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A state auditor's report looking at opioids' impact on Ohio's Medicaid program shows the number of recipients with an opioid-related diagnosis rose by 430 percent from 2010 to 2016. 

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on union laws caused a national stir and sent a shock wave to labor groups in Ohio. 

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Attorneys for a condemned Ohio killer are criticizing Governor John Kasich's decision to deny clemency ahead of his scheduled July 18 execution. 

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A University of Wisconsin study commissioned by Franklin County officials after the 2016 distemper outbreak at the county dog shelter has concluded. 

Join Dr. Paul Sutter, astrophysicist & host of locally produced Space Radio, for a WCBE stargazing fundraising event at the new John Glenn Astronomy Park on Friday, July 13th! We hope to see you at our first Space Radio Cosmic Cookout!

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For the first time, a company has been given the go-ahead to start growing marijuana in Ohio. 

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Ohio State University says the firm investigating former athletes' allegations of sexual misconduct by a now-dead team doctor also is reviewing whether he examined high school students. 

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Columbus authorities have made an arrest in last week's house explosion that injured two people. 34-year-old Marcus Taylor has been charged with aggravated arson. 

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Ohio Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine has released what he says is a plan to invest in Ohio's children, families and future. 

The Ohio Highway Patrol has filed vehicular manslaughter charges against a Heath man in a fatal road-rage crash last February. 

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A private, for-profit college in Columbus plans to install security cameras after two students reported sexually-based crimes on campus. 

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Delaware General Health District officials are investigating the source and nature of an illness that sickened six patrons of a Shawnee Hills restaurant.  

Columbus police are investigating the city's 57th homicide of the year.

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Developers have announced plans for a 2 billion dollar entertainment park near I-71 in Delaware County. 

Pike County authorities say the female relative of the Rhoden family members slain in 2016 who was found dead recently died of a gunshot wound. 

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The union representing Central Ohio Transit Authority bus drivers, mechanics and other workers has rejected the agency's three-year contract offer. 

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The real estate analytics firm CoreLogic says mortgage delinquency rates in Ohio are down as compared with this point last year. 

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The Ohio House passed the controversial so-called "Pastor Protection" Act  on Wednesday. 

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Campaign finance filings show the Cincinnati law firm that cleared Republican State Representative Bill Seitz of a sexual harassment allegation in April gave money to his campaign during the probe. 

Republican state lawmakers are preparing to temporarily relax academic performance standards for the Toledo-based Ohio Virtual Academy that took in thousands of students from the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow after it closed.  

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Athens County Sheriff's deputies have released the identity of the man reported missing late Saturday while swimming in the Hocking River. 

Columbus police are investigating a homicide on the north side 

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says two vets in Columbus have been treated for Legionnaires' Disease, and three othes have symptoms of the respiratory illness.  

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Columbus fire officials have released the name of the second person injured in last week's home explosion on the east side. 

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Searchers have recovered the body of Newark man who Licking County Sheriff's deputies say fell from a raft into Blackhand Gorge on Sunday. 

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A Franklin County grand jury has declined to indict a Columbus City Schools teacher for murdering a man during a fight in her Plain Township apartment last April. 

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The Bellefontaine woman accused of suffocating her three young sons over a 13-month period has appealed a court's order that she undergo a psychiatric evaluation. 

Republican Ohio Senate President Larry Obhoff tells the Associated Press the chamber will not pass a payday lending bill before breaking for the summer. 

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State lawmakers have negotiated a compromise aimed at reining in abuses by puppy mills while heading off a ballot effort to place restrictions in the state's Constitution. 

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The Ohio Senate is moving on a bill that would allow dogs on restaurant patios. 

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