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A group that advocates for low-income Ohioans has issued its annual report on poverty in the state.  

Ohio is one of the top five states in the nation for job cuts in the first quarter of the year, according to an analysis by the executive firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas. 

Outgoing University of Akron President Matthew Wilson is one of four finalists to become president of Utah Valley University. 

A federal judge has ordered the U.S. EPA to get to work on stopping the growth of  future algae blooms in Lake Erie.  

Heath police say one man was shot and killed and a woman was wounded early Thursday inside of a Conn Way Drive home. 

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The Ohio Highway Patrol says a Bloom-Carroll high school student charged in the traffic-crash death of her classmate was driving more than 90 miles-per-hour when the accident happened last month. 

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Republican Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger is stepping down immediately, moving up the May 1 resignation he announced earlier this week amid talk of an FBI investigation into his activities with payday lending industry lobbyists. 

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A Franklin County jury has acquitted one of two men charged in a fatal shootout on I-70 near James Road in 2016.  

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Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio says he's had a change of heart on marijuana and will promote its nationwide legalization. 

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rich Cordray says it was "highly inappropriate" for Ohio Attorney General and GOP gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine to call Republican Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger in the middle of a federal investigation and the exchange should be investigated.

The Ohio Department of Commerce says not all of the state's medical marijuana growers, manufacturers and dispensaries will be operational by the September 8 legislated deadline. 

A company that processes mail-order prescriptions says it will close its offices on Phillipi Road in June, costing 456 people their jobs. 

A federal judge has sentenced two Columbus brothers to prison time for operating a large oxycodone ring. 

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Majority Republicans in the Ohio House balked at passing a bill to reform the payday lending industry just hours after the Speaker stepped down amid an FBI inquiry. 

The union representing Ohio prison guards says a correctional officer remains in the hospital several weeks after he was attacked. 

The U.S. Surgeon General has issued an advisory, encouraging more Americans to carry the opioid overdose antidote naloxone.

The supplier of a fertility clinic storage tank at University Hospitals in Cleveland says its equipment did not malfunction or cause the loss of more than 4 thousand eggs and embryos. 

Investigative notes from the State Auditor's office show Columbus City Schools officials interviewed in secret  four semi- finalists in the recently scrubbed search for a new superintendent. 

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Republican Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger says he will resign effective May 1, amid talk of an FBI investigation into his activities. 

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The Ohio Legislature is hearing testimony on dueling gun bills this week.

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Today is Equal Pay Day, marking how far into 2018 women have to work to earn the wages of their male counterparts in 2017. 

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Experts agree that rear-facing car seats offer the best protection for young children in front and side impact crashes. 

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The Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of Monday's crash that claimed the life of a Northland High School student.  

The Columbus City Attorney's office is asking a court for a six month stay  in the city and state’s lawsuit against the Columbus Crew SC, owner Anthony Precourt and Major League Soccer to provide local investors an opportunity to purchase the team. 

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 Ohio State University President Michael Drake says the school has formed a task force to improve parking garage safety and examine mental health resources for students after two people jumped or fell from the Ohio Union South parking garage over the last week. 

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A Columbus City Schools principal has been charged with soliciting a prostitute. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved the second year of a planned five-year contract with Rumpke for curbside recycling and yard waste pickup. 

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The owner of two Miami Valley shopping malls wants to buy Elder-Beerman's parent company.  

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is reminding residents today is the last day to register to vote in the May primary. 

The son of Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Tara Mosley-Samples is in protective custody after being accused of making social media posts  about killing police officers. 

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