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Even before Thursday's announcement that state officials will trim the next two-year state budget by 800 million dollars, Ohio counties have been preparing for cuts related to the money they receive from the Medicaid Managed Care sales tax.

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Majority Republican in the Ohio House and Senate, along with Governor John Kasich, say they have come up with a way to deal with the 615 million dollar revenue shortfall expected by the end of this fiscal year.

State investigators yesterday offered no new information about the unsolved slayings of eight Pike County family members.

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The local activist group called the People’s Justice Project has called for Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs to be fired.

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Some of the biggest players in the fight against Ohio's opioid epidemic told business leaders Wednesday it might be closer than they think, and warned them to be prepared. 

Dozens of central Ohio residents from around the world were sworn in yesterday in Columbus as U.S. citizens.

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Johnson Park Middle School is closed today after some students were exposed to mercury from a broken thermometer during an 8th-grade class on Wednesday.

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A Columbus man hospitalized with injuries sustained in a garage fire has been charged with killing a pastor. 

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Extradition is pending for a man charged in a murder earlier this year who has been arrested in Birmingham, Alabama.

The state has approved a request to help pay for the funeral of a woman killed in last year's murders of eight Pike County family members.

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A judge has ordered an Ohio televangelist and his restaurant to pay over 388 thousand dollars in wages and damages to a group of employees after finding members of his church were urged to volunteer at the buffet, and it used the unpaid workers. 

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Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred wants the Cleveland Indians to eradicate their Chief Wahoo logo. 

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Forbes Magazine ranks the Cleveland Indians as baseball's 27th most valuable team.

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Columbus officials have announced redevelopment plans for the North Market. 

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Three East High School students are recovering after they ingested cookies laced with marijuana on Tuesday.

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State officials are investigating illegal computer construction at the Marion Correctional Institution. 

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Republican Ohio House leaders are rejecting the governor's budget proposal to change a program that helps pay medical bills for the sick children of 40 thousand families.

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A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has declined to block the deportation of a Mexican-born woman in Butler County who is the mother of four U.S.-born children.

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A Hamilton County motorist has been indicted for the March 26 dragging death of an Ohio State University student. 

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The potential sale of a Clintonville funeral home that once was a stop on the Underground Railroad has neighbors worried it will be leveled by developers to make room for apartments and condos. 

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