Despite efforts by federal and local leaders to curb drug abuse area hospitals report a spike in prescription drug addictions among newborns. Area hospitals are responding with a combination of treatment and better diagnoses.
Ohio’s jobless rate declined again last month to 4.8%. The new number is the latest sign that central Ohio’s job market is turning in favor of workers. The tightening labor market helps job seekers but may put a brake on growth of some individual companies.