WCBE files

Columbus city officials will discipline the municipal employee who went beyond his official duties in helping the Chinese businesswoman who purchased Mayor Michael Coleman's home in Berwick.

Newly-released Ohio Department of Education records show data experts were puzzled by some requests from an ex-charter school director whose decision to omit certain failing grades from sponsor evaluations led to his resignation in July.

Columbus Division of Police

A third psychological evaluation of the motorist charged with a downtown crash that killed two pedestrians shows he is competent to stand trial.

A group of Upper Arlington residents wants voters to recall 5 city council members following their vote last month to approve portions of a controversial plan to remake Northam Park.

The Ohio Inspector General's office says a full-time Department of Medicaid employee improperly used state hours and resources working a side job under a contract she was awarded by another state agency.

A company based in Thailand plans to spend 100 million dollars to  investigate whether it can build  a petrochemical facility in Belmont County.

A family is suing a Columbus funeral service after their deceased relative's body was misplaced and the wrong corpse was displayed at a private viewing.

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus man paralyzed after being shot during a 2013 drug-related robbery died Wednesday.

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police say a Reynoldsburg woman faces involuntary manslaughter and child endangering charges following the May drug overdose death of her daughter.

Three juveniles have been sentenced to prison time for throwing a rock off a Pennsylvania highway overpass, causing severe brain trauma to an Ohio teacher.

Five Franklin County Jail employees have been punished after mistakenly giving an inmate her early release. 

Toledo-Lucas County Public Library

A Toledo woman's book about her time in a Soviet labor camp is now available at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, thanks to a digital preservation project. 

Delaware County Sheriff's Office

Delaware County Sheriff's deputies say a husband and wife were found dead in their Galena home last night in what they believe was a murder-suicide.

Columbus Division of Police

A judge has ordered a psychological evaluation for the suspect in the beating death of a 1-year-old boy found in Big Walnut Creek last December.

The Franklin County Auditor's office is inspecting more than three-thousand local gas pumps for signs of tampering.

The Ohio Department of Health says the number of abortions last year continued a trend of decline in recent years.

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has expressed interest in becoming governor.

The Ohio Supreme Court will decide if outside sales representatives working on commission must be paid minimum wage.

John Minchillo / Associated Press

The Ohio Board of  Building Standards is cautioning schools against buying or installing barricade devices meant to stop active shooters until rules are developed for use of the devices.  

Three guns were confiscated from two Columbus City Schools today in separate incidents.