Articles by Andrew Welsh-Huggins

Right-Wing Institute Ordered to Pay $2.4M to Ohio Man Hurt at Rally

A federal judge in Ohio has ordered a right-wing think tank led by white nationalist Richard Spencer to pay $2.4 million to an Ohio man severely injured during a white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally two years ago in Virginia. Bill …

Ohio State Plans Process to Settle with More Strauss Sex Abuse Victims

Ohio State University said on May 3 it is planning an individual settlement program that could help resolve more of the remaining claims over alleged sexual misconduct by Richard Strauss, the team doctor accused of abusing hundreds of young men …

Ohio Suspends Pharmacy After 890 Vaccine Doses Wasted

A pharmacy responsible for distributing the coronavirus vaccine to Ohio nursing homes failed to document storage temperatures for leftover shots, resulting in 890 doses being wasted, the state Health Department said. The agency said it suspended SpecialtyRx in Columbus from …

Ohio to Return $5B From Injured Workers Fund to Employers

Ohio employers will receive a record $5 billion in repayments from the state insurance fund for injured workers to help with the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Mike DeWine and the fund’s administrator announced. The return of the …

Ohio Governor Says Aid for State’s Renters, Businesses Coming Soon

People struggling to pay rent, along with small businesses and nonprofits hurt by the pandemic and the weak economy, could have details by next week on an aid package to help them, Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said on Oct. …

Caffeine Bought Online Killed Ohio Teen. Is Amazon at Fault?

Logan Stiner was just days from high school graduation when his brother found him unresponsive in their family’s home southwest of Cleveland, Ohio, in May 2014. Stiner, 18, died of cardiac arrhythmia and seizure from acute caffeine toxicity, a coroner …

In Ohio Suit, Pharmacies Say Prescribers Bear Responsibility for Opioid Crisis

Doctors and other healthcare practitioners who write prescriptions bear ultimate responsibility for improper distribution of opioids to patients, not pharmacists who are obliged to fill those prescriptions, a series of pharmacy chains argued in federal court in Ohio. The filings, …

Ohio Governor Says Distracted Driving Should Be Primary Offense

Distracted driving should be reason enough to pull someone over in Ohio, Gov. Mike DeWine said as he promised a legislative proposal soon to upgrade the offense. DeWine also said it’s time for a cultural recognition that distracted driving is …

NTSB: Ohio Medical Helicopter Made ‘Sharp Left Turn’ Before Fatal Crash

An Ohio medical helicopter on its way to pick up a hospital patient made “a sharp left turn” before a crash that killed three people including the pilot last month, according to a preliminary federal report. The report released by …

New Suits Filed Over Pain Meds Given to Near-Death Patients in Ohio

An Ohio man said on Jan. 16 he was stunned to learn of allegations that his wife’s hospital death last year was caused by a doctor’s order for a fatal dose of pain medication. David Austin said he called an …