Ohio farm's seized baboon dies in state custody at sanctuary

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — A 22-year-old baboon seized from a northeast Ohio farm in the state's crackdown on exotic animal ownership died at a sanctuary while in state custody, and the owner is seeking answers about what happened.


Cleanup of toxic pollution from River Raisin nearly finished

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — State and federal officials say cleanup is nearly finished on a stretch of River Raisin in southeastern Michigan that was one of the Great Lakes region's most heavily contaminated sites.

  • Written by JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer

Ohio county offers immunity to those turning in deadly drugs

CINCINNATI (AP) — A county judge Wednesday ordered immunity from prosecution for anyone who turns in heroin or other potentially deadly drugs after a stunning surge in overdoses in the Cincinnati area.

  • Written by DAN SEWELL, Associated Press

APNewsBreak: Pot clients prompt Ohio medical board recusal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The head of Ohio's state medical board says he won't participate in establishing rules for certifying doctors under Ohio's new medical marijuana law after taking on lobbying clients associated with the budding industry.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent