The former Ohio Veteran's Children Home in Xenia has been awarded additional state funds for redevelopment efforts. The state Controlling Board has approved nearly $2.8 million to pull asbestos out of buildings, improve infrastructure and demolish other structures completely.
To help fight prescription drug abuse, the state of Ohio is making dozens of drop-off boxes available to Ohio counties for the collection of prescription drugs.
Attorney General Mike DeWine says even though prescription drug abuse is a statewide problem - Southern Ohio is the “epicenter of the abuse." Dewine’s office is working on the program with The Ohio Department of Health, and the Drug Free Action Alliance.
Nearly 40 people have been sickened and with E.Coli in the Miami Valley following a picnic for an area business. Emily McCord reports that as of Tuesday afternoon, 9 have been hospitalized.
The illnesses were reported in Germantown following a customer appreciation picnic on July 3rd. There were 200 to 300 hundred people at the event and health officials with Montgomery County say that more people may become ill from the contaminated food. Spokesman Bill Wharton says this outbreak like this one is a large but not necessarily uncommon.