ONIC, RecoveryOhio, DEA Participate in Coordinated Drug, Outreach Saturation Event

(Chillicothe, Ohio) – The Ohio Narcotics Intelligence Center (ONIC), RecoveryOhio, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) joined nearly a dozen law enforcement and treatment agencies in Ross County this week to conduct the state’s fourth coordinated drug/outreach saturation event.

The two-day Operation Bridging Recovery and Interdiction Data Gathering Enforcement (BRIDGE) event was aimed at removing drugs and drug traffickers from the streets as well as connecting individuals with substance use disorder to help and treatment.Read full story

ODNR’s New ConServe Ohio Initiative Commits to a Sustainable Future

ConServe Ohio recognizes first state parks to be certified under initiative.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Parks and Watercraft are blazing the trail to sustainability by following the mission of ConServe Ohio. ODNR’s new initiative lays out goals for parks to reduce environmental impact through the Ohio State Parks’ Sustainability Plan.

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Going for the Gold: Ohio State Parks Honored as National Gold Medal Finalist

ODNR’s state parks earn acclaim as one of the best park systems in the country.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State Parks are going for the gold! The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has been selected as a finalist for the 2023 Gold Medal Award from the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA) in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).Read full story

Over Half of Females Serving Time for a Violent Offense Were Arrested Within 5 Years of Release From Prison


WASHINGTON –The Bureau of Justice Statistics is announcing the release of Recidivism of Females Released from State Prison, 2012–2017. During the 5 years after their release in 2012, more than half of females (55%, compared to 66% of males) who were serving time for a violent offense were arrested for another offense, while more than a third (38%, compared to 49% of males) had a new conviction for any offense, and about a fourth (27%, compared to 43% of males) were returned to prison.Read full story

The Biden-Harris Administration Proposes New Standards to Help Ensure Access to Quality Health Care in Medicaid and CHIP

Newly proposed standards and requirements would better ensure access to care, accountability, and transparency for Medicaid or CHIP services, including home and community-based services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today unveiled two notices of proposed rulemaking (NPRMs), Ensuring Access to Medicaid Services (Access NPRM) and Managed Care Access, Finance, and Quality (Managed Care NPRM), that together would further strengthen access to and quality of care across Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the nation’s largest health coverage programs.

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BBB Scam Alert: How to Spot a Scam When Shopping for Refurbished Products


Buying refurbished items can save you money, but it’s important to research before you take the plunge. While many reputable businesses offer quality pre-owned electronics, appliances, and other products for a fraction of their original price, BBB Scam Tracker has received reports of con artists ripping off consumers by promising a great deal on “like-new” devices that they don’t plan on delivering.

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