The Columbus Metropolitan Library serves 21 locations in Franklin County, and its operations center in Gahanna serves as a hub for the movement of all the materials that move through the system. We sneak behind the scenes after dark to find out just exactly how the books get onto the shelf.
Bill Targeting Youth Drug Abuse Clears Legislature
Ohio lawmakers have passed a bipartisan measure aimed at preventing youth drug abuse by requiring a guardian’s consent before a minor is prescribed painkillers.
The bill also would limit supplies of painkillers to minors to three days when another adult authorized by a minor’s parent or guardian, such as a grandparent, gives the required consent. The parent or guardian would still be required to eventually sign the consent form.
The bill was co-sponsored by Republican Rep. Stephanie Kunze, from the Columbus suburb of Hilliard. She has said the issue caught her attention when she learned about a girl who was prescribed addictive painkillers without parental consent and later abused the drugs.
A spokesman for Gov. John Kasich says he plans to sign it.