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In One Ohio County, Police Go Door-To-Door For Drug Interventions

Officer Ron Meyers drives down a dirt road in rural Ross County. As he passes each home, he slows down and squints, searching for an address. Out here the house numbers are written on the front of homes in marker, or in faded numbers clinging to old mailboxes. There’s no GPS.

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Ohio State University has officially denied a request from white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak on campus, while a lawyer for Spencer says University of Cincinnati will allow him to rent a space. 

Tracey Grack

Local author and entrepreneur J.D. Vance made a stop in Columbus on Friday part of the Rise Of The Rest bus tour, an effort to encourage startups in the middle of the country.

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The Mahoning Valley has been one of the hardest hit areas in the state by the ongoing opioid crisis. As local officials continue to struggle to find ways to reduce the number of fatal overdoses, one program being tried in other parts of Northeast Ohio may provide some relief.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A new member of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was sworn into duty: Mattis K. Nine, a Yellow Lab who becomes the department's first-ever therapy dog. And yes, he's a good deputy.

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Homicides, mainly gun deaths, are the biggest contributor to premature death among black Americans. Yet despite this harsh statistic, there’s very little research on the issue, according to a new study from Indiana University’s School of Public Health in Bloomington.

Ohio State Buckeyes

A Franklin County grand jury on Thursday returned an indictment for three counts of rape against former Ohio State running back Bri’onte Dunn.

Ohio State College of Social Work

Ohio State’s College of Social Work announced that it has received a $3 million grant to fight substance abuse in the state. 

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Ohio’s General Assembly continues to chip away at some state task forces, committees, and boards. 

Garth Clark / U.S. Department of Agriculture

Tens of thousands of fish were killed off in the western Lake Erie basin earlier this year. Now the state of Ohio is holding three men responsible for the fish kills.

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While President Trump this week threatened to eliminate the North American Free Trade Agreement, auto workers in Ohio told U.S. Senator Rob Portman that it has value.  


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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