domestic violence

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A bill designed to help protect victims of dating violence that lawmakers said was a high priority is on its way to the Senate.

Beginning in January 2018, Cincinnati Police will dispatch a member of a newly created Women Helping Women special team called DVERT (Domestic Violence Emergency Response Team) to the scene of domestic violence and sexual assault crimes.

Karen Kasler

Gov. John Kasich has formally signed what’s become known as “Judy’s Law.” It is legislation named for a Columbus woman that imposes longer prison sentences on attackers who intentionally disfigure their victims by using accelerants to set them on fire.

And this law might not be the last to crack down on domestic violence.

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Dallas Cowboys running back and former Ohio State University football player Ezekiel Elliott has been suspended for six games after a yearlong NFL investigation of his domestic violence case in Ohio.

Judy Malinowski, a Central Ohio woman who was severely burned by her ex-boyfriend and inspired new sentencing legislation, has died. She was 33. 

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A bill to crack down on violence committed in dating relationships passed the House unanimously on Tuesday.


The Columbus Division of Police on Wednesday host a conference that looks to teach people about the causes for and possible protections against domestic violence.

Obetz Mayor Charged With Domestic Violence

May 31, 2016
Obetz Mayor David "Greg" Scott
Village of Obetz

The mayor of Obetz, a village south of Columbus, has been charged in a domestic violence altercation that happened over the Memorial Day weekend. 

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Police say a Columbus man shot and wounded his own son after mistaking him for an intruder.

Legislation is being proposed in the Ohio House that would require people to surrender firearms to law enforcement agencies if they've been convicted of domestic violence or served with a civil protection order.