The Ohio Board of Education has voted to give state schools superintendent Paolo DeMaria a 2.75 percent raise and a 20 thousand dollar bonus. 

Newark Advocate

The man who supplied primarly undocumented workers from Guatemala to central Ohio egg farms has pleaded guilty to a labor trafficking charge.

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Columbia Gas and its parent company NiSource on behalf of residents north of Boston, Massachusetts impacted by last week's natural gas explosions.

It's now yet clear how Columbus police will enforce new regulations on eletronic scooters and bicycles that City Council is expected to approve this coming Monday. 


The Ohio Department of Medicaid says it will continue to enforce a new rule requiring background checks of providers.

Ohio Public Radio

The Franklin County Sheriff's office has released details of last week's raid of a Buena Vista Avenue home, where deputies seized hundreds of pounds of marijuana and found 43 cats being hoarded.

A new annual report by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows Ohio's current obesity rate is 33.8 percent, up from nearly 20 percent in the year 2000. 

Public records show the Columbus police officer who shot and killed a woman after she reportedly stabbed him show a history of violence, drugs, domestic disputes and disturbances at the 15 local properties he owns.

A meet-and-greet last night with a candidate for Columbus City Schools superintendent was cut short.

Columbus City Council last night approved a nearly 400 million dollar bond sale to fund street repairs and  other infrastructure  projects.

The Greater Columbus Arts Council has revised its ticket tax proposal, saying venues up to 400 seats and events costing up to 10 dollars will be exempt from the proposed 7 percent fee. 

The Columbus City Schools board has narrowed the list of finalists for superintendent to three - and interim superintendent John Stanford did not make the cut.

Israel Nash performs Saturday night in Columbus at the Rumba Café. Nash recorded his latest release at a studio he built at his home in Dripping Springs, Texas.

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed head coach John Tortorella a two-year contract extension through the 2020-21 season.

A Clintonbille woman who was found living with nearly six hundred exotic birds is getting close to getting one hundred of them back. 

WCBE files

The Bellefontaine woman accused of suffocating her three young sons over a 13-month period has lost her appeal of a court order to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Former employees say the Ohio State University team doctor accused of groping young men decades ago also had an off-campus men's clinic, which ran ads in the campus newspaper promising quick treatment of genital problems. 


Ohio State University created a task force earlier this year to review suicide prevention efforts and mental health support services after two students died in the last two years falling from parking garages. 

Ohio Public Radio

Term-limited Republican State Treasurer Josh Mandel filed paperwork that suggests he'll run for the 11th Congressional district seat. But that may not be the case.

The Greater Columbus Arts Council's proposed ticket tax for events and admission to venues throughout the city was the topic of conversation at Wednesday's Columbus Metropolitan Club forum. 

Ohio Public Radio

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rich Cordray says Ohio's public school system is in decline compared with others nationwide. 

Ohio Public Radio

A dozen high-tech ideas for fighting the opioid crisis have each been awarded 200 thousand dollars from Ohio's Third Frontier fund. 

Unidentified Toddler Found Wandering On East Side

Sep 12, 2018

Authorities are trying to identify a toddler found wandering in an East Side alley early this morning.

The approximately 2-year old girl was found in an alley near East Livingston and Fairwood Avenues around 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, by a passerby who notified police.

The girl is African-American and wearing a black shirt with pink sweatpants. She is just over three feet tall and weighs 32 pounds.  While she appears unharmed, she does not know her address.

The man state lawmakers formally dubbed Ohio’s oldest elected official has passed away.

The Columbus Public Service Director has signed an order banning the use of motorized scooters on sidewalks.  

The latest survey by the employment firm Manpower Incorporated shows 16 percent of central Ohio companies plan to hire more workers in the fourth quarter, while 3 percent plan to cut jobs.

The gubernatorial campaigns of Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray are hoping to reach people watching Hurricane Florence coverage. 

Franklin County Commissioners Tuesday approved a plan to bring underpass lighting, sculptures, and new landscaping to the West Broad Street interchange at I-270.  

The Hilliard language arts teacher who gave a 'morality' test that included questions about sex and violent behavior has resigned. 

Alison Holm

Over 200 parents, teachers and community members turned out at Marion Franklin High School last night, to take part in a public forum on the Columbus City Schools' reorganization proposals.