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Ohio University is honoring a former faculty member who served as chief official White House photographer for President Obama and President Reagan. 

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The Ohio man convicted of killing three down-and-out men lured by fake online job offers has appealed his death penalty conviction to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

National Democrats have doubled their spending for state legislative elections in an attempt to chip away at the Republican dominance in state capitols. 

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Local billionaire Les Wexner says he is no longer a Republican. 

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

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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. 

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. 

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The Bellefontaine woman accused of suffocating her three young sons over a 13-month period has lost her appeal of a court order to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. 

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Former employees say the Ohio State University team doctor accused of groping young men decades ago also had an off-campus men's clinic, which ran ads in the campus newspaper promising quick treatment of genital problems. 

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Ohio State University President Michael Drake is offering condolences after a student died in a fall from the school's Lane Avenue parking garage. 

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A Cuayhoga County grand jury has declined to indict the Franklin County sheriff's deputy who fatally shot a teen boy during a scuffle outside a juvenile courtroom. 

Mississippi's state auditor is demanding a Columbus-based business pay nearly 235 thousand dollars over a failed expansion. 

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Democratic state treasurer candidate Rob Richardson says he'd use the office to encourage a shift away from incarceration-for-profit. 

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Republican Ohio Attorney General and gubernatorial nominee Mike DeWine is opposing a November ballot issue aimed at reducing sentences for non-violent drug crimes, saying it would worsen the the state's opioid epidemic. 

Columbus police shot and wounded a man early Sunday who authorities say was armed and threatened to shoot patrons at an after-hours club. 

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Ohio State University wants a judge to dismiss three federal lawsuits filed by former students alleging sexual misconduct by a team doctor. 

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The two major-party gubernatorial candidates will debate three times this fall. 

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Cincinnati police have identified the slain gunman in a downtown high-rise shooting that left three other people dead and two more wounded.  

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The campaign of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rich Cordray says former President Obama will campaign for Ohio Democrats at a rally in Cleveland next Thursday. 

Capital University plans to offer a 50 percent tuition break for undergraduates whose families work in "mission-centered" nonprofit and public-service jobs. 

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Franklin County officials are scheduled to break ground today on a new Forensic Science Center. 

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Democratic Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is considering a 2020 presidential run, is planning a string of appearances in Ohio this week. 

Columbus police say a motorcyle rider was killed in a crash early Sunday. 

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Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer is pushing back on the reasons for his three-game suspension with claims that don't fully square with details laid out in the investigation that led to his punishment.

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The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has upheld a lawsuit by the widow of former Ohio State football star Jim Stillwagon. 

A federal jury in Ohio has convicted a business manager of defrauding R&B artists Ne-Yo and Brian McKnight in a sports beverage scheme. 

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