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Future of Ohio Bitcoin program, deemed illegal, in limbo

Future of Ohio Bitcoin program, deemed illegal, in limbo

COLUMBUS (AP) — Resuming Ohio's attempt to allow cryptocurrency in certain tax payments is up in the air after the state's top lawyer found a Bitcoin program launched by the former state treasurer was illegal.
Republican Attorney General Dave Yost found then-Treasurer Josh Mandel skirted state law when he launched the Ohio ... (full story)

Southern Ohio lawmaker wants computer crime laws updated

A southern Ohio lawmaker wants to upgrade the state's computer crimes laws so that even wrongfully accessing a computer system with ill intent or to commit a crime becomes a crime itself.
According to Winchester Rep. Brian Baldridge, a Republican, current law is damages-based which precludes prosecution of hackers or other scoff ... (full story)

Ohio counties to be part of $350M federal opioid study

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — Ohio communities will be part of a $350 million federal study analyzing drug intervention techniques and policies.
Ten Ohio counties will be among the first wave of communities participating in the National Institutes of Health's HEALing Communities Study, The Portsmouth Daily Times reported.
Ab ... (full story)