Associated Press


The increase in construction of natural gas power plants in Ohio is putting the industry on track to replace coal as the dominant source of electricity in the state.

Columbus Division of Police

The Columbus man who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting an employee at a downtown bank last year has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Ohio House

A Butler County grand jury has indicted Republican State Representative Wes Retherford on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence.

The Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review has approved new rules for medical marijuana cultivators, including application and license fees.

Cleveland Police

Cleveland police chief Calvin Williams says the alleged murderer who was the subject of a nationwide man hunt took his own life Tuesday near a fast food restaurant in Erie, Pennsylvania.


Critics say chemical giant DuPont has spent too little on testing Ohio and West Virginia residents for C8 contamination  while paying millions to an attorney overseeing the testing program. 


A former mayor and a current administrative assistant for the village of Mount Sterling have been indicted on charges of theft in office. 

Cleveland Police

Cleveland police are urging people in surrounding states to be on alert for a man who they say shot and killed a passerby and then posted a video of the killing online.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Columbus police have arrested two brothers in the death of a woman whose body was found on fire last December 23 in a Hilltop alley.


Columbus police are asking for witnesses to come forward to help identify suspects in the early Sunday morning club shooting that wounded nine people.


Montgomery County has sold its fairgrounds to the University of Dayton and a health network.


Emails obtained by the Associated Press show lobbyists for the pharmaceutical industry pushed Ohio officials to lower their estimates of what it would cost the state if lawmakers approved a bill requiring Medicaid and other insurers to cover new higher-priced prescription painkillers.

Zanesville Times Recorder

A homeless man charged in the death of another homeless man whose body was found burning outside a Muskingum County church last year has pleaded guilty to aggravated murder charges.


Authorities have filed charges against the man at the center of unrest after New Year's Eve festivities in Yellow Springs . 

State investigators yesterday offered no new information about the unsolved slayings of eight Pike County family members.

The state has approved a request to help pay for the funeral of a woman killed in last year's murders of eight Pike County family members.


A judge has ordered an Ohio televangelist and his restaurant to pay over 388 thousand dollars in wages and damages to a group of employees after finding members of his church were urged to volunteer at the buffet, and it used the unpaid workers. 


Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred wants the Cleveland Indians to eradicate their Chief Wahoo logo. 


Forbes Magazine ranks the Cleveland Indians as baseball's 27th most valuable team.


A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has declined to block the deportation of a Mexican-born woman in Butler County who is the mother of four U.S.-born children.