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The Cincinnati Reds will induct Pete Rose into the team's hall of fame in late June.

Tennessee-based restaurant chain Max & Erma's is closing 13 Midwest locations as it streamlines operations and deals with underperforming outlets.

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The family of an African-American man shot and killed by a white University of Cincinnati police officer last July has reached a 5.3 million dollar settlement of their wrongful death lawsuit against the school.

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The estate of the late famed former federal agent Eliot Ness and North Canton-based Diebold have settled a lawsuit over some long-undiscovered stock that apparently belonged to Ness.

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The head of the Ohio Board of Education is recommending smaller roles for the panel and the state superintendent, citing faults with the existing governance structure and concerns about too many groups trying to craft state education policy.

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Ohio State University has agreed to a 12 year, 252 million dollar extension of its sponsorship contract with athletic apparel maker Nike.

The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a proposal to end courtroom deals that allow defendants to plead to lesser crimes that bear little resemblance to the facts of the original charge.

A federal district judge in Cincinnati has granted class-action status to a tea party group's lawsuit stemming from Internal Revenue Service delays in approving nonprofit status for a tax-exemption classification. 

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Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger has named a task force of state lawmakers, business leaders, law enforcement groups and others to study the issue of medical marijuana.  

Backers of an effort to purge old marijuana-related convictions have withdrawn their proposal from consideration by state lawmakers. 

A second lawsuit filed by Ohio State University's fired marching band director is being affected by his financial troubles.

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The Cleveland Browns have hired former Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson as their new head coach, the team's eighth since 1999.

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Republican Ohio House speaker Cliff Rosenberger has ordered an ethics investigation of whether a consultant for Wright State University possibly advised the school's president to offer to throw him a major fundraiser while he was advocating for state money.

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Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther and former Mayor Michael Coleman will attend tonight's State of the Union Address. 

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The FBI and local law enforcement agencies are investigating threats made against the Cuayhoga County prosecutor who oversaw the investigation that resulted in a grand jury decision not to indict two white police officers in the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old African-American boy killed in 2014 while carrying a pellet gun.

Backers of an effort aimed at controlling prescription drug prices purchased by state agencies are suing Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted over their petition signatures. 

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Golfing legend and Columbus native Jack Nicklaus is among three people honored this year with the "Great Ohioans" Award.

The City of Columbus has begun erecting signs at freeway ramps reminding people it's illegal to panhandle at exits.

As one might expect, both sides in the gun control debate have different takes on the executive actions President Obama announced this week to try and reduce the rate of gun violence.

Court documents show former Ohio State University marching band director Jon Waters can no longer afford the legal team helping him fight for reinstatement.

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