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A Franklin County grand jury has voted not to indict a white Columbus police officer for fatally shooting a 13-year-old African-American boy after a suspected robbery last year. 

Ohio's unemployment rate fell by a tenth of a point to 5 percent in April.

Environmental advocates have filed a second lawsuit against the U.S. EPA over whether enough is being done to address toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie.


Federal prosecutors say the former commander of the Ohio Highway Patrol's Marietta post accused of stalking a subordinate's wife put a GPS tracking device on her car so he could follow her. 

A coalition of progressive and conservative online political commentators in Ohio has filed a constitutional challenge to the state's recently enacted law against internet harassment.


The union representing Ohio prison guards says it plans to picket on May 31 over contract violations and rampant drug use at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville. 


Ohio Republican Congressman Pat Tiberi says he has decided not to run for U.S. Senate.

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Prosecutors have charged the brother of one of the eight victims of the Pike County slayings with tampering with evidence and vandalism.

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Gloria Steinem says her work advocating for reproductive freedom and women's rights doesn't make her "pro-abortion."


More than 51 groups and individuals are seeking a disciplinary counsel investigation of Republican Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy for a potential ethics violation.

The Ohio Supreme Court today is scheduled to consider whether a state sex law is constitutional when cases involve children under the age of 13.


A judge has dismissed charges of unauthorized use of a law enforcement database against the former commander of the Ohio Highway Patrol's Marietta post.


A group of juvenile justices advocates is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to require kids charged with certain crimes speak with an attorney before they're asked if they wish to waive representation.


Family members have identified the couple and their five children killed in early morning house fire Monday in Akron.

A Franklin County Sheriff's deputy who worked as the resource officer at Westland High School in Galloway has been fired but will not be criminally charged after an unspecified allegation of misconduct from a female student.


The Franklin County Sheriff's office says a special weapons and tactics team is helping search for evidence in the execution-style slayings of eight members of a Pike County family last year.


Former Cleveland Browns wide Receiver Michael Jackson was killed Friday in a two-vehicle accident in his Louisiana hometown that also claimed the life of another motorist.


Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp says four people - including a police chief - are dead in a shooting Friday at a nursing home in Kirkersville. 

Authorities say a gunman has fatally shot the police chief of an Ohio village and two nursing home employees.

Members of Ohio's growing African immigrant community hope a decade-long wait for their own state advocacy board is almost over.


The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the search of a Columbus high school student's backpack that prosecutors say led first to the discovery of bullets and later a gun.


Attorneys for the mother of an 8-year-old Cincinnati boy say he was bullied and knocked unconscious at school two days before he took his own life last January.


The Ohio House has passed a bill allowing pharmacists to offer a generic and cheaper alternative to EpiPens to treat certain severe allergic reactions.

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Police say too many drivers fail to obey a state law requiring them to move over one lane when officers are stopped on the side of a road. 

Dayton city officials plan to resume using traffic enforcement cameras, two years after they killed the systems to comply with state law.


The Toledo apartment building owner accused of setting the fire to his building that led to the deaths of two firefighters has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

A state hearing officer has ruled against Ohio's largest online charter school operator in its appeal of the Ohio Department of Education's determination it owes 60 million dollars for enrollment that can't be justified.

Struggling New Albany-based teen clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is responding to reports of being in talks with interested buyers by saying it's in preliminary discussions with several parties about a "potential transaction."


Columbus police officials have concluded the actions of an officer videotaped apparently kicking a prone suspect in the head were "unreasonable", according to a statement released Wednesday afternoon. 


Republican U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan is scheduled to tour a New Albany area factory today to hear from manufacturers and make the case for tax reform legislation.