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State of Ohio

Funeral services are pending for former Republican Ohio Governor, former U.S. Senator and former Cleveland Mayor George Voinovich, who died Sunday at his home at the age of 79.

Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed a bill requiring public water systems to alert residents faster when high lead levels are detected. 

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Former Ohio State defensive back Ray Griffin is one of the plaintiffs in a series of lawsuits filed by former collegiate players who say they have lingering health effects from concussions.

Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed legislation legalizing medical marijuana.

Columbus Division of Police

The Columbus man charged with killing his landlord to avoid eviction and setting a vehicle with the body on fire has been indicted on aggravated murder and other charges. 

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State motor vehicle records show the driver who hit a Columbus father pushing a stroller on Westerville Road last Thursday, killing a 7-month-old boy, was cited for a crash five days earlier.

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Ohio State University says beer will be sold throughout Ohio Stadium during the 2016 football season.

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Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is suing the owner of a Youngstown company sentenced to prison for dumping fracking waste into a storm sewer in 2012 and 2013.

WCBE Files

The Columbus City Hall lobbyist convicted for his role in the Redflex bribery scandal was sentenced yesterday to 15 months in prison for extortion.

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Republican Warren Davidson won Tuesday's special election to succeed former Republican U.S. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio.

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says he'll appeal a federal judge's Tuesday ruling blocking rules for how thousands of absentee and provisional ballots are counted.

A Franklin County Judge says the 2013 state law that imposed stronger criteria for minor political parties to reach and maintain ballot status is constitutional.  

An outside consultant recommends reforms in University of Cincinnati police practices that include updated training, policies against biased policing and more monitoring.

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A man drowned yesterday while diving for golf balls in a pond at a country club in Waverly.

Newark Police

A Newark woman accused of trying to frame her estranged husband by setting her house on fire has pleaded not guilty. 

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The former Ohio Highway Patrol commander and Delaware police officer accused of stalking a subordinate's wife after an affair has pleaded not guilty to abduction, criminal trespassing and other charges.

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The Tampa Bay Lightning have hired former Columbus Blue Jackets head coach Todd Richards as an assistant coach.

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

Ohio's prisons department will pay nearly 13 thousand dollars to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of an inmate who killed himself in his cell at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution three days before his scheduled execution.

85 Ohio State University veterinary students are facing disciplinary action over a cheating conspiracy.

A man has been indicted in the fatal shooting of a Columbus police SWAT officer.

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