State Auditor David Yost has ordered Ohio's largest online charter school operators to stop using taxpayer dollars on tv ads attacking the state's decision to claw back 60 million dollars in payments for the 2015-16 school year.


Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader says members of two gangs known by the names “MS-13” and “Konvicted Family” could be headed to the county this weekend.


An advisory group that reviews debt-collection practices for unpaid student loans at Ohio's public colleges has recommended high school students receive financial literacy education.

The Ohio Environmental Protection agency has sued the estate of a manufacturing plant's property owner to recoup costs for overseeing the cleanup of a Clark County village's water supply when it was contaminated more than 20 years ago.


Environmental regulators who pledged to drastically cut what's feeding the toxic algae in Lake Erie will consolidate state oversight of the work to help make sure money is well spent and research isn't overlapping.


Attendance at last weekend's Dayton Air Show is estimated at 44 thousand people, 16 thousand below projections.

An Athens County woman has pleaded guilty to a Medicaid fraud scheme that prosecutors say resulted in 2 million dollars worth of bogus claims.

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The death row inmate who survived a botched execution attempt in 2009 is asking a federal judge to prevent a second attempt.

A Canal Winchester attorney will take over the vacated seat of a former member of the Ohio House of Representatives.


Two more Ohio Democrats have launched campaigns for statewide office in 2018.


A number of government websites, many of them in Ohio, have been hacked with a message that purports to be supportive of the Islamic State group.

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Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has entered the 2018 gubernatorial race positioned as one of the state's longest serving and best known politicians.

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A top conservation adviser to Ohio Governor John Kasich has resigned and has written a letter criticizing the state's natural resources agency.


Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich says the U.S. Senate needs to fix its version of a bill to overhaul the Affordable Care Act with bipartisan cooperation.


The Ohio Civil Rights Commission says it has found evidence to support 25 complaints that United Parcel Service engaged in illegal discriminatory practices at a Maumee distribution center last year.


The former Westerville physician awaiting sentencing on charges related to operating a "pill mill" has died after being shot during an apparent home invasion on Thursday.


The 17-year-old boy charged in the West Liberty High School shooting that wounded two students has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.


A technical sergeant has been released from a hospital hours after a U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 left the runway and flipped over after landing during preparation for the Dayton Air Show on Friday.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Federal prosecutors say the man authorities call the "Buckeye Bandit" was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison for robbing eight central Ohio banks since 2013.


A county coroner in Pennsylvania says human remains found by someone fishing in Lake Erie may belong to one of three victims still unaccounted for in a plane crash that killed six central Ohioans in Cleveland last year.

Grove City police have charged a former Buckeye Ranch employee with having sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl. 


U.S. Air Force officials can't say what caused a Thunderbirds F-16 jet to flip over during preparations for the Dayton Air Show on Friday at the Dayton Airport. 


The Chicago Blackhawks have traded forward Artemi Panarin, along with Tyler Motte and the Blackhawks' sixth-round selection in this weekend's NHL draft to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Brandon Saad, goaltender Anton Forsberg and a fifth-round pick next year.

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Americans purchased existing homes at a faster pace in May, but a shortage of properties on the market and higher prices continue.


State Auditor David Yost has placed the village of Mount Sterling under fiscal emergency status after two former employees were charged with theft in office.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The Columbus man accused of fatally shooting a SWAT officer during a standoff last year has been found guilty by a Franklin County jury.

Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail

Bond is set at 1 million dollars for the Athens man charged with strangling a Chauncey woman in a home last week.


Franklin County Sheriff's deputies say a man is hospitalized in critical condition after being shot during a home invasion on Thursday.

The Ohio House has approved a bill restricting the ability of small villages to cite and fine motorists for speeding.


A Democratic gubernatorial candidate is proposing a buy-in option making government health care benefits available to the public.