A Democratic state lawmaker is hopeful majority Republicans in the Ohio Senate will approve his house-passed bill designating every June 12 as Superman Day in the state.

The Ohio Department of Health says a 73-year-old Hancock County woman is the first state resident to contract salmonella from pre-cut melons.

FIFA officials voted today in Moscow on the host country for the 2026 World Cup. 


Funeral services are pending for Memorial Tournament co-founder Pandel Savic, who has died at the age of 92. 

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Dozens of Columbus City Schools employees will be moving under one roof. 

Upper Arlington police say the suspect in the city's first murder in eight years has turned himself in.  

The City of Columbus is accepting public comment through June 29 on its proposal to limit public parking on some streets in the Schumacher Place and Southern Orchards neighborhoods near  Children's Hospital. 

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A task force of health insurers convened by the Ohio Attorney General's office has released 15 recommendations on how they can help with the opioid crisis. 

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Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says no voters will be removed from the rolls before the November election, despite Monday's US Supreme Court ruling upholding Ohio's process. 

Ohio State University's Medical Center plans to hire 350 clinicians and 150 research scientists over the next five years. 

Columbus police have identified the wheelchair-bound pedestrian killed Saturday evening while crossing Kanawha Avenue at North High Street. 

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Bond is set at 500 thousand dollars for a foster father in Newark charged with child endangerment in the death of a 5-year-old boy in his care.

Columbus City Council last night approved spending 104 thousand dollars to support a community festival in the Wedgewood neighborhood and hire two so-called 'violence intervention specialists' for the city’s Applications for Purpose, Pride and Success program. 

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday upheld Ohio's purging of voters who have not cast ballots for several years.

Former London city auditor Nicholas Szabo was sentenced last week to one month in jail and two years' probation following his conviction on theft in office charges. 

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Ohio Governor John Kasich is weighing another recommendation opposing clemency for a former Toledo-area coin dealer who raised money for Ohio Republicans before being convicted in a state investment scandal that also ensnared former governor Bob Taft. 

Many people responding to proposed state rules regulating painkillers for chronic pain patients say those patients should automatically be given prescriptions for anti-overdose drugs.

Ohio's Democratic attorney general candidate is facing a potential conflict of interest that could affect his ability to prosecute the pharmaceutical industry in the state's opioid crisis lawsuit if elected.

Federal health officials say a salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon has sickened 60 people in Ohio and four other Midwestern states. 

The Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of a fatal three-vehicle crash Saturday on State Route 37 near Township Road 175 in Delaware County. 

Columbus police say a pedestrian is hospitalized in critical condition at after being struck by a vehicle involved in an accident last night in the downtown area. 

Ohio says it's replacing several prison transport vans and will be installing cameras and building individual cells inside them for the state's most violent and dangerous inmates. 

Westerville Police

Bond is set at two million dollars for the Westerville man charged with killing his wife.

Ohio State University says more former male student-athletes from more than a dozen athletic teams have come forward to report alleged sexual misconduct by former school doctor Richard Strauss, who died in 2005.

The Ohio Attorney General's office says Washington County Prosecutor Kevin Rings has been indicted on misdemeanor counts of coercion and sexual imposition. 

Waverly police say a 15-year-old boy stabbed his aunt and her 7-year-old daughter on Thursday.

A new planetarium opens this Saturday at The Works in downtown Newark. 

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The Ohio House on Thursday approved legislation capping interest rates on short-term loans, a measure that had languished for more than a year. 

A new  report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds suicide rates rose in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016. 

Columbus city officials are pumping more money into gun violence prevention efforts.