Former state senator and Ohio Democratic Party chair Harry Meshel died Monday at the age of 93 after a lenghty illness.


Republican Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor is urging attorneys to offer free legal assistance to victims of Hurricane Harvey.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich is joining friend and ex-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's effort to overhaul partisan redistricing that's helped fuel their own Republican party's rise to power.

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After joining the Ohio House in voting to override six of Governor John Kasich's budget vetoes last month, the Ohio Senate has cancelled a planned session this week to consider more overrides.


Akron officials are revealing more details in last month's forced resignation of police Chief James Nice. 


A Columbus resident, undocumented immigrant and mother of three has taken sanctuary at Columbus Mennonite Church to avoid deportation.

Columbus school district officials have made their final contract offer to the teachers union.

Columbus City Schools

The Columbus City Schools' board voted unanimously last night to offer to sell the shuttered Indianola Middle School building to Ohio State University for a yet-to-be-determined price. 


An annual review of working conditions in Ohio by the progressive-leaning think tank Policy Matters Ohio shows signs of improvement in some areas, but problems remain.


A New Carlisle News photographer was shot by a Clark County Sheriff's deputy last night after the newspaper says the deputy mistook his camera for a weapon.


A Columbus firefighter is recovering from injuries sustained battling a fire at a closed north side hotel last night.

Summit County Sheriff's Office

An autopsy is scheduled this week on a Summit County Jail inmate who died after an altercation with Sheriff's deputies on Saturday night.

Developers have unveiled plans to build a new behavioral health hospital on Columbus' south side.

The state has filed a consumer protection lawsuit against a Columbus-based company for failing to deliver promised financial services. 

Columbus City Council is considering legislation creating tougher penalties for people who tether their dogs out-of-doors. 

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There was a lot of hype built around Rich Cordray’s visit to Cincinnati to speak to labor groups.

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Tabloid TV host Jerry Springer stepped out for a Labor Day parade in Cleveland today as he mulls a run for Ohio governor.   


A slain World War II veteran from Grove City will be laid to rest this week. 


A former Kent State University professor and a pioneer of electronic music has died. 

Columbus Police say one person was shot and killed last night.

Columbus police say a 17-year-old girl has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of her 1-year-old daughter on Sunday.

Three people were shot and wounded in two separate incidents early Sunday morning at a southeast Columbus bar and gas station.

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A tenured Ohio State University professor has resigned after a review alleged he improperly accepted up to 200 thousand dollars for speaking engagements across the country.

A federal appeals court in Cincinnati has rejected a 100 million dollar investors' lawsuit against Venezuela in a case that included allegations of fraud, hints of an international criminal conspiracy and references to diamonds, junk bonds and a mysterious house fire in Switzerland.


Euclid Mayor Kristen Gail has added 30 days to the unpaid suspension of the white police officer recorded on a cellphone repeatedly punching a black man after a traffic stop.

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A former Ohio State football player has filed the paperwork to run for Congress next year.


Local billionaire Les Wexner says he plans to demand civility from politicians he financially supports after President Trump's response to the deadly Charlottesville, Virginia, rally.

Pickaway County Sheriff's deputies have identified the woman who was found fatally shot on Friday night.


The Ohio Highway Patrol says a U.S. Postal Service employee was killed Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash in Athens County.

Columbus Police say one person was killed in a two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon on the north side.