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A legislative aide in the Ohio House has resigned after sexual harassment complaints that were filed against him by two female co-workers. 

Sales of existing homes in August were flat on the national level. But figures released Thursday also show mixed results on the state and local levels. 

Ohio's unemployment rate for August is 4.6 percent, unchanged from July. 

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After a nearly four-hour closed door meeting Thursday evening, the Columbus City Schools board unanimously voted to offer the district’s top spot to Talisa Dixon.  

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A federal grand jury has charged a former Franklin Township police officer with using unreasonable force and obstructing justice. 

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Hilliard officials are attempting to recover more than 500 thousand dollars allegedly stolen by a former city employee.  

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Columbus police have charged a preschool teacher with 21 counts of child endangering. 

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Ohio State University has closed the top levels of the Ohio Union South and Lane Avenue parking garages as it evaluates safety enhancements in the wake of four students dying from falls in the last year. 

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Ohio State University assistant football coach Ryan Day earned 487 thousand dollars while filling in during coach Urban Meyer's three-game suspension. 

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Ohio Governor John Kasich talked about teaming up with community colleges to develop workers' high tech skills  as he opened the Midwestern Governors Association workforce summit Wednesday in Columbus. 

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Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray held the first of three planned gubernatorial debates on Wednesday in Dayton. 

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None of the 56 medical marijuana dispensaries planned for under the state’s new program are operating yet.

The City of Columbus has filed a public nuisance lawsuit against an Illinois-based company that owns hundreds of properties in Columbus.   

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Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio says he supports but is not happy about holding additional Judicary Committee hearings next week on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. 

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A union representing Ohio bus drivers is threatening to strike if state lawmakers allow driverless busses onto local streets. 

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize has been awarded to the author of a novel about a displaced Palestinian family, and a the author of book of nonfiction essays exploring race and identity during Barack Obama's presidency.  

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The Travel Channel says it will air a segment on the Grove City baker who swam from Cuba to Florida at age 65 in 1978 in an attempted peace gesture. 

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A new photo exhibit is showcasing different barriers along the U.S./Mexico border based on research by an Ohio State University Newark professor. 

Licking County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the deaths of two men at the Lost Lands Music Festival over the weekend. 

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A Fairfield County judge has sentenced Walnut Township fiscal officer Lynn Kraner to sixty days in jail and ordered her to resign by the end of October for unlawfully recommending her sister for a job in the township. 

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The Ohio Board of Education has voted to give state schools superintendent Paolo DeMaria a 2.75 percent raise and a 20 thousand dollar bonus. 

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The man who supplied primarly undocumented workers from Guatemala to central Ohio egg farms has pleaded guilty to a labor trafficking charge. 

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A class action lawsuit has been filed against Columbia Gas and its parent company NiSource on behalf of residents north of Boston, Massachusetts impacted by last week's natural gas explosions. 

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It's now yet clear how Columbus police will enforce new regulations on eletronic scooters and bicycles that City Council is expected to approve this coming Monday. 

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The Ohio Department of Medicaid says it will continue to enforce a new rule requiring background checks of providers.

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The Franklin County Sheriff's office has released details of last week's raid of a Buena Vista Avenue home, where deputies seized hundreds of pounds of marijuana and found 43 cats being hoarded.  

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A new annual report by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows Ohio's current obesity rate is 33.8 percent, up from nearly 20 percent in the year 2000. 

Public records show the Columbus police officer who shot and killed a woman after she reportedly stabbed him show a history of violence, drugs, domestic disputes and disturbances at the 15 local properties he owns. 

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A meet-and-greet last night with a candidate for Columbus City Schools superintendent was cut short. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved a nearly 400 million dollar bond sale to fund street repairs and  other infrastructure  projects.

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