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Columbus City Council is considering legislation to ban the use of so-called "conversion therapy" on LGBTQ youth. 

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Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther has a message for community activists who want the city to end it's summer safety initiative - too bad.

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A Short North restaurant is the first in Ohio to declare itself a "sanctuary restaurant." 

Local and federal authorities are investigating a bomb threat called in to a Jewish Community Center in Beechwood. 

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Some Ohio lawmakers are pushing a bill they say would save consumers, and in particular women, 4 million dollars a year.

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Four Ohio cities are in the top five in the U.S. for the greatest number of seriously underwater home mortgages, according to a recent report by a real estate information service.

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The Ohio Highway Patrol says the pilot was killed Sunday when his plane crashed into a field near I-70 in Harmony Township in Clark County.

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Pennsylvania environmental regulators say there's a likely correlation between a natural gas company's fracking operation and a series of minor earthquakes in western Pennsylvania last year.

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Teachers unions are gearing up for a fight against a controversial provision in Governor John Kasich's state budget proposal requiring educators to shadow workers at local businesses in order to renew their licenses.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich says he supports repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act but thinks a plan floated by Congressional Republicans to phase out the expanded Medicaid program is a "very bad idea."

Authorities say a 59-year-old Gahanna man was killed Friday in a skiing accident at the Snow Trails ski slopes near Mansfield. 

A group of U.S. Senators is backing a proposal to eliminate a tax penalty levied on student loans forgiven after the death or disability of the borrower.

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State lawmakers have formally introduced a bill removing sales taxes from feminine hygiene products.

A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit by Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine challenging what he called an unconstitutional health care tax levied on state and local governments.

Columbus police say a man shot and killed his former girlfriend Friday morning near a UPS distribution facility on Trabue Road, then shot and wounded himself nearby.

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In the last two legislative sessions, at least one Republican state lawmaker has introduced a bill changing the rules for union dues and membership for public employees.

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A group of Columbus health professionals and community activists say the city needs a new perspective on dealing with violence in neighborhoods. 

WCBE Wins Rusty Hub Cap For Oldest Vehicle Donation!

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 WCBE GM Dan Mushalko at the top of this email, attempting to put that "Rusty Hubcap" to use)!

Columbus police say a woman was shot and wounded this morning near a UPS distribution facility on Trabue Road.

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The Violet Festival in Pickerington is ending after an 18 year run.

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