A group of state lawmakers are backing a national campaign to bring back something they believe is lacking in politics: civility.


U.S. Representative Tim Ryan of the Youngstown area was one of the Democrats taking part in a sit-in this week on the floor of the House, demanding a vote on gun restrictions for people on the Homeland Security "no-fly" list. 

Existing home sales rose last month on the local and national levels, but fell statewide.

Four Upper Arlington City Council members could be facing a recall election.

The Westerville teen who died last weekend from a rare virus she contracted while swimming apparently became infected at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Ohio Department of Health says a 61-year-old Lucas County woman has contracted the Zika virus through sexual transmission.

Columbus Division of Police

Bond is set at 5 million dollars for the suspect in one of two recent shootings on an east side street.

The Ohio Attorney General's office has rejected the petition for a proposed ballot measure allowing students to pray in public schools.

Part of Ohio's new medical marijuana law that sets aside a piece of business for minorities appears to be unconstitutional, according to legal scholars who spoke to the Associated Press.

The jobless rate in central Ohio fell by a tenth of a point last month to 3.8 percent.

A Hilliard couple who owns a home health care service awaits sentencing in a 1-million-dollar health care scheme.

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A new Quinnipiac University poll of registered voters shows Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio and Democratic challenger Ted Strickland are tied at 42 percent, less than five months before the election.

A 728 thousand dollar grant from the City of Columbus will help pay for improvements to the historic Lincoln Theater on the near east side.

The City of Columbus has won  a 50 million dollar grant to integrate innovative transportation technologies, including self-driving cars and smart sensors.


Hillary Clinton returned to Ohio for the first time as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee yesterday, with a speech at the Fort Hayes Metropolitan Educational Center. As Alison Holm reports, Clinton took aim at her opponent's economic proposals and experience - in his own words.

Republican Lancaster Mayor Brian Kuhn has pleaded not guilty to charges of failing to file a state tax return.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Franklin County health officials say a Westerville teenager died last weekend from a rare brain-eating amoeba.

An 11-year-old Bexley girl died Tuesday after lightning toppled a tree onto her cabin during a storm at a southeastern Indiana camp.

For the first time since 2012, an annual report ranks Ohio in the bottom half of states in child well-being.


Former Ohio Republican congresswoman Jean Schmidt is facing a 25 hundred dollar fine by the Federal Election Commission for not reporting legal assistance from a pro-Turkish group.