Lawyers say condemned killer early victim of opioid epidemic

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich should consider his fight against the state's deadly opioid epidemic when deciding whether to spare a condemned killer whose life spiraled out of control after becoming addicted to painkillers, say attorneys trying to stop the killer's execution less than three weeks from now.

  • Written by By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS , Associated Press

Western Ohio wind farm to be sold to German company

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A German energy company is in talks to purchase a planned wind farm in western Ohio's Champaign County despite mounting opposition.