Associated Press

Toledo Blade

A Columbus man recently captured by U.S. marshals in Toledo has been extradited to face charges in connection with a local fatal shooting.

Fired Put-In-Bay police chief Ric Lampela has been convicted on a disorderly conduct charge after being cleared of aggravated menacing over a confrontation with two officers five years ago.  

The Pickerington Local Schools teacher accused of hitting and killing her husband with her car last weekend has been reinstated after charges were dropped.  

Policy groups on the right and left say Ohio lawmakers are undermining attempts to reduce the state's prison population by continuing to introduce tough-on-crime bills that put more people behind bars.

The Ohio House has approved new performance, accountability and transparency requirements for charter schools.

U.S. Attorney's Office

A federal grand jury has indicted an aspiring Columbus rap artist on charges of producing child pornography in music videos.

A federal jury in Columbus has awarded a Guysville woman who got cancer after drinking water contaminated by the chemical C-8 that was released from a DuPont plant on the Ohio River 1.6 million dollars.

The Tenth Ohio District Court of Appeals has upheld a Franklin County Municipal Court order allowing the City of Columbus to close a nuisance hotel on the North side for a year due to criminal activity.

An Ottawa County judge has found fireed Put-In-Pay police chief Ric Lampela not guilty of blocking a sexual assault investigation involving one of his former officers.

Fairfield County Sheriff's Office

Fairfield County prosecutors have dropped aggravated vehicular homicide and reckless homicide charges against a Pickerington Local Schools teacher accused of killing her husband last weekend.

People who repeatedly use guns to commit crimes would face tougher penalties under a proposal an Ohio House committee is hearing. 

Tri-Village News

Grandview Heights City Council on October 19 is expected to revise an ordinance passed in September making it illegal for a person under the age of 21 to possess or use tobacco products.

U.S. Attorney's Office

A former attorney who pleaded guilty to stealing from four of his wards and taxpayers while serving as a court-appointed guardian was found dead in his Upper Arlington home on Monday.

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus man who pleaded guilty to killing a man last year has been sentenced to life in prison.

The Ohio Department of Transportation says Stark and Lorain counties in northeast Ohio led the state in the number of deer crashes last year. 

Trial has been delayed until January for a Columbus man charged with training in Syria for a terrorist attack in the US.  

Monday is the deadline to register to vote in Ohio's fall election. Ohioans also have until Monday to update their voter information. 

Death penalty opponents plan to walk from the prison where Ohio inmates are executed to the Statehouse as part of a capital punishment protest. 

Four people have been sentenced in a federal bribery case linked to an Ohio charter school, including the school's former superintendent. 

An Ohio lobbyist has agreed to plead guilty to extortion in a scandal involving the bribery of Columbus public officials by a traffic-camera company trying to keep its contracts with the city.