Associated Press


The Ohio Democratic Party says President Obama will headline its annual state dinner next month.


A linguist at Miami University in Oxford has been named a 2016 MacArthur Fellow and will receive the so-called "genius grant" to continue his work to restore use of an indigenous language.

Rates of existing home sales fell on the national and state levels in August, but increased on the local level.


The campaign of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has accepted the resignation of its volunteer chair in Mahoning County after the woman made a series of remarks disparaging blacks.


The heavily-favored horse named Betting Line captured the Little Brown Jug under a cloud of controversy Thursday, after the discovery of text messages that implied it may have been given an unauthorized supplement.

Delaware County Sheriff's Office

A Delaware County woman has pleaded guilty to charges of stealing jewelry, watches and other items from residents of senior living facilities in Delaware and Franklin Counties over several years to support her drug habit.


Ohio is a member of a coalition of 21 states suing the Labor Department over a new rule making more higher-earning workers eligible for overtime pay.

The Ohio Supreme Court has adopted a rule change to allow attorneys to counsel clients seeking to comply with the state's new medical marijuana law.

Child welfare advocates say more children are put into foster care amid the state's opioid crisis, but funding for children services agencies falls short.


The Ohio Department of Education says more than 52 thousand students participated in the first full year of a  program allowing middle- and high-schoolers to earn free college credit.


The Ross County Historical Society will house the statute of former Ohio Governor William Allen.

Mike Foley

Columbus City Council members had little comment during last night's meeting about a protest held at City Hall yesterday calling for justice in the Tyre King shooting.


A Geauga County jury yesterday found a former Logan County man guilty of ordering a hit from his prison cell on a witness against him. Prosecutors say the gunman killed the wrong person.

Middletown Police

The woman who pleaded guilty in the fatal beating of her 5-year-old son at a Middletown motel has been sentenced to 18 years to life in prison.

A consultant whose firm helped secure funding for Wright State University and who was later cleared in an investigation of potential lobbying law violations is suing the school for 4.5 million dollars in unpaid compensation. 

The state's Controlling Board has approved a 5.6 million request by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to fund the next phase of work to replace the deteriorated Buckeye Lake dam.

As Ohio's heroin overdose epidemic nears a record high in deaths, lobbyists representing prescription drug makers poured more than 3.5 million into Ohio political coffers over the last decade.

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police have arrested a man who was with a 13-year-old African-American boy shortly before the teen was fatally shot by a white office investigating a reported armed robbery on the near east side.

The state says Ohio's unemployment rate dropped again in August to 4.7 percent. 

Dozens of people gathered for a vigil last night on the near east side, near where a white Columbus police officer shot and killed a 13-year-old African-American boy who police say pulled a real-looking pellet gun from his waistband.