Ohio Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Gibbons and President Trump are linked by an odd coincidence.

Pike County Prosecutor Rob Junk says the investigation of the unsolved killings of eight members of the Rhoden family nearly two years ago remains focused on a family of four that left the state for Alaska.

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A public service will be held next week following the death of former Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce.

Major League Soccer and Columbus Crew SC owner Anthony Precourt's company are asking a judge to dismiss the city and state's lawsuit attempting to block the team's planned moved to Texas. 


School districts around the state were forced to change their standardized testing schedules because of a system malfunction earlier this week.

Former Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce has died at his central Ohio home at the age of 87. 

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The state has rejected a petition submitted by backers of a ballot issue to legalize marijuana.

A federal grand jury has charged six Ohio men for conspiring to smuggle into and distribute drugs inside of the London Correctional Institution.

A Franklin County grand jury has indicted a former Dublin jewelry store owner for stealing money from dozens of customers.

Muskingum County Sheriff's deputies say county engineer Doug Davis was found dead in his home Wednesday night. 

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Grove City police have identified the contract worker killed Wednesday in a construction accident. 

A group of high school students in Columbus has formed a group to inspire and empower young girls. 

Standardized testing is expected to resume today at some Ohio schools after login problems with the online system were reported. 

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A Franklin County judge has approved a settlement with the parents of the teenager killed in last year's Ohio State Fair ride accident. 

Grove City police say a contract worker was killed yesterday in a construction accident. 


Franklin County Sheriff's deputies have identified the body found in the basement of a Harrisburg home earlier this week as a missing Fayette County woman.  

Fulton County Sheriff's Office

The Fulton County man convicted of killing a University of Toledo student in 2016 has been sentenced to death.

State prisons officials say a death row inmate who attempted suicide following an assault on a prison guard has died. 

The U.S. House Agriculture Committee has begun debate on the 2018 Farm Bill. 

A coalition of Ohio businesses is calling on lawmakers to approve a bill adding sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes in discrimination laws.  

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An Ohio House committee has approved a bill to crack down on payday lending without making any changes – a week after the House Speaker resigned and a vote was halted.

The City of Columbus is preparing to enact new regulations governing hooka lounges.

President Trump has signed a disaster declaration for Hamilton and 17 other southern Ohio counties hit by flooding last month. 

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the state's three-decades-old death penalty law, rejecting a challenge that argued juries and not judges should impose death sentences. 

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has blocked an Ohio law that tried to divert public money from Planned Parenthood in an anti-abortion push by GOP lawmakers.

The Marysville-based Scotts company says in a news release it has agreed to purchase Washington state-based Sunlight Supply Incorporated, America's largest distributor of hydroponics products. 

Franklin County residents will have to pay more to register their vehicles, with the additional revenue to be used to pay for bridge and road maintenance.

A federal appeals court has ruled that Ohio televangelist Ernest Angley did not violate labor laws by urging members of his congregation to volunteer at his church's for-profit restaurant. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A judge has ordered the man accused of providing the gun used to kill two Westerville police officers must remain in jail without bond.