Associated Press

Columbus-based Huntington Bank is buying the naming rights to the Cleveland Convention Center ahead of the Republican National Convention this summer for 8 million dollars.

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will join several others around the country by prohibiting smoking on its grounds.

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Governor John Kasich called for accelerating income-tax cuts, taking a hard look at congressional redistricting and promoting arts education in schools in his annual State of the State address last night in Marietta.

Lancaster Eagle-Gazette

A worker at the Anchor Hocking plant in Lancaster died yesterday after the dome of a ceramic tank collapsed.

Knox County Prosecutor's Office

A Mount Vernon man has pleaded guilty to killing his mother and girlfriend while high on bath salts.

A former U.S. Postal Service worker in Springfield has denied accusations that she stole items from several packages by stuffing them into her sweatpants.


An Ohio Highway patrol post commander accused of having an affair with a subordinate's wife last year and stalking her after she ended it has been fired.

Westerville Police

Former Ohio State quarterback and Heisman winner Troy Smith is due to appear in court Wednesday on charges of driving under the influence and marijuana possession.

A Columbus police officer is suing the city and police division administrators claiming nude photos of her were illegally obtained and improperly shared among officers during an internal investigation.

The head of the state's insurance fund for injured workers is stepping down from his job this month. 

Columbus Division of Police

A Franklin County judge has ruled the man charged in the beating death of a 1-year-old boy whose body was found in Big Walnut creek is incompetent to stand trial.

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus man arrested in Oklahoma in February man has been indicted in a 1997 rape at Beatty Park after new DNA testing helped identify him.

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal prosecutors say a member of the Short North Posse gang arrested in connection with a racketeering case has pleaded guilty to several charges.

The Ohio EPA is proposing an overhaul of how the state and cities deal with lead in drinking water, including speeding up public notifications.

Supporters of medical marijuana may begin collecting signatures to put the issue on the November ballot in Ohio. 

A disability rights group is suing the state, claiming it forces people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to receive services in institutional settings due to a lack of community options.

A Franklin County sheriff's deputy will not be charged for causing an on-duty crash that killed a man last July.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new label for a common abortion-inducing drug that could undo restrictions on medication abortions passed by Ohio and other states.

Ohio Public Radio

The fight over a ballot proposal to put ethics restrictions on state lawmakers and cut their pay is headed to the Ohio Supreme Court.

Ohio State University will spend 42 million dollars to renovate a portion of Ohio Stadium, eliminate some obstructed view seats, add more luxury seating, and make other upgrades.