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Central Ohio Schools Increase Police Presence, Cancel Classes After Receiving Threats

Columbus City Schools have an increased police presence in several of its schools Friday following social media threats that have been made this the week.

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State auditor candidate Keith Faber criticized Ohio’s medical marijuana roll-out today at the Akron Press Club. 

One of the leading Democratic candidates for governor – who has earned top ratings from the NRA and state gun groups – laid out his gun platform today. It includes universal background checks, a crackdown on illegal gun purchases and a ban on bump stocks. As WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports, Richard Cordray also took a tentative step toward restricting assault-style weapons.

When veterans return home the transition to civilian life can be a challenge.  For one local veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, his transition was made easier through art

Brandon Secrest is a 36-year-old sophomore at the Cleveland Institute of Art who joined the institute after more than a decade in the U.S. Navy, much of it as a Navy SEAL.

But before he joined the Navy, he had thoughts of becoming an artist.

The lengthy feature article on the front page of Monday's Washington Post was a profile of Rachel Crooks, one of more than a dozen women who have accused President Trump of sexual misconduct. After going public with her story in the fall of 2016 on the eve of the election, she is now running for the state Legislature in Ohio as a Democrat.

NPR's "Take A Number" series is exploring problems around the world — and solutions — through the lens of a single number.

One of the places many people are first prescribed opioids is a hospital emergency room. But in one of the busiest ERs in the U.S., doctors are relying less than they used to on oxycodone, Percocet, Vicodin and other opioids to ease patients' pain.

Suspect In Westerville Police Killings Held Without Bail

Feb 20, 2018
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The suspect in the fatal shooting of two Westerville Police officers is being held without bail as the potential death penalty case proceeds.

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Columbus police are investigating after finding the body of Payton Elizabeth Young, who has been missing since January 21, in the Scioto River on Monday.

Ohio and five other Great Lakes states have Clean Marina programs that aim to improve air and water quality. They teach marina owners how to prevent pollution.

On Feb. 21, Ohio’s program will hold a day-long training conference. Marina owners will learn best practices – such as recycling fishing lines or reducing oil spills.

Ohio Sea Grant’s Sarah Orlando runs the program.

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Gov. John Kasich has appeared to have changed his views on gun regulations, after years of saying he was a strong Second Amendment supporter on the rare occasions that he talked about it at all.

Dublin-based Cardinal Health is making a leadership chance as lawsuits surrounding the opioid crisis mount.
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Kentucky’s attorney general has added a lawsuit by his state to the more than 300 already filed against one of Central Ohio’s biggest companies, accusing it of playing a big role in creating the opioid crisis.

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