A panel of six lawmakers charged with looking at some of the 9 billion dollars in state tax breaks has recommended none be eliminated or reduced for now. 

WCBE files

Sentencing is scheduled November 26 for a former Ohio State University nurse who pleaded guilty Tuesday to masterminding a phony cancer scam.

Columbiana County Republican Party Chair Dave Johnson says he was mistaken in publishing a meme on social media referring to the California wildfires as "God's Punishment to Liberal California."

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has instructed county boards of election to resume the process for removing inactive voters from the rolls.  


One-time mayoral candidate James Ragland has been selected to fill a vacant seat on the Columbus Board of Education.

A Columbus treasure hunter has taken back a pledge to turn over 500 missing gold coins found in a shipwreck off the South Carolina coast. 


Two female Ohio State University students are facing criminal trespassing charges and other sanctions after video surfaced online showing them jumping into a drained Mirror Lake. 

Columbus Division of Police

A former Columbus police officer pleaded guilty Monday to child pornography charges. 

Village of Crestline

Crestline police chief Joe Butler resigned Monday, hours before the holding of a city council meeting where he was expected to respond to dereliction of duty and other allegations. 

A Franklin County judge has declared unconstitional a state requirement that 15 percent of medical marijuana licenses go to minority-owned groups. 

A Franklin County Judge has granted the Columbus City Attorney's office an injunction to shut down two drug houses in Clintonville. 

Easton Plans To Expand

Nov 20, 2018

Easton Town Center operators are announcing an expansion proposal which will feature new retail space, restaurants, entertainment venues, hotels, and public event areas.  

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio retailers are expecting a stronger holiday shopping season this year as compared with 2017.

Unionized Columbus firefighters will soon be working under a new contract.

Columbus City Council last night approved spending 649 thousand dollars to settle eight lawsuits filed by 36 Upper Arlington residents out of the 2015 natural gas explosion that destroyed or damaged 28 homes. 

An Athens County grand jury has indicted the former mayor of Coolville on allegations of stealing money from the village.

Ohio State University

An Ohio State University graduate from Dublin has won a U.S. Rhodes scholarship. 

Ohio Attorney General's Office

Documents show a suspect in the slayings of eight Rhoden family members in which a parental dispute is said to have played a role filed for custody of his daughter six days after the murders.

Shaker Heights police say a woman was fatally stabbed at her home late Saturday.

A federal grand jury has indicted a Mahoning County judge accused of stealing more than 100 thousand dollars from a former client.  

Hilliard Police

A former Hilliard city employee was sentenced Friday to one year in prison after pleading guilty to felony charges of theft in office. 

 WCBE’s Annual “Buckeyes Beat Michigan Bash” continues with our 7th year of celebration! Come down to Woodlands Tavern at 1200 W. 3rd Ave. on Saturday, November 24th, as we cheer on the Buckeyes to sweet victory! Doors open at 10AM and the game kicks-off at noon, with City BBQ providing catering the event. We’ll have WCBE swag available to purchase, trivia at half-time, plus raffles - with all proceeds benefiting 90.5 FM! Go Bucks!

Ohio's unemployment rate in October was 4.6 percent, unchanged from September, but nine-tenths of a point higher than the national rate. 

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Columbus treasure hunter Tommy Thompson has agreed to turn over 500 gold coins recovered from a shipwreck off the Carolina coast decades ago. 

WCBE files

Recycling rates in Franklin County have reached an all-time high.

A petition is being distributed at Capital University to change the school's Crusader mascot. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A former Whitehall schools supplemental drama teacher was arraigned Thursday on charges of having sexual contact with a 17-year-old student on multiple occasions. 

U.S. Attorney's Office

A Columbus man who allegedly ran a drug house has pleaded guilty to his role in the murder of two potential witnesses in his pending trial. 

Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio Board of Education has approved several graduation options for high school students in the class of 2022 and beyond. 

Ohio Channel

The Ohio House has approved the controversial 'heartbeat bill' that bans abortion at the point  a fetal heartbeat is detected.