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The state plans to train the undercover agents who investigate liquor, tobacco and food stamp violations to identify and help victims of human trafficking.

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of an Ohio law changing the standards for absentee and provisional ballots.

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An Athens County school hopes to generate 80 percent of its electricity through a new solar plant.

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The Ohio Highway Patrol says a Powell woman was killed and her husband injured Saturday night in Marion when their motorcycle struck a deer and crashed on State Route 98.

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The Ohio Highway Patrol says a man was killed Saturday night at a Knox County airport when he was struck by the propeller of his plane after starting its engine.

Columbus fire officials say two adults and one juvenile were hospitalized with minor injuries Sunday after an explosion at an apartment building on the northeast side.

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Republican State Treasurer Josh Mandel has submitted a financial disclosure statement showing every work trip he took last year was at least partly related to politics, including his bid for U.S. Senate.

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The Ohio Department of Commerce says three companies have been selected to review applications for medical marijuana grow licenses.

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Columbus police have identified the man killed in a night club shooting on the north side that also left four people wounded.

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State officials say a 19-year-old Dublin man died Friday night  after being electrocuted while trying to save his father and family dog at a Put-in-Bay marina.

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A Champaign County juvenile court judge says the 14-year-old boy accused of killing his father's girlfriend is competent to  stand trial.  

Ohio's unemployment rate declined in May by a tenth of a point from the previous month to 4.9 percent.

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Stark County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a double homicide and attempted suicide yesterday involving members of a bluegrass group called The Stockdale Family Band.

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A Columbus man convicted of fatally shooting his niece and wounding his nephew when he tried to "quiet them," has been sentenced to life in prison.

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A Republican state senator is sponsoring legislation that could help the state's largest online charter school operator delay repaying 60 million dollars to the state.

The Ohio Inspector General says the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction overpaid food service contractor Aramark Correctional Services by more than 57 thousand dollars, due to an inflated inmate count at the London Correctional Institution.

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A Columbus attorney convicted in a bribery scheme involving a former deputy state treasurer has been permanently disbarred.

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Court documents say a plea deal has been reached in the case of a Columbus man accused of trying to travel to Libya to join the Islamic State group. 

One of the nation's largest online charter school operators is suing the Ohio Board of Education over its vote to have the school repay $60 million that was disputed because of a lack of justifying documentation. 

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A Champaign County grand jury has indicted the teen charged with wounding two classmates at West Liberty High School on adult charges of attempted murder, felonious assault and other offenses.

A federal judge has sanctioned a central Ohio law firm for its conduct during a legal fight over efforts by Republicans to help Governor John Kasich's 2014 re-election bid.

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The state Controlling Board has granted permission to the Ohio Department of Administrative Services to use an alternative way of selecting some vendors.

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The Greek company that runs Ohio's gambling operations has been granted a renewed contract with potentially lucrative unbid extensions, over the objections of competitors, a hired consultant and some state lawmakers.

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Majority Republicans in the Ohio Senate today unveil their version of the two-year state budget bill as a projected deficit widens ahead of a June 30 deadline.

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The state has agreed to pay a Clark County man 110 thousand dollars because a judge refused to release him from prison after his drug conviction was overturned.

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Police officers got some help from the undead during a crowd-management training course.

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Wright State University trustees have voted to cut 31 million dollars from the school's fiscal 2018 budget and will lay off more than 50 employees to deal with a projected deficit.

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A proposed bailout of Akron-based FirstEnergy's two Ohio nuclear power plants appears to be stalled in the state Legislature.

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An appeals court judge has overturned the conviction of a former Circleville fashion model sentenced for trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband's ex-wife.

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A New Albany interior designer has been sentenced to three months in federal prison for failing to claim 600 thousand dollars in income from a project prosecutors say included fraudulent invoices.

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