Headline For The Day

by Zoe Pollock

"Ohio to put prisoners down like dogs, literally." Christopher R. Walker reports:

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction announced Tuesday that it will use pentobarbital, a common anesthetic used by veterinarians to euthanize pets. Oklahoma also adopted the drug last year, conducting three executions since the reformulation. But Oklahoma uses a three-drug cocktail -- Ohio will be a trendsetter in making sole use of pentobarbital for execution.