Police shooting of boy highlights the 2 sides of Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Long stuck in the shadow of sister cities Cleveland and Cincinnati, Columbus is Ohio's city on the rise. Cranes dot the skyline, rising above blocks of new downtown condos. The population has been booming for years, while the numbers in the state's other major cities have fallen or remained steady.

  • Written by COLLIN BINKLEY, Associated Press, ANN SANNER, Associated Press

Pain care lobby gave $3.5M in Ohio as opioid deaths climbed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As Ohio's overdose epidemic has climbed toward a record high, an army of lobbyists representing makers of prescription painkillers and their allies poured more than $3.5 million into Ohio political coffers.

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  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent

College credit program costing Ohio school districts

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A statewide program in Ohio that offers free college credit to middle- and high-schoolers may save parents and students money, but taxpayers in school districts will be left with the tab.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Village police chief in spotlight of Ohio's heroin battle

NEWTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The veteran police chief in a bucolic Ohio village, where the last murder was two decades ago and he can just about count the number of drug cases on both hands, finds himself in the spotlight on the front lines against heroin overdoses in one of the nation's hardest-hit states.

  • Written by DAN SEWELL, Associated Press