivor shows Ohio’s improvement

By Marissa Barnhart, Portia Booker and Mengting Ying She ran. Jennifer Kempton’s only goal was to make enough money for her next dose of heroin and time to sleep. This was all routine. She had been raped, beaten, left for dead and threatened with a pistol to her head. Even the abandoned house she and her latest trick entered was expected. But this night was the most horrific. The man forced her to perform sexual acts she had never done. When he got bored, he sodomized and raped her with a butcher knife, using her blood for lubrication. After two hours of torture, she ran to the gang house and

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PUCO assures safety for natural gas pipeline in Ohio

More than three million people use natural gas in the state of Ohio. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is committed to the safety of the operations of Ohio’s natural gas pipeline system. Kent City Manager Dave Ruller said the gas pipeline industry is only regulated by the State of Ohio, not cities like Kent. Ohio is home to over 100 pipeline operators. According to PUCO’s press release, the natural gas industry is a complex network of companies that produce, transport and distribute natural gas. With the 100 pipelines, more than 56,000 miles of distribution lines are overseen by The PUCO–this provides natural gas to to individual users, as

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Ohio’s 100 Gigabit-per second Initiative

COLUMBUS, OH- In February of 2012, Ohio launched a ten-fold boost to its broadband network speeds which enhanced research and created jobs statewide. Governor John Kasich announced the initiative at his State of the State address. Since the launch two years ago the broadband network has come far with advancing the technology across the state. The broadband infrastructure has over 1,800 miles of fiber from its current 10 Gigabits per second(Gbps) to 100 Gbps. Ohio’s Broadband Network Quick Facts The State of Ohio, along with the Ohio Board of Regents and the Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet), invested $13 million in equipment of our current broadband network. The initiative increased

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OSA Kent Chapter Joins Rally to Demand Justice for John Crawford

Members of Kent State’s chapter of the Ohio Student Association joined other in the state organization at a rally for the late John Crawford III, who was shot by police officer six times at a Walmart near Dayton while holding a toy pellet gun Aug. 5, 2014. “We’re here at the statehouse to demand not only justice for John Crawford, but also a fundamental shift in how police enforce our communities.” said Ryan Kreaps, a senior psychology major and field organizer for the OSA Kent chapter. The Ohio Organizing Collaborative organized the rally, consisting of three major OSA chapters in Cleveland, Dayton and Columbus, with over 250-300 according to OSA Dayton

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