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A Republican state lawmaker says there are no plans to hold more hearings on a proposal to raise customer bills to bailout two nuclear power plants owned by Akron-based FirstEnergy. 

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A Chardon middle school teacher who says he jokingly told a student to "go back to your country" has been suspended. 

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A visiting judge expects to rule next month in a legal battle over what kind of therapy a transgender boy in Hamilton County should receive. 

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A former Columbus City Schools employee has pleaded guilty to stealing bus passes meant for low-income students. 

Columbus police say an officer shot a man in the OSU campus area this morning after he tried to run the officer over with his car. 

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Ohio State is one of 17 public health schools in the U.S. and Canada pledging to reject research money from a new anti-smoking group funded by a tobacco company.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich has named a fellow Republican to fill an open seat on the Ohio Supreme Court.

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A Franklin County judge has appointed an outside attorney to handle records and finances of the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow.

Earlier this month workers on the Rover natural gas pipeline project saw drilling mud disappear underground in Stark County.

Moody's Investors Services says it's highly likely a subsidiary of Akron-based FirstEnergy will default on a 100 million dollar bond payment in early April, which will result in bondholders losing a significant percentage of their investments.

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Ohio Lieutenant Governor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Mary Taylor has reportedly distanced herself from Governor John Kasich with misleading statements during a recent endorsement interview before fellow Republicans.

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Officials at the Columbus-based Thurber House say their annual awards ceremony for the nation's top humor writing prize is moving from New York City to Columbus this year. 

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The Columbus man who got training in Syria to kill members of the U.S. military and then plotted to carry out an attack has been sentenced to 22 years in prison.  

A Pickaway County man has been arrested after allegedly holding sheriff's deputies at-bay following a domestic dispute on Sunday.  

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Governor John Kasich is considering three candidates to fill the soon-to-be vacant Ohio Supreme Court seat of Democratic Justice William O'Neill, who is stepping down January 26 to run for governor.  

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The author of the 2016 election-year best seller "Hillbilly Elegy" has decided against joining Ohio's U.S. Senate race. 

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dennis Kucinich has selected an Akron city council member as his running mate. 

An Ohio businessman who faces deportation to his native Jordan may be able to stay in the United States for about six months while his case is reviewed. 

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Authorities have identified the deputy who fatally shot a teenage boy during a scuffle outside an Ohio juvenile courtroom. 

Ohio's unemployment rate for December is 4.7 percent, down one-tenth of a point from November. 

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 Kent State University is denying a request to allow white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak on campus on the day marking the anniversary of the Ohio National Guard shootings. 

The state's largest online charter school operator is expected to close today,  halfway through the academic year. 

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Columbus city attorneys are denying white police officers used excessive force when they arrested a black man last year in an incident captured on video. 

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it should not have approved Ohio's recommendation to not declare the western Lake Erie basin impaired by toxic algae. 

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Attorneys for a Mexican mother of four U.S.-born children who was deported last year while claiming she was threatened by a drug cartel say they are "thrilled" with a court's order that U.S. immigration authorities reconsider the case.

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A 16-year-old boy has died after being shot by a deputy in a Columbus courtroom when a fight broke out.

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Two motorcycle manufacturers and their trainers are being sued by the estate of the Hilliard police officer killed in 2016 during a training exercise. 

An Ohio businessman who has lived in the United States for 38 years and had been granted a temporary stay of his deportation to his native Jordan has been taken into custody by federal immigration officials.  

Athens County humane officials last week  seized 100 dogs from the Coolville home of an elderly woman. 

The Ohio Department of Transportation says widening of a 3-mile section of I-70 in Springfield will start in July, approximately a year ahead of schedule. 

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