ohio department of mental health and addiction services

At Pickaway Correctional Institution, 110 staff members and more than 1,400 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19.
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

A union that represents health care workers in Ohio’s correctional facilities is demanding additional personal protective equipment and staffing policy changes due to what they call “an unacceptable level of risk” during the ongoing pandemic.

Kasich Swears In New Mental Health Services Director

Aug 8, 2018
Dr. Mark Hurst (center) as director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services by Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday.
Office of the Governor

Ohio's governor has sworn in the new director for the state agency that oversees mental health services.

Karen Kasler / Statehouse News Bureau

Gov. John Kasich has named a new director for the state agency that oversees mental health services, after the agency’s leader stepped down last week.

braking point

In the middle of an ongoing investigation by the FBI, the Ohio Department of Medicaid has revoked privileges from an Ohio chain of for-profit addiction treatment centers called Braking Point.

Slot machines inside Hollywood Casino in Columbus.

In spite of having plenty of opportunities to gamble, Ohio has a rate of problem gambling that’s less than half the national rate of 2.2 percent, according to a study just released by the state. The state is still keeping an eye toward developing problems.