Ohio Public Radio

Four female Democratic state lawmakers are calling on the head of the Ohio House to take action against a Republican lawmaker who made derogatory comments  at a going away party for a former staffer.

Associated Press

Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio says he was not hurt Wednesday when the chartered Amtrack train carrying him and other GOP lawmakers to a policy retreat in West Virginia hit a garbage truck south of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Ohioans who need help filing their taxes may qualify for free assistance. 

Ohio Public Radio

Closed-door negotiations between citizens' groups and state lawmakers over competing Congressional redistricting plans broke down last night without procuding an agreement. 

WCBE Files

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther last night hosted the first of five neighborhood conversations, which are being held this year as an alternative to the traditional State of the City address.

A complaint filed Tuesday by a special disciplinary counsel accuses Ohio Supreme Court Justice Patrick DeWine of improperly hearing cases involving the office of his father, Republican Ohio Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine.

An ethics complaint says  Ohio Supreme Court Justice Terrence O'Donnell should recuse himself from hearing a case affecting funding for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, for which he was commencement speaker in 2013.

Authorities say a single-engine plane heading from Florida to Urbana crashed near Knoxville, Tennessee late Tuesday, killing a woman and seriously injuring her husband. 

At least thirteen people are hospitalized in stable condition after being injured in a two-alarm fire early this morning on the west side.

A coalition of Columbus Democrats is critical of changes to the city's policy on tax breaks. 

The Youngstown businessman who lived in the U.S. for 38 years is being deported to his native Jordan. Amer Adi Othman boarded a flight Monday night. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies have identified the body found by a deputy Monday in a wooded area near Interstates 270 and 71 on the south side. 

Arraignment is scheduled February 2nd for a Franklin County teen facing delinquency counts of robbery and murder. 

Columbus Division of Fire

A preliminary hearing is scheduled February 8 for the Columbus woman charged with setting her mobile home on fire over the weekend. 

Ohio's Congressional delegation has sent a letter to online retailer Amazon pitching Columbus as the location for a second headquarters.  

Ohio Public Radio

An Ohio Senate committee is considering a congressional redistricting plan devised by legislative leaders. 

Ohio Public Radio

Virtual reality, neural feedback and digital therapy are among five winning ideas for helping solve the opioid crisis in Ohio's global opioid technology challenge.

Rhonda Corr is out as superintendent of Dayton Public Schools. 

The Columbus City Schools' board held a special meeting at the Downtown High School last night, to discuss a looming sea of red ink.

Cleveland State University has named a new president. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

An online petition seeks to have Franklin County Sheriff's deputies stop carrying weapons in county juvenile courtrooms. 

A German energy company is in talks to purchase a planned wind farm in Champaign County despite mounting opposition.

Work is scheduled to begin today on a project to build the first single-family home in Columbus with shipping containers. 

Columbus City Council last night voted to pay Campus Partners 2 million dollars for road work along North High Street and several side streets.

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther and city officials are planning an overhaul of the city's tax incentive policies. 


Mount Carmel Health System on Monday hosted representatives from nearly 30 central Ohio fire departments to encourage them to consider community paramedicine.

Ohio State University president Michael Drake says the school has reached its goal of raising 100 million dollars to help needy students earlier than expected.

An attorney representing the campus tour organizer for white nationalist Richard Spencer says he'll sue Kent State University if it doesn't agree to rent space for a Spencer speech. 

State of Ohio

A Republican state lawmaker says there are no plans to hold more hearings on a proposal to raise customer bills to bailout two nuclear power plants owned by Akron-based FirstEnergy. 

Clark County Sheriff's deputies are investigating sexual misconduct claims against a Greenon Local Schools teacher.