The quality of police training academies in Ohio and the need for stronger statewide training standards are among the issues an attorney general’s committee is considering as it explores possible changes to the way Ohio trains police officers.
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A federal commission heard testimony Tuesday about expanding Columbus’ V.A. clinic. Supporters of a new clinic say Columbus currently lacks space and resources but veterans advocates say Columbus needs more than a new clinic too meet the needs of a growing veteran population.
Recent studies indicate the use of club drugs such as ecstasy and G-H-B continue to rise. Doctors at Ohio State University Medical Center are trying to reverse the trend through education. Doctors say educating people about the drugs’ long-term effects on the brain is key to discouraging drug use.
Columbus police say an audio tape of the police chase that ended in the death of a young man early this month proves the shooting was justified. Officers say the shooting death of Dante Miller was justified because Miller pulled a gun on officers.
The Columbus Public Schools have emerged from academic emergency – the state’s lowest classification for school district performance.
A local environmental group says one in five people in central Ohio lives in an area with dangerous levels of diesel fumes. The group calls on government and private companies to install pollution control equipment.