WHIO: Convicted of buying sex? Dayton will tell your neighbors via Facebook.. “If you are convicted of buying sex from a prostitute in the city of Dayton, city officials are going to do their best to make sure your neighbors know about it … in 21st century style. The city of Dayton will begin buying specially targeted Facebook advertisements linked to the addresses of men who buy sex. The ads will tell people that one of their neighbors has been convicted and will give them a link to a web site listing the men’s names, addresses and crimes.”
Cleveland .com: Cleveland Orchestra expands access to archives with two new digital tools. “No need to be a scholar. These days, if you want to study the Cleveland Orchestra in depth, all you need is a computer or a ticket to a concert. Thanks to two recent developments in the orchestra’s archives department, everyone from scholars to the general public can now pore over the orchestra’s collections from home or casually examine treasures during a visit to Severance Hall.”
Techdirt: ‘Fake News’ Results In Real Jail Time For Ohio Woman. “It appears fake news is a crime in the United States — at least in Ohio. Jacob Sullum at Reason reports an Ohio woman has just been jailed for repeating an unfounded rumor about a gun being found on school grounds.” The discussion in the comments is fairly heated but worth a read.
Norwalk Reflector: Ohio History Connection project captures untold WWI stories. “To commemorate the centennial of America’s entrance into World War I, the Ohio History Connection is digitizing WWI collections from its own archives, as well as those from 14 cultural heritage organizations across Ohio for a project titled ‘Little Stories of the Great War: Ohioans in World War I.'”
Dayton Daily News: Gov. Kasich signs bill to set up Ohio violent offender registry. “Violent offenders will need to self-register — and annually re-register for a decade — under a bill signed Wednesday by Gov. John Kasich that will establish a database of Ohio’s released murderers and kidnappers.”
ABC 6: Report: Thousands of DNA profiles missing from databases. “An investigation into the legally required collection of DNA from adults arrested for felonies or convicted of some misdemeanors in Ohio shows thousands of DNA profiles missing from state and national crime databases.”
Columbus Dispatch: Ohio’s new online tools put variety of trails at fingertip. “I love tourism ‘trails.’ The listings and maps of related travel-oriented sites promote local businesses and organizations, and they encourage travelers to seek out interesting stops they might otherwise miss. Visiting most of the stops on a particular wine trail or history trail or shopping trail can be a fun goal and can provide a bit of direction to a trip that might otherwise devolve into a bunch of purposeless noodling about — although noodling about certainly has its place.”