Ohio lawmakers want medical marijuana legalized by summer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers plan to legalize medical marijuana by summer in an effort they say is more responsible and comprehensive than any ballot proposal.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent

Ohio to register pharmacy technicians, limit painkillers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Thousands of pharmacy technicians would be licensed by the state for the first time as part of efforts to fight Ohio's addictions epidemic, under budget proposals announced Tuesday by Gov. John Kasich.

  • Written by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press

Ohio police officer wounded in weekend shooting dies

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer died two days after he was critically wounded when a man opened fire on a SWAT team trying to arrest him for allegedly setting his estranged wife's house ablaze, officials said.

  • Written by LISA CORNWELL, Associated Press