Ohio attorney general sues agribusiness company over PCBs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's attorney general has sued the agribusiness company Monsanto alleging the company produced and sold chemical compounds known as PCBs for decades despite knowing of hazards the chemicals posed.

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DOJ will share Rx painkiller data for opioid lawsuit talks

CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice has agreed to share some federal data about prescription painkiller sales to help with settlement talks between local governments and drug companies they're targeting in hundreds of lawsuits over the opioid epidemic.

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Ex-official now regrets bowing to National Rifle Association

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Democrat who helped overturn local assault weapons bans as a state lawmaker and before being ousted as Ohio's attorney general said in a column published Sunday that he "was in the pocket of the National Rifle Association" to protect his political career and now regrets it.

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  • Written by By JULIE CARR SMYTH , Associated Press

Arbitrator reinstates officer fired over police kick video

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Firing was too severe a punishment for an Ohio police officer who subdued a restrained suspect in a way that appeared to show him kicking the suspect in the head, an arbitrator said Monday in a ruling that reinstated the officer.

  • Written by By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS , Associated Press