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The five statewide executive officeholders are term-limited this year.


The Republican and Democratic candidates for governor met for their second face-to-face debate, this time taking questions from an audience and via social media at Marietta College. 

At least 18 abortion restrictions have been put into place in Ohio since Gov. John Kasich took office in 2011. 

Ohio State University is providing students with new online training about preventing sexual misconduct.

Columbus police say one person is hospitalized in stable condition after a shooting at a local recreation center on Saturday. 

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Ohio University is honoring a former faculty member who served as chief official White House photographer for President Obama and President Reagan.

The Ohio man convicted of killing three down-and-out men lured by fake online job offers has appealed his death penalty conviction to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

National Democrats have doubled their spending for state legislative elections in an attempt to chip away at the Republican dominance in state capitols.

Local billionaire Les Wexner says he is no longer a Republican. 

A legislative aide in the Ohio House has resigned after sexual harassment complaints that were filed against him by two female co-workers. 

Sales of existing homes in August were flat on the national level. But figures released Thursday also show mixed results on the state and local levels. 

Ohio's unemployment rate for August is 4.6 percent, unchanged from July.

After a nearly four-hour closed door meeting Thursday evening, the Columbus City Schools board unanimously voted to offer the district’s top spot to Talisa Dixon.  


A federal grand jury has charged a former Franklin Township police officer with using unreasonable force and obstructing justice. 

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Hilliard officials are attempting to recover more than 500 thousand dollars allegedly stolen by a former city employee.

Columbus police have charged a preschool teacher with 21 counts of child endangering.

Ohio State University has closed the top levels of the Ohio Union South and Lane Avenue parking garages as it evaluates safety enhancements in the wake of four students dying from falls in the last year.

Ohio State University assistant football coach Ryan Day earned 487 thousand dollars while filling in during coach Urban Meyer's three-game suspension. 

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Ohio Governor John Kasich talked about teaming up with community colleges to develop workers' high tech skills  as he opened the Midwestern Governors Association workforce summit Wednesday in Columbus. 

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Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray held the first of three planned gubernatorial debates on Wednesday in Dayton. 


None of the 56 medical marijuana dispensaries planned for under the state’s new program are operating yet.

The City of Columbus has filed a public nuisance lawsuit against an Illinois-based company that owns hundreds of properties in Columbus.   

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Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio says he supports but is not happy about holding additional Judicary Committee hearings next week on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

A union representing Ohio bus drivers is threatening to strike if state lawmakers allow driverless busses onto local streets. 

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize has been awarded to the author of a novel about a displaced Palestinian family, and a the author of book of nonfiction essays exploring race and identity during Barack Obama's presidency.

The Travel Channel says it will air a segment on the Grove City baker who swam from Cuba to Florida at age 65 in 1978 in an attempted peace gesture.

A new photo exhibit is showcasing different barriers along the U.S./Mexico border based on research by an Ohio State University Newark professor. 

Licking County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the deaths of two men at the Lost Lands Music Festival over the weekend.

A Fairfield County judge has sentenced Walnut Township fiscal officer Lynn Kraner to sixty days in jail and ordered her to resign by the end of October for unlawfully recommending her sister for a job in the township.