A former Fairfield County Jail inmate is suing two guards, the county Sheriff and county commissioners, alleging she was sexually by one of the guards in 2015.


Former Public Utilities Commission of Ohio chair Todd Snitchler has been hired by the Koch Brothers.

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Bond is set at 250 thousand dollars for a Licking County football coach charged with sexually assaulting an intoxicated underage girl. 

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A former Columbus firefighter has entered an Alford plea to an abduction charge.

For the second time in a month, the Ohio Supreme Court Tuesday heard a case involving an abortion provider.


A man accused of writing anti-Muslim comments on an Ohio mosque has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of desecrating a place of worship and misdemeanor charges of ethnic intimidation and criminal mischief. 


Federal immigration officials say a Columbus resident and undocumented immigrant who took sanctuary inside a local church to avoid deportation will be returning to her native Mexico.


The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has agreed the University of Cincinnati should not have suspended a student accused of sexually assaulting a fellow student.


Members of the Cincinnati police union are supporting changes to the city's Collaborative Agreement, created over a decade ago to improve police operations after the shooting death of an unarmed black man by a white officer.

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Opponents of Ohio's system for removing inactive voters from the rolls are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject the practice.

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State lawmakers want to make it easier for county recorders to change racist and discriminatory language in old housing documents brought to them by a homeowner, an attorney or a title company.

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Republican legislative leaders say they're putting together a bipartisan working group to come up with a new Congressional redistricting plan.

Another day of unseasonably high temperatures has led Columbus City Schools officials to call for a second shortened school day.  

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A bill designating October 7 as Moses Fleetwood Walker Day in honor of the first black major league baseball player has cleared Ohio's Legislature and is headed to Governor John Kasich's desk.


Researchers in the Great Lakes region have found new evidence that invasive Grass Carp are spawning near the mouth of the Sandusky River, a Lake Erie tributary.

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The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Wilson Sporting Goods more than 65 thousand dollars for workplace safety violations at its football factory in Ada, Ohio.

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The Franklin County Coroner has ruled a 12-year-old boy found unresponsive during a birthday sleepover died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, not from choking on a piece of gum.

Knox County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the discovery of possible murder-suicide west of Centerburg on Saturday.


A human leg found off the Pennsylvania coast of Lake Erie was from one of three unaccounted for victims of a plane crash near Cleveland last year.


Ohio Senate Democrats say majority Republicans are stymieing bipartisan congressional redistricting talks with "strong-arm tactics."


Franklin County Sheriff's deputies say their investigation has failed to reveal what happened to 71 oxycodone pills that disappeared at the county courthouse last July.


A new poll shows more than 60 percent of Ohioans believe the Affordable Care Act should remain in place, but should be improved.

Columbus advocates, city officials and DACA recipients Thursday reiterated their call for Congress to agree on a legislative solution for the roughly 800,000 immigrants nationwide known as Dreamers.

The Columbus Division of Police is a defendant in a lawsuit filed by a black former officer.

Columbus officials have closed for ten days an east side night club, saying it is a haven for criminal activity.


An Ohio Court of Appeals has upheld the constitutionality of a 2013 state law imposing stiffer criteria for minor political parties to reach and maintain ballot status.


A former executive of the truck stop chain owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has pleaded guilty to his alleged role in the company's scheme to defraud trucking companies of promised fuel rebates.


The Great Lakes Commission says the region needs to drastically improve public water systems.


The Cincinnati Reds plan to extend protective netting at their ballpark next season.