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At least 10 overdoses in two days might point to tainted heroin batch

A dangerously potent batch of heroin, or one tainted with other drugs, could be responsible for at least 10 overdoses in two days in Marion and Union counties, two that were fatalities. The problem is so severe that paramedics nearly ran out of the drug typically used to save people from an overdose.

Bellefontaine man charged with murder of his 5-year-old son

Murder has been added to charges against a Bellefontaine father in connection with the beating death of his son this week. Anthony Allen Michael Barton, 24, was charged with felony child endangering on Monday after police and paramedics responded to his girlfriend’s house on a report that 5-year-old Michael Barton had stopped breathing.

Gov. John Kasich rescinds orders allowing collective bargaining for care workers

Making good on a promise from 2010 as he was first taking office, Gov. John Kasich rescinded executive orders made by former Gov. Ted Strickland today. The orders made two kinds of independent, self-employed contractors eligible for collective bargaining with the state even though they are not state employees: home health care contractors and in-home child care contractors.

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