Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is asking the maker of a drug used to combat overdoses to send money back to local police departments and other agencies that administer the drug.
The Ohio Senate has approved a bill to provide a drug overdose antidote to friends or family members of addicts without the risk of prosecution.
The number of people dying from heroin overdoses in Ohio has increased exponentially. State lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow an addictâ€™s family or friends to give a drug that can halt an overdose. Some medical experts worry expanding the drugâ€™s availability could cause other problems.