2020 Man pleads guilty in murder of Columbus City Schools bus driver; 2 others indicted

Two men accused of killing a Columbus City Schools bus driver were indicted on Friday while a third has pleaded guilty.

Fifty-four-year-old John Clinedinst was found dead on the front porch of his home on Sept. 24, 2019.

Neighbors said they first thought there were new Halloween decorations on the stoop of the house, which is across the street from Carl Frye Park.

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Seven indicted in suspected human trafficking ring

Indictments were filed Tuesday in Franklin County Common Pleas Court against seven defendants on charges related to human trafficking, corrupt activity and drug possession.

Seven people have been indicted in connection with what prosecutors say was an effort to lure women into prostitution.

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Man indicted for rape of woman waiting at Columbus bus stop

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A man was indicted on multiple charges in connection to a rape of a woman who was waiting for a bus on the west side of Columbus.

The Franklin County Grand Jury returned an eight-count indictment on 39-year-old Antwan Blackwell for one count of kidnapping, six counts of rape and one count of having a weapon under disability.

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A Decade Of Diversion: Franklin County's Court For Sex Trafficking Survivors

Graduates walked into the atrium of the Ohio Statehouse, greeted by cheers from their friends and loved ones. One by one, they step up to the microphone.

“I spent 37 years of my life a homeless drug addict, a victim of human trafficking on the streets of Columbus,” says Barb Davis. “I truly knew it was my destiny to die out there.”

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22 men indicted for allegedly attempting to engage in sexually activity with a minor

The Franklin County Prosecutor's Office announced that 22 people have been indicted for attempting to engage in sexual conducted with what they thought were children.

“These 22 men all travelled to a specific location in Franklin County to engage in inappropriate sexual conduct with what they thought were children they believed to be between 12 and 15 years old,” Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said.

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Two women accused of abusing 94-year-old nursing home resident in their care

Two women face a charge that they abused a 94-year-old resident of a Canal Winchester nursing home while working there.

Makiah Chane’l Halsell, 22, of Reynoldsburg, and Roberta I. Bower, 28, of the Southeast Side, were each indicted by a Franklin County grand jury on Monday on one count of fourth-degree patient abuse.

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Parole denied for ‘Grandview Rapist’

The Ohio Adult Parole Authority denied a request for early release from a former doctor and serial rapist, the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office announced Thursday.

Edward F. Jackson Jr., 75, is serving a prison term of between 282 and 985 years after being convicted of multiple counts of rape related to 36 victims.

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April 2020 trial date set for former Mount Carmel doctor charged in fatal overdoses

The trial for a former doctor at Mount Carmel West charged with 25 counts of murder is set to begin on April 27, 2020.

Husel is accused of ordering excessive painkiller doses given to dozens of patients who later died.

His lawyer said Husel was trying to provide "comfort care" for dying patients and didn't intend to hasten their deaths, as prosecutors allege.

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Reagan Tokes case to be featured on 'Dateline' episode

NBC’s Dateline will feature a broadcast Monday titled Unchecked Evil, about the 2017 murder of 21-year-old Ohio State senior and former Monclova Township resident Reagan Tokes

Ms. Tokes, an Anthony Wayne High School graduate, was enrolled in Ohio State studying psychology when she was kidnapped, robbed, raped, and murdered — her body dumped near a Grove City park entrance — just months before she was supposed to graduate.

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Trying again on new parole reforms in wake of Tokes murder

COLUMBUS — Half of the reforms sought in the wake of the 2017 murder of former Monclova Township resident Reagan Tokes recently became law, but lawmakers were back Thursday seeking action on more complicated and expensive changes left undone last year regarding the state parole system.

The 21-year-old psychology senior at Ohio State University was kidnapped, robbed, raped, and shot twice in the head on Feb. 8, 2017, by Brian Lee Golsby, who recently had been released from prison after completing a sentence for attempted rape.

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