Laura A. Bischoff, The Columbus Dispatch

Laura A. Bischoff

The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Laura:

Kim Kardashian interviews Ted Strickland and Ohio Supreme Court justice for podcast

The System podcast examines the case of Kevin Keith, convicted of a 1994 triple homicide in Bucyrus. Former governor Ted Strickland is interviewed. → Read More

Ohio lawmakers may crack down on distracted driving

Some Ohio lawmakers want to make it easier for police to pull over adults who are using their cell phones while driving. → Read More

Public Corruption case: Householder wants to block key document at his federal trial

Republicans Larry Householder and Matt Borges want to block federal prosecutors from using a key document against them at their upcoming trial. → Read More

Republicans sweep 3 Ohio Supreme Court races, unofficial results show

Ohio Republicans won all three state supreme court races on Tuesday, which will extend the GOP's 36-year streak of holding a majority → Read More

Cold case DNA match was too late for attempted murder conviction, Ohio Supreme Court rules

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Ralph Bortree's conviction in a 1993 neck slashing case must be tossed out because the statute of limitations ran out. → Read More

A dozen teens charged with rioting, escape in Ohio youth prison standoff

Twelve teens are charged with rioting, inducing panic, escape and vandalism in a takeover of the Indian River youth prison school. → Read More

Ohio's teachers' pension system wants lawmakers to increase contribution rates

The State Teachers Retirement System will ask lawmakers to increase the contribution rates that school districts pay into the pension for teachers. → Read More

Live riot footage posted to Facebook during youth prison standoff

Teenagers who took over a juvenile prison school building used a state computer to broadcast the standoff to more than 7,000 viewers on Facebook. → Read More

Armed with makeshift weapons, teens take over youth prison school

A dozen teenagers took over a school building at an Ohio youth prison, used makeshift weapons and posted a video of themselves ransacking the place. → Read More

'I'm not dropping this.' Wife of guard assaulted in Ohio youth prison blames the state

A youth slipped out of his room, attacked a guard, stole keys and let others out at an Ohio youth prison. The officer is hospitalized. → Read More

Tank-top wearing Ohio judge booted from the bench for misconduct, lack of decorum

Municipal Court Judge Pinkey Carr conducted court like a game show host, littered her bench with dolls and junk, and wore tank tops and shorts. → Read More

Ohio state troopers now allowed to have arm tattoos but there's a catch

The Ohio State Highway Patrol, which is looking to recruit troopers, is loosening up when it comes to tattoos. → Read More

Election 2022: Ohio Supreme Court says Democrat can challenge GOP Rep. Jay Edwards

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that Democrat Tanya Conrath shall be on the ballot in a statehouse race. The decision overruled Frank LaRose. → Read More

Election 2022: Jeff Crossman, Dave Yost face off for Ohio attorney general

The Ohio Attorney General runs a big public interest law firm. How should it be used? Dave Yost and Jeff Crossman have different ideas. → Read More

Kim Kardashian takes on the case of Kevin Keith case in new podcast 'The System'

Kim Kardashian launched a podcast, The System, to focus on wrongful convictions and picked a notorious Ohio case for her first episodes. → Read More

Calling in a hoax emergency or school shooting could become a felony in Ohio

After the rash of fake school shooting calls, two Ohio lawmakers think their bills to make swatting - hoax emergency calls - a felony should pass. → Read More

Election 2022: What you need to know about Ohio Supreme Court races

The biggest races getting the least attention this fall are probably the fights for chief justice and two seats on the Ohio Supreme Court. → Read More

After foot chase through crowded hospital ER, prison guard fires gun to stop escape

Two guards chased an inmate through Fairfield Medical Center hallways, ER and parking lot with guns drawn, trying to stop an escape. → Read More

What is Ohio State Issue 1 on the ballot this fall?

Ohioans will vote this fall on a constitutional amendment to restore the use of bail to prevent defendants from being released from jail before trial. → Read More

Ohioans with felony records can vote. Many don't know it.

Ohio allows people with felony records to vote once they're out of prison. But voting rights experts say few know that's the law. → Read More