Associated Press

Members of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus want references to slavery removed from the state's constitution.

thisweeknews.com

Former Whetstone High School principal Amy Dennis, who is implicated in the Columbus City Schools' attendance data-fixing scandal, has agreed not to re-obtain her state licenses.

Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio Senate has approved a measure requiring hospitals and abortion providers to bury or cremate fetal remains.

A suburban school district and township authorities in southwest Ohio Wednesday rehearsed a response to the nightmare scenario of a shooter on campus.  

Cicadas Soon To Emerge In Ohio

May 25, 2016

Billions of cicadas are returning to central Ohio this week.

Lancaster Eagle-Gazette

A former Lancaster special-education teacher accused of sexually assaulting two 15-year-old girls has been sentenced to five years' probation after pleading guilty to reduced charges of endangering children.

Columbus fire officials say home fires started by children have resulted in five fatalities so far this year.

State lawmakers could vote this week on a plan requiring public water systems to alert residents within two days after high levels of lead are detected.

afsme.org

The Ohio Attorney General's office says the state will appeal a judge's ruling that a law trimming early voting is unconstitutional.

A bill to regulate medical marijuana through the Ohio Board of Pharmacy is being scrapped over concerns the setup would create an undue burden on the state.

The Ohio Department of Agriculture says two of the four cubs born to a seized tiger at its holding facility have died. 

Ohio Public Radio

A federal district judge has blocked the state's effort to end funding for Planned Parenthood while he weighs a challenge to a state law aimed at keeping public money from going to the organization.

Ohio Public Radio

A new state audit shows charter school attendance has improved.

nydailynews.com

For Donald Trump to win the White House in November, he'll need the votes of women like lifelong Republican Wendy Emery.

ohiorrealtors.org

Midwestern buyers helped spark a national increase in existing home sales during April, a sign that demand  remains steady despite rising prices and tight inventories.

businessinsider.com

A political group backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch is spending another 2.2 million dollars television and digital ads in the U.S. Senate race in Ohio.

A Franklin County Jury has convicted a 17-year-old suspected gang member of aggravated murder and other charges for his role in a quadruple homicide during a robbery at an East Hudson Street home last year.

cleveland.com

A Cuyahoga County jury has convicted a man charged with killing three women and dumping their bodies near his East Cleveland residence.

www.ohsd.uscourts.gov

A federal district judge has delivered a legal victory to Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted and a voter sued by Libertarians for their roles in disqualifying the party's gubernatorial candidate from the fall 2014 ballot. 

A Hilliard police officer was killed yesterday in a motorcycle crash during an on-duty training exercise.

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