Students in the Columbus City Schools begin spring break on Friday, and city and district officials want them to stay safe and active.

Low- and moderate-income individuals and families in Ohio may be eligible for free tax preparation assistance.

Next year's Ohio high school seniors will be the first to choose their route to graduation - pass some state tests, take a college entrance exam or earn an industry credential.


Cuayhoga County elections officials plan to begin using electronic poll books during the May primary, joining more than two-thirds of Ohio's 88 counties.

A bailout is being proposed for two Ohio nuclear power plants that would end up increasing rates by 5 percent for customers of their owner, troubled Akron-based FirstEnergy.

Ohio State University is not commenting on a lawsuit filed by a retired professor for allegedly withholding details of a 1.1 billion deal with a French energy company.

Columbus Police are investigating multiple overdoses at Alvis House.


Federal prosecutors have charged a Lewis Center man with embezzling over 180 thousand dollars in federal grants intended to help Native Americans.


Unseasonably warm weather last fall and winter has created confusion for honeybees and has added to a list of problems they face as researchers investigate how to help them survive and continue their vital role in pollinating crops.

Associated Press

State regulators are acknowledging proposed licensing fees for medical marijuana businesses could initially exceed the state's costs of operating the program.


Wright State University's interim president has announced a list of immediate budget cuts.

Ohio Public Radio

Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich should run for the White House in 2020, effectively endorsing a primary challenge to President Trump.

Aspiring medical marijuana growers may begin applying for state licenses in June.


The attorneys for an Ashland County man charged with abducting and killing two women say he is dropping his plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.


A 14-year-old Champaign County boy accused of killing his father's girlfriend has been charged as a juvenile on aggravated murder and murder counts.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The last of 19 members of the Short North Posse to be tried in federal court was sentenced Monday to 23 years in prison for his role in two murders.

Washington Court House Police Chief Brian Hottinger says the goal of criminally charging drug users revived with naloxone is to help those addicts.

Civil rights activists are calling for answers in the police shooting death of Henry Green. 

Two city hall sources tell WCBE Columbus officials today will announce plans to offer paid family leave to all 85 hundred municipal employees this year.


Columbus technology department officials say they are upgrading procedures to ensure police videos are not accidentally deleted in the future.