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Nation Sep 02Deal with OxyContin maker leaves families angry, conflicted
A landmark settlement in the nation's opioid epidemic is forcing the owners of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to give up the company and pay out $4.5 billion. But many families of those who died from overdoses say it's not enough.
World Mar 17Experts: Virus surge in Europe a cautionary tale for US
Optimism is spreading in the U.S. as COVID-19 deaths plummet and states ease restrictions and open vaccinations to younger adults. But across Europe, dread is setting in with another wave of infections that is closing schools and cafes and bringing…
Nation Oct 30Ohio utility at center of $60 million bribery case fires CEO
FirstEnergy Corp. said its investigation found that CEO Chuck Jones and two other company officials who were fired Thursday violated company policies and its code of conduct. The company says its review was related to government investigations into the company.
Nation Aug 03Nuclear bailout tied to bribery scandal was years in making
Ohio lawmakers are facing calls to repeal a $1 billion nuclear plant bailout that’s now entangled in a state bribery scandal.
Politics Jul 21Ohio House speaker, 4 others arrested in $60 million bribery case
U.S. Attorney David DeVillers says the ploy was probably the largest bribery scheme ever perpetrated against the state of Ohio. Ohio's governor is calling on Householder to resign immediately.
Nation May 30U.S. cities fear protests may fuel new wave of virus outbreaks
Images showing thousands of screaming, unmasked protesters have sent shudders through the health community, which worries its calls for social distancing during the demonstrations are unlikely to be heard.
Nation Aug 15Coroner: Gunman had drugs in system during firefight
Montgomery County coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger said Connor Betts, 24, had a pipe device and a baggie of cocaine with him, and cocaine, alcohol and an antidepressant in his blood.
Nation Aug 13WATCH: Authorities piecing together motive in Dayton shooting investigation
Authorities said Tuesday that a friend, Ethan Kollie, bought armor and a 100-round magazine for Betts, authorities said. But there was no evidence he knew what Betts planned, they said.
Nation Aug 12WATCH: Federal officials announce Dayton shooting charges
A friend of the Dayton gunman who killed nine people told federal agents he bought him body armor, a gun accessory and a 100-round magazine earlier this year, according to a court document unsealed Monday.
Nation Aug 06WATCH: After Dayton mass shooting, Ohio governor set to address gun laws
Facing pressure to take action after the latest mass shooting in the U.S., Ohio's Republican governor plans to outline his proposals designed to deal with gun violence and mental health.