On this episode of Broad & High, an artist profile: Dennis DeVendra, a blind woodturner. Also a look at Dangerdust, the anonymous chalk artist duo from Columbus College of Arts and Design, Helping Hands Center an arts & autism based in Clintonville, Petali Teas and D’Art the Gallery Kitty at Dublin Arts Council.
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.