Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
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.