News from around the area: Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014

Rebecca Reis | Web Editor Published:

Here are today's headlines from around Northeast Ohio, including a suspicious photo from a Cleveland Brown's player's Twitter, a deer culling in Parma and the new drug combination used for an Ohio execution today.

EXECUTION: The Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville executed Dennis McGuire, 53, at 10:53 a.m. using a new drug process for the first time in this country, according to the Northeast Ohio Media Group. The drug combination is being used after previous drug manufacturers of pentobarbital prohibited their drugs for use in capital punishment. McGuire was found guilty of raping and killing pregnant Joy Stewart on Feb. 12, 1989. Click here to read more at Cleveland.com.

THEFTS: Kent resident Gary D. Wolf Jr., was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to 12 counts of theft and burglary, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. Wolf was part of a group of burglars targeting Green and Coventry Township garages last summer. Click here to read more at Ohio.com.

DEER CULLING: Deer in Parma better be on the lookout. Cleveland Metroparks has begun culling deer using sharpshooters in Parma's West Creek Reservation, according to the Northeast Ohio Media Group. Culling is to run noon to midnight on certain days through mid-March to bring down the area's notoriously dense deer population. Culling in 2012 resulted in killing 319 deer, and 15,952 pounds of venison were donated to the Cleveland Foodbank. Click here to read more at Cleveland.com.

RAPE: Ohio senate began considering Tuesday that would take away the parental rights of rapists, according to The Daily Record. Senate Bill 171 would allow victims of sex crimes that resulted in pregnancy to prevent their attackers from claiming custody or visitation of the child. The bill was partially motivated by Ariel Castro, who requested visitation rights with the 6-year-old girl he fathered with one of his three victims. Click here to read more at The-Daily-Record.com.

BROWNS: A Cleveland Browns spokesman said they are looking into a Twitter photo posted by receiver Davone Bess, which shows a substance that looks like marijuana, according to the Northeast Ohio Media Group. Bess was traded to the Browns from Miami in the 2013 and has a contract through 2016. An NFL spokesman declined to comment about what they will do about the photo. Click here to read more at Cleveland.com.

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