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Democrats in the Ohio Legislature say the opioid abuse crisis is so bad that all state lawmakers should be called together at the Statehouse to deal with it. 

Columbus Police report they’ve responded to 35 suspected heroin overdoses in a 24 hour period. In 27 of those cases, paramedics administered a drug that prevents some deadly overdoses. Democratic Representative Greta Johnson says the entire General Assembly should be called back into session now to come up with a strategic plan to help communities and money to fund it.

Ohio's elections chief is expressing confidence in the security of the swing state's voting equipment and its voter registration database.

Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted's says there's been no attempt to breach the state's registration system.

His remarks to reporters Thursday come a day after the FBI's director told Congress there have been additional "attempted intrusions" in voter registration databases beyond what was previously known.

Wendy Gamber is a professor of history at Indiana University. She was spending a lot of time poring over Indiana newspaper archives from the mid to late 19th century and she kept seeing a particular name being cited in numerous articles. A woman named Mrs. Clem was the subject of extensive newspaper coverage in the Indianapolis region for a number of years. Gamber was struck by the frequency of those mentions and she decided to investigate further.

Pete Rose at bat
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Former Reds player, Pete Rose has written a 7-page letter to the National Baseball Hall of Fame asking them to approve his eligibility.

 

Rose was banned from the sport for gambling in 1989. Then, in the early 90’s Hall of Fame bylaws were changed and banned players were deemed ineligible for nomination into the organization.

 

Jennifer Hambrick reads her poem, "Baby Buggy Boogie Woogie."

Greater Dayton Premiere Management

A grant totaling more than 2.3  million dollars has been awarded to Greater Dayton Premier Management to help with work readiness and job-placement programs in west Dayton.

The goal of the new Jobs Plus grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is to raise income levels for residents in the DeSoto Bass neighborhood.

The early history of New England is filled with stories about the interactions that took place between the native peoples who were the original residents of the region and the European settlers who were in the process of dislodging the original inhabitants and taking their lands.

Karen Kasler

Among the tens of millions of people watching last night’s first presidential debate were dozens of volunteers and supporters in central Ohio, at gatherings put together by the Clinton and Trump campaigns. 

Protesters Take Over Columbus City Council Meeting

Sep 27, 2016
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In Columbus last night, dozens of protesters stormed the stage and took over a city council meeting. It’s the latest protest over the fatal police shooting of a 13-year-old boy.

Police calmly watched but did not make any arrests as protesters filed on stage and chanted “take a knee for Tyre.” Police say Tyre King was an armed robbery suspect who was shot after pulling a BB gun from his waistband. Protesters like Tammy Alsaada want an independent investigation into the shooting.

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The days continue clear and warm and bright. Two weeks ago, much of the landscape was still deep, late-summer green. Now, a few maples and dogwoods are red and orange, cottonwoods and catalpas and sweet gums and shagbark hickories are yellow, and grape vines and nettles are bleached with age. Locust leaves drizzle steadily to the undergrowth. The serviceberries are almost bare. The black walnut trees keep only their last fruit. Purple poison ivy and Virginia creeper outline the changes.

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