Ohio has the highest rate of infant mortality among African Americans and is ranked at no.48 overall. A new bill is hoping to change those statistics. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown announced the bill Thursday. “In a state this wealthy, with hospital facilities as good as Franklin County and Cuyahoga County and Hamilton County and our whole state, it’s shameful we don’t do better,” he said. The legislation would standardize requirements for documenting infant deaths. This would create more data for the state and for comparison among other states, the Dispatch reported.