Associated Press

Increased security procedures are taking effect at the Ohio Statehouse this week. 

Police say a former Ohio State University employee shot and killed himself in a gallery at the campus' contemporary art museum after vandalizing some artwork.

Republican Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor says her office has made some of the changes recommended in an Inspector General's report that said a former top aide got paid after claiming that traveling to salon appointments was work.

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Ohio State University says it will move to end an annual jump into a campus lake after a third-year student experienced a fatal medical emergency while participating in the tradition.   

Ohio State University says a man with a medical emergency had to be pulled from a campus lake where students were gathered for the annual lake jump held before the Ohio State-Michigan football game. 

A U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development report shows homelessness is on the decline in Ohio and the nation.

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  Police are investigating messages extoling the Islamic State group that were painted on a large rock at Youngstown State University in northeastern Ohio. 

The Ohio Department of Health says it has received accreditation through a national program that includes a rigorous peer-reviewed assessment process. 

A prosecutor won't seek charges against a second-grade Ohio teacher accused of running over her husband during a domestic dispute with their two children in the car. 

Dayton Daily News

Former President Bill Clinton told an Ohio State University audience yesterday every citizen's job should include public service.

Ohio Public Radio

Two groups have released a study on the nation's preparedness for climate change-related weather events showing Ohio is not ready for what could come in the next decades.

The Libertarian Party of Ohio and other minor political parties are asking the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati to reconsider a federal district judge's determination that Ohio's law imposing new ballot access limits on minor political parties did not violate the constitution.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is investigating whether Wright State University in Dayton and its consultant violated lobbying laws when the school paid him nearly 2 million dollars without prior approval from the state Controlling Board.

A National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report says just before a jet crashed into an Akron apartment building on November 10, a flight instructor on another plane warned the pilots weather conditions were barely suitable for landing.

The mayor of Vermillion says a police captain placed on leave for wearing a pin on his uniform supporting marijuana legalization has been fired for several departmental violations.

The head of Ohio's failed campaign to legalize medical and recreational marijuana use is regrouping for 2016 and will be gathering input from residents on how best to proceed.  

Newark Advocate

Ohio Division of Wildlife officials say nearly 64 hundred fish were killed when a tractor-trailer carrying hazardous materials crashed through a bridge guardrail on Cherry Valley Road and into Raccoon Creek in Newark on November 3.

Online retailer Amazon has confirmed plans to open two new fulfillment centers in Obetz and Etna.

Rare copies of the 13th Amendment and the Emancipation Proclamation will be on display at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in downtown Cincinnati starting in January.  

A Hamilton County judge has delayed setting a trial date for a white former University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an African-American motorist after a traffic stop last July.