Associated Press

The City of Columbus has won  a 50 million dollar grant to integrate innovative transportation technologies, including self-driving cars and smart sensors.

An 11-year-old Bexley girl died Tuesday after lightning toppled a tree onto her cabin during a storm at a southeastern Indiana camp.


Former Ohio Republican congresswoman Jean Schmidt is facing a 25 hundred dollar fine by the Federal Election Commission for not reporting legal assistance from a pro-Turkish group.

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ted Strickland of Ohio is appealing to women with a package of policy initiatives he says promote economic equality, health care access and affordable child care.

Marion Police

A Marion woman has been charged with shaking, hitting and killing her 6-month-old son, who died last weekend.

Among the U.S. Senate's most vulnerable Republicans, Pennsylvania's Pat Toomey, Ohio's Rob Portman and Wisconsin's Ron Johnson stood firmly with the National Rifle Association on the latest ill-fated attempts at gun control.

Ohio State University has changed its mind and will allow its mascot to march in the Columbus pride parade this weekend.

Foster-care eligibility in Ohio has been extended to age 21 under a new law intended to provide more support for those youths as they move into adulthood.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is siding with abortion protesters over the proposed creation of 15-foot buffer zones around Columbus clinics.

The Ohio Department of Education is pushing legislation that would makes changes to a state program offering free college credit to middle- and high-schoolers.

Appalachia ohio Alliance

The Appalachia Ohio Alliance will dedicate the newest nature preserve along the Scioto River on June 18.

State officials say an unprecedented number of Ohioans now have licenses to carry concealed handguns.

The city of Cleveland is vowing to revamp its system for investigating citizen complaints against police. 

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is suing the city of Cleveland over its rules governing protestors during the Republican National Convention, saying they  violate free speech rights.

Erie County Sheriff's Office

Erie County Sheriff's deputies say they've arrested a man who threatened to open fire at the factory where he works and who had a loaded gun and bulletproof vest in his car. 

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police chief Kim Jacobs says additional officers will provide security for this weekend's Pride Festival, which is one of the largest in the Midwest.

State of Ohio

Funeral services are pending for former Republican Ohio Governor, former U.S. Senator and former Cleveland Mayor George Voinovich, who died Sunday at his home at the age of 79.

Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed a bill requiring public water systems to alert residents faster when high lead levels are detected.

Former Ohio State defensive back Ray Griffin is one of the plaintiffs in a series of lawsuits filed by former collegiate players who say they have lingering health effects from concussions.

Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed legislation legalizing medical marijuana.