The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority will lay off 41 employees as it begins to privatize management of its nearly 14 hundred public-housing units.

Knox County Prosecutor's Office

The person of interest in a Knox County double-homicide has been charged with two counts of murder.

Toledo Blade

A Columbus man recently captured by U.S. marshals in Toledo has been extradited to face charges in connection with a local fatal shooting.

Fired Put-In-Bay police chief Ric Lampela has been convicted on a disorderly conduct charge after being cleared of aggravated menacing over a confrontation with two officers five years ago.  

Thousands of Franklin County voters will be casting ballots at new locations next month. 

City Hall sources tell WCBE the Ohio Ethics Commission is investigating Columbus City Council president and mayoral candidate Andy Ginther and three other current or former council members for a lobbyist-funded trip they took to the Big Ten Championship game last December.

Backers of a marijuana legalization proposal on the November ballot have been airing tv ads for a couple of months.

The Pickerington Local Schools teacher accused of hitting and killing her husband with her car last weekend has been reinstated after charges were dropped.  

Columbus City Council president and mayoral candidate Andy Ginther today proposed tougher new ethics rules for lobbyists and elected officials, as questions about his own behavior have been raised in recent weeks.  

The lawmakers that pushed for state legislative redistricting reform now want to change the way congressional districts are drawn. Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow reports.

The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department says toxic algae blooms have been found in the ponds at Krumm and Schiller Parks.

Knox County Prosecutor's Office

Bond is set at 50 thousand dollars for the person of interest in a Knox County double-homicide.

Policy groups on the right and left say Ohio lawmakers are undermining attempts to reduce the state's prison population by continuing to introduce tough-on-crime bills that put more people behind bars.

The Ohio House has approved new performance, accountability and transparency requirements for charter schools.

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Republican Ohio Governor and presidential candidate John Kasich is third among Ohio Republicans, behind Donald Trump and Ben Carson. 

U.S. Attorney's Office

A federal grand jury has indicted an aspiring Columbus rap artist on charges of producing child pornography in music videos.

A federal jury in Columbus has awarded a Guysville woman who got cancer after drinking water contaminated by the chemical C-8 that was released from a DuPont plant on the Ohio River 1.6 million dollars.

The Tenth Ohio District Court of Appeals has upheld a Franklin County Municipal Court order allowing the City of Columbus to close a nuisance hotel on the North side for a year due to criminal activity.

An Ottawa County judge has found fireed Put-In-Pay police chief Ric Lampela not guilty of blocking a sexual assault investigation involving one of his former officers.

A Lakewood man will serve two years in federal prison for conspiring to defraud a credit union out of more than 3.7 million dollars.