Portrait of despair: Opioids land more women behind bars

JACKSBORO, Tenn. (AP) — On opposite sides of the county jail, a mother and her son chat about school, girls, birthday gifts — and their future together. They aren't allowed to see each other face-to-face, so the inmate and the fifth-grader connect by video.

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  • Written by By SHARON COHEN , AP National Writer

Ohio House delays vote on successor to speaker who resigned

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — House Republicans in Ohio again brought their decision on former House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger's successor to a halt, calling off a scheduled vote that's needed before any more laws can be made.

  • Written by By JULIE CARR SMYTH , AP Statehouse Correspondent

Slain student's family sues prison agency, halfway house

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The family of a slain Ohio State University Student has sued Ohio's prison agency and a residential facility where her killer lived claiming they didn't adequately supervise him.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Teen's body found in creek at nature preserve

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say the body of an 18-year-old high school student has been found in a creek at a southern Ohio nature preserve.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS