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A national organization that favors relaxed U.S. drug laws is honoring a Columbus-born businessman and philanthropist for decades of work toward its cause. Former Columbus media executive Richard M. Wolfe spearheaded a 1976 state law that reduced possession of small amounts of marijuana to a misdemeanor. Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance,… Read More
Ohio’s U.S. Sen. Rob Portman will be speaking to Republican donors at Mitt Romney’s Utah retreat this weekend in what’s viewed as a trial run for Republican presidential candidates. Portman says he’s still writing the speech. But he knows it will detail ideas to stimulate the economy – as well as cautions about the need… Read More
A federal judge has sentenced a northeast Ohio man to life in prison for prostituting four young women whom he kept addicted to drugs. A jury convicted Jeremy Mack of Elyria in February on charges that included conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, sex trafficking of a minor and drug trafficking. A message was left with… Read More
GlaxoSmithKline LLC has agreed to pay West Virginia $22 million to settle a lawsuit alleging it illegally marketed three diabetic drugs. The drug maker didn't admit any liability in the settlement. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced the settlement on Thursday. He says it's one of the largest pharmaceutical settlements in the state's history…. Read More
The City of Nelsonville has issued a boil order for the entire City as well as Village of Buchtel and York Township water customers until further notice. The Athens County PIO Network said in a Press release that a major water line break on East Columbus Street is being repaired and has caused low pressure… Read More
The first in a series of private investigator crime novels written by investigative journalist Andrew Welsh-Huggins has been published by Ohio University Press.
Fourth Down and Out is a book about Andy Hayes, a former Ohio State football player who was disgraced in scandals and now lives in Columbus as a private investigator.
Six counties have been chosen for audits of last month's primary election. The counties were chosen randomly on Wednesday. The state attorney general is required by law to conduct the post-election investigation in no fewer than 5 percent of Kentucky's counties following each primary and general election. Attorney General Jack Conway's office says selection of… Read More
Democratic State Representative Ron Gerberry said he’s not accusing Republican AG Mike DeWine of rewarding law firms that support him with lucrative legal work. "But the appearance of pay to play obviously is there," Gerberry said. Democratic State Representative Nick Celebreeze said the numbers show firms that gave to DeWine and Republicans are getting a… Read More
Newly released numbers show Ohio matched the growth of the national economy last year. That makes the fourth straight year that growth in the Buckeye State either matched or surpassed the national average after trailing the nation for years heading into the Great Recession. That's according to federal data released Wednesday by the Bureau of… Read More
You can’t go see the Akron Zoo’s snow leopard cubs yet, but it won’t be long. They’ve been under wraps since their April birth to protect their critical early development and officials say the rare little pair is nearly ready to go public. The cubs are part of an international endangered-species breeding program that helped… Read More
A case that tests how cities can use automated cameras to catch and fine those who speed and run red lights went before the Ohio Supreme Court Wednesday. The case comes from a ticket that Bradley Walker of Kentucky got from an automated traffic camera when driving through Toledo in 2009. In 2011, he filed… Read More