Nearly $500,000 in Improper Payments by the Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program of Lucas County, Inc.


Columbus – Auditor of State Keith Faber’s Office released the 2018 Medicaid compliance examination of the Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program of Lucas County, Inc. The examination found inaccurate billing totaling $414,414 and an $81,649 overpayment during a six month period.… Read full story

Statement from Ohio Attorney General Yost Regarding Officer-Involved Shooting in Westerville


(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – April 12, 2021 — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost issued the following statement regarding a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville, involving Columbus Division of Police officers and security officers from the hospital:

“At the request of the Westerville Division of Police, BCI will conduct a complete and expert investigation into the incident that occurred this afternoon.

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Drug Testing Approach Uncovers Effective Combination for Treating Small Cell Lung Cancer

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health have identified and tested a drug combination that exploits a weakness in small cell lung cancer (SCLC), an aggressive, dangerous cancer. The scientists targeted a vulnerability in how the cancer cells reproduce, increasing already high levels of replication stress ­­– a hallmark of out-of-control cell growth in many cancers that can damage DNA and force cancer cells to constantly work to repair themselves.… Read full story

The J. M. Smucker Co. Issues Limited, Voluntary Recall of Two Lots of Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food for Potential Salmonella Contamination

Orrville, OH – The J. M. Smucker Co. today announced a limited, voluntary recall of two lots of Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food (30LB bag) due to potential salmonella contamination. The Company has received no reports of pet illness or adverse reaction and has issued this recall out of an abundance of caution.… Read full story

MV Senior Wins Knox County Franklin B. Walter All Scholastic Award

Each year the Ohio Educational Service Center Association (OESCA) recognizes a student from each county across the state. Students are selected for their academic achievements, personal accomplishments, as well as community service. Mount Vernon High School’s Elizabeth Clarkson has been recognized as the student exemplifying this award from Knox County.
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