Ohio Public Radio

A Republican state lawmaker says she wouldn't have promoted her proposed Ohio ban of "sanctuary cities" on a radio show if she'd known that its host advocates white culture and power.


The state has turned down 22 million out of 71 million dollars in federal charter school expansion grant money, saying enough potential schools will not meet the high performance ratings needed to qualify.


The family of a concertgoer believed to have fallen five-stories to his death through a garbage chute at the Cleveland Indians' ballpark alleges the organization had been repeatedly warned about faulty locks and doors leading to those chutes.

Federal prosecutors say a former defense contractor convicted of mail fraud and making false claims while supplying non-conforming parts to the military has been sentenced to two years in prison.


Realtors around the country and in Ohio are seeing a strong start to the traditional spring home-buying season.


The U.S. Attorney's office says a federal grand jury has charged two Columbus men with running a local dogfighting ring.

Ohio's unemployment rate for March is 5.1 percent, unchanged from February.

Demonstrations will be held this weekend in Columbus and nearly 500 other cities around the world to promote awareness of and investments in science. 

Associated Press

Sidney Crosby and Scott Wilson scored third period goals to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins over the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 last night in game five of their best-of-seven opening round playoff series.

New Orleans Advocate

The man convicted of killing former Ohio State and NFL defensive end Will Smith was sentenced in Louisiana yesterday to 25 years in prison. 

A Columbus man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison in Missouri for transporting four teenage girls to engage in prostitution.

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus man convicted of raping a woman in 1997 in Beatty Park was sentenced this week to eight years in prison.

Associated Press

The Ohio Inspector General's office says Belmont Correctional Institution warden Michele Miller improperly offered inmates credit for community-service hours in exchange for 1 dollar donations to charities of her choice.

The U.S. Supreme Court has sided with Akron-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber in a dispute over a 2.7 million dollar judgment the company and its lawyers were ordered to pay in a personal injury case.


The Texas company building a high-pressure natural gas pipeline in Ohio has been issued violation notices by the state EPA for spilling drilling mud in separate wetlands.

AEP webcast

Columbus-based American Electric Power is defending its proposal to raise customer rates.

Ohio Public Radio

Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says if elected governor he would push for mandatory K-12 anti-drug education as part of the state's efforts to fight the opioid epidemic.

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni is leaving his post to devote more time to his gubernatorial bid.

Two national-security experts say the Trump administration's attack on programs designed to slow global climate change will destabilize countries, especially in the Middle East, and threaten U.S. military facilities at home and abroad.


President Trump's federal budget proposal includes a 31 percent cut to  the U.S. EPA.