'No rhyme or reason' for machete attack at Ohio restaurant

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — From the front door, the man with the machete didn't have a straight path to people in the booths at the small suburban restaurant. He stepped by the welcoming greeting on the front glass, past the half-wall entryway divider and the display case of kataifi and other Mediterranean pastries.

Immediately, police said, he started swinging.

  • Written by KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press

Ohio officials say fentanyl pills being sold as lookalikes

CLEVELAND (AP) — A medical examiner in northeast Ohio said Friday that some fentanyl-related overdose deaths last month may be attributed to illegal sales of the powerful painkiller in a pill form with the same markings as less-potent oxycodone tablets.

  • Written by MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press

Kroger to offer anti-overdose drug without prescription

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio-based grocery chain Kroger Co. said Friday it will make the overdose-reversal drug naloxone available without a prescription in its pharmacies across Ohio and northern Kentucky, a region hard-hit by deadly heroin.

  • Written by DAN SEWELL, Associated Press

Witnesses' quick reactions helped cops find machete attacker

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Quick observations by employees and patrons witnessing an apparently random machete attack on diners at a restaurant helped authorities track down the fleeing suspect, who was fatally shot in a confrontation with officers a few miles away, police said.

  • Written by KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press