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Both of Ohio's US Senators were concerned about what would happen to the 700 thousand Ohioans enrolled in Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act if the law was repealed.

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A newly introduced bill in the Ohio Legislature aims to crack down on food stamp fraud.

A campaign is underway to create a municipal identification program in Columbus. 

For the third time in four months, state tax revenues have fallen short of projections.

The Ohio Casino Control Commission says revenue at the state's four casinos declined in February, but rose at Ohio's seven racinos as compared with last year.

Central Ohio's unemployment rate rose by nine-tenths of a point to 4.8 percent in January due to an end of holiday jobs and winter closings of construction projects.

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A convicted identity thief has described how he received the Social Security numbers of more than two thousand state prison inmates.

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Marion County Republican Party chair John Matthews will serve one year of  probation and make 4 thousand dollars restitution after pleading guilty to theft in office.

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A Blacklick woman has been charged with extorting the New Albany finance director. 

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The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency says half of the state's public drinking water systems are in danger of missing a deadline requiring them to map out their lead pipes. 

Columbus State Community College has closed for the day after a man pulled out a gun in a campus building. 

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Ohio House Democrats are taking a proposal from Governor John Kasich and throwing it back at him with a bill requiring him to spend a week with local schools.

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The state's semi-private economic development agency JobsOhio says last year, the fewest number of jobs were created since 2013.

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A Columbus man convicted of beating and raping an Ohio State University student in her off-campus home in 2012 will serve 17 years in prison.

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A psychiatric report released by prosecutors shows suspected serial killer Shawn Grate knew what he was doing when he allegedly killed two Ashland County women. 

A charity that operated in Columbus and Toledo has been closed amid allegations its operator kept much of the money raised. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Federal prosecutors say the man authorities call the "Buckeye Bandit" has pleaded guilty to robbing eight central Ohio banks since 2013.

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Former Ohio Democratic Congresswoman Betty Sutton today will announce plans to run for Ohio Governor next year.

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Wright State University near Dayton has hired the school's first female president.

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Adults routinely prescribed EpiPens for allergic reactions may soon find it's easier and cheaper to get one under  a bill state lawmakers are considering.

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