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The state's health department has been answering questions from the public about a virus that poses potential danger to pregnant women. 

Ohio's elections chief is ordering new procedures for mailed absentee ballots after some weren't counted last year because of missing postmarks. 

Ohio Public Radio

The comments a Republican Ohio Senate leader made about his primary opponent in a House race have fired up a debate on how the GOP views women – in particular, working moms. 

The director of Ohio's state funeral board has filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit against a board member appointed by Governor John Kasich, alleging sexist, threatening and retaliatory behavior and seeking damages. 

Delaware County Sheriff's Office

A former Olentangy Local Schools teacher convicted on 41 of 42 counts of sexually assaulting students has been sentenced to 106 years to life in prison.

Hilliard Police

A former teacher at Weaver Middle School in Hilliard has been arrested on charges of having sexual contact with a student. 

Ohio Department of Youth Services

A Marion teenager convicted of killing her stepfather is back in custody after escaping from a mental health facility in Cleveland on Wednesday. 

ohiosenate.gov

A Republican state lawmaker is drawing criticism for questioning his female primary opponent's interest in the job while she is raising young children.

The Centers for Disease Control says three people in Connecticut, Missouri and New York have been added to the list of those sickened from a listeria outbreak linked to packaged salads made at the Dole processing facility in Springfield.

nytimes.com

A U.S. Army veteran from Columbus is receiving an honorable discharge a half century after he was discharged for being gay.

Mike Foley

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary made an announcement in Columbus Thursday regarding affordable housing.

nytimes.com

Columbus Public Health officials are warning local doctors the Zika virus is spreading rapidly, with potentially fatal effects for infants.

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland has announced the lineup of performers for the April 8th induction ceremonies.

The American Heart Association has issued a new scientific statement hoping to close the knowledge gap regarding women and heart attacks.

Members of the Columbus firefighters union have approved a new three-year contract agreement with the city.

pest.pics.com

Recent inspections by Columbus Public Health found no evidence of rat problems in Franklinton.

chillicothegazette.com

Three Chillicothe police officers are under investigation for their handling of a domestic violence call that ended with one accused of sexually assaulting the victim. 

pickawaynewsjournal.com

A Pickaway County jury has found a woman guilty of trying to hire a hit man to kill the mother of her husband's children.

Dublin-based Wendy's is investigating a possible cybersecurity breach.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says the unemployment rate for the central Ohio region held steady in December at 3.9 percent.

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