COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Federal officials will investigate Ohio State University's response to allegations against a team doctor now accused of sexual misconduct against scores of athletes and other male students in the 1980s and 1990s. The Department of Education's civil rights office will review whether Ohio State responded "promptly and equitably" to complaints. OSU says it responded properly to claims made this year, and how staff dealt with previously raised concerns is part of an independent investigation.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A state auditor's report on Ohio's Medicaid prescription drug business says there needs to be more transparency on what taxpayers are getting for their money. The Columbus Dispatch reports Ohio Auditor Dave Yost's report released Thursday calls for auditing on how Medicaid prescription drugs are administered, and an investigation into how manufacturers and wholesalers could be driving up costs. Yost says lawmakers' efforts this week to eliminate spread pricing may not be enough to curb costs.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Kroger is testing grocery deliveries using driverless cars near Phoenix. The biggest U.S. grocery chain began the project Thursday at a Fry's supermarket, which is owned by Kroger. Shoppers can order groceries online or via a mobile app for same-day or next-day delivery to their home. After the order is placed, a driverless vehicle delivers the groceries curbside, requiring customers to be present to fetch them.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The Great Lakes Commission says it will divide nearly $900,000 among seven local organizations to help cut runoff of sediment, nutrients and other water pollutants. Runoff feeds harmful algae blooms and oxygen-starved "dead zones" where fish can't survive. Recipients of the grants will install best-management practices for limiting soil loss and applying fertilizer in ways intended to keep it on the land instead of washing into the Great Lakes.
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