Spring nor'easter targets Northeast with heavy snow, winds

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A spring nor'easter targeted the Northeast on Wednesday with strong winds and a foot or more of snow expected in some parts of the region.

  • Written by By KRISTEN DE GROOT and WAYNE PARRY , Associated Press

Animal welfare group objects to bill to designate state dog

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A national animal welfare organization says it opposes a proposal to make the Labrador retriever the state dog of Ohio, arguing the bill will entice puppy mills to produce them in large numbers.

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Overdose deaths up over 30 percent in Cincinnati area

CINCINNATI (AP) — A coroner says fatal drug overdoses rose sharply last year in the Cincinnati area and the numbers would have been even worse without the opioid-overdose antidote naloxone.

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DOJ shares painkiller sales data amid opioid lawsuit talks

CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice has shared some federal data about prescription painkiller sales to help with settlement talks between local governments and drug companies targeted in hundreds of lawsuits over the opioid epidemic.

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School official resigns amid sexual misconduct charges

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A school board member in Ohio is resigning after authorities in Michigan filed charges accusing of him sexual misconduct with a former student decades ago.

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