Ohio doctors would report opioid diagnosis codes under deal


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio doctors would report the specific diagnosis of every patient who receives a prescription painkiller under a tentative agreement reached Friday with the Kasich administration.

  • Written by By JULIE CARR SMYTH , Associated Press

Ohio Star Fair reopening kiddie, other "low-impact" rides


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rides at the Ohio State Fair's Kiddieland and some elsewhere in the amusement park reopened Friday with the OK of inspectors two days after the governor shut them all down following a thrill ride malfunction that killed a teen who had recently enlisted in the Marines.

  • Written by By JULIE CARR SMYTH , Associated Press

Man indicted in deaths of 9 people in 2 Ohio fires

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man already charged in a blaze that killed seven people in May has been indicted on aggravated murder charges in that fire and in a second fire that killed two people on the same Ohio street last year, prosecutors said Thursday.



Thrill ride was OK'd hours before deadly state fair accident

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Inspectors repeatedly looked over a thrill ride while it was assembled at the Ohio State Fair and signed off on it hours before it flew apart in a deadly accident that flung passengers into the ground, according to authorities and records released Thursday.


  • Written by By JULIE CARR SMYTH , Associated Press