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Women seeking an abortion in Ohio would have to wait longer to undergo the procedure and listen to their doctors describe all of the fetus' "relevant features" under a measure being considered by state lawmakers. The Republican-led Legislature's most recent attempt at curbing abortions would also require doctors to tell women that the procedure increases the risk of breast cancer and may cause pain to the fetus. The bill will be presented Wednesday at a House committee hearing. The measure would also increase the time women must wait to undergo an abortion from 24 to 48 hours. Supporters say the bill is meant to help women be better informed about the consequences of the procedure. Critics say some of the information doctors will be forced to tell patients is bogus.
An Ohio legislative panel is scheduled to begin negotiating differences between the House and Senate versions of the state budget. The six-member, bipartisan conference committee will meet for the first time Tuesday afternoon. The group will also hear updated state revenue and Medicaid caseload projections. Lawmakers face a June 30 deadline to pass the $62 billion, two-year spending plan with the new fiscal year beginning July 1. The two chambers have separate tax plans and school funding formulas that must be reconciled.
A Columbus man will be spending at least 23 years in prison for killing a Pataskala businessman during a burglary. 50-year old Danny Hensley was sentenced yesterday by a Licking County court in the killing of 69 year old Thomas Miller. Officials say Miller was responding to a burglary at his business at Broad Street and Mink Road last October when Hensley shot him several times.
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 05:07 Written by Mark Nuce
A jury has awarded 3.6 million dollars to a woman who sued the Delaware Grace Brethren Church for negligence. The 21 year old woman was just 15 years old when she was sexually assaulted by former pastor Brian Williams. The lawsuit accused the church of hiring, and continuing to employ Williams as a youth pastor, knowing he was an accused sexual aggressor...and then recommending him for the position of senior pastor at Grace Brethren Church in Sunbury. Five years ago, the victim was receiving counseling from Williams at the Sunbury church when she was sexually assaulted by Williams. He pleaded guilty and is serving 8 years in prison. The lawsuit claimed if the Delaware church had taken proper action, the crime never would have occurred.