Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaking on Feb. 1. Kasich has postponed the state's next eight executions amidst a legal challenge to Ohio's lethal injection protocol. Andrew Welsh-Huggins/AP hide caption toggle caption Andrew Welsh-Huggins/AP The Two-Way Ohio Postpones 8 Executions Amidst Legal Challenge To Lethal Injection Procedure February 10, 2017 As a federal court considers the state's appeal of a decision last month blocking its three-drug lethal injection protocol, Gov. John Kasich announced he was putting executions on hold until May.