Columbus Division of Police

Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs posted a video on social media Tuesday addressing the arrests last week at Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman's Columbus office.

Beavercreek Police

An attorney says the family of a black man killed by a white Beavercreek police officer in 2014 is disappointed federal prosecutors have decided against charging the officer.

Charges are pending against a man who Columbus police say robbed a north side bank and then took hostages inside of a nearby fast food restaurant on Tuesday.

A 4-year-old girl pulled from the water at Alum Creek State Park Beach on Saturday died at a Columbus hospital early Sunday.


State and Athens County Authorities last night recovered the body of a  kayaker who went missing Saturday on the Hocking River near White's Mill waterfall.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The family of a man killed in a crash with a Franklin County Sheriff's cruiser in July of last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the county.


Ohio State University Trustees have voted to raise tuition, housing and dining by more than five-percent for incoming freshmen next fall.

Children's clothing retailer Gymboree says it will close 350 U.S. stores, including 17 in Ohio, as part of the company's bankruptcy restructuring.

A U.S. House appropriations subcommittee proposes overruling President Trump's call to eliminate the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a program that funds cleanup efforts.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee says no additional carp have turned up in the Chicago waterway where the recent discovery of an adult male triggered an intensive search.


The Cleveland Indians are keeping the Chief Wahoo logo, for now.

Andy Chow / Ohio Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor’s official announcement last week that she’s running to succeed Governor John Kasich rounds out the 2018 GOP gubernatorial field at four.


Columbus City Council last night approved spending 17.1 million dollars for a project to expand and improve a 1.28 mile stretch of Alum Creek Drive from Performance Way to Integrity Drive North.

Ohio House of Representatives

A Democratic state lawmaker says Republican state auditor David Yost should recuse himself from any further investigations into the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow.


The Hamilton County prosecutor's investigation into the suicide of an 8-year-old boy whose mother says he was bullied at school has been closed, with no action expected.


Climate change will make the United States poorer and more unequal, according to a new study published in the journal Science.

New-Albany based teen retailer Abercrombie & Fitch says it has ended talks with several parties about a potential sale of the firm.


The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is ordering the company building the Rover natural gas pipeline to come up with a plan to clean up its spills from fracking and get rid of diesel-soaked mud.

Jones family

A man shot by Columbus police officers during a confrontation last week has died. 30-year-old Kareem Ali Nadir Jones died Monday at a hospital.

The Ohio Highway Patrol has identified the two people who died over the weekend when their small plane crashed into a retention pond near Beverly in Washington County.


Former Ohio State defensive tackle Adolphus Washington was arrested Sunday night in Sharonville for improperly carrying a concealed weapon outside a water park.

WCBE files

WCBE is off the air due to lightning that struck our transmitter at Leveque Tower early Tuesday morning.

Nine of the 11 vetoes that state representatives voted to override in the state budget last week are related to Medicaid, though not the big veto on the plan to freeze Medicaid expansion enrollment next year.


The City of Columbus has fired a white police officer who was captured on video apparently kicking a handcuffed African-American suspect in the head.  

Columbus Police are investigating the city's 70th homicide of the year.


State and Athens County authorities have identified the kayaker who went missing Saturday on the Hocking River near White's Mill waterfall.

The Ohio Highway Patrol says 17 people died in traffic crashes during the Fourth of July holiday period, down from 13 a year ago.


Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed into law legislation consolidating oversight of the work being done to reduce the phosphorous feeding harmful algae blooms in Lake Erie.


Bird advocates are hailing the National Guard Bureau's decision not to build a commercial-scale wind turbine at Camp Perry near the western Lake Erie shoreline.


The Athens County Emergency Management Agency says the search for a missing kayaker was suspended Saturday after six kayakers were swept over a water fall on the Hocking River.