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Authorities have released the name of the driver of a tanker killed when his vehicle crashed and burst into flames on the exit ramp from U.S. 33 to I-270 on the northwest side yesterday.

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio legislative leaders are hosting lobbyists at back-to-back Florida fundraisers days before state budget deliberations begin.

The board of the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System voted to remain invested in hedge funds, despite higher fees and poorer returns.

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Former Ohio State University president Gordon Gee is making good on a years-old pledge he made to donate 1 million dollars for a scholarship fund at the school.


Ohio Department of Education statistics show the number of charter schools in the state dropped in 2016 for the third straight year, while enrollment also declined.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation has suspended five employees and fired another who worked at state crime labs.   

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Champaign County Sheriff's deputies say staff at West Liberty High School,  where a student was shot Friday morning, overpowered the armed student shooter and prevented what could have been a far worse situation.


A crime victims compensation fund has rejected a request for payment of lost wages made on behalf of a relative of a man killed in last year's Pike County shootings.


Ohio's unemployment rate was for December is 4.9 percent, unchanged from November.

Jacksonville, Florida Police

Prosecutors say a man imprisoned for murder has been charged with killing a Florida woman who was reported missing before her skeletal remains were found in Ohio last May.


A report by the state's human trafficking task force says the number of Ohio cases reported to a national hotline rose sharply from 2012 to 2015.


Some members of Ohio's Congressional delegation are asking the incoming Trump administration to maintain efforts to improve Lake Erie.

A non-partisan think-tank in Ohio that advocates for charter schools says implementation of the 2015 state crack down is working. 

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Fired Ohio State University marching band director Jon Waters has dropped all of his legal claims against the school in exchange for OSU agreeing not to try to recover its costs from him. 

Clark County Sheriff's Office

Clark County Sheriff's deputies say the mother of a 7-week-old boy who died last year has been arrested on an involuntary manslaughter charge.

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

The Columbus Zoo says the nation's oldest known gorilla in captivity has died.

Columbus Division of Police

The Columbus police firearms review board has determined a SWAT officer's fatal shooting of a robbery suspect outside a Noe Bixby Road convenience store in 2015 was within division policy.

Pike County Sheriff's Office

A jury has found a former Pike County Sheriff's deputy accused of fatally shooting an unarmed man after a chase not guilty of murder and reckless homicide charges.

U.S. Marshals Service

A Columbus man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting four people and trying to kill a fifth during a robbery at an East Hudson Street home in 2015.

The U.S. Census Bureau says Ohio's population grew less than 1 percent between July 2015 and the end of 2016.