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Anesthesiologist: Condemned Ohio inmate suffered

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The 53-year-old McGuire was executed with a combination of drugs earlier this year..
1:39PM
August 12, 2014

An anesthesiologist working for the family of an Ohio inmate put to death during a prolonged execution says the prisoner experienced pain and suffering before he lost consciousness.

Well-Funded Medical Pot Campaign On The Horizon?

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A Quinnipiac poll in February showed 87 percent of Ohio voters support medical marijuana, and there are reports that a well-funded campaign is coming, modeled after the successful drive that casino backers made to the ballot.
7:58AM
August
12, 2014

Medical marijuana didn’t make the ballot this year, but there are reports that a well-funded campaign is coming.

Men Charged With Leaving Overdose Victim On Roadside

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The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says Nicholas McCord (left) and Corey Roberts (center) left Jordyn Hollingsworth's body on a roadside after she died of a heroin overdose.
8:50AM
July 9, 2014

Two local men are charged with abuse of a corpse after police say they dumped a woman’s body on a secluded road after she died from an apparent heroin overdose.

Law Enforcement Agencies Indict Suspects In 11 Ohio Homicides

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Federal, state and local law enforcement officials announce indictments for 11 homicides in Central Ohio.
11:52AM
July
1, 2014

Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies will announce this afternoon indictments related to 11 homicides.

Drug Addicted Pregnant Women In Columbus Get More State Aid

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A Columbus non-profit aims to double the number of drug addicted pregnant women it can help through a new state grant.
10:44AM
May 30, 2014

A Columbus non-profit agency operates one of 4 programs in Ohio helping pregnant women addicted to drugs that will receive a share of more than $4 million in grant money.

Ohio Had Record Number Of Heroin Overdoses In 2012

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Health officials say 680 people died of heroin overdoses in 2012, up from 426 deaths in 2011, a 37 percent increase.
7:59AM
April 18, 2014

The state says a record number of Ohioans died from heroin-related overdoses in 2012 as it released the newest available figures for a problem that’s been called an epidemic and public health crisis.

Prosecutors Charge Eight In South Columbus Drug Ring

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If convicted, each of the eight defendants face a minimum of 11 years behind bars.
12:51PM
March 17, 2014

The 42 counts unveiled Monday include illegal manufacturing of drugs, trafficking heroin and cocaine, attempted murder, and tampering with evidence.

Chillicothe City Council Looks To Cleanup Old Meth Labs

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"Meth" is often made from cold medicine combined with a cocktail of household cleaners.
8:59AM
March
10, 2014

The Chillicothe City Council is considering a long-debated measure to set standards on cleaning up old meth labs.

Many Ohio Schools Dropping Drug Resistance Program

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Westerville Police Officer Carrie O'Neil conducts a D.A.R.E. class at Emerson Elementary.
5:00AM
February
26, 2014

Many Ohio schools have cut their Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or D.A.R.E., programs due to budget cuts and studies that show the program doesn’t work.

Former Ohio State Player Pleads To Drug Charges

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Ray Small has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges.
10:54AM
February 25, 2014

A former Ohio State University football player previously caught up in the school’s memorabilia scandal faces a four-year prison term after pleading guilty to drug trafficking.