Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott said, Wednesday, he will run for Mayor of Columbus next year.
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 thereâ€™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 Kasichâ€™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.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol says heroin seizures in the first half of 2012 increased 327 compared to the same period last year.
The investigation targeted prostitutes and clients using hotels along the I-270 and Rt. 23 corridor.
Some Columbus business owners and residents are calling on the city to do more to prevent loitering. They say people hanging out on street corners are up to no good, and hurt neighborhood image. Columbus has an anti-loitering law, but itâ€™s not enforced.
A Franklin County Grand Jury has indicted 40 people in what has been called the largest crystal meth seizure in Central Ohio.