Ohio unveils 24-hour crisis text line

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COLUMBUS — Ohio is making it easier for individuals who are experiencing a stressful situation to find immediate help, 24/7 with the launch of a free, confidential, statewide Crisis Text Line.

  • Written by FROM OHIO DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES MENTAL HEALTH and ADDICTION SERVICES REPORTS

Ohio official: No attempted intrusion into voter database

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state's elections chief expressed confidence in the security of its electoral process, saying he's been working with state and federal authorities to identify and address vulnerabilities to the system.

  • Written by ANN SANNER, Associated Press

Many doctors not using site for keeping painkillers in check

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio doctors are supposed check patients' prescription histories against a state website before recommending prescription painkillers, but an audit has found that some 12,000 physicians appear to be violating the policy aimed at stemming the opioid epidemic.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent