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Editor's Note: The headline on this story has been changed; DeWine's office says his nod was not meant to  indicate he thinks money from the rainy-day fund should go toward the opioid battle.

Ohio’s opioid crisis has been tearing through the state. For months, Democrats have been calling on Gov. John Kasich to release rainy day funds to aid in the fight. One  of the Republicans who want to replace him says he'd be open to that.

The one-year-anniversary of the murders of eight members of a Pike County family is approaching.  the Pike County’s sheriff joined Ohio’s attorney general today to provide an update on the on-going investigation. 

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OHIO BUREAU OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

There’s a new lesson plan from Ohio’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation for fourth grade teachers throughout the state. It’s designed to help students use critical thinking and problem solving skills.

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Some of the state’s top Republican officeholders who are likely to run for higher positions next year are weighing in on challenges they think Ohio faces right now.

Attorney General Mike DeWine says when people ask him about the problem facing the state that haunts him the most, he’ll say the opioid crisis. But DeWine says in reality, that’s a subset of a larger problem.

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The chairs of the two major political parties in Ohio appeared together for the first time today, at a forum for journalists in Columbus. One of the topics was the 2018 election for governor.

 

Secretary of State Jon Husted and Attorney General Mike DeWine, both likely Republican candidates for governor, have raised millions already. Ohio Democratic Party chair David Pepper admits time is growing short for possible Democratic candidates.

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