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The Columbus man accused of fatally shooting a SWAT officer during a standoff last year has been found guilty by a Franklin County jury.

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Bond is set at 1 million dollars for the Athens man charged with strangling a Chauncey woman in a home last week.

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Franklin County Sheriff's deputies say a man is hospitalized in critical condition after being shot during a home invasion on Thursday.

The Ohio House has approved a bill restricting the ability of small villages to cite and fine motorists for speeding.

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A Democratic gubernatorial candidate is proposing a buy-in option making government health care benefits available to the public. 

Ohio's largest online charter school operator plans to lay off 350 employees next month and possibly more later after the state determined it must repay 60 million dollars for failing to accurately report attendance.

Final estimates place Ohio's projected budget shortfall at more than 1 billion dollars.

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Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment giving crime victims and their families the same rights as the accused have delivered more than 560 thousand petition signatures to the secretary of state's office to make the fall ballot.

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The Cleveland Indians will be playing regular season games in Puerto Rico next season. 

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A Westerville man faces federal charges of threatening central Ohio Republican Congressman Steve Stivers and his family through a voicemail.

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Ohio Department of Natural Resources investigators say a faulty cord or outlet led to the electrocution of a Dublin man last Friday at a Put-in-Bay marina.

The City of Columbus and Franklin County have unveiled a new plan to combat opioid abuse.

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An Associated Press analysis shows Medicaid expansion accounted for 43 percent of total Ohio Medicaid spending on substance abuse and mental health treatment.

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The Ohio Senate has approved it's version of the two-year state budget bill.

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Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky last night won the Vezina Trophy as the league's top netminder.

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The City of Columbus has shut down a troubled east side strip club.

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A former Dublin Scioto High School teacher has been charged with making and distributing child pornography.

Central Ohio's jobless rate for May is 3.7 percent, down three-tenths of a point from April.

Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs has recommended a 24-hour suspension for an officer seen on video kicking a suspect lying on the ground.  

Majority Republicans in the Ohio Senate have removed a provision from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation budget denying benefits for undocumented workers.

The Franklin County Coroner has identified the infant killed in Monday's east side house fire.

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Columbus Health Commissioner Doctor Teresa Long will retire at the end of the year.

Women will be allowed go topless at ComFest

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A Columbus boy is hospitalized in critical condition after being pulled last night from the pond of an apartment complex on Mallard’s Landing Drive on the northwest side.

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The Franklin County coroner says overdose deaths blamed largely on opioids are spiking.

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Former Cuyahoga County Commissioner and former county Democratic Party chair Jimmy Dimora is asking a federal judge to dismiss his public corruption conviction. 

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has posted warning signs at two Buckeye Lake beaches because of high toxic algae levels.

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One of two complaints filed over a Republican Ohio Supreme Court justice's speech to a Toledo Right To Life Group has been dismissed.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich  has named attorney Lance Himes as director of the Ohio Department of Health.

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A state small businesses tax cut is under fire from Democrats and some Republicans who say the current budget situation shows it's time to repeal it.

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