The mother and grandmother of a teen who died from a heroin overdose at an Ohio hotel are scheduled to be sentenced for giving the 16-year-old the drugs that killed him.

Prosecutors say the grandmother delivered the drugs that her daughter and a friend used with the teen at a hotel in suburban Akron.

Investigators say Andrew Frye was found dead last April in a chair inside the hotel room that was littered with syringes and drug paraphernalia.

Steve Broidy reads his poem, "Necessary Deceptions."

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The revelations of Republican Donald Trump’s lewd comments about women and a Wikileaks dump of Wall Street speeches by Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton may have some Ohioans reconsidering their presidential vote.  But, there are rules on who you can and can’t vote for.

When US Sen. Rob Portman said he won’t vote Trump for president, he said he’d write in Trump’s running mate Mike Pence. Secretary of State spokesman Josh Eck has some advice for anyone considering writing in their presidential vote.

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The Frog and Toad Migration Moon waxes until it becomes completely full  October 15. Rising in the evening and setting in the morning, the moon will be overhead around midnight.

Full moon should strengthen the traditional mid-October cold front, increasing the chances for frost and even snow fluries.

And this stage of the lunar orb may affect more than the weather.


Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in Ohio, and early voting begins Wednesday. The presidential campaigns are also ramping up their efforts in the state this week.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton plans a rally in the Columbus area today. Her campaign says she’ll be encouraging people to register to vote before tomorrow’s deadline.

On Thursday, Donald Trump plans a rally at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati.

John Legend Theater Opens In Springfield

Oct 10, 2016
Springfield City School District

On Sunday, Springfield opened the new John Legend Theater in the former South High School and The 2.5 million dollar theater is one of many programs to be located building now known as “The Springfield Center for Innovation.”

Grammy and Academy Award winning artist John Legend, a Springfield native, was instrumental in raising support for the theater. He says the city has a special place in his heart, “It's an important place for me, I was born and raised here. And I feel the city has given a lot to me and I want to give back.”

Rob Portman Pulls Endorsement of Donald Trump

Oct 10, 2016
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For months U.S. Senator Rob Portman has admonished different controversial statements made by Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump. In June, Portman chided Trump for his comments about a federal judge of Mexican American descent, saying that while he criticizes Trump's character, he agrees with his policies.
"Ultimately, what you’re trying to do is elect a president who can help get the country back on track in terms of the economic growth, the opportunity, protect the country," said Portman.

Janeal Ravndal reads her poem, "Pure in Heart."

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the second presidential debate Sunday night at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.

Trace Conger's latest Mr. Finn detective novel is his third in the series. In this one Mr. Finn a Cincinnati based private investigator has been hired by another questionable client. Finn is forced to accept some shady projects because he has lost his PI license and he really needs the income.