Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment capping interest rates on payday loans at 28 percent have delivered petition signatures to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on Wednesday to get the measure onto the November ballot.

The Ohio Department of Public Safety says starting July 2, the state will end the same-day issuing of driver's licenses and will mail them instead.

Republican Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine has recused himself from hearing a Democratic gubernatorial candidate's lawsuit challenging his disqualification from the ballot.

The Columbus Regional Airport Authority says passenger traffic at the Glenn Airport rose in January.

Ohio economic development officials say Cincinnati lost its bid to host Amazon's second headquarters because the city lacks enough tech workers.

Logan County health officials are investigating a spike in cases of whooping cough, also called pertussis. 

Licking County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a 14-year-old Lakewood High School student for making a school-related threat.

A Briggs High School student has been arrested for bringing a gun to school.

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The Columbus City Schools' board held a special meeting Wednesday night, to hear about revised recommendations to the list of possible budget cuts necessitated by reduced state funding.

Akron City Schools Superintendent David James has withdrawn from consideration for the top spot in Columbus City Schools, leaving interim superintendent John Stanford as the only candidate for the position.  

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State Auditor David Yost says he's backing a bill designed to help the state recover money spent on fraudulent payments to Medicaid providers. 

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Columbus authorities closed the A to Z Market on Hudson Street Tuesday, citing several instances of illegal activity and code violations.

The U.S. Supreme Court says it won't hear an appeal by Ohio's only female death row inmate.

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Lancaster police have filed charges out of a fatal shooting Sunday night at a motel on East Main Street.

Grove City police say evidence indicates a fatal weekend shooting was self-defense. 

Franklin County Sheriff's deputies say a husband and wife were found dead Tuesday at a home on the southwest side.

Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio told reporters during a conference call Tuesday this might be the time for lawmakers to ban the use of bump stocks.

The owner of Columbus-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams says on social media she is considering ending the use of FedEx if the company fails to stop supporting the National Rifle Association.

Dublin police say a 17-year-old Coffman High School student has been charged with threatening a school shooting.

Groveport-Madison school district officials canceled classes today because of threats against the district.

Hilliard police say a 16-year-old Darby High School student posted a threat against the school yesterday on social media.

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Bond is set at 500 thousand dollars for the Beechcroft High School student charged with making threats against his school on social media.

The Ohio Highway Patrol blames road rage for Monday's fatal crash in Licking County. 

Columbus police say two people were shot and wounded early this morning outside of Mount Carmel West hospital.

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Ohio Attorney General and GOP gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine has filed a new lawsuit against four major drug distributors, including Dublin-based Cardinal Health, for their alleged roles in the opioid crisis.

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State lawmakers have released their 2.6 billion dollar capital improvements budget.

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Columbus City Council last night rejected placing on the May ballot a plan to expand the panel and create district or ward representation.

The Central Ohio Transit Authority is getting a 2.8 million dollar federal grant to pay for a program giving free bus passes to an estimated 45 thousand qualified downtown Columbus workers.

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A Beechcroft High School student is scheduled to appear in court today on charges of of making a threat against his school.

Bowling Green State University has named Rodney Rogers to replace former President Mary Ellen Mazey.