Associated Press

A North Carolina police department has rescinded its offer to send 50 police officers to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland citing concerns about insurance coverage and the city's level of preparedness. 

A Cincinnati abortion clinic has received state permission to continue operating despite not having a required transfer agreement with a nearby hospital for emergencies. 

A northeast Ohio woman accused of falsely registering more than 30 people to vote has been indicted on charges of voter registration fraud after an investigation started when election officials found at last five dead people's names among new registrations.

Officials say a planned wind-farm project in Lake Erie has received a $40 million federal grant for construction costs. 

Dublin-based Wendy's says Todd Penegor is now the company's CEO and president, a move that was previously announced late last year.

1080 Plus

State officials will let the water level rise by two feet in Buckeye Lake after keeping it low for over a year as a precaution because of it's deteriorating earthen dam.

Ohio Public Radio

Republican Ohio Attorney General and former U.S. Senator Mike DeWine has confirmed what political prognosticators have reported for months: he's running for governor.

A Dayton Daily New investigation shows the state has not tracked insurance company payments of death benefits to see if benficiaries hey are getting what they are owed since a national probe revealed large insurers were holding onto billions of dollars meant for those beneficiaries.

The Ohio Department of Insurance is taking over a company that provides health insurance to nearly 22 thousand residents, mainly in central Ohio. 

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio officials are appealing a ruling by a federal judge that a law trimming early voting in the state is unconstitutional and can't be enforced.

The state Fire Marshal's office says the cause of a mobile home fire in Champaign County that killed a 16-year-old boy and injured four other people remains undetermined.

Members of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus want references to slavery removed from the state's constitution.

Former Whetstone High School principal Amy Dennis, who is implicated in the Columbus City Schools' attendance data-fixing scandal, has agreed not to re-obtain her state licenses.

Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio Senate has approved a measure requiring hospitals and abortion providers to bury or cremate fetal remains.

A suburban school district and township authorities in southwest Ohio Wednesday rehearsed a response to the nightmare scenario of a shooter on campus.  

Cicadas Soon To Emerge In Ohio

May 25, 2016

Billions of cicadas are returning to central Ohio this week.

Lancaster Eagle-Gazette

A former Lancaster special-education teacher accused of sexually assaulting two 15-year-old girls has been sentenced to five years' probation after pleading guilty to reduced charges of endangering children.

Columbus fire officials say home fires started by children have resulted in five fatalities so far this year.

State lawmakers could vote this week on a plan requiring public water systems to alert residents within two days after high levels of lead are detected.

The Ohio Attorney General's office says the state will appeal a judge's ruling that a law trimming early voting is unconstitutional.