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As conference committee hearings on a bill to change the state’s EdChoice private school voucher program continue, parents and students in that program came togetherto speak out for one of the two plans being debated by lawmakers.

The state is calling for new farm fertilizer runoff limits for western Lake Erie to combat toxic algae blooms. 

The last of five Ohioans tested for the coronavirus is in the clear.  

Federal prosecutors say a member of a Columbus crips gang has pleaded guilty to his role in the fatal shooting of a 7-year-old boy in March of 2016. 

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A Franklin County jury has found a Columbus man guilty of raping and killing a woman in 2018.

A former Ohio State University wrestler is the latest person to accuse Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan of failing to stop sexual abuse by team doctor Richard Strauss.

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther delivered his 5th State of the City address last night at West High School. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Two former Ohio State football players have pleaded not guilty to holding a woman against her will and raping her. 

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Democratic state lawmakers are pushing for legislation that phases-out EdChoice private school vouchers, which are based on public school performance.

Local steel maker Worthington Industries says it will close its plant in Wooster by the end of May, costing 122 employees their jobs.

Sentencing is pending for a former Dayton city employee on public corruption charges.

Cases of white supremacist propaganda distribution are spiking. 

Ohio Statehouse

Six cities in Ohio, including Columbus, have banned so-called conversion therapy for minors.

Ohio Public Radio

A new bill at the Statehouse would prevent doctors from prescribing drugs to delay puberty or perform surgery to change a child's gender.  

The Trump administration wants to eliminate a loan program that could help an electric vehicle maker with its plan to reopen the former GM plant in Lordstown. 

U.S. Army

A head-on crash on the Parks Highway in Alaska last Friday killed a 21-year-old U.S. Army soldier from Urbana who was traveling to Anchorage for an intramural basketball tournament.

Actor and anti-Vietnam War activist Jane Fonda is scheduled to speak at Kent State University on May 3rd. 

Associated Press

The man who thought he was working with members of the al-Qaida terrorist group to plot a July 4 attack in downtown Cleveland has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Columbus police have charged two Ohio State University football players with rape and kidnaping. 

Licking County Sheriff's Office

A Licking County couple have been indicted for inducing labor and failing to seek medical attention for the newborn that died.  

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Hilliard Davidson High School teacher accused of inappropriately touching a 15-year-old student has resigned and surrendered his teaching license as part of a plea deal in which criminal charges will be dismissed. 

Columbus City Council last night approved the city's 969.5 million dollar operating budget for the year. 

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Backlash from "outside" groups is forcing Clinton Elementary School in Columbus to cancel Tuesday's Drag Queen Story Hour.

The Oscar for best feature-length documentary went to the film about the Moraine autoglass factory entitled "American Factory."

The Franklin County Coroner's Office says nearly thirty people have died of drug overdoses in the past 10 days.

The Ohio Republican Party's governing body has withdrawn its endorsement of a state House candidate. 

Delaware County Sheriff's Office

Former Ohio State University assistant football coach Zach Smith has been sentenced to 19 days in jail and three years' probation for violating a protective order obtained by his former wife. 

Ohio Department of Health officials are reporting a 36 percent increase in flu hospitalizations. 


Greg Harris has served as president and CEO of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum since 2013, but his love of music and museums began well before that. On this edition of Music Journeys, Harris shares his personal path to Cleveland, steps that included running a record store and working at the Baseball Hall of Fame.