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Strauss group discusses sexual misconduct policies among state boards, agencies

State agencies in Ohio vary significantly when it comes to reporting sexual misconduct. A governor’s working group that is examining the state medical board’s investigation into former Ohio State physician Dr. Richard Strauss met Thursday to discuss sexual misconduct reporting practices statewide.

Tornadoes hit Miami County overnight as central Ohio wind picked up

Two tornadoes touched down Saturday evening in Miami County, the National Weather Service confirmed Sunday, and one of them caused damage in downtown Troy.The weather service said two EF0 tornadoes — signifying wind speeds of between 65 and 85 miles per hour — touched down between 10 and 10:30 p.m.One was on the ground for about 3 miles and passed through the center of Troy. […]

Ohio couple convicted in death of infant son found in well

An Ohio jury has convicted a couple of multiple charges in the death of their infant son whose body was found in a well.Jessica Groves, 39, of Otway in southern Ohio’s Scioto County, was sentenced late Friday to life in prison with no chance of parole in the death of 2-month-old Dylan Groves. A jury deliberated for several hours Friday afternoon before finding her guilty of aggravated murder, abuse of a corpse and other charges.The child’s father, Daniel Groves, 41, was […]

Fact-checking Trump's claims about tanks, cars and Ohio's 'best' economic year

President Donald Trump’s first rally of 2020 was back in the Buckeye State, where he name-dropped everyone from Ohio inventor Thomas Edison to John Glenn – a one-time Democratic presidential candidate.Trump knows that no Republican has won the White House without winning Ohio. That why he was in Toledo on Thursday and will almost certainly be back multiple times before the Nov. 3 […]

Bloomberg touts economic prowess to hundreds in Akron campaign stop

Mike Bloomberg, the multi-billionaire businessman seeking the Democratic nomination for president, brought his campaign to Akron as part of a whirlwind multi-state tour on Wednesday.As part of that, the 77-year-old former three-term New York City mayor Wednesday unveiled his “All-In Economy” program aimed at driving job growth and economic development. Earlier in the day he was in Illinois and a farm in Minnesota, with Akron his last stop before flying home to New York. […]

Pharmacies on opioid crisis: Just following the doctors’ orders

Doctors and other healthcare practitioners who write prescriptions bear ultimate responsibility for improper distribution of opioids to patients, not pharmacists who are obliged to fill those prescriptions, a series of pharmacy chains argued in federal court.The filings, which were submitted Monday to the federal judge in Cleveland who has been overseeing the national opioid lawsuits, asked the judge to rule in the pharmacies’ favor and reject claims brought by some Ohio counties. […]

Former Alexandria treasurer released from prison to pay $167,000 in restitution

NEWARK — The former Alexandria treasurer convicted of stealing over $167,000 from the village was granted judicial release Monday after serving over half of her prison sentence.During a motion for judicial release hearing, Judge Thomas Marcelain told 51-year-old Laura VanScoy-Andrews the only reason he was granting her motion was so she could pay restitution.In November 2017, VanScoy-Andrews was found guilty of theft in office, a third-degree felony; tampering […]

Police search for armed, dangerous suspect in Athens homicide

After a fatal shooting close to uptown Athens on Sunday morning, police in the area are searching for a suspect described as armed and dangerous.The victim, Floyd Lester Hart, 37, of Athens, was found with a gunshot wound, near the 100 block of West Washington Street at 5:08 a.m.Hart was taken to OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival, Athens police said.Athens police have identified Dylan Secoy, 26, of […]

Crash replays in mind of bus passenger from Columbus

Lamar Brady was feeling pain all over his body Sunday night, but what bothered him more were the memories of the horrific morning crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.Brady, 21, who lives in the Argyle Park neighborhood on Columbus’ Northeast Side, was one of 56 passengers on the bus that was involved in the multivehicle crash in southwestern Pennsylvania. The crash killed five people; Brady was among 60 injured.Brady was heading home to Columbus, hoping to arrive […]