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Ohio rule bans certain synthetic drug chemicals
Written by ANN SANNER, Association Press   
Thursday, 17 April 2014 13:18

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two chemicals being abused as synthetic drugs are now illegal under a state rule change that went into effect Thursday.

The rule bans the sale and use of the chemical compounds known as PB-22 and 5F-PB-22, along with variations that have the same basic chemical structure. State officials hope to target drug dealers who seek to skirt the law by tweaking the compounds to make them legal.

The chemicals are often sprayed on plant material to mimic the effect of marijuana. Synthetic drugs can have effects similar to, but longer-lasting than, amphetamines. Users can experience paranoia, erratic behavior, lethargy and slurred speech, among other symptoms. The drugs are typically sold in head shops and marketed as herbal incense products.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration temporarily classified the compounds as illegal in February, but the state ban is permanent.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and State Pharmacy Board Executive Director Kyle Parker announced the rule Thursday, which classifies the two chemical compounds as controlled substances illegal under Ohio law.

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(Updated) Crews searching Lake Erie for 3-4 missing anglers
Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, 17 April 2014 09:29

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it's searching western Lake Erie for three or four people after finding a partially submerged boat off the Ohio shoreline.

The U.S. Coast Guard says the boat was located Thursday morning near the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant. That's about 30 miles west of Toledo.

Coast Guard boats and helicopters are now centering the search in that area.

Crews began looking for missing boaters near Ohio's South Bass Island overnight after receiving a report about overdue fishermen.


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Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:21
 
Girl's memorial being held at basketball arena
Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, 17 April 2014 07:53

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An 8-year-old Michigan State basketball fan whose battle with cancer inspired the team's players, coaches and many more beyond the hardwood is to be honored by thousands of her closest friends at a memorial service in East Lansing.

Lacey Holsworth's family wants those attending the event Thursday at the Breslin Center basketball arena to wear bright colors and smiles in celebration of her life.

Lacey died at her home in nearby St. Johns on April 8. The little girl affectionately known as "Princess Lacey" had neuroblastoma, a nerve-cell cancer. She wore a blond wig because chemotherapy took her hair.

Lacey met Michigan State basketball star Adreian Payne during one of her hospital stays, and their friendship quickly blossomed. She became a valued member of the Spartan family.


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Mumps cases reported at central Ohio community college
Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, 17 April 2014 07:57

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus health officials say they've confirmed 2 cases of mumps at a local community college as an outbreak of the illness continues.

Jose Rodriguez, Columbus Public Health spokesman, says two Columbus State Community College students have been included in the official case count.

Rodriguez said Thursday the agency is also looking into reports of two more cases of mumps at the school near downtown.

Officials have confirmed 230 cases of the contagious viral illness in the area this year. They say 145 of those are linked to Ohio State University.

Mabel Freeman, Columbus State's interim vice president for student affairs, tells the Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1r1BZTL ) the school has encouraged good hygiene and vaccination since the outbreak.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com


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Rideshare drivers in Ohio urged to check insurance
Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, 17 April 2014 06:33

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is warning drivers considering work with a ridesharing service such as Uber or Lyft to understand the insurance implications.

Rideshare companies operating in Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland use smartphone apps to connect potential passengers with drivers using their personal vehicles.

In a warning Wednesday, Ohio Lt. Gov. and Insurance Director Mary Taylor says most personal auto insurance policies don't cover commercial use of a vehicle. And liability insurance provided by ridesharing companies may not cover medical payments and collision damage if an accident occurs.

Taylor advises would-be rideshare drivers to review their policies with an agent, broker or insurance company. She says a commercial auto policy that covers bodily injury and property damage as well as damage caused by uninsured or underinsured motorists may be advisable.

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Online:

http://www.insurance.ohio.gov


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