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A bill designating October 7 as Moses Fleetwood Walker Day in honor of the first black major league baseball player has cleared Ohio's Legislature and is headed to Governor John Kasich's desk.

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Researchers in the Great Lakes region have found new evidence that invasive Grass Carp are spawning near the mouth of the Sandusky River, a Lake Erie tributary.

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The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Wilson Sporting Goods more than 65 thousand dollars for workplace safety violations at its football factory in Ada, Ohio.

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The Franklin County Coroner has ruled a 12-year-old boy found unresponsive during a birthday sleepover died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, not from choking on a piece of gum.

Knox County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the discovery of possible murder-suicide west of Centerburg on Saturday.

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A human leg found off the Pennsylvania coast of Lake Erie was from one of three unaccounted for victims of a plane crash near Cleveland last year.

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Ohio Senate Democrats say majority Republicans are stymieing bipartisan congressional redistricting talks with "strong-arm tactics."

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Franklin County Sheriff's deputies say their investigation has failed to reveal what happened to 71 oxycodone pills that disappeared at the county courthouse last July.

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A new poll shows more than 60 percent of Ohioans believe the Affordable Care Act should remain in place, but should be improved.

Columbus advocates, city officials and DACA recipients Thursday reiterated their call for Congress to agree on a legislative solution for the roughly 800,000 immigrants nationwide known as Dreamers.

The Columbus Division of Police is a defendant in a lawsuit filed by a black former officer.

Columbus officials have closed for ten days an east side night club, saying it is a haven for criminal activity.

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An Ohio Court of Appeals has upheld the constitutionality of a 2013 state law imposing stiffer criteria for minor political parties to reach and maintain ballot status.

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A former executive of the truck stop chain owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has pleaded guilty to his alleged role in the company's scheme to defraud trucking companies of promised fuel rebates.

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The Great Lakes Commission says the region needs to drastically improve public water systems.

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The Cincinnati Reds plan to extend protective netting at their ballpark next season.

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A member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen is joining other veterans in supporting a fall ballot measure forcing state agencies to purchase drugs at prices paid by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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The "Wall Street Journal" says the OSU Buckeyes  are the most valuable team in college football.

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The poor grades for many school districts in the latest round of state report cards has upset some parents and school officials.

Sales of existing homes fell in August on the national level, but rose on the state and local levels.

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The Ohio Senate has approved a resolution supporting Columbus' effort to build a super-high speed transportation system connecting the city with Pittsburgh and Chicago.

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Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich says the latest plan by GOP U.S. Senators to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is a bad deal. 

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Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther spent much of his appearance at Wednesday's Columbus Metropolitan Club forum responding to the state of community/police relations, which he acknowledged have never been more strained.

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Licking County and the City of Elyria are the latest Ohio communities to sue drug makers for the costs of the state's opioid epidemic. 

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The Ohio EPA has more than doubled the fines against a company building a natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Michigan.

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Test results are pending on water in an Ohio State University dorm after a student contracted Legionnaires' disease. 

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A Sandusky man will serve 18 years in prison for shooting and killing an innocent bystander during his shootout with another man in Columbus last year.

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A Columbus teenager was sentenced Tuesday to three years in a juvenile detention facility after pleading guilty to his involvement in a gang-related, drive-by shooting last October outside Linden-McKinley STEM Academy that injured two students.

Ohio lawmakers are looking at cutting the penalties for concealed-carry permit holders who fail to tell police they have a weapon when they're detained by authorities.

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A federal magistrate judge has ruled the physical reaction of death row inmate Gary Otte during his execution earlier this month was not sufficient to stop it under current state law governing lethal injections.

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