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A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has declined to block the deportation of a Mexican-born woman in Butler County who is the mother of four U.S.-born children.

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

Two affiliated Cincinnati banks have agreed to pay 9 million dollars to settle federal claims of biased mortgage lending in predominantly African-American neighborhoods in Columbus and three other cities from 2010 through 2014.

The Redflex traffic camera enforcement company has agreed to pay 100 thousand dollars restitution to the City of Columbus to avoid further federal prosecution.

Dublin-based Cardinal Health has agreed to pay 44 million dollars to settle Justice Department lawsuits for failing to report large orders for painkillers in 2011 and 2012.

WCBE Files

A day after the People's Justice Project and other protestors packed City Hall and halted a Columbus City Council meeting, relatives of two African-Americans killed by police met with reporters.

The Justice Department is telling the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in an amicus brief that Ohio's process for maintaining its voter rolls is illegally removing people from them.


Ten states - including Ohio - are suing the federal government over rules requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms conforming to their gender identity.


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


The employer of a man killed when a trench collapsed on top of him in late March has been cited and fined by federal regulators.


The group monitoring Cleveland's agreement with the U.S. Justice Department to reform the city's police department has issued its first report, and it's a mixed bag of praise and criticism.


The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the Dole food company over a listeria outbreak linked to its plant in Springfield that killed at least four people. 


A Hebron-based company has agreed to pay 3 million dollars to the federal government to settle a lawsuit over substandard combat helmets it provided to the U.S. Army.


A federal district judge has formally ended a lawsuit against Franklin County alleging jail guards regularly used tasers on inmates who posed no threat.


Securities filings show the Justice Department is investigating alleged antitrust violations by the nation's largest movie theater chains.

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman this week appointed a nine-member committee to oversee how to equip 18-hundred officers with body cameras by the end of 2016.

Rice Family

A group of civil rights leaders, activists and clergy today is seeking arrest warrants for two Cleveland police officers involved in the 2014 shooting death of a 12-year-old African-American boy who was armed with a pellet gun.

Cleveland Police

A man shot and paralyzed by Cleveland police following a robbery last year has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city.


The head of the Cleveland police union says the consent decree the city signed with the U.S. Justice Department is impractical and dangerous.

Brian Bull

Cleveland leaders and federal officials jointly presented a 105-page document yesterday that they say will reform the city's police department.