News Minute: Here is the latest Ohio news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EDT
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say an Ohio police officer is sore but not seriously injured after he was hit by a pickup truck while investigating highway accidents. The accident involving a Miami Township police officer happened on Interstate 75 Saturday night near Dayton. The state highway patrol says the driver alleged to have struck the officer is suspected of drunken driving.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - The Toledo Marathon says this year's winners have broken both the women's and men's course records for the 26.2-mile distance. Organizers of Sunday's Glass City Marathon say 28-year-old Maura Lemon from Dayton ran a new course record of 2:45:37 in the women's division. The race says 32-year-old men's winner Aaron Cooper of Sarnia, Ontario, in Canada, also ran a new record with a finishing time of 2:20:58.
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say an Ohio woman who provided alcohol to a 17-year-old boy whose body was found near her home has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. The Chillicothe Gazette reports that Sandy France, of Chillicothe, was arrested Friday after being indicted by a Ross County grand jury. Jason Bartley Jr. died of acute alcohol intoxication and abuse of benzodiazepines, a drug typically prescribed to treat anxiety and insomnia last year. It's unclear whether France has an attorney.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The "Stop to Live" program is touted by its creators and other advocates as the first in the U.S. to address substance-abuse prevention for special-needs children. Born of the opioid epidemic, it was launched in March at LifeTown Columbus, an indoor village in New Albany that teaches life skills to visiting special-needs schoolchildren from around Ohio. Plans are to roll it out nationally next year.
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