Childhood innocence and generosity are apparent in a Dublin boy who mailed his allowance money to the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s football team. The financially-struggling program will end this season. Sitting down with WOSU, Bennett Williams expresses interest in continuing his mission to help.
State Looking Into Mental Illness Reporting Disparities
The Ohio attorney general’s office says numbers collected under a state gun law requiring courts to report information about people subject to court-ordered hospitalization for mental illnesses don’t add up.
The attorney general’s office has ordered its regional field representatives to survey Ohio’s probate courts to figure out why numbers vary so widely across the state.
Figures compiled by the AG find some counties like Cuyahoga reporting thousands of cases of people ordered to receive mental illness treatment by judges, while other counties such as Lake or Delaware reported few or none.
Steve Raubenolt with the AG’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation tells The Associated Press the numbers that counties are reporting leave a lot to be desired.
The reporting requirement was included in Ohio’s 2004 concealed weapons law.