Ohio Public Radio

Opponents of a bill that would ban local restrictions on pet stores say state lawmakers shouldn't pass that legislation. 


The village of Obetz plans to spend 15 million dollars to demolish the closed Columbus Motor Speedway and build a 65 hundred seat athletic stadium.

A Delaware County judge has granted early release to the woman sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison for a hit-and-run crash in 2013 that killed a teacher who was riding a bicycle.

The Delaware County coroner says the man found dead in his car after a high speed chase through Marion and Delaware counties Monday night died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

U.S. Attorney's Office

Court documents show the Columbus man arrested for allegedly attempting to join the Islamic State group may have mental health issues.

Newark officials say police will continue to charge and prosecute under state law residents who posses small amounts of marijuana.

WCBE Files

The Columbus Board of Health has approved revised regulations and permit fees for people who raise chickens and other barnyard animals in their backyards.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The Columbus woman who pleaded guilty to charges of vandalizing a Planned Parenthood clinic on East Main Street last March has been sentenced to three years' probation.

Ohio Public Radio

State lawmakers are expected to consider two bills that restrict abortions during the upcoming lame duck session.

A new Ohio Department of Health report shows an increase in the state's infant mortality rate, with African-American babies dying at a rate approaching three times that of caucasians.

Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine says nearly 12 thousand rape kits have been tested under an initiative launched in 2011.


The activist who was pushed down a flight of stairs during an anti-Donald Trump rally at Ohio State University Monday says he hopes the charge against his assailant is dropped.

Reynoldsburg Police

Prosecutors say a Reynoldsburg man has become the first Franklin County resident to be sentenced to prison time for human trafficking.

Bexley City Council last night voted to lift the four-year-old municipal ban on pit bulls.


Former Niles Mayor Ralph Infante has been indicted on a racketeering charge for his alleged involvement in bribery, theft in office and illegal gambling.

Athens Police

A former Ohio University football player has been indicted for a rape last January.

Andy Chow (Ohio Public Radio)

A new report suggests a high school graduation crisis could be coming in Ohio.


A protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down traffic in downtown Columbus for over an hour,  after one man chained himself to a van parked in the intersection of Broad and 3rd Streets.

Delaware County Sheriff's deputies say a man died last night following a chase and standoff.


Columbus City Council is expected to vote next month on legislation banning the sale of tobacco products to people under the age of 21.