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Judge orders Ohio to recognize out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples

By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) – Ohio must recognize the marriages of same-sex couples wed legally outside the state, a federal judge ruled on Monday in the latest in a string of decisions supporting an expansion of gay rights. District Judge Timothy Black in Cincinnati had said earlier in April…

Coach gets community service for not reporting suspected abuse in Steubenville rape case

By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) – Prosecutors will drop a misdemeanor charge against an Ohio wrestling coach accused of failing to report a suspected rape of a teenage girl by high school football players at a party, authorities said Friday. Steubenville High School wrestling coach Seth Fluharty, indicted by a…

Ohio convicted killer spared the death penalty due to obesity dies of ‘natural causes’

By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) – A convicted Ohio killer who sought to be spared the death penalty because he was obese died Thursday at a Columbus hospital of natural causes, an Ohio prison spokeswoman said. Ronald Post, 53, who weighed more than 450 pounds, had been scheduled to be…

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