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Ohio Public Radio

State leaders say a committee of nearly two-dozen experts will study drug-use prevention education in schools, with orders to report back in three months.

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus woman has been sentenced to five years in prison after she pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the heroin overdose death of her 14-month-old daughter.

The Ohio Highway Patrol says troopers seized seven times as much heroin during the first half of the year as they did during the first six months of 2015.

Cincinnati-based Macy's says it plans to close 100 stores next year to become more competitive.


Columbus Public Health has declared a community outbreak of cryptosporidiosis,  a diarrheal disease caused by a parasite.

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has received a first-ever award created by a corrections group to recognize departments that strive to meet national standards.

Cincinnati Police

Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters has released video of a 2015 incident that resulted in assault charges against the man fatally shot by Cincinnati police last Sunday.


The whitewater channels at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in North Carolina are scheduled to reopen today, six weeks after a Westerville teen died of a rare brain-eating amoeba.

Pickaway County Sheriff's Office

Pickaway County Sheriff's deputies say a man called a military veterans' crisis line in the middle of the night Monday, then confronted responding deputies with a rifle and was fatally shot.


Hillsboro police say the Highland County Convention and Visitors Bureau director has been fired after his arrest on felony charges involving sexual material with minors.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A man will serve 15 years in prison for firing at Columbus police officers during a drug raid in April 2015.


Ohio Governor John Kasich has ordered the creation of a hotline for oil-and-gas emergencies, and authorized two state departments to start setting it up.

Ohio Public Radio

Libertarians trying to get presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Ohio's ballot have submitted signatures for  Charlie Earl - a failed 2014 gubernatorial candidate.

Middletown Police

One of three women charged in the fatal beating of a 5-year-old Licking County boy at a Middletown motel has pleaded guilty to murder.

Incoming Ohio 7th and 12th graders must be immunized against meningitis under a new state law.


Ohio State Fair organizers say an estimated 921 thousand people attended the event this year, 61 thousand short of the record set last year.


The Ohio Highway Patrol says Newark fire chief Patrick Conner and his wife were injured Sunday after they hit a deer while riding their motorcycle near St. Louisville.

Richland County Sheriff's Office

A Michigan man has been arrested on a felony drug-trafficking charge after 24 concertgoers became ill from eating THC-laced candies at a rap music festival in Richland County Saturday night.


Ohio has issued new guidelines for eating fish caught in lakes, rivers and streams.


Two dozen concertgoers in Richland County suffered medical symptoms after they ate candy laced with a drug found in marijuana.