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Columbus officials say they plan to invest at least $4.5 million in new body-worn cameras for police and require officers to use them correctly.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine faced swift criticism from consumer advocates Wednesday after he rejected the slate of candidates to replace the former top state utility regulator tainted by the 60 million dollar federal bribery investigation, and requested a new list.

Ohio Secretary of State's Office

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose says more than 18 thousand inactive voter registrations have been reinstated after record-high participation in the 2020 election.

Columbus Division of Police

Two Columbus men have been sentenced for the armed robbery of a local pawn shop in March.  

Franklin County is extending the deadline for real estate tax payments by nine days to January 29th.

A credit card processing firm is closing its call center on Americana Parkway in Reynoldsburg by the end of October, costing 110 people their jobs.

Ohio Department of Health

State health officials Wednesday reported more than six thousand new cases of COVID-19 and 73 new deaths.

A Columbus vaccine provider has been suspended by the Ohio Department of Health for failing to properly store the Moderna vacccines.

Office of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine

The transition to a Biden Administration means changes for the nation's approach to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says there's one glaring issue the state needs help with moving forward. Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow reports.  


The Columbus Mayor's Office has received over 200 applications for seats on the new Columbus Civilian Review Board.  


A Columbus woman was killed Monday night in a freak accident at a Vine Street parking garage.

The Ohio National Guard has removed two soldiers from duty at today's Presidential Inauguration after the FBI vetted them for possible sympathies with far-right groups.

The FBI says evidence shows two Ohio Militia members arrested after attending the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol planned to target the Ohio Statehouse.

Columbus City Schools are proceeding with plans to reopen under a blended learning model for some students February 1st -- before staff is vaccinated.  

State health officials report nearly 5-thousand new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24-hours, and 55 newly recorded deaths.

Authorities say a U.S. Army soldier has been arrested in Georgia on terrorism charges after he spoke online about plotting to blow up the 9/11 Memorial in New York City and attack U.S. soldiers in the Middle East.

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Dozens of people have been arrested and charged in connection with the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, Including four Ohioans.

Rumpke says its central Ohio customers may now place number-five plastic products out for recycling.

Two people tied to an Ohio militia group are under arrest after attending the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

State health officials Sunday reported 5,247 new cases of COVID-19 and 65 new deaths.

Ohio Public Radio

Concerns over violent protests at the Ohio Statehouse on Sunday faded as a small number of armed but peaceful demonstrators were considerably outnumbered by Ohio Highway Patrol troopers and National Guard members during an afternoon rally.

FBI agents searched a home in the Champaign County village of Woodstock on Sunday related to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Columbus Division of Police

Federal prosecutors Friday provided an update on Thursday's discovery of two bodies buried and covered in concrete in the basement of a Hilltop home.

U.S. Attorney's Office

A Wilmington man has been charged in connection with last week's breach of the U.S. Capitol building.

Andy Chow

Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio has been tapped to chair the Senate Banking Committee.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland reopens this weekend, offering free admission to healthcare workers and their families on Sunday. Admission to the museum will also be free on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and celebrate music's role in the Civil Rights Movement. 

Jo Ingles

The Ohio Democratic Party has a new leader.

Columbus and Franklin County officials are encouraging residents to avoid the downtown area this weekend and through President-Elect Joe Biden's inauguration amid increased chatter about armed protests near the Ohio Statehouse.

Federal authorities say two bodies were found encased in concrete Wednesday on the Hilltop.

Ohio State University reports logging thousands of COVID-19 policy violations and issuing 446 formal reprimands during the fall semester.