Executions Delayed By Judge, And Graduations Could Be Delayed By New Standards

A federal judge has ruled that Ohio’s three-drug lethal injection mix is unconstitutional and delayed upcoming executions as the court case plays out. Secretary of State Jon Husted challenges President Donald Trump's claims that up to five million people voted illegally in last year’s presidential election. Attorney General Mike DeWine announced new protocols for fighting human trafficking. And just before releasing a report on the financial health of Ohio's cities and counties, Republican Auditor Dave Yost officially announced that he’s running for attorney general. 

A group representing victims of crime in Ohio says more needs to be done to make sure families who suffer from crime are treated fairly. And as Jo Ingles reports, this group wants voters to take action to ensure equal rights for crime victims this fall.

A committee of lawmakers, teachers, parents and administrators are reviewing the statewide standards students need to meet in order to earn a high school diploma. One of those methods is to achieve a certain grade over the course of seven exams. But the Department of Education put out a report last year showing that a third of Ohio Class of 2018 are not on track to reach that score.School districts and administrators have been pleading with the state to lower that standard, but others, including Gov. John Kasich, have said lowering the standards would water the down the value of a high school diploma. Sharing their thoughts on this looming high school graduation crisis is Sen. Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering), who chairs the Senate Education Committee, and Jim Lloyd, superintendent for the Olmsted Falls City School District.

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