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The Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security agency announced today that director Mike Pannell has resigned.

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A Franklin County judge has ruled the man charged in the beating death of a 1-year-old boy whose body was found in Big Walnut creek is incompetent to stand trial.

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus man arrested in Oklahoma in February man has been indicted in a 1997 rape at Beatty Park after new DNA testing helped identify him.

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal prosecutors say a member of the Short North Posse gang arrested in connection with a racketeering case has pleaded guilty to several charges.

Union County Sheriff's Office

A Bellefontaine man is scheduled to appear in court today to face charges of writing a bomb threat at the Honda plant in Marysville earlier this week.

Columbus Division of Police

The Franklin County coroner has identified the body found earlier this week in the Scioto River downtown.

The Ohio EPA is proposing an overhaul of how the state and cities deal with lead in drinking water, including speeding up public notifications.

Supporters of medical marijuana may begin collecting signatures to put the issue on the November ballot in Ohio. 

A disability rights group is suing the state, claiming it forces people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to receive services in institutional settings due to a lack of community options.

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Authorities have identified the man killed Tuesday when a trench for a waterline project collapsed in Mentor. 28-year-old Alexander Marcotte was buried under more than six feet of dirt.

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The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority has officially opened a new 8-floor garage on Goodale Street, near the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

PUCO Approves Utilities Plan To Raise Rates To Subsidize Older Plants

Mar 31, 2016

State regulators have approved a pair of deals that allow FirstEnergy and AEP to impose multi-billion dollar rate increases on electricity customers to subsidize some older coal-fired and nuclear power plants.

The City of Columbus has formally approved several agreements with the Central Ohio Transit Authority to create what is called the Cleveland Avenue Bus Rapid Transit project. 

A Franklin County sheriff's deputy will not be charged for causing an on-duty crash that killed a man last July.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new label for a common abortion-inducing drug that could undo restrictions on medication abortions passed by Ohio and other states.

Delaware County Sheriff'

Bond is set at 120 thousand dollars for a former Powell business owner charged with sexually assaulting teen employees.

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A Columbus teen has now pleaded guilty to adult charges of unintentionally shooting and killing a girl in 2014.

Ohio Public Radio

The fight over a ballot proposal to put ethics restrictions on state lawmakers and cut their pay is headed to the Ohio Supreme Court.

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A Boston-based private equity firm says it will invest in the Columbus-based Ice Cream manufacturer that is attempting to rebound from two listeria outbreaks.

Kasich Wants Some Medicaid Recipients To Pay More

Mar 30, 2016

Republican Governor John Kasich's administration is moving forward with plans to require more than 1 million low-income Ohioans to pay a new monthly cost for Medicaid or potentially lose coverage. 

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