A poll conducted by Quinnipiac University in May found Ohio voters favor the death penalty 69 percent to 25 percent for people convicted of murder. But when offered a choice of death or life in prison without parole, 43 percent said they favor the death penalty and 40 percent said they favor life in prison […]
As a legislator, I voted in favor of reinstating Ohio’s death penalty law in 1981. As attorney general, I oversaw 18 executions in accordance with Ohio law, but increasingly I struggled with my views on the death penalty. It’s one thing to consider the law in the abstract; it is much different and more difficult […]
It’s time Ohio joined 18 other states and Washington, D.C., which have all abolished the death penalty – a practice this editorial board believes is unjust, immoral and too costly. At the very least, Kasich should wait for Frost’s ruling before queuing up inmates again for execution.