Karen Kasler / Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio lawmakers have introduced bills to legalize sports betting. But as Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports, Ohio’s universities don’t want to be dealt in on those bills or any others that involve expanded gambling. 

Ohio Public Radio

A three-day, multi-agency, undercover human trafficking sting in central Ohio has resulted in the arrests of 104 people.

The Catholic Diocese of Columbus has placed a priest on leave as part of an investigation into an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor.

Fairfield County Sheriff's deputies have filed murder charges after a truck crashed into a hospital Friday, killing one person, in what deputies are investigating as an intentional attack. 


Otterbein University in Westerville will host CNN's  presentation of the fourth Democratic Presidential Primary debate.

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission says central Ohio traffic deaths have risen by nearly 30 percent since 2013.

A former Cuyahoga County judge has been sentenced to life in prison for the fatal stabbing of his ex-wife outside her home in 2017. 

Columbus police have identified the man shot and killed by officers Wednesday night on the southeast side. 

State education officials say eight central Ohio school districts got improved grades on their report cards this year.

The Columbus Clippers have won the franchise's record-setting 11th Governor's Cup Championship and fourth in the last ten years.  

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus man has been sentenced to death for fatally stabbing his 4-year-old daughter and her mother outside their home last year.

The Emerati man whose language and attire led Avon hotel workers to falsely believe  he was a member of ISIS has settled his lawsuit. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Two local daycare center employees face child endangering charges.

Serial killer Shawn Grate is taking responsibility for a fifth woman's murder.  

Columbus police shot and killed a person last night while investigating a parking complaint. 

The state Medical Board has rejected petitions seeking to add anxiety and autism spectrum disorders as qualifying conditions for medical marijuana patients. 

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected Ohio State University's effort to trademark the word "The" as part of a merchandising campaign. 

Ohio Public Radio

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has ruled Ohio's current lethal injection system does not pose an unconstitutional risk of suffering to condemned inmates. 

The fight over Ohio's new nuclear bailout law has apparently hit at street level. A person gathering signatures to put the bailout on next year's ballot called police to report an assault.

Columbus Humane seized 18 animals from a Mulford Road home in Grandview Heights Tuesday. 

Ohio Public Radio

A new patient advocate is being appointed to Ohio's medical marijuana advisory board, after Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder fired Bob Bridges last week. 

OSU Medical Center

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were more than 531,000 flu-related hospitalizations during the last influenza season.

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Columbus City Council last night approved the sale of 300 million dollars in bonds for infrastructure improvements and other projects.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus has added eight names to the list of priests it says have been credibly accused of sexually abusing minors.

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Zach Werenski to a three-year contract worth 15 million dollars.

The Mayor of the southwest Ohio town of Maineville was killed last night in a traffic accident. 

Ohio Public Radio

An advocate for patients in Ohio's Medical Marijuana Program says he thinks more needs to be done to serve patients. 

Ohio Public Radio

Two Planned Parenthood offices in the Cincinnati area are closing their doors.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is calling on majority U.S. Senate Republicans to pass gun reform legislation.

Prosecutors have filed charges against an eighth Olentangy Hyatts Middle School student in a case where bodily fluids were placed inside of food given to teachers earlier this year.