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The whistleblower who helped spur an investigation into alleged, decades-old sexual abuse by an Ohio State team doctor has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor telecommunications harassment charge in a tangentially related case.   

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An attorney for workers suing General Motors says employees are still facing racial harassment after nooses and racist graffiti were found two years ago at a plant in Toledo. 

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Former Ohio governor John Kasich is joining Otterbein University as a senior research fellow.  

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The Columbus Department of Public Utilities will waive penalties for any furloughed federal employees living in the city who are unable to pay their utility bills due finacial hardship caused by the partial government shutdown.  

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Both of Ohio’s U.S. Senators are speaking out against the partial federal government shutdown.

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Funeral arrangements are pending for former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Turk Schonert.  

Ohio's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December is 4.6 percent, unchanged from November. 

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General Motors still plans to close the Lordstown plant after CEO Mary Barra met with Governor Mike DeWine and other state and local officials this week in Detroit.  

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will celebrate the band Rush with special events on Saturday at the museum in Cleveland. 

Thirty-One Gifts told the state earlier this month it will close its Columbus distribution center by the end of July, costing 620 jobs. 

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Four medical marijuana dispensaries opened Wednesday. 

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Nearly 16 thousand Ohio children are in the custody of county children's service agencies. 

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Four-thousand people are expected to participate in the Women's March on Saturday in downtown Columbus. 

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Franklin County Commissioners this week approved spending 12 million dollars to purchase new voting machines. 

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A former Delaware County jail guard will serve two months behind bars and three years of community control for having sex with a student at the Delaware Area Career Center’s South Campus. 

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A federal judge has ordered mediation proceedings begin by the end of the month between Ohio State University and the plaintiffs in two lawsuits alleging the school failed to stop sexual misconduct decades ago by a team doctor. 

The New York Attorney General's office and the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have reached an 11 million dollar settlement with Ohio-based Sterling Jewelers

Opponents of the recently-passed pair of ticket taxes in Columbus are planning a charter amendment to block them from taking effect and considering litigation.

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Former Ohio Republican Congresswoman Jean Schmidt says she will run again for a seat at the Statehouse. 

Federal prosecutors say the first of 19 Columbus men charged as associates of the Trevitt and Atcheson Crips gang has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and racketeering charges. 

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Cincinnati Reds play-by-play broadcaster Marty Brennaman says he will retire after the 2019 season, his 46th in the booth. 

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Columbus police have identified the north side car wash employee killed on Monday. 

A third wrongful death lawsuit has been filed alleging a doctor at Mount Carmel West hospital caused a patient's death by improperly prescribing a lethal dose of fentanyl. 

A wrongful-death lawsuit related to the shooting of John Crawford III inside a Beavercreek Walmart store more than four years ago took a step forward this week.

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Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio is launching a tour of three early presidential primary states as he considers a 2020 bid for the White House. 

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Not long after Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's inaugural this week, former Governor John Kasich announced a new gig. 

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Four medical marijuana dispensaries are expected  to begin selling today. 

Records show the state is running out of money for major new road-construction projects.  

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A tree planting program proposed during the administration of former Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman is being reevaluated after failing to meet its goal. 

Fire officials say one person was killed in a house fire early Tuesday in Union County. 

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