Associated Press

Ohio's unemployment rate for December is 4.7 percent, down one-tenth of a point from November. 


 Kent State University is denying a request to allow white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak on campus on the day marking the anniversary of the Ohio National Guard shootings. 

The state's largest online charter school operator is expected to close today,  halfway through the academic year. 

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus city attorneys are denying white police officers used excessive force when they arrested a black man last year in an incident captured on video. 


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it should not have approved Ohio's recommendation to not declare the western Lake Erie basin impaired by toxic algae. 


Attorneys for a Mexican mother of four U.S.-born children who was deported last year while claiming she was threatened by a drug cartel say they are "thrilled" with a court's order that U.S. immigration authorities reconsider the case.


A 16-year-old boy has died after being shot by a deputy in a Columbus courtroom when a fight broke out.

Hilliard Police

Two motorcycle manufacturers and their trainers are being sued by the estate of the Hilliard police officer killed in 2016 during a training exercise. 

An Ohio businessman who has lived in the United States for 38 years and had been granted a temporary stay of his deportation to his native Jordan has been taken into custody by federal immigration officials.  

Athens County humane officials last week  seized 100 dogs from the Coolville home of an elderly woman. 

The Ohio Department of Transportation says widening of a 3-mile section of I-70 in Springfield will start in July, approximately a year ahead of schedule. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The former postal worker accused of fatally shooting his supervisor and a postmaster outside her apartment will be tried in federal court. 


The leader of a breakaway Amish group in Ohio is again appealing his 2012 convictions. 

A new study by the progressive-leaning think tank Policy Matters Ohio shows one in ten Amazon employees or family members in the state received food stamp benefits in August of last year. 

Health officials now say two boys from Ohio have died from the flu in what is shaping up to be one of the most severe flu seasons in recent years.  

Hilliard Police

The Hilliard teen charged with plotting a shooting at Davidson High School in 2016 has pleaded no contest to an adult charge of conspiracy to commit murder.


An associate of white nationalist Richard Spencer is suing the University of Cincinnati over fees for his upcoming speech.

Democratic Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O'Neill has selected a running mate in his gubernatorial bid.

Columbus Division of Police

A man charged in the stabbing deaths of his 4-year-old daughter and the girl's mother is being held without bond in Ohio on two counts of murder. 


A proposed Ohio law would ban hospitals from forcing nurses to work overtime amid a shortage that has stretched staffing in many hospitals.


Former Ohio Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich has filed paperwork indicating he plans to run for governor.

John Carroll University

Ohio Governor John Kasich has appointed the state's second poet laureate.


Wyandot County Sheriff's deputies have identified the two people killed early Saturday in a house fire in Tymochtee Township.

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police have made an arrest and filed murder charges in connection with Friday's stabbing deaths of his 4-year-old daughter and the girl's mother.

Whitehall police  say officers executing a narcotics search warrant were confronted by an armed man and fatally shot him at an apartment complex on Great Oak Way. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Columbus man has pleaded guilty to harassing a Delaware County Sheriff for nearly 20 years via letters, emails and websites. 

Columbus police say a woman and her 4-year-old daughter have been found dead outside their southeast side home.

Delaware Gazette

A Powell teacher is one of four finalists for the National Teacher of the Year award from a group of state education leaders.


Ohio Department of Administrative Services officials say an auto-generated email mistakenly informed 11 thousand nurses their licenses weren't recognized by the state.

Federal Prosecutors say four additional alleged members and associates of the MS-13 gang have been indicted on charges including extortion, money laundering and drug dealing.