Ohio Town Fears Women Are Being Targeted by Serial Killer

A small Ohio city where six women have been murdered or disappeared may be targeted by a serial killer. The women have all died or gone missing from Chillicothe, a Rust Belt city whose population is just under 22,000. According to news accounts, several of the women had been sex workers; a few also had struggled with… » 6/24/15 2:00pm 6/24/15 2:00pm

'I Will Slit Your Throat': Brianna Wu Shares Recording of Death Threat

In an op-ed for The Mary Sue, video game developer Brianna Wu wrote on Wednesday about the latest terrifying death threats she’s receiving, these from a man who’s repeatedly called her house and described, both to her and her husband, his plans to murder her. She also included a recording of him promising, “I’m going… » 5/21/15 3:45pm 5/21/15 3:45pm

Ohio Abortion Providers Now Required to Do Fetal Test That Doesn't Exist

States like Texas and Missouri have been loudly crowing for years about their success in making abortion harder and harder to access. But today, let's take a moment to recognize, once again, the contributions Ohio has made to the cause: a thicket of confusing, burdensome, and sometimes contradictory laws and… » 3/03/15 2:30pm 3/03/15 2:30pm

Father Stabs His Trans Child to Death, Tells Police It Was a Cult

An Ohio man's been arrested for the death of his 22-year-old child, Bri Golec, whom he murdered for being transgender. Kevin Golec, who continues identifying Bri as "his son" told police that Bri had been murdered by a cult. The cult he may have been referring to was the trans community, of which Bri had, at least at… » 2/17/15 1:15pm 2/17/15 1:15pm

Anti-Abortion Congressman Tim Ryan Publicly (Finally) Changes Mind

Congressman Tim Ryan, a Democrat from Ohio, announced in an op-ed today that he's changed his previously anti-abortion stance, writing, "Each and every American deserves the right to deal with these difficult situations in consultation with their families, close friends or religious advisers," and that pregnancy is "a… » 1/28/15 4:40pm 1/28/15 4:40pm

Steubenville Superintendent Resigns to Avoid Criminal Charges

Michael McVey, the superintendent of schools in Steubenville, Ohio, has agreed to resign from his job in exchange for not facing criminal charges related to the district's handling of a 2012 rape of a teenage girl by two football players. McVey was indicted in November 2013 on charges including evidence tampering and… » 1/13/15 11:30am 1/13/15 11:30am

Another Clinic Closes, Thanks to Ohio's Shitty Abortion Laws

Ohio's unnecessarily severe abortion restrictions have forced yet another clinic to close its doors permanently — leaving women in the Cincinnati area with only one abortion provider, which is also in danger of being shut down. And thus the pro-life mission to deprive women of control over their own bodies continues… » 8/21/14 3:00pm 8/21/14 3:00pm