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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The union representing Ohio prison guards wants an extra 400 officers to combat what it calls a sharp increase in the number of serious assaults by inmates on staff.
The union says an upcoming state budget proposal of 83 officers at three individual prisons is not enough and will lead to more injuries and added workers' comp and overtime costs.
The Ohio Civil Service Employees Association said Thursday the major assault rate has hit a 7-year high even as nearly 850 guard positions have been cut.
Guard Monica Meade said she was off work for three months last year after an inmate at Trumbull Correctional Institution punched her after threatening to throw her off a second-floor balcony.
A message was left with the state Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A sentencing date has been set for an Ohio pediatric doctor who has pleaded guilty to accessing child pornography.
Christopher Pelloski, former director of Ohio State University's pediatric cancer radiation program, faces up to 10 years in prison after his November guilty plea to a single count of accessing digital files intending to view child pornography.
Columbus federal judge Algenon Marbley scheduled the May 2 sentencing date on Thursday.
A criminal complaint against Pelloski last summer said he acknowledged to investigators that he used his home desktop computer and a laptop belonging to Ohio State to download child pornography, including videos and photos.
Pelloski's lawyer has said Pelloski pleaded guilty to take responsibility for the crime.