About 1.8 million Ohioans who get food stamps will see a reduction in benefits when a federal program expires in November.
And a new report says that will be devastating to the people who use the program.
In 2009, as part of the economic-stimulus law, federal food assistance increased maximum monthly benefits for food-stamp recipients. That increase will expire at the end of October for the 47 million Americans using food stamps.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol has reported more drug-related arrests and seizures in Ohio in the first half of this year compared with the first six months of 2012.
Recently released patrol statistics show troopers made 4,728 drug arrests January through June for an 18 percent increase over the same period last year. The Dayton Daily News reports that is a rise of 42 percent compared to the average number of arrests from 2010 through 2012.
The state's attorney general is urging Ohioans to watch out for scams involving utilities after two people reported losing about $800 each after unsolicited phone calls.
Attorney General Mike DeWine says the caller claimed to represent a utility company and demanded payment. He says dozens of other consumers have said they've received unsolicited calls about lowering their energy rates.
A pro-gun group in Ohio has raised more than 12,000 dollars to buy George Zimmerman a new firearm. He is the former neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted of all charges in the fatal killing of the unarmed teen, Trayvon Martin, in Florida.