Police say a man has taken is own life after stabbing his wife to death in Canton. Wednesday night around 7:00 police were called to a home on St. Elmo Avenue NE to investigate a tip that a missing person was in the area. Officers found the body of 45 year old Sheila Higgins inside. She'd been stabbed to death and her husband, 43 year old Emmanuel Higgins became a suspect. He'd apparently fled the scene. Police say just before 2:00 Thursday afternoon they found the suspect's body inside his parked car on Navarre Rd. SW. Officers say he'd died due to an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The investigation is still ongoing.
The Ohio Supreme Court has a short timetable to decide an appeal filed on Thursday challenging state-approved wording on Issue 3, a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana. Attorney Andy Douglas, a former Supreme Court justice, filed an appeal on behalf of ResponsibleOhio accusing Secretary of State Jon Husted and the Ballot Board â which includes Senate President Keith Faber â of intentionally trying to âmislead, deceive or defraud votersâ in how Issue 3 is worded for the Nov. 3 ballot. The issue would legalize marijuana for use those 21 or older and medicinal marijuana for those with documented medical conditions.
Allegations that Robert L. Adams Jr. killed four people in the basement of a South Linden house prompted a Franklin County grand jury to return a death-penalty indictment against him today.
LANCASTER, Ohio â Federal workplace safety inspectors have cited Lancaster battery-recycling plant Retriev Technologies Inc. for health violations related to worker exposure to lead and cadmium. Inspectors from the U.S. Department of Laborâs Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the company on Aug. 14 for nine violations, including eight repeat violations and one serious violation, and proposed penalties totaling $74,250.