Ohio debates ways to carry out executions


The Courier

COLUMBUS — A low-key announcement that the state's prisons agency wants a law to protect pharmacies that might mix execution drugs underscores a high-profile problem: The state has enough of its current lethal drug to execute four inmates but has nine executions scheduled after that, including one announced Friday.

The request by the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction immediately raised the question of whether the state would have to move to another method of execution, such as the electric chair or hanging.

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