Overdoses spike in Ohio cities amid drug death concerns

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Recent spikes in drug overdoses in Akron and Columbus are drawing renewed attention to what Ohio authorities call a growing epidemic of abuse of heroin and an even more potent painkiller, fentanyl. Some questions and answers:

  • Written by KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press

Businessman detained over terrorism fears exploring options

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — An Emirati businessman detained by police after a hotel clerk raised suspicions that he could have links to terrorism is pursuing legal options while authorities in northeast Ohio investigate what happened.

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Ohio couple gets 10-year term for locking up adopted kids

JEFFERSON, Ohio (AP) — A husband and wife in Ohio have been sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges related to keeping their adopted children locked inside bedrooms for all but a few hours a day.

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