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Ohio Hospital System Gets New Leader After Drug-Dose Deaths

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio hospital system where excessive painkiller doses were given to dozens of patients who died has named an interim replacement for the CEO resigning after that scandal. The Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System says its interim leader will be Michael Englehart, a senior executive from Mount Carmel’s parent company, Trinity… Read More

Pathogen That Causes Tree-Killing Disease Found in Ohio

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REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) – A plant pathogen that causes the tree-killing disease known as sudden oak death has been found in Ohio. Officials with the Ohio Department of Agriculture say the pathogen has been confirmed in rhododendrons shipped to Walmart and Rural King stores. A department release says the pathogen was detected after Ohio recently… Read More

Judge Orders W.Va. Gov to Provide Docs in Residency Case

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A judge has ordered lawyers for the governor of West Virginia to hand over documents requested in an ongoing lawsuit over his residency. News outlets report Judge Charles King rejected a dismissal motion Wednesday by Gov. Jim Justice’s attorneys and ordered the documents requested by Democratic Del. Isaac Sponaugle be delivered… Read More

Prescription Disposal Site Permanently Housed at WV Capitol

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A permanent prescription drug disposal site is being placed at the West Virginia Capitol so people wanting to dispose of medication can do so all year. There has already been a collection site at the Capitol for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, but the new location is permanent. West Virginia Attorney… Read More

State Lawmakers Vote to Allow Growing Hemp, Selling CBD Oil

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Republican-led Legislature has passed a measure that would allow Ohio farmers and university researchers to grow industrial hemp and would legalize sales of hemp-derived cannabidiol oil, or CBD. Federal legislation last year removed hemp from the list of federally controlled substances and now treats the low-THC version of the cannabis… Read More