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.


The Ross County Historical Society will house the statute of former Ohio Governor William Allen.

Mike Foley

Columbus City Council members had little comment during last night's meeting about a protest held at City Hall yesterday calling for justice in the Tyre King shooting.

Ashland County Sheriff's Office

Marion County Sheriff Tim Bailey says the Ashland man charged with killing two women and kidnapping another last week has confessed to killing a woman in Marion County eleven years ago.

The Centers for Disease Control says suicide was the 10th leading cause of death for children ages 5 to 11 in 2014.


Columbus City Council last night approved a 200 thousand dollar settlement of a lawsuit filed by a man who sustained severe injuries when he was hit by a Columbus Division of Fire ambulance in December of 2013.


A Geauga County jury yesterday found a former Logan County man guilty of ordering a hit from his prison cell on a witness against him. Prosecutors say the gunman killed the wrong person.

Middletown Police

The woman who pleaded guilty in the fatal beating of her 5-year-old son at a Middletown motel has been sentenced to 18 years to life in prison.

A consultant whose firm helped secure funding for Wright State University and who was later cleared in an investigation of potential lobbying law violations is suing the school for 4.5 million dollars in unpaid compensation. 

Former Prison Inmate Wins Lawsuit Against State

Sep 20, 2016

A former Ohio prison inmate has won a 3 million dollar lawsuit against the state after it failed to file a response for several years.

The online calendar for Bishop Hartley High School is down after hackers got into the website over the weekend and replaced it with racial and ethnic slurs.

Three of the five members of a Columbus-area softball team who crashed in Panama City, Florida over the weekend have died.

The state's Controlling Board has approved a 5.6 million request by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to fund the next phase of work to replace the deteriorated Buckeye Lake dam.

As Ohio's heroin overdose epidemic nears a record high in deaths, lobbyists representing prescription drug makers poured more than 3.5 million into Ohio political coffers over the last decade.

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police have arrested a man who was with a 13-year-old African-American boy shortly before the teen was fatally shot by a white office investigating a reported armed robbery on the near east side.