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A federal judge in Cincinnati has temporarily blocked Ohio's so-called "Heart Beat Bill" which bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.  

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Delaware County health officials are investigating a case of Legionnaires' Disease at an area nursing home. 

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Another lawsuit has been filed against Mount Carmel Health System regarding the Legionnaires' Disease outbreak at its Grove City hospital. 

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A Columbus resident who has taken sanctuary at a local church has been fined nearly 500 thousand dollars by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 

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Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a 16 count indictment alleging theft in office and evidence-tampering for stealing money seized in drug cases and accepting thousand of dollars in loans from county employees and vendors. 

AAA expects a record number of Ohioans to travel at least 50 miles from home during the Independence Day holiday period, beginning July 3rd through Sunday. The state's anticipated road travel volume of 2.1 million marks an increase of 4.7 percent from last year. AAA Ohio Auto Club spokesperson Kimberly Schwind tied the increase to the economy. 

Bond is set at 500 thousand dollars for one of two brothers charged in Saturday night's fatal shooting on the south side. 

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A study by Allstate insurance company says Columbus has some of the worst drivers in the nation.  

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After losing three star players to free agency, the Columbus Blue Jackets Monday signed free agent forward Gustav Nyquist. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved the city’s 50 million dollar share of the 295 million dollar cost of building a new downtown stadium for the Crew SC and converting the team's current facility into a sports park. 

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The owner of Ohio’s two nuclear power plants says it still plans to deactivate and decommission them since lawmakers were not able to pass a bail out measure before the June 30 deadline.

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A former Toledo pastor convicted of child sex trafficking after a woman said he groomed her for sex when she was 14 has been sentenced to life in prison. 

Columbus police have arrested two people following a fatal shooting Saturday night on the south side. 

Columbus Police have identified the body found near an Alum Creek bike trail late Friday.  

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has signed a stopgap measure to continue state funding after lawmakers failed to meet a statutory deadline of Sunday on a two-year operating budget. 

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For the first time in a decade, state officials are poised to miss the deadline to get the two-year operating budget to the governor for his signature.

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Ohioans have just a couple of days to fill up before the new statewide gas tax goes into effect.

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An Ohio sheriff has been indicted on felony charges including theft in office and evidence-tampering.

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The Muskingum County Coroner says a body found last week in the Muskingum River is that of a mising Columbus teen who was presumed drowned. 

Sentencing is scheduled August 5 for a former Columbus preschool teacher convicted on child endangering charges for encouraging children to fight and then posting the videos online. 

Columbus police say a husband and wife were shot and killed in their north Linden home on Thursday.

The Ohio Senate has passed a 645 million dollar budget for the Bureau of Workers' Compensation, after stripping out sections added by the House on first responders and immigration.  

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Health officials plan to oppose a bill in the Ohio House that would block employers from requiring workers to get vaccines. 

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An online university that started offering classes in Ohio a year ago is now a point of difference in the state budget process. 

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Opponents of state takeovers of local school districts made a last-minute push Thursday to get rid of academic distress commissions through the state budget bill. 

A Columbus City Schools internal investigation has concluded that WCBE’s former general manager concealed the amount of the station’s debt, and falsified invoices to protect the station. Alison Holm reports.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled federal courts cannot judge if extreme partisan gerrymandering violates the constitution. 

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It’s looking like the conference committee working on a compromise state budget will go into the weekend – with the deadline to sign the budget on Sunday night.

The Columbus Division of Police has launched a new mobile app to increase community engagement and safety. Application Users can file police reports, submit tips anonymously, and access other police information all in one place.

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Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo and the union representing its nurses have reached a tentative contract agreement. 

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