The Ohio Democratic Party is appealing a federal court decision that cancels the so-called "Golden Week", when voters may register and cast ballots at the same time.

Ohio Highway Patrol troopers have ratified a new three-year contract with the state.

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled prior juvenile convictions cannot be used to increase the severity of charges or the length of prison sentences those individuals receive as adults.

Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services officials say accidental drug overdoses killed a record 3,050  Ohioans last year,  an average of eight per day.

The second of two people accused of killing a teen in a South Linden alley in 2013 was convicted and sentenced to 17 years in prison this week.

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus man will serve four years in prison for his role in a fatal shooting last summer in a west side parking lot.

Columbus fire officials say the four-alarm fire at a south side recycling facility earlier this month started as a small burn on top of a pile of recyclables.

Ohio University is getting 2 million dollars from a 39 million dollar federal grant program designed to help bring jobs to Appalachian areas hurt by the declining coal industry. 

The state and Ohio's largest online charter school operaator are lbattling over how to prove it’s providing an education to its more than 15,000 students.

Columbus' tourism bureau says 39.3 million visitors spent a day or more in the city last year, resulting in an overall economic impact of 9.7 billion dollars.

Existing home sales on the local, state and national levels declined in July thanks to a shortage of available properties and rising prices.

Local health officials say there are now 250 cases of cryptosporidiosis in Columbus and Franklin and Delaware Counties, up from 202 late last week.

Ohio Public Radio

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson will be on the statewide ballot.

Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer has pleaded not guilty  to charges of stealing prescription medications from disposal drop boxes, deceiving doctors into giving him painkillers and misusing department funds.

State of Ohio

The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentences of a man convicted of killing his girlfriend's ex-husband and a man who killed a woman he lived with and her two children.

Ohio Weslyan University

A Columbus man has been indicted for causing a fatal crash on New Year's day.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

One of the men convicted of torturing a couple in a Hilltop home will spend less time in prison.

Central Ohio's unemployment rate for July is 4 percent, down two-tenths of a point from June. 

Delaware County Sheriff'

The former manager of a Powell ice cream shop has pleaded guilty to charges of sexually abusing three former underage employees.

The Food and Drug Administration says it has again found listeria in the production kitchen of Columbus-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams.