Associated Press


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. 

WCBE files

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.


Officials say DNA matches have been developed for three of the six people aboard a plane that is believed to have crashed into Lake Erie last month after taking off from Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland.


A federal rule aimed at holding for-profit colleges accountable could get another look if Betsy DeVos becomes U.S. education secretary in the Trump administration.

Yellow Springs police have identified the victims of a weekend double murder.


Allen County Sheriff Sam Crish is resigning at the end of January amid a series of personal and legal problems.


The mother of Tamir Rice says she's disappointed a Cleveland police officer who fired the shot that killed her son won't face internal charges for use of force.


Ohio says it has enough lethal injection drugs on hand for a fourth execution this year, but it is staying tight-lipped about additional supplies.

Rice Family

Cleveland officials say internal disciplinary charges have been brought against two caucasian police officers involved in the 2014 killing a 12-year-old African-American boy playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center.

State of Ohio

Ohio Governor John Kasich has been warning state tax revenues are below expectations and the upcoming two-year state budget will be tighter than in the past.


Buses are back on the streets today in Dayton after Greater Dayton RTA bus drivers and mechanics reached a tentative contract agreement yesterday, ending a strike that began on Monday.

Clark County Sheriff's Office

A Clark County Judge has scheduled a February 9 hearing to determine whether a Springfield teen accused of killing his brother after an argument over Halloween candy will be tried as an adult.