Associated Press

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says more than 218 thousand Ohioans have enrolled in health plans through the federal marketplace.

education.ohio.gov

Ohio schools superintendent Richard Ross has issued new guidelines for evaluating charter school sponsors in the wake of a data-tampering scandal in the state's school choice office.

people.com

Oberlin College officials have rescinded an honorary doctorate of humanities degree issued to comedian Bill Cosby in 2010.

A grand jury has indicted a man on charges of aggravated arson following a massive fire at a warehouse in central Ohio. 

Ohio Governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich  wants more state income tax cuts in a year that saw certain small-business taxes reduced to zero and across-the-board reductions statewide.

U.S. Attorney's Office

A Columbus man has been indicted on human trafficking charges including counts involving a 16-year-old girl allegedly advertised for sale online.

A 16-year-old has been charged as an adult in the slayings of four people at South Linden home earlier this year.

A federal district judge has dropped his order that blocked Ohio officials from taking action against Planned Parenthood, after the state said it will not enforce a fetal tissue disposal rule.

Newark Advocate

Newark fire chief Pat Connor says "overpressure" in a tank containing hexane and ethanol caused Monday's explosion at a plant that injured five people.

The latest federal appropriations for cleanup work at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon are expected to again avert mass layoffs. 

JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay 150 million dollars to public pension funds in Ohio and other states and individuals hurt by its 6 billion dollars "London Whale" trading loss.

State audits show dozens of Ohio charter schools collectively have failed to repay the state more than 6 million in misspent tax dollars. 

State officials say nearly $38 million in historic preservation tax credits will go to projects aimed at revitalizing and rehabilitating 55 historic buildings in Ohio. 

New state figures show a slight drop in Ohio's overall infant mortality rate, though the rate for black infants is nearly three times that of whites.  

poetryfoundation.org

Ohio's first poet laureate says he wants to use the position to re-integrate poetry into community life through collaborations with musicians, actors, dancers and other artists.

usatoday.com

Securities filings show the Justice Department is investigating alleged antitrust violations by the nation's largest movie theater chains.

A legislative task force studying transportation issues has recommended the state keep highway speed limits unchanged and continue to require a front license plate.

A new Illinois State University report says temperatures in the world's lakes are rising more than in the oceans or the atmosphere - which could worsen problems such as algae blooms and oxygen-deprived dead zones.

wcbe files

A federal judge has sentenced a former deep-sea treasure hunter from Columbus to two years in prison and fined him 250 thousand dollar for failing to appear in court three years ago to answer questions about 500 missing gold coins.

A female firefighter is suing the Circleville Fire Department, claiming she is a longtime victim of sexual harassment, and has been subjected to equipment tampering, clothing destruction and gender-related slurs.

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