Newspaper: Ohio had more than 4,000 overdose deaths in 2016


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A newspaper survey of Ohio county coroners has found more than 4,000 people died from drug overdoses last year in a state among the hardest hit by a heroin and opioid epidemic.


Former US Attorney Steve Dettelbach running for Ohio AG

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach announced a run for Ohio attorney general on Tuesday, giving Democrats one of their strongest chances next year to cut into Republicans' total hold on state government.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH , Associated Press

Ohioans buying Michigan medical pot ahead of rules being set


CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohioans wanting medical marijuana have been crossing the border into Michigan, where some Detroit-area dispensaries will sell to out-of-staters who are issued recommendations for cannabis use months ahead of the drug becoming available in their home state, according to officials from a company providing the recommendations.

  • Written by MARK GILLISPIE , Associated Press