Ohio's attorney general says he'll provide grant money for new regional sexual assault coordinators to oversee direct and comprehensive services for victims of sexual assault.
Attorney General Mike DeWine said Wednesday a recently completed survey found that 52 of Ohio's 88 counties do not offer such services. The attorney general says it is crucial that adequate services are available to anyone who has been sexually assaulted.
The five year, $1.5 million project focuses in its first year on expanding services to Crawford, Meigs, Perry and Wyandot counties.
A bill to increase Ohio's non-urban interstate speed limit to 70 mph has cleared a key hurdle in the Ohio Senate.
The Senate Transportation Committee voted 7-2 Tuesday evening on a revised measure containing the speed limit increase. Ohio's current highest speed limit is 65 mph.
The revised bill includes a new guarantee that 90 percent of proceeds from a $1.5 billion Ohio Turnpike bond sale go to northern Ohio. It also would freeze toll rates for local E-ZPass users through 2023 on trips of 30 miles or less.