Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says hundreds of pounds of prescription drugs were collected over the weekend in Scioto County, an area hit hard by drug overdose deaths. Collection sites at grocery stores in Portsmouth and Wheelersburg gathered a total of 318 pounds of prescription drugs from residents for disposal. Dozens of county residents have died over the past decade from overdoses attributed to painkillers and many more have been treated for addiction.
Columbus police are investigating exactly how a car crashed into the Scioto River last night. Police say a 25-year-old woman drove into the water at Riverside Drive and McCoy Road. She is hospitalized with injuries sustained in the crash. Divers pulled her from the water. Police say a medical problem or mechanical failure are among the possible causes of the crash.
Columbus police have identified the bicyclist killed in a crash Sunday night on the Far West Side. Police say 19-year-old Elissa Hatfield was hit by an SUV on Hilliard-Rome Road as she attempted to cross Fisher Road. Police say the motorist was not injured.
Federal Prosecutors are asking a judge to put convicted former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora in prison for 22 years for taking bribes. Prosecutors are also seeking restitution of nearly 100-thousand-dollars as well as half the proceeds from the pending sale of his house. The former county Democratic party chair was convicted in March on charges of racketeering, fraud and bribery as part of an FBI probe of corruption in county government. Sentencing is scheduled for July 30th.
Originally published on Thu February 14, 2013 6:48 pm
For bartenders, the words "last call" have a hidden meaning: It won't be long before they're enjoying a drink of their own. And after hours of making tonics, flips and fizzes, what does a bartender drink? Often, the answer is short and simple: Fernet.
In a world of citrusy, sugary drinks that can all taste alike, Fernet Branca stands alone. Depending on how your palate responds, the Italian digestif can be called everything from refreshingly bold to an acquired taste to cough syrup that's gone bad.
This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Coming up, as sports fans around the world look forward to the start of the Olympics, we'll check in with a star of the U.S. women's soccer team, Sydney Leroux. We'll have that conversation in just a few minutes.
But first, we are taking a closer look at the life and legacy of a pioneering American, Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. She died yesterday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 61 years old.