Most of the ten people who spoke at a Columbus City Council public hearing last night on a proposed policy for police body cameras say the city must move as quickly as possible to equip officers with the devices, in the wake of recent police shootings.

A report commissioned by three groups representing public schools shows what the groups say is a strong link between academic performance and household income.


Columbus' only indoor water park will be placed on the auction block this fall.


Franklin County Dog Shelter officials say the distemper outbreak is over.

Licking County Sheriff's Office

Licking County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a person of interest in a local murder.


Classes are scheduled to resume today at Columbus State Community College's Westerville campus after the death of a student.

Delaware County Sheriff's Office

A Delaware County woman has pleaded guilty to charges of stealing jewelry, watches and other items from residents of senior living facilities in Delaware and Franklin Counties over several years to support her drug habit.

Another child injured in a crash on I-270 last week has died.

Columbus police say a 7-year-old girl was killed last night after she was hit by a sport utility vehicle outside the Kingshill Court Apartments near I-71 on the north side.

Sentencing is scheduled November 9 for a Columbus man who pleaded guilty this week for his role in a robbery in which two accomplices were shot and killed by police officers.


Plans to move homeless people from the Faith Mission and other shelters into a building on North Grant Avenue are proceeding.

Ashland County Sheriff's Office

Ross County Sheriff's deputies say they are investigating the Ashland County man charged with two murders and suspected in three others.

Florida Highway Patrol

The Florida Highway Patrol has charged a motorist with causing a weekend crash that killed four members of a Columbus softball team.

WCBE Files

The Columbus Board of Health has delayed voting on new rules for people raising farmyard animals after receiving new questions from people who keep chickens and small animals on their properties.


The Columbus Board of Education last night voted to sell the vacant Southeast Career Center building to a nearby construction firm for just over 1 million dollars.

The unemployment rate in central Ohio fell to 3.9 percent in August, down a tenth of a point from July.


Ohio is a member of a coalition of 21 states suing the Labor Department over a new rule making more higher-earning workers eligible for overtime pay.

The Ohio Supreme Court has adopted a rule change to allow attorneys to counsel clients seeking to comply with the state's new medical marijuana law.

Child welfare advocates say more children are put into foster care amid the state's opioid crisis, but funding for children services agencies falls short.


The Ohio Department of Education says more than 52 thousand students participated in the first full year of a  program allowing middle- and high-schoolers to earn free college credit.