Associated Press


The Ohio Supreme Court has for the third time upheld the death sentence of the state's lone female death row inmate.


Fairfield County Sheriff Dave Phalen says a new 35 million dollar county jail in downtown Lancaster will be more secure.

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

A Hamilton County judge has postponed jury selection and withdrawn for now her media gag order in the murder retrial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist in 2015.

Ohio's largest online charter school operator is asking a judge to block the Ohio  Board of Education from voting to order the school to pay back 60 million state dollars for enrollment that can't be justified.


The Cleveland police union president says the firing of the white officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old black boy was "unjustified" and "politically motivated." 


As enrollment in online charter schools has soared across the U.S., states have struggled to put in place regulations ensuring students get a real education and cyber schools get the right amount of funding.


Former U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach says he will run for Ohio Attorney General next year.


Montgomery county is being sued for a ninth time by a former prisoner alleging mistreatment by county jail guards.


The American Medical Association has listed Ohio as the top state for monitoring prescription drugs. 


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland is unveiling improvements.

A newspaper survey of Ohio county coroners has found more than 4 thousand people died from opioid overdoses last year.

State of Ohio

Ohio Governor John Kasich will join a delegation of state officials and business leaders this Wednesday on an economic development trip to Japan.


Franklin County Sheriff's deputies say a 6-year-old boy drowned in a country club pool in Perry Township on Friday.


A second contender for statewide office has retained a local campaign fund that's not subject to state contribution limits.


A painting depicting the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old African-American Cleveland boy shot by white police officers in 2014, has been withdrawn from a Pittsburgh arts festival after a social media outcry that the white artist was exploiting black pain.


The jury in the murder retrial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist will not see the officer's undershirt depicting a Confederate battle flag.


Four Licking County Municipal Court workers are being suspended for the early release of a domestic violence suspect who killed three people, including the Kirkersville police chief, on May 12.


Bond is set at 7 million dollars for the Akron man charged with setting a May 15 house fire that killed seven of his neighbors.


Democratic Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is using her re-election campaign that's not subject to state contribution limits to raise money for her 2018 gubernatorial bid.

The Trump administration wants state and local governments to pay for programs that cleanup polluted waterways such as the Great Lakes.

The Third Frontier Commission has agreed to proceed with Governor John Kasich's request to invest 20 million dollars in the fight against the opioid crisis.

The Ohio Senate is considering a proposal to move more Medicaid recipients into managed care.

The U.S. EPA says it won't declare Ohio's western end of Lake Erie impaired by algae blooms.


Arraignment is scheduled today for the man accused of starting a fatal house fire in Akron last week that killed seven of his neighbors.

Marion County Sheriff's deputies today resume the search for a kayaker presumed dead after his friend's body was found floating in the Scioto River near Marion.

Pike County Sheriff's Office

A judge has dismissed evidence tampering and vandalism charges against the brother of one of the eight victims of last year's Pike County slayings.

State of Ohio

A Republican State Representative has introduced a bill easing penalties for carrying a concealed handgun on school grounds and other gun-free sites.


A Champaign County judge has ruled the teen charged in the West Liberty High School shootings last January is competent to stand trial.


The Ohio Attorney General's office has approved the petition summary submitted by the group behind a ballot proposal to change the way the state's congressional districts are drawn.


Wright State University near Dayton plans to lay off 70 employees and eliminate 100 vacant jobs to cut 14 million dollars from its budget.