Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel's contract has been extended by a year, through June 2018, with options for the former Ohio State University football coach to stay in his current role even longer.

A former Ohio Environmental Protection Agency supervisor who appealed her firing over the handling of lead in the village of Sebring's drinking water has been rehired in a new job with the agency.

Warren County Sheriff's Office

A Warren County judge has declared a mistrial after a jury couldn't reach a verdict in the case of the father of a 4-year-old  boy who died after his stepmother put him in a scalding bath.

Marysville Police have released the names of the three teen boys charged with raping a 13-year-old girl following a high school football game last September.


A new video making the rounds at Ohio State University is being touted as a production that challenges stereotypes. 


An Ohio State University administrator is being criticized for urging compassion for the Somali-born student who injured 11 people in Monday's car-and-knife attack on campus before he was shot and killed by campus police.

Karen Kasler

The first man scheduled to be put to death in Ohio since a problematic execution almost three years ago is asking for life without parole. 

Jo Ingles

A decision by the Ohio Department of Health to order a Dayton area abortion clinic to shut down is drawing criticism and praise. 

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Ohio State University researchers are conducting tests on new seat belt designs in an effort to better protect older drivers.


Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says a record number of Ohioans cast absentee ballots in the November election.

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni says he's ready to run for Governor in 2018.


The Columbus Metropolitan Library is eliminating daily fines for overdue books and other materials on January 1.


An Ohio Senate panel has rejected the governor's pick for a seat on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

Richland County Sheriff's Office

A Mansfield woman has been sentenced to life in prison for the slaying and dismemberment of a neighbor last year.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The Franklin County Court of Appeals has ruled a guilty plea made by a Columbus man in a 2014 murder case is invalid because the presiding judge  failed to inform him of his Constitutional right to confront witnesses.

A Vinton County man will serve 4 years in prison for stealing more than 2 million dollars worth of timber from land owned by a deceased Grove City resident.

Columbus Public Health

Several events are being held around Columbus today to mark World AIDS Day, an annual observance to raise awareness, support people living with HIV-AIDS, remember those who have died, and encourage others to get tested.


Federal and local authorities investigating Monday's attack at Ohio State University do not believe anybody else was involved in the planning, other than deceased suspect Abdul Razak Ali Artan.

Ohio Department of Transportation

The state will invest 15 million dollars to support research in self-driving highway technology along a 35-mile stretch of  U.S. Route 33 between Dublin and East Liberty.

Ohio Public Radio

An Ohio House committee has approved a bill changing the state's green energy policy landscape, amid a battle over extending the freeze on  green energy standards.