US Senator Sherrod Brown Tuesday in Hilliard pushed for a reduction in duplicative testing in schools. Brown pushed for legislation that would provide incentives for school districts to study existing local, state and federal tests to find ways to eliminate unnecessary exams.
Brown says the program would also ensure school districts and parents receive test results in a timely manner so teachers can design instruction based on the results.
Columbus mourns a folk artist whose work was inspired by her childhood neighborhood. Columbus Museum of Art Executive Director Nannette Maciejunes says Aminah Robinson died Friday at Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center, where she'd been hospitalized for heart issues. She was 75.
To understand how heroin took hold in rural America, you need to go back two decades and look at the surge of prescription drug use in Portsmouth, Ohio, according to journalist Sam Quinones.
A Rust Belt town that had fallen on hard times by the 1990s, Portsmouth became a place where doctors dispensed prescription drugs more freely than anywhere else in the country, Quinones writes in his new book, Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic.