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Democrats Push For Last-Minute Audit Of JobsOhio

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September 4, 2013

Ohio Democrats are pushing for the state auditor to look into the books of the state’s new semi-private job creation program before he’s banned from doing so by a new state law.

State Looking Into Mental Illness Reporting Disparities

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.
August 26, 2013

The Ohio 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.

Ohio Lawmaker Indicted On 16 Felony Charges

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Mason Republican Peter Beck was indicted Friday on 16 counts of misleading investors. The Republican denies the charges.
19, 2013

An Ohio lawmaker has been indicted on 16 felony charges accusing him of misleading investors about a company’s financial status and misusing their money for personal benefit. His attorney says the accusations are outlandish and shameful.

Bill Would Increase Access To Overdose Antidote

Rep. State Representative Terry Johnson, who is also a doctor, wants to incease access to a drug that reverses the effects of opiate overdoses.
13, 2013

Ohio has an opiate problem. Statistics from the Ohio Department of Health show the number of people dying from drug overdoses increased 440 percent from 1999 to 2011. Now there’s bipartisan support for a bill in the state legislature that would try to reduce drug deaths.

Ohio Spirits Were Up In 2011

Sales of beer, wine and spirits were at all-time highs in 2011.
28, 2011

In Ohio and around the country, small wineries and breweries turned a profit as other businesses dried up.