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Delaware County Sheriff's Office

The owners of a Delaware County cemetery have been sentenced to prison time for cheating more than 70 customers out of  thousands of dollars for services not rendered.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The former coordinator of fraternity and sorority life at Ohio State University has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years' probation for stealing more than 83 thousand dollars from the school.

A former Licking Valley Local Schools teacher has agreed to pay restitution and complete 80 hours of community service to to avoid prosecution for stealing money from a fundraiser for an injured former student. 

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Aspirin maker Excedrin has donated over 7 thousand dollars to complete a fundraising effort to pay for a parade should the Cleveland Browns finish the season with a winless record.  

Statehouse News Bureau

As expected, Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O’Neill has submitted his resignation. 

Columbus Division of Police

A Franklin County grand jury has cleared a Columbus  police officer who fatally shot a man who pulled what turned out to be a BB gun from a bag as he stepped out of an ambulance. 

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says he's prepared to sue the owner of the Columbus Crew SC if plans to move the team to Texas go forward.  

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The man convicted of setting a Columbus Buddhist temple on fire last year has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison on arson charges. 

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The Cleveland Indians plan to extend the protective netting at their ballpark before the start of next season.

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Ohio wildlife officials say a deer with its head trapped in a plastic Halloween candy bucket has been spotted by Upper Arlington residents.

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus woman has been indicted in connection with her newborn daughter’s fatal overdose.

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A Franklin County grand jury has indicted a man on involuntary manslaughter and child endangering charges after his son found a loaded gun in their Madison Township home and fatally shot himself last September.

State tax revenues for November were slightly above estimates.

cleveland.com

The Ohio Inspector General says a state technology administrator wrongly solicited a 37 thousand dollar sponsorship fee from a company that has received millions of dollars in state contracts.

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The Ohio Supreme Court's Disciplinary Counsel has filed a complaint against Franklin County Judge Amy Salerno, accusing her if having secret communications with a defense lawyer before she reduced his client’s bond on drug-trafficking charges.

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Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O’Neill says he intends to resign from the bench to run for governor.

Ohio's Third Frontier Commission has awarded nearly 10 million dollars for several research and development projects that aim to stem opioid addiction, part of the 20 million Governor John Kasich said he wanted to set aside for high-tech solutions to the epidemic.

cleveland.com

A federal judge is putting a hold on the fraud trial of former executives and sales representatives of Pilot Flying J, the truck stop chain owned Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Republican Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Ohio Public Radio

Republican State Auditor David Yost says questions about the past drug convictions of a consultant who played a key role in Ohio's new medical marijuana program need to be addressed before the program launches next year. 

The GOP tax cut bill is now in a U.S. House and Senate Conference committee.

education.ohio.gov

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a strong supporter of charter schools,  says state report cards on public schools are unfair to those with high poverty rates. 

The Ohio Supreme Court has denied a request to temporarily halt the state's efforts to recoup 60 million dollars from the state's largest online charter school operator.

Associated Press

A federal judge has ended a lawsuit in which inmates and reporters challenged a ban on face-to-face media interviews with prisoners convicted for their roles in the 1993 Lucasville prison riot.

drc.ohio.gov

Work is underway to clean the pipes at a state prison hospital in Franklin County after more inmates contracted Legionnaires' disease.

Ohio Public Radio

A state law could be invoked to keep the Crew SC in Columbus. 

Ohio Public Radio

A controversial bill to shore up the state's  unemployment compensation fund might be moving forward soon.

Despite a slight increase nationally, homelessness declined in Ohio according to the latest estimate by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

The state auditor's office says the western Franklin County Village of Brice failed to maintain records of speeding tickets given to motorists.

Columbus city officials say an Indiana developer has been chosen to build a residential and office complex in the Franklinton area.

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The University of Akron student convicted in his roommate's fatal stabbing after an alcohol-fueled argument about fast food last year has been sentenced to three years in prison. 

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