Columbus and Franklin County officials today announced $20 million in CARES Act funding for human services organizations in the region. Elon Simms of the Crane Group chaired the application review committee. 

Ohio State University is getting a five-year $10 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study the long term effects of COVID-19 on front line workers and the general public.

The Central Ohio Transit Authority plans to launch service upgrades today.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is rejecting a proposal from a Republican lawmaker who wants to cancel the state of emergency order he issued at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. 


State health officials Sunday reported 762 new cases of COVID-19 and three new deaths. 

Two London residents were killed Saturday when their motorcycle collided with a pickup truck in Franklin County.  

Columbus police have released the names of two people killed in a shooting at a Hilltop home Saturday that left a third person critically injured.

Franklin County Sheriff's deputies say one person was killed Sunday at a gun show at the former Westland Mall property. 

Columbus police say one man was killed Saturday in a head-on crash on Courtright Road near Groves Road that left both drivers injured. 

Columbus police say a shooting inside a Hilltop home on Saturday left two people dead and a third critically injured.

State officials say Ohio's unemployment rate for August is 8.9  percent, down from a revised 9 percent in July.

The White House says President Trump will stop in Dayton on Monday for a campaign event.

Public records show one in six Ohio public school districts asked the state for permission to add additional spectators for fall sporting events.

A new report from the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio says the state could save as much as 264 million dollars a year by reducing the use of cash bail. 

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther today announced the formation of a Recovery and Resiliency Advisory Committee to suggest how the city, public sector, non-profit and private sector partners can support an inclusive economic recovery strategy.

Ohio Department of Health

State health officials Wednesday reported 1,033 new cases of COVID-19 and 49 new deaths.

One of two teens charged with causing the death of a Chillicothe woman at Hocking Hills State Park last year has pleaded guilty.  

Westerville police are working to identify a woman's body found Wednesday evening in a wooded area along County Line Road near Ravines Way. 

Ohio Public Radio

The Franklin County judge who ruled Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has the authority to order more ballot drop box locations granted a preliminary injunction to allow county boards of election to install them 

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has ordered Akron-based FirstEnergy, tied to an alleged 60 million bribery scheme, to show whether it spent customer money on passage of the now tainted nuclear power plant bailout law.

The Ohio House committee holding hearings on a potential repeal of the state's nuclear power plant bailout law heard testimony from the leader of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, who was accused of having a conflict of interest in the case. 

State lawmakers are considering two bills that would make changes in how income taxes are collected by Ohio's largest cities. 

Liesl Bonneau

The Ohio Democratic Party is asking the Franklin County judge who issued a ruling allowing for additonal ballot drop boxes to take action against the Ohio Republican Party.

Marian Jacques

More than two dozen parents, mostly in Northwest Ohio, are suing the state over the mandate that K-12 students wear masks.

Less than five weeks after pushing fall sports to the spring for player safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Big Ten Conference changed course Wednesday announcing football's return the weekend of October 23-24. All 14 teams will play eight regular-season games in eight consecutive weeks. 

Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after the conference announced it would push football and other fall sports to spring because of the pandemic, the conference changed course.

A Marion County Judge and his wife have pleaded not guilty in a hit-and-skip accident in June. 

Ohio has released its latest report cards for school districts without the usual performance rankings , letter grades and some other key indicators. 

Ohio Department of health

State health officials reported 1,001 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24-hours, in keeping with the three week average.