Associated Press

A northeast Ohio man accused of trying to recruit people to join the Islamic State terror group has pleaded not guilty to federal charges in a Cleveland courtroom. 

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Ohio Governor John Kasich made his official entry into the 2016 Republican presidential race.  

The state plans to offer help to victims of human trafficking faster, including drug treatment programs and shelter options. 

Gasoline prices continue to fall in central Ohio. 

Ohio's elections chief says a marijuana legalization campaign has failed to meet its initial signature target.

Same-sex couples in Ohio may hold their weddings in the Statehouse, file their state taxes jointly and list their spouses on death certificates.  

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Brown County Sheriff's deputies say a mother and two children were killed when their mobile home was swept into Red Oak Creek in Ripley during a heavy rainstorm late Saturday night.

Three former Cincinnati casino workers and others accused in two alleged cheating scams last year have been indicted on felony gambling charges.

Columbus fire officials are investigating unauthorized activities at the closed fire station 2 amid reports firefighters hosted an alcohol-fueled party at the facility that included women not associated with the fire division.

Chillicothe Police

Chillicothe police attribute the quick recovery of a woman reported missing to a goal of getting information out about such reports as fast as possible. 

An Ohio Department of Education official has resigned after acknowledging he excluded failing grades for charter schools in evaluations of the schools' overseers.

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction/Associated Press

Records show an Ohio prisoner convicted of killing five people including a Bible studies teacher in Shelby County told a prison chaplain he wasn't suicidal before apparently hanging himself. 

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Knox County Prosecutor Chip McConville says a grand jury has cleared a sheriff's deputy in the death of a man he scuffled with at a the county jail on April 23.

cleveland.com

A federal judge has ruled that a Cleveland man sentenced to death for killing a police officer 15 years ago may have a new trial because prosecutors improperly excluded an African-American woman from the jury. 

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The Ohio Department of Education is retracting evaluations of charter school sponsors after discovering a pro-charter school  official excluded failing grades received by online schools from the reports.

Ohio's unemployment rate for June is 5.2 percent, unchanged from the previous two months.

Ohio State Fair officials say vendors will not be permitted to sell Confederate flag merchandise at the event that starts July 29.

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New state rules are now in effect for the construction of oil and gas horizontal well pads and access roads.

Columbus police say one person was killed and five others injured early this morning when a burglary was interrupted at a home on Scales Drive on the West side.

Columbus police have opened investigations into the May deaths of two toddlers who died of drug overdoses in separate incidents.

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