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Authorities want the public's help finding the person who spray painted words including "Go Home," "Trump America" and (Muslim) "terrorist" on a vehicle belonging to someone of Middle Eastern descent in Cincinnati's Sayler Park neighborhood.

The FBI has issued its final report on last year's terrorist attack at Ohio State University.

The number of hate crimes reported last year rose by 4.6 percent compared to the previous year, according to data released Monday by the FBI.

The total tally of hate crimes in 2016 was 6,121, compared to 5,850 in 2015. More than half of those incidents were motivated by the victim's race.

The FBI statistics are based on voluntary reporting by nearly 16,000 local law-enforcement agencies. Civil-rights groups, however, say the figures are deeply flawed because of what they say is systemic under-reporting.

Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio is asking the FBI to release information on domestic terrorist organizations or hate groups operating in the state.

Federal prosecutors in Columbus say 13 members and associates of the MS-13 gang have been arrested and charged in central Ohio and Indiana.

The Justice Department’s selection of former FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel investigating ties between Russia and the Trump campaign is drawing bipartisan praise.

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for making bombs inside of his South Hampton Road home, which exploded.

Local and federal authorities are investigating a bomb threat called in to a Jewish Community Center in Beechwood.

Allen County Sheriff Sam Crish is resigning at the end of January amid a series of personal and legal problems.

Federal and local authorities investigating Monday's attack at Ohio State University do not believe anybody else was involved in the planning, other than deceased suspect Abdul Razak Ali Artan.

Classes resume today at Ohio State University, less than 24 hours after an attack left eleven people injured and the attacker dead.

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says the National Guard is among the agencies helping to keep the election safe.

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A former Mount Vernon police detective accused of drug trafficking and who pleaded guilty to extortion is seeking leniency at sentencing, arguing he was motivated by a prescription painkiller addiction he developed after sustaining a shoulder injury while apprehending a suspect.


Authorities investigating the 1989 slaying of a 10-year-old Bay Village girl are asking for the public's help in identifying what could be key pieces of evidence in the case.

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An Ohio police detective accused of drug trafficking and extortion has pleaded guilty.

Columbus Division of Police

The FBI says it has been unable to find any evidence suggesting a machete attack at a North Hamilton Road restaurant owned by an Israeli native was orchestrated terrorism.

Delaware County Sheriff's Office

The Reynoldsburg police officer recently charged with using his position to confiscate and distribute heroin, cocaine, marijuana and Percocet has taken his own life. 

Delaware County Sheriff's Office

A Reynoldsburg police detective has been charged with using his position to confiscate and then distribute heroin, cocaine, marijuana and Percocet pills.  

Columbus Division of Police

The FBI says the man who attacked people in a North Hamilton Road restaurant with a machete last week and later was fatally shot by police was from Guinea.

Kent State University

A Kent State University professor will remain in the classroom amid an investigation into possible ties with islamic state militants.

The FBI and local law enforcement agencies are investigating threats made against the Cuayhoga County prosecutor who oversaw the investigation that resulted in a grand jury decision not to indict two white police officers in the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old African-American boy killed in 2014 while carrying a pellet gun.

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Federal prosecutors say outgoing Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman will not face criminal charges related to the sale of his former home in Berwick.

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The FBI has announced the return to the Polish government a painting from the 16th century believed stolen by the Nazis during World War II. 

City of Columbus

The Columbus Department of Development employee who helped the buyer of Mayor Michael Coleman’s former Berwick home has admitted wrongdoing.

A suburban Cleveland man has been indicted on a charge of providing material support to the Islamic State group.  

The FBI is investigating the sale of Democratic Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman's former home in Berwick.

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The new head of the FBI's Cincinnati division says agents are conducting a thorough review of last year's shooting of a black man by a white Beavercreek police officer.

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The FBI and Crime Stoppers have increased to 10 thousand dollars the award being offered for information leading to the arrest of a bank robber they have dubbed the "Buckeye Bandit."

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The FBI and Columbus police are asking for help identifying a suspect in up to 20 bank robberies between 2013 and this year.

Ohio Attorney General's Office

The FBI says one of two suspects in the killings of a Tuscarawas County couple has been arrested in Arizona.