Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
A bill introduced in the state Senate this week would require drug-testing of Ohio’s lawmakers.
The bill would have the same goals as another bill that would require testing of welfare recipients.
A Columbus police detective has been indicted on charges that he provided armed security for a man picking up drugs and drug money.
Authorities in Delaware County say more than two dozen people were arrested in a weekend drug sweep.
Lawmakers in the Ohio House have passed a bill that will take down some of the barriers local communities face in developing needle exchange programs for intravenous drug users. But the bipartisan bill had plenty of opposition.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol has reported more drug-related arrests and seizures in Ohio in the first half of this year compared with the first six months of 2012.
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.
State officials say the pharmacy board can move to ban chemicals and drug cocktails much more quickly than the state legislature.
Ohio Governor John Kasich’s proposals for a new state budget and the biggest tax changes in four decades are in the spotlight again this week as state legislators continue committee hearings.
Prosecutors say the owners of The Joint, The Chamber, and The Garden in Columbus’ Short North neighborhood were selling bath salts and synthetic marijuana out of the stores.
Police say the incident may have been a drug-related robbery.