Ohio Public Radio

For seven years, Ohio lawmakers have been cutting down on gun regulation.

Cincinnati made a wide-ranging pitch to land Amazon's second headquarters by using urban cool and culture along with tax breaks. 

The Ohio Highway Patrol says fifteen people were injured in a Sunday night crash that shut down U.S. 23 in both directions south of Marion.

State Auditor David Yost says public records-related citations across the state fell last year, but some officials still need to work harder to comply with the law.

Two former Cincinnati Reds pitchers-turned-broadcasters will lead this year's Opening Day parade - which won't actually be on Opening Day.

The University of Cincinnati music professor who said Muslim women and girls are safer in the U.S. than in any Middle Eastern country has been forced to retire. 

Ohio's unemployment rate for January was 4.7 percent, down two-tenths of a point from December's revised figure.

The judge who presided over the fraud trial of several executives of the Pilot Flying J truck stop chain owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has ordered the release of secret recordings filled with racist and misogynistic comments.

The City of Columbus has again received a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign's latest Municipal Equality Index

Columbus Division of Police

Police have arrested two Columbus men in connection with the slayings of a west side couple on New Year's Day. 


Students from four Columbus City high schools and one elementary school are among those planning to take part in the National School Walkout March 14th, in honor of the 17 people killed at a high school in Parkland, Florida.  

Circleville police say they have charged a 14-year-old boy with making a threat against the city's schools. 

Columbus Division of Police

A Franklin County grand jury has indicted a Beechcroft High School student for allegedly threatening a school shooting earlier this year. 

Following their counterparts in Columbus, Whitehall City Council members this week approved a measure prohibiting dog owners from tethering their canines and leaving them unattended outdoors during overnight hours. 


Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther has announced the members of the city’s safety commission. 

Kirkersville police chief Jeff Finley announced at last night's city council meeting that he is resigning.

Newark Police have arrested an eighth-grader for making violent threats against his school, Liberty Middle.

Funeral services are scheduled Friday for a U.S. Army soldier from central Ohio who was a prisoner during the Korean War. 

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus man is scheduled to appear in court today on charges of threatening a shooting inside of a  gay bar.

Ohio's two U.S. Senators say President Trump's plan to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports is broader than they would prefer.

During his State of the State speech, Ohio Governor John Kasich announced plans to rebuild central Ohio’s mental health hospital with capital improvement dollars. 

Ohio Public Radio

Some state lawmakers are backing a new bill to reform sexual harassment training standards for their colleagues.

The four major candidates in the Democratic gubernatorial primary met for their first debate of the year last night in Toledo.

Ohio Public Radio

State Auditor David Yost says the Columbus City Schools may have to conduct another search for a superintendent.

New Albany billionaire Les Wexner is again the richest man in Ohio, according to this year's list by Forbes Magazine of the wealthiest people in the world. 

Heath Police

Bond is set at 1 million dollars for the Heath man charged in Monday's death of his 3-month-old daughter.

A new attorney for white nationalist Richard Spencer's campus tour efforts says he plans to drop a lawsuit against Ohio State University.

Major League Soccer and the Columbus Crew SC have relased a joint statement responding to the lawsuit filed by Ohio’s attorney general and the city to stop the team's planned  move to Austin, Texas. 

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Governor John Kasich delivered his final State of the State address last night at Otterbein University. 

WCBE files

The Columbus Board of Education last night approved a plan to cut 61 staff positions in the upcoming school year, as part of a larger plan to head off a looming deficit triggered by reduced state funding.