Associated Press

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

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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. 

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

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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. 

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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.

Columbus Division of Police

The Columbus man charged with killing his landlord to avoid eviction and setting a vehicle with the body on fire has been indicted on aggravated murder and other charges. 

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State motor vehicle records show the driver who hit a Columbus father pushing a stroller on Westerville Road last Thursday, killing a 7-month-old boy, was cited for a crash five days earlier.

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Ohio State University says beer will be sold throughout Ohio Stadium during the 2016 football season.

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Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is suing the owner of a Youngstown company sentenced to prison for dumping fracking waste into a storm sewer in 2012 and 2013.

WCBE Files

The Columbus City Hall lobbyist convicted for his role in the Redflex bribery scandal was sentenced yesterday to 15 months in prison for extortion.

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Republican Warren Davidson won Tuesday's special election to succeed former Republican U.S. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio.

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says he'll appeal a federal judge's Tuesday ruling blocking rules for how thousands of absentee and provisional ballots are counted.

A Franklin County Judge says the 2013 state law that imposed stronger criteria for minor political parties to reach and maintain ballot status is constitutional.  

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