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An Ohio Republican congressman running for governor has pulled a 20 thousand dollar television ad from an upcoming NFL broadcast over protests by players kneeling during the national anthem. 

The Knox County prosecutor says no criminal charges will be filed against the father of an infant killed last week by one of the family's dogs. 

A state budget provision just taking effect would change an 80-year-old policy, requiring those who want to dispute tax decisions go to one of 12 regional appeals courts instead of the Ohio Supreme Court. 

Eight Ohioans, including three from Columbus, are facing Social Security fraud charges.

The Ohio Department of Education says the state's largest online charter school operator could owe another 20 dollars million for failing to properly verify enrollment properly. 

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A Pickaway County judge has sentenced a prison inmate to 25 years for using a restraint chain to strangle a fellow inmate in a prison transport van last February.

The Knox County Coroner says a 1-month-old boy who died at his father's Mount Vernon home on September 20 was killed by the family dog.


The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled criminal cases may be sealed immediately upon dismissal even if charges could be refiled.


The man behind the fall statewide ballot initiative to cut the prices government pays for prescription drugs is challenging any pharmaceutical industry CEO to debate him.

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The Hamilton County Coroner says her office lacks evidence to determine what caused the fatal brain damage that killed 22-year-old Otto Warmbier, who had been detained more than a year by North Korea.


A man accused of writing anti-Muslim comments on an Ohio mosque has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of desecrating a place of worship and misdemeanor charges of ethnic intimidation and criminal mischief. 


The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has agreed the University of Cincinnati should not have suspended a student accused of sexually assaulting a fellow student.

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Opponents of Ohio's system for removing inactive voters from the rolls are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject the practice.

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Republican legislative leaders say they're putting together a bipartisan working group to come up with a new Congressional redistricting plan.


A bill designating October 7 as Moses Fleetwood Walker Day in honor of the first black major league baseball player has cleared Ohio's Legislature and is headed to Governor John Kasich's desk.


Researchers in the Great Lakes region have found new evidence that invasive Grass Carp are spawning near the mouth of the Sandusky River, a Lake Erie tributary.

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The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Wilson Sporting Goods more than 65 thousand dollars for workplace safety violations at its football factory in Ada, Ohio.

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The Franklin County Coroner has ruled a 12-year-old boy found unresponsive during a birthday sleepover died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, not from choking on a piece of gum.


A human leg found off the Pennsylvania coast of Lake Erie was from one of three unaccounted for victims of a plane crash near Cleveland last year.


Ohio Senate Democrats say majority Republicans are stymieing bipartisan congressional redistricting talks with "strong-arm tactics."


An Ohio Court of Appeals has upheld the constitutionality of a 2013 state law imposing stiffer criteria for minor political parties to reach and maintain ballot status.


The Great Lakes Commission says the region needs to drastically improve public water systems.


The Cincinnati Reds plan to extend protective netting at their ballpark next season.


A member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen is joining other veterans in supporting a fall ballot measure forcing state agencies to purchase drugs at prices paid by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Sales of existing homes fell in August on the national level, but rose on the state and local levels.


The Ohio EPA has more than doubled the fines against a company building a natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Michigan.

Ohio lawmakers are looking at cutting the penalties for concealed-carry permit holders who fail to tell police they have a weapon when they're detained by authorities.


A federal magistrate judge has ruled the physical reaction of death row inmate Gary Otte during his execution earlier this month was not sufficient to stop it under current state law governing lethal injections.


Bernie Casey, a professional football player turned actor, died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a brief illness at the age of 78.


Republican Ohio Lieutenant Governor and 2018 gubernatorial candidate Mary Taylor now says she would end Medicaid expansion if elected to succeed Governor John Kasich.