Ohio Public Radio

State Auditor David Yost says the fiscal health of Ohio's counties and cities this year is slightly worse than it was a year ago.


A bill in the Ohio House attempts to reform the criminal justice system by basing bail on a person's risk to society rather than their financial situation. 

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Columbus Division of Police

Another murder  on Monday brings Columbus' homicide total for the year to 130.


Columbus City Council last night approved legislation raising the threshold for purchasing municipal goods and services.


The United Nations is asking the federal government to investigate a 2009 incident at the Franklin County jail in which a 20-year-old pregnant woman  miscarried after a deputy stunned her with a taser.


Records show Ohio State University collected 1.35 million dollars in net revenues from beer sales at Ohio Stadium during this past football season.


Former University of Tennessee athletic director John Currie and Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano had signed a memorandum of understanding to make Schiano the school's head football coach before the deal fell apart amid a public backlash.

Ohio Public Radio

Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Renacci has selected Cincinnati Council Member Amy Murray as his running mate.


Researchers at Children's Hospital in Columbus are calling for the elimination of accessible cords on window blinds because of an unacceptable rate of child injuries and deaths.

Jo Ingles / Statehouse News Bureau

Some of the people who brought a marijuana legalization plan to the ballot two years ago want to try to put a different one before voters next year.

A state lawmaker says the way bail is set for people who are arrested can sometimes be a backwards process.

Columbus City Council tonight is expected to approve new regulations governing the operation of microtransit vehicles. 

Logan County Sheriff's Office

The Indian Lake Schools superintendent who was fired after being charged with child rape has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit to get his job back.

Ohio Public Radio

Backers of a marijuana legalization ballot issue being announced today have tried to get Ohio voters to approve of the idea in the past.


Columbus City Council is considering proposed legislation that would regulate hooka lounges.

Columbus' homicide total for the year is now 129 following three separate shooting deaths on Sunday.

Delaware County Sheriff's Office

The owners of a Delaware County cemetery have been sentenced to prison time for cheating more than 70 customers out of  thousands of dollars for services not rendered.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The former coordinator of fraternity and sorority life at Ohio State University has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years' probation for stealing more than 83 thousand dollars from the school.

A former Licking Valley Local Schools teacher has agreed to pay restitution and complete 80 hours of community service to to avoid prosecution for stealing money from a fundraiser for an injured former student. 


Aspirin maker Excedrin has donated over 7 thousand dollars to complete a fundraising effort to pay for a parade should the Cleveland Browns finish the season with a winless record.  

Statehouse News Bureau

As expected, Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O’Neill has submitted his resignation. 

Columbus Division of Police

A Franklin County grand jury has cleared a Columbus  police officer who fatally shot a man who pulled what turned out to be a BB gun from a bag as he stepped out of an ambulance. 

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says he's prepared to sue the owner of the Columbus Crew SC if plans to move the team to Texas go forward.  

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The man convicted of setting a Columbus Buddhist temple on fire last year has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison on arson charges. 


The Cleveland Indians plan to extend the protective netting at their ballpark before the start of next season.


Ohio wildlife officials say a deer with its head trapped in a plastic Halloween candy bucket has been spotted by Upper Arlington residents.

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus woman has been indicted in connection with her newborn daughter’s fatal overdose.


A Franklin County grand jury has indicted a man on involuntary manslaughter and child endangering charges after his son found a loaded gun in their Madison Township home and fatally shot himself last September.

State tax revenues for November were slightly above estimates.