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Ohio Governor John Kasich has turned up the heat on President Trump in the aftermath of Trump’s shaky position on white nationalists, neo-Nazis, the KKK and other hate groups.

A Muslim comedian and radio host has filed a lawsuit in Columbus, suing the central Ohio man who runs the white supremacist website The Daily Stormer.

The City of Cincinnati is suing Dublin-based Cardinal Health and two other prescription drug distributors over their alleged roles in the opioid crisis. 

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A new study shows one in five family doctors have received a payment for prescribing an opioid medication - and Ohio is among the top ten states for it.

Federal prosecutors in Columbus say 13 members and associates of the MS-13 gang have been arrested and charged in central Ohio and Indiana.

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Cleveland Cavaliers start LeBron James has criticized President Trump in the aftermath of the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia

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There are important "do's" and "don't's" to protesting, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, which is  holding a workshop in Columbus to teach people how to demonstrate within their constitutional rights.

Hundreds of Columbus City Schools teachers rallied outside the district offices yesterday, demanding a new contract  with better benefits.

The Dayton school board last night ratified a two-year contract with the teachers union.

Sentencing is scheduled October 4 for the Columbus woman who pleaded guilty Monday to causing a crash on the south side.

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An Ohio appeals court panel has ruled a juror who was sleeping during testimony in a Columbus man's murder trial did not affect his conviction. 

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The owners of Great Western Shopping Center have placed the Columbus facility up for sale.

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Ohio Democrats plan to stage the first in a series of gubernatorial debates next month.

The Ohio Highway Patrol says say a car ran off State Route 158 in Fairfield County on Monday and crashed into a tree, killing the driver and her two passengers.

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Work is underway on a new I-71 overhaul project. 

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More than 500 thousand Ohio vehicles have customized license plates, but some drivers want plates that have racial slurs and other offensive language. 

A new U.S. Department of Energy report shows steady demand remains in Ohio for small-scale wind energy projects.

Some international students are spending summer at their American colleges because they are worried about potential travel troubles, even if they aren't from majority Muslim countries in the government's travel ban rules.

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Officials from the company building twin high-pressure natural gas pipelines across northern Ohio have told federal regulators sabotage or leaky equipment caused drilling slurry to become contaminated while cleaning a spill near the Tuscarawas River.

A Whitehall man has pleaded guilty to charges of selling fatal doses of heroin. 

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The City of Columbus has paid nearly 11 thousand dollars to euthaize 250 geese that populated the Scioto River downtown.

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The superintendent of Ohio's largest online charter school operator is retiring amid its court battle with Ohio officials over at least 60 million dollars in disputed funding.

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Former Central Ohio Transit Authority president and longtime American Electric Power executive William Lhota has died.

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A leading U.S. hospital says it won't move its annual fundraiser away from a Donald Trump resort despite pressure from health professionals and others over the president's support for repealing the Affordable Care Act.

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The Columbus Fraternal Order of Police has passed a no confidence vote in Columbus mayor Andy Ginther and two other city officials. 

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A social media giant is developing a huge data center in Central Ohio. 

Sentencing is scheduled August 18 for a man convicted this week of raping a Columbus woman in 1996. 

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Former Ohio State and NFL wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez is considering a run for Congress.

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Columbus-based Nationwide Insurance has agreed to pay 5.5 million dollars to 33 states over a 2012 data breach that exposed the personal information of 1.27 million consumers.

The Ohio Department of Commerce does not expect to issue the first medical marijuana cultivator licenses until November, a month later than growers expected.

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