LIMA, Ohio — Union staff at the Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution claims they warned the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections that an escape was being planned at the facility. According to a release issued by the union — which represents the majority of workers in the ODRC — they issued that warning Wednesday, […]

  LIMA, OH (WOIO) – On Friday, September 12, the Ohio officials in charge of the state’s prison system and highway patrol praised local law enforcement for their quick action with the Ohio State Highway Patrol in creating a security perimeter around Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution that contained and aided in the recapture of three […]   LIMA, Ohio – Chardon High School shooter TJ Lane, 19, was captured after he escaped from a western Ohio prison, troopers confirmed to NewsChannel5. Three inmates escaped during recreation time. Lane scaled a fence to get away. Here is the timeline of their capture: Lindsey Bruce apprehended within minutes of escape TJ Lane apprehended […]

LIMA, Ohio– Lima police say T.J. Lane is one of two men who escaped from the Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution at 7:45 Thursday night. Lane is behind bars for the Chardon High School shooting. Read More

  CHARDON, Ohio – A judge affirmed the Geauga County Common Pleas Court ruling that sent TJ Lane to prison for three life terms for the 2012 Chardon High School shooting. Lane’s attorney challenged an Ohio law that allowed his case to be transferred from juvenile court to adult court, a statute also being challenged in an […]

CHARDON, OH (WOIO) – He admitted to the Chardon High School shootings and made some vulgar remarks in the process. Now TJ Lane is fighting his conviction. Lawyers for the 18-year old filed an appeal with the 11th District Court of Appeals, on his behalf. On Feb. 27, 2012, Lane entered the cafeteria at Chardon High School and […]

CHARDON, Ohio – A brazen TJ Lane wore a T-shirt reading “KILLER” and flipped off family members of the victims of the Chardon High School shooting at his sentencing Tuesday morning. Lane walked into the courtroom in a blue button-down shirt before sitting down and revealing the white T-shirt with letters handwritten in black marker. […]


Ohio school shooter TJ Lane spewed vile and unprintable words today at the families of three students he killed, gave them the finger and then laughed and smiled as they described him as an animal and a monster. Lane, 18, got another chuckle when the judge sentenced him to three life terms in prison with […]

CHARDON, Ohio – The families of Chardon High School shooting victims have filed a lawsuit against student gunman T.J. Lane. The lawsuit was filed in Lake County Court of Common Pleas on Feb. 27, 2013, exactly one year after the tragedy. On Tuesday, Lane pleaded guilty to three aggravated murder charges in Geauga County and […]

GEAUGA COUNTY, OH (WOIO) – A Monday morning hearing was held for admitted Chardon High School shooter TJ Lane. The judge will take a potential November 12 trial date under advisement. Lane admitted to the February 27 shooting, but offered no motive. 17-year-old Russell King, Jr., 16-year-old Daniel Parmertor and 16-year-old Demetrius Hewlin were killed. 17-year-old Nick […]

GEAUGA COUNTY, OH (WOIO) – Chardon shooting suspect TJ Lane pled not guilty in court Friday afternoon.  This was his first appearance in adult court. The teen is facing charges for fatally shooting three of his classmates and wounding three others inside Chardon High School. Lane admitted to the shooting, and said he shot the […]

GEAUGA COUNTY, OH (WOIO) – The teen accused of fatally shooting three of his classmates and wounding three others has officially been indicted. T.J. Lane now faces adult charges of aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder and felonious assault for the deadly shooting inside Chardon High School this past February. 17-year-old Russell King, Jr., 16-year-old Daniel […]