A combination of stagnant funding and changing technology is putting pressure on a decades old service for Central Ohio’s blind community. VOICEcorps is searching for ways to maintain services for the visually impaired.
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 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.