COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio officials say some prescription drug abusers may be taking medication meant for their pets - or even hurting their pets to get the medicines. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is working with the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association and state licensing boards to address the possibility.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A new bill passed by the Ohio House would give judges the authority to order outpatient treatment for people struggling with mental illness. Judges say the bill would give them options other than committing a person to a mental hospital. It now goes to the Senate.
AVON LAKE, Ohio (AP) - The wife of a police chief in northeast Ohio is serving a 10-day jail sentence for shoplifting. Elaine Freeman, the wife of North Ridgeville Police Chief Mike Freeman, was sent to jail Tuesday. She pleaded no contest to charges that she shoplifted at a Kohl's department store in Avon. It was her second shoplifting conviction.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Lawyers for a condemned Ohio inmate convicted of the rape and killing of a pregnant woman say mercy is warranted because of the defendant's abusive childhood and the failure of his original attorneys to work hard enough on his behalf. Dennis McGuire is scheduled to die Jan. 16 for the 1989 stabbing death of Joy Stewart in Preble County.
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