Two men accused of live-streaming a threat to shoot up their Columbus neighborhood if their video feed scored enough viewers have pleaded guilty to inducing panic.

Debbie Holmes

Heroin overdoses in Columbus appear to have leveled off after a sharp spike this week. First responders say at least 35 people overdosed in a 24 hour period.  Twenty-seven of them needed a live-saving drug that reverses overdoses.

Ohio State University's Wilce Student Health Center has not seen any increase in drug use, but they're still stocking the opiate overdose antidote known as Naloxone.

Gov. Kasich addressing the Global Leadership Coalition.
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Although he’s no longer in the presidential race, Gov. John Kasich is still delivering his message to a national audience — and sometimes that message varies from his party's presidential nominee. Kasich now has strong words for any leaders who suggest cutting foreign aid.

Baby foot sticking out of a crib
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The Ohio Senate has passed a bill aimed at preventing infant mortality. One of the sponsors of the legislation, Republican Senator Shannon Jones, says a lot of research and collaboration went into the bill.

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Smoking bans work with young people.  That’s one of the findings of a study conducted by an Ohio State University sociologist. 

OSU Professor Mike Vuolo analyzed smoking data from around the country.  He found that a significant number of young people who smoked less than a pack a day gave up tobacco completely.

A bill requiring lawmakers review the need for state commissions, boards and state agencies passed the Senate along party lines today – with Republicans pushing it and Democrats pushing back.

Negotiators in the House and Senate have reached a deal on a bill to fund the government through Dec. 9.

Republicans and Democrats have been arguing for weeks to find a way forward before the Sept. 30 deadline in order to avoid a government shutdown.

Last week, negotiations in the Senate appeared to be at a standstill, with Democrats in both chambers insisting that the most recent Republican offer was not enough.

Columbus police and health officials said today they have responded to an increased number of overdoses in the city, many of them in the Linden neighborhood.

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Columbus school officials today start their official campaign for a levy on the November ballot. Issue 57 would bring in hundreds of millions of dollars for the district, even though it’s the smallest of four levy options considered by the school board. 

Some members of Ohio’s Legislative Black Caucus are on a two day bus tour of the state to try to influence African American voters to vote for Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.


All Sides with Ann Fisher is a two-hour, daily public-affairs show designed to over time touch upon all sides of the issues and events that shape life in central Ohio.

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