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Family alleges Ohio execution unconstitutional
Written by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, AP Legal Affairs Writer   
Sunday, 26 January 2014 07:20

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The prolonged execution of an inmate during which he repeatedly gasped and snorted amounted to cruel and unusual punishment which should not be allowed to happen again, the inmate's family said in a federal lawsuit.

The lawsuit, filed late Friday, also alleges the drug maker that produced the medications illegally allowed them to be used for an execution and should be prohibited from making them available for capital punishment.

Dennis McGuire "repeated cycles of snorting, gurgling and arching his back, appearing to writhe in pain," the lawsuit said. "It looked and sounded as though he was suffocating."

McGuire's execution Jan. 16 lasted 26 minutes, the longest since the state resumed putting inmates to death in 1999, according to an Associated Press analysis of all 53 execution logs maintained by the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.

It remains unclear what McGuire experienced. The AP observed him appearing to fall unconscious and remaining so while he snorted, gasped and opened and shut his mouth repeatedly.

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Ohio man found dead in lake after snowmobile crash
Written by Associated Press   
Sunday, 26 January 2014 07:16

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — A 34-year-old man has been found dead in a western Ohio lake after authorities say he crashed his snowmobile near the shore.

Montezuma fire officials tell The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/1dEyJpY) that Dale Bruns of St. Henry went missing after he left a bar around midnight Saturday.

An extensive search involving nearly 90 personnel from seven agencies ensued.

At about 10 a.m. Saturday, a team with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources spotted Bruns' snowmobile helmet floating in the open waters of Grand Lake St. Marys, about 30 miles southwest of Lima.

His body was found soon after.

Last month, a 44-year-old Gary Jenkins of Norwalk in northern Ohio was killed when the snowmobile he was riding south of Sandusky hit a culvert and threw him.

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com


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Ohio traffic stop yields officer's stolen weapon
Written by Associated Press   
Sunday, 26 January 2014 07:14

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Three people have been charged in northeast Ohio in connection with the theft of a police officer's Glock semi-automatic weapon.

Youngstown police arrested the trio a week ago and they were locked up after a court appearance.

The weapon belonging to a Boardman police officer was stolen from his girlfriend's Youngstown home.

According to The Vindicator of Youngstown (bit.ly/1hTqStU), charges against the suspects include carrying a concealed weapon, burglary and possession.

Officers who made the traffic stop for people fighting inside also found an electronic stun gun, police-issued chemical spray and bags of suspected marijuana.


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Repairs to pipes at Ohio base to cost about $260K
Written by Associated Press   
Sunday, 26 January 2014 07:15

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The cost to repair weather-related damage to water pipes at Ohio's largest military base has reached about $260,000

An official at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton said sub-zero temperatures two weeks ago caused the pipes to burst.

Randy Parmenter, chief of operations for civil engineering at the base, says the burst pipes caused leaks in about 50 buildings.

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Rare Francois' langur monkey born at Toledo Zoo
Written by Associated Press   
Sunday, 26 January 2014 07:12

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A rare Francois' langur monkey has been born at a zoo in northern Ohio

Keepers at the Toledo Zoo say the monkey was born a week ago. The zoo is one of about 20 places in the country that exhibit and breed Francois' langurs.

The zoo says the newborn's name is Tam, which means "heart" in Vietnamese.

There are an estimated 2,500 left in the wild. They are found in Vietnam, southeast China and central Laos.

The zoo says most Francois' langurs have orange hair when they are born and a long, black coat when they grow older.


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