The City of Cincinnati is facing a lawsuit over the release of text messages between five City Council members.

The Ohio Board of Education has expanded social and emotional learning standards for grades k through 12. 

A 30th wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Mount Carmel Health System and a former employee, William Husel. 

A Marysville babysitter has been sentenced to 2-and-a-half years in prison after pleading guilty in the 2017 death of a 2-month-old child in her care.

A judge has agreed with a prosecution motion to dismiss the charges against a woman accused of lying to a grand jury during an investigation into the fatal shootings of eight people in Pike County in 2016. 

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Backers of a bipartisan school funding formula overhaul are again trying to get it passed after failing to get their new formula in the state budget. 

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An Ohio Senate committee has amended the energy bill that could bail out the state's nuclear power plants. 

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Prominent attorney Robert F. Kennedy Junior says vaccines are making children sick. 

The state says central Ohio’s unemployment rate for May is 3 percent, up three-tenths of a point from April. 

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A prominent historian and author who is visiting Ohio thinks there are signs the political divisiveness that has gripped government could relax in the future.

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther will attend a public forum tonight on the search for a new police chief.  

Columbus City Council last night approved legislation creating a program to help young people save for college. 


State prisons officials say an inmate at the Franklin Medical Center on Harmon Avenue was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease over the weekend. 

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Negotiators for the Columbus City Schools and the union representing teachers met for more than 11 hours Monday, but failed to produce a new contract agreeement. 

Dayton Air Show organizers estimate 49 thousand people attended the annual event over the weekend, down from nearly 62 thousand last year. 

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Bond is set at 1 million dollars for the Newark man arrested in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old girl last Friday. 

The Coshocton County Coroner has identified the three children killed in a June 18 barn fire. 

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The two-year state budget bill is headed to a conference committee Tuesday to work out significant differences between the Ohio House and Senate versions.


Central Ohio officials say the private sector has committed $100 million toward the region’s affordable housing needs.

Columbus City Council tonight is expected to approve legislation authorizing property tax breaks to spur affordable housing development and improve existing stock on the the Far East Side. 

Licking County Sheriff

Licking County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old Newark girl on Friday night.

 Cuyahoga County administrators say improvements have reduced the time inmates are locked down in their cells at the county jail, where a U.S. Marshal's Service report last November said conditions were unsanitary, inhumane and unsafe.

A Montana woman estimates she will have lost at least 1.3 million dollars as the result of a Worthington-based neo-Nazi website publisher telling his followers to unleash an anti-Semitic "troll storm" against her in 2016.

Fifty years ago this week the heavily polluted Cuyahoga River caught fire, an incident that garnered national attention and prompted calls to clean up America's waterways. 

Columbus city officials say interim changes to the Short North parking plan take effect on Monday. 

Ohio's unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in May, down one-tenth of a point from April's revised 4.2 percent. 

Pickaway County sheriff’s officials say a male suspect is dead after being shot by deputies during a barricade situation Thursday at an apartment complex on Long Street in Ashville.

One in five Ohio children struggle with hunger, and nearly 14 hundred sites around the state are open this summer to provide free meals and camp-like activities through the Summer Food Service Program.

The group pushing for a law to require federally licensed dealers and background checks for most gun purchaseshas been rejected by the state attorney general. 

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For the first time in 12 years, a two year state operating budget has passed the full Ohio Senate without a single "no" vote.