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Texting While Driving- What Ohioans Need to Know About the State-Wide Ban

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 3:58pm Written by:

It’s official: As of August 31, 2012, texting while driving has become illegal throughout the State of Ohio, becoming the 39th state in the country to enforce this law.  Interestingly enough, drivers will not be penalized for texting while driving until March 1, 2013.  The bill was signed into law by Governor John Kasich and […]

Life Behind Bars? Juvenile Justice Believes Young Offenders Need a Chance for Parole.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 6:02pm Written by:

In 2005 the Supreme Court banned the death penalty for anyone under the age of 18.  But what about those tried as adults before 2005?  Should they be grandfathered into the old law since the American Revolution or should there be some type of revision to the justice system? About 2,500 prisoners are serving life […]