The Columbus Dispatch's new survey has revealed more than 4,000 drug overdose deaths in 2016 in Ohio. Learn more about the opioid overdose epidemic in the state and the role of powerful synthetic opioids such as fentanyl.
Public Health May 29, 2017
Two inmates at a medium-security prison in Ohio were able to secretly assemble two fully functioning computers and hid them in the facility's ceiling. With their scraped together technology, they committed more crimes, including identity theft and hacking attacks.
Computers April 12, 2017
The spike in overdose deaths in Ohio has put pressure on the state's capacity to respond in terms of facilities and medicine. The Montgomery County coroner plans to rent spaces at funeral homes because the 12 new spaces in the refrigerator are 'not enough.'
Public Health February 4, 2017
Graphic photos of a couple high in heroin lying unconscious in an SUV were posted on East Liverpool City’s Facebook page. A grim-faced child aged 4 was seen sitting at the back restrained in the car seat.
Public Health September 11, 2016
More and more Americans are gaining access to overdose reversal drug naloxone. CVS Health is contributing by making the drug available without a prescription in all its pharmacies across Ohio.
LIFE February 2, 2016
Five children in Sebring were found to have levels of lead above the CDC threshold. Officials, however, are still conducting investigations to find out if tap water caused the children's lead exposure.
LIFE January 28, 2016
Cleveland finally votes in favor of raising the legal tobacco sales age to 21. Business owners, however, are not happy with the decision.
LIFE December 9, 2015
Ohio voters rejected a proposal known as Issue 3 that would have legalized the use of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes in the state. Analysts say the initiative was criticized for giving its main backers cartel-like authority over the medical marijuana industry.
LIFE November 4, 2015
Archaeologists discovered a 4,000-year-old home in an unrevealed site in Lorain County, Ohio. The scientists will further dig through the site to learn more about the culture of the ancient dwellers and protect the site with plastic to avoid vandals and illegal digging.
Earth/Environment July 22, 2015
Barely three weeks after it re-opened on May 13, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams has halted production in its Ohio plant owing to Listeria. The ice cream maker has also closed its scoop shops a second time round due to the Listeria outbreak.
LIFE June 15, 2015
A new study finds that kids under six years old are the most prone to marijuana exposure due to their mom and dad's stash of the drug. The increased rates are said to be partly due to the legalization of marijuana in some states.
LIFE June 10, 2015
Fire officials are investigating the possible causes of a huge fire at a recycling facility in south Columbus, Ohio on Friday. Around one-third to one-half of the firefighters in the city were trying to put out the flames.
Society May 4, 2015
Botulism cases spiked in Ohio as a potluck turned deadly, getting parishioners from a church in Lancaster sick. One has been confirmed dead while many others are still ill.
LIFE April 22, 2015
For being wrongfully imprisoned for 39 years, Ricky Jackson is getting more than $1 million from Ohio, as approved by the court.
Society March 21, 2015
The 'abandoned building' photography genre is always a crowd-pleaser. Ohio-based photojournalist Johnny Joo adds a new twist to the genre by capturing Akron's vacant Rolling Acres Mall after a snowstorm.
Internet Culture February 10, 2015
It's not every day that a city changes its name, and it's usually not because of a college football rivalry. Then again, when Oregon, Ohio officially changed its name, the city made it clear that this was all about football.
Movies/TV Shows January 6, 2015
After an unsuccessful attempt to drive away cormorants before they could nest, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources resorted to cutting down about 30 trees that served as the birds' nesting grounds.
Animals January 5, 2015
Beaver were eliminated in Ohio in the 19th century, but the furry animals are now back. One particular beaver is giving Cincinnati officials problems. Its feeding activities pose dangers to visitors of Pine Hill Lakes Park.
Earth/Environment December 24, 2014
Ebola is taking the lives of thousands of people in Africa, and now resulting in the closure of schools in Texas and Ohio.
LIFE October 16, 2014
Officials struggle with problem of toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie. Toxins in drinking water prompted declaration of state of emergency.
Earth/Environment August 6, 2014
Around 400,000 people in Toledo, Ohio affected due to contaminated water supply from Lake Erie. City officials say that toxin level is down but the water is still not safe for drinking.
LIFE August 4, 2014
A 12-year old boy explored what is believed to be an abandoned house and found a body hanging by the neck. Authorities said the body belonged to the home owner who died unnoticed five years ago.
Society June 18, 2014
Caitlin McComish, a University of Toledo student who loves sports may no longer be able to compete because of a dangerous reaction to her own sweat.
LIFE April 20, 2014