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Federal prosecutors have filed a forfeiture complaint seeking to seize 3.5 million dollars in assets from the owner of two Ohio substance abuse treatment centers. 

A subsidiary that runs Akron-based FirstEnergy's nuclear and coal-fired power plants has filed for bankruptcy. 


The Ohio Republican congressman who failed to disclose nearly 50 thousand dollars in political contributions while registered as a Washington lobbyist has filed papers clarifying the date the registration was deactivated. 

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Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed the 2.6 billion dollar capital budget bill, which covers state spending on infrastructure, colleges and universities, and community projects for the coming two years. 

Franklin County residents may have to pay more to register their vehicles, with the additional revenue to be used to pay for bridge and road maintenance. 

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The Ohio Attorney General's office says it's reviewing a lawsuit filed by the ACLU and Lambda Legal on behalf of four transgender people who want the genders on their birth certificates changed to properly reflect their identities.

CVS Health is facing a federal lawsuit claiming the company unintentionally revealed the HIV status of up to 6 thousand Ohio residents though a prescription mailing.

Shadowbox Theater co-founder Stev Guyer died Thursday of complications from cancer.

President Trump is threatening to "hold up" the just finalized trade agreement with South Korea to provide more leverage for talks with North Korea. 

Unionized Central Ohio Transit Authority workers are waging a campaign against driverless buses. 

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Akron-based FirstEnergy says it plans to close its Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear power plants within the next three years.

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled against a disqualified Democratic gubernatorial candidate seeking to get back on the ballot. 

Blinn Family

Musician and Columbus native Erica Blinn has gone from sharing the stage and a guitar with her father at a young age to touring around the country with some big names, including Blues Traveler, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Devon Allman.

The Friends of Hocking Hills State Park organization says the John Glenn Astronomy Park will officially open on the evening of June 21. 

State officials say central Ohio’s regional unemployment rate fell by one-tenth of a point February to 3.8 percent. 

Two Columbus men have been arrested for a murder in Linden.

The Franklin County Coroner's Office has issued a warning after a recent surge in drug overdose deaths. 

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Attorneys for the man charged with killing two Westerville police officers in February entered not guilty pleas at their client's arraignment on Wednesday. 


Campaign finance reports and congressional lobbyist filings reviewed by the Associated Press show Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Renacci failed to disclose nearly 50 thousand dollars in political contributions while registered as a Washington lobbyist starting in the late 2000s. 

State of Ohio

Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor continues to call for a debate with Ohio Attorney General and GOP gubernatorial rival Mike DeWine - saying he has been unclear and even flip flopped on Medicaid expansion. 

Ohio Public Radio

As the May primary draws closer, the four Democratic gubernatorial candidate are talking about their ideas for tackling the opioid crisis.

Officials at a fertility clinic at University Hospitals in Cleveland says the clinic had been experiencing problems with a frozen embryo storage tank for several weeks before it malfunctioned in early March and ruined more than 4 thousand embryos. 

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A Columbus woman was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison for her role in her young son's murder.  

Fulton County Sheriff's Office

A  jury has convicted the Fulton County man charged with kidnapping and murdering a University of Toledo student in 2016. 

Ohio House of Representatives

A Republican State Representative has been accused of inappropriate sexual conduct. 

The Ohio Republican Party voted last night to join Democrats in endorsing the legislature's congressional redistricting plan going to the ballot in May. 

Civic and religious leaders broke ground Tuesday on a first-of-its kind social justice park in downtown Columbus. 

The Columbus City Schools' board is launching a new search for a superintendent, after State Auditor David Yost suggested there may have been improprieties in the selection process. 

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A Franklin County grand jury has cleared two white Columbus police officers of wrongdoing for their roles in a fatal shooting last year.  

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A judge has scheduled an April 18 hearing to consider approving a proposed 1.27 million dollar settlement of a lawsuit filed by the the family of the victim of last year's fatal ride accident at the Ohio State Fair.