Associated Press

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There's rosy news in the high-stakes battle for Ohio's U.S. Senate seat: both Republican incumbent Rob Portman and Democratic challenger Ted Strickland are in excellent health.


Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says many people didn't understand part of his immigration speech Wednesday because of the enthusiastic crowd.

The Ohio Department of Education says it's moving forward with evaluations of charter school sponsors for following  rules and laws.


Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton told veterans at the national American Legion Convention in Cincinnati yesterday that American leadership means standing with the nation's allies.

A rule amendment proposed by the Ohio Supreme Court would let  attorneys counsel clients seeking to comply with the state's medical marijuana law.

The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected another legal challenge to JobsOhio, the state's privatized job-creation agency, saying the plaintiff lacks standing to sue.

The Cleveland school district and its teachers union have reached a tentative contract agreement that avoids a strike planned to start on Thursday.


Ohio State University is requiring its roughly 150 alumni clubs and societies to stay silent when it comes to disparaging comments about the school, or risk losing money and other perks.


Ohio State University has suspended wide receiver Torrance Gibson for the fall semester for violating the student conduct code.

Danville Police

The trial for the man accused of fatally shooting a Danville police officer has been delayed until March.


Vice President Joe Biden will campaign in northeast Ohio for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton later this week.


State and local elected officials have expressed concerns the U.S. National Whitewater Center in North Carolina has reopened its channels less than two months after a Westerville rafter died from a brain-eating amoeba and with no new regulations in place. 


Ohio Highway Patrol troopers have ratified a new three-year contract with the state.

Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services officials say accidental drug overdoses killed a record 3,050  Ohioans last year,  an average of eight per day.

Existing home sales on the local, state and national levels declined in July thanks to a shortage of available properties and rising prices.


Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer has pleaded not guilty  to charges of stealing prescription medications from disposal drop boxes, deceiving doctors into giving him painkillers and misusing department funds.

State of Ohio

The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the death sentences of a man convicted of killing his girlfriend's ex-husband and a man who killed a woman he lived with and her two children.

The Food and Drug Administration says it has again found listeria in the production kitchen of Columbus-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams.

Logan County Sheriff's Office

The Logan County man who admitted shooting and killing a teenager while hosting a drinking party has been sentenced to five years in prison.


Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer has been indicted on 43 counts involving drugs.