Americans bought more existing homes in June as the sales rate reached its highest level in more than nine years.

Republican Licking County Commissioner Duane Flowers is apologizing after The Newark Advocate newspaper quoted him as saying Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton "should be hanging from a tree."

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled the Springfield City Schools must release student contact information requested by the School Choice organization as long as parents give their consent.

Circleville Police

The ex-husband of the Licking County woman charged with killing her boyfriend has been charged in the case. 34-year-old Kyle Johnston faces a tampering with evidence charge.

A federal jury has convicted the operator of a central Ohio defense contractor on charges of fraud and making false claims.

Logan County Sheriff's Office

A Logan County man has pleaded guilty to charges of fatally shooting a teenager while hosting a drinking party in December.

Most of the space suit Ohio native Neil Armstrong wore when he became the first person to walk on the moon is now on display at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport, after being moved from the Cincinnati Museum Center.

The Columbus City Schools' board this morning unanimously approved a combined levy and bond package for the fall ballot.  

The Columbus Board of Education this morning voted to place a combined 6.92 mill levy and bond request on the November ballot.

Columbus police officials say officers were fired upon as they responded to a report of shots fired at a northeast side apartment complex early this morning.

Federal authorities are now investigating a third former Reynoldsburg police officer for stealing cash, drugs and property and falsifying search warrants for ten years.

The Central Ohio Transit Authority recently fired a bus driver who kicked a gay passenger off her bus in June.

Fired Ohio State marching band director Jon Waters says he is weighing his legal options after the Ohio Court of Claims dismissed his defamation lawsuit against the university. 

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of appeals in Cincinnati has reinstated Ohio's lawsuit against lender Freddie Mac accusing it of defrauding a pension fund by systematically investing in sub-prime home loans.

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled a nonprofit property management company created by a charter school may not claim a school-related property tax exemption. 

Licking County Sheriff's Office

Bond is set at 1 million dollars for a former state prison guard charged with killing her boyfriend.

Drinking fountains at a Franklin County school have been turned off after tests found high levels of lead in the water.


Two central Ohio companies are listed in the annual "Fortune 500" rankings of the world's top revenue-generating firms.

Columbus police are investigating the murder of a woman whose body was found in the middle of an east side road.

Madison County Sheriff's Office

The former Mount Sterling village administrator was charged Tuesday with racketeering, theft in office, money laundering, tampering with records and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.