Massillon Police

A Fairfield County man has been arrested on charges of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl in Massillon on Monday.


The Licking County treasurer has sent the Newark-based Longaberger basket company notice of foreclosure on its now closed headquarters.


African-American Columbus residents who organized a town hall meeting tonight have rescinded their invitation asking Republican Franklin County prosecutor Ron O'Brien to attend.

New York Post

An Ohio appeals court has upheld the conviction of a former Columbus City Schools substitute teacher who showed a slasher horror film to Spanish classes at East High School.

WCBE Files

The City of Columbus has boarded up a Linden home linked to several drug overdoses in the neighborhood.

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio legislative Democrats say the state's opioid crisis is so bad that all lawmakers should be called to the Statehouse to deal with it.


The Ohio Senate has approved on party lines a bill allowing for reviews of the necessity of state commissions, boards and agencies.

Delaware County Sheriff'

The former manager of a Powell ice cream shop will serve six years in prison for having sex with underage employees.


Ohio State assistant football coach Greg Schiano will face a judge next week for crashing into a bicyclist last week.

Marion County Sheriff's Office

A judge has sentenced a man to more than two years in jail for causing a fatal traffic accident in Marion in 2014.

U.S. Attorney's Office

An aspiring Columbus rap artist has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for using underage girls in his music videos.


Former Cincinnati Reds great Pete Rose is asking the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum to restore his eligibility for induction.

Two men accused of live-streaming a threat to shoot up their Central Ohio neighborhood if their video feed topped 100 viewers have pleaded guilty to inducing panic.  

Columbus police say nine people were treated for heroin overdoses Tuesday in the Linden neighborhood, raising the possibility a new, more potent form of the drug is being sold in the city. 

Ohio Public Radio

A proposed bill amending Ohio's medical marijuana program is designed to answer the question of what would happen to an Ohioan who purchases medicinal cannabis out of state and uses it here.

Ohio Public Radio

The Obama Administration's plan to fight climate change is being challenged in federal court by Republican-led governments in several states, including Ohio. 

WCBE Files

A day after the People's Justice Project and other protestors packed City Hall and halted a Columbus City Council meeting, relatives of two African-Americans killed by police met with reporters.

An Ashtabula County Sheriff's deputy has been fired after a grand jury indicted him on charges of beating two all-terrain vehicle riders who led authorities on a chase.


A panel of Ohio judges has moved to suspend Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer, who faces nearly four-dozen criminal charges.

An Ohio law taking effect today speeds up the process for foreclosing on vacant and abandoned properties.