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The union representing Ohio prison employees says it's disappointed by the state's decision to close the Hocking Correctional Unit employing 110 people.

Dayton Daily News

Former Republican State Representative and current senate candidate Gene Krebs is calling for the creation of a state fund to help counties boost employment, fight opioid abuse and cover basic expenses.

Delaware and Franklin Counties plan to test a system this year allowing residents with emergencies to text 911 instead of placing a call.

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The exterior renovation of the Rhodes state office tower in Columbus has naturalists hoping peregrine falcons will find a new, temporary roost.

The proposed demolition of a 103-year-old bungalow in Bexley has set off a dispute between the property's new owners and area preservationists.

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A Canton-based developer specializing in renovating historic buildings has bought the former Longaberger headquarters in Licking County. 

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A Franklin County grand jury has indicted two men for allegedly committing multiple gang-related murders.

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A central Ohio man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison under a plea bargain for fatally stabbing a Columbus grandmother and wounding her 7-year-old grandson.

Dayton Daily News

A former Dayton Children's Hospital physician has been sentenced to 10 months in jail for groping two teen female patients.

Federal prosecutors say another person is in custody for his role in a scheme to smuggle teens into the U.S. and force them to work at a central Ohio egg farm.

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Andrew Anglin, whose Worthington-based neo-Nazi website is notorious for its racist internet trolling campaigns, has dubiously claimed he lives in Nigeria.

Columbus had its 140th homicide this year, passing the previous high of 139 Columbus slayings in 1991.  

A fatal shooting early this morning on the northeast side officially tied the Columbus record for homicides in a year at 139. 

Talent management company IMG says it's futile for former Ohio State football star Chris Spielman to try expanding his antitrust lawsuit nationally.

The Justice Department says Kmart has agreed to pay 32.3 million dollars to settle allegations its pharmacies caused federal health programs to overpay for prescription drugs by not telling the government about discounted prices. 

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Ohio State University is asking a federal judge to dismiss a free speech lawsuit filed by an associate and organizer of campus tours for white nationalist Richard Spencer. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A disgruntled mail carrier accused in the slayings of his supervisor at the Dublin post office and a postal inspector outside her apartment complex has been charged with aggravated murder. 

The Public Children Services Association of Ohio says the opioid crisis is overwhelming the foster care system as more children are removed from the homes of addicted parents.

Records obtained by the Associated Press show a Columbus-based state gaming agent's sexual harassment complaint against her supervisor led state regulators to a larger pattern of intimidation and the man's firing in May.

Chicago Tribune

The Columbus Catholic Diocese says a parish priest under investigation for "questionable" communications with a minor and possible misuse of church funds took his own life Wednesday in Chicago.

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The Franklin County Coroner's office says 383 people died of drug overdoses during the first nine months of the year. 

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The Ohio Development Services Agency has rejected a request from a developer for historic tax credits to rehab a trolley barn complex on Oak Street.

Sales of existing homes rose last month on the national and state levels, but declined locally.

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The Ohio man accused of driving into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia has been indicted on 10 felony counts, including first-degree murder.

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Part of televangelist Ernest Angley's Cuyahoga Falls building is under foreclosure.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich says he wants to deliver his final State of the State address next year at Otterbein University in Westerville. 

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The Ohio Department of Health has upgraded state flu activity to widespread, its highest level.

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The Ohio Inspector General's office says the state's government contracting agency lacks rules for ensuring equal and fair competitive bidding by outside IT vendors.

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Champaign County prosecutor Kevin Talebi says a grand jury has indicted the boy accused of killing his father's longtime girlfriend on adult charges of aggravated murder and murder.

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A defamation lawsuit filed by former Cincinnati Reds great Pete Rose last year against the attorney who got him kicked out of baseball has been dismissed.

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