Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers:
The (Ashtabula) Star-Beacon, March 22
Ohio is one of just 13 states in which spouses can receive exceptions for rape and other sex-related offenses. Meaning with no force or threat of force, Ohio law deems that no rape or sexual assault can occur. So, if a victim is drugged, for example, the "spousal exemption" means they could avoid a rape charge, which is a first degree felony.
We hope to see a bill introduced last week in the Ohio General Assembly eventually pass and get Ohio off that ignominious list.
The bill, introduced by Democratic Reps. Greta Johnson, of...