Pike County sheriff's deputies have a farm on lockdown amid a new search for evidence in the Rhoden family slaying.  

Akron Police Department

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an an appeal by a former Akron police captain seeking a new trial for the 1997 slaying of his ex-wife.

A federal judge has ruled Ohio prison inmates awaiting trial must be given the same voting rights as other citizens. 

A Whitehall woman is charged with shooting and killing her son's father last night. 

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There are now two final candidates  for Columbus' next Police Chief.

Ohio lawmakers are proposing a bill to crack down on human trafficking by going after those who recruit and force people into prostitution, and those who pay for it.

Bans on single-use plastic bags in Bexley and in Cuyahoga County are scheduled to take effect in January. 

Campus police are investigating the distribution of racially-charged stickers and fliers at Ohio Wesleyan and Ohio State universities over the weekend.

Ohio voters Tuesday approved 73 pecent of the 154 public school district tax issues on ballots.

Attorneys for President Trump have notified the court overseeing a settlement between the City of Columbus and porn star Stormy Daniels of money owed to him by Daniels. 

westerville police

A Franklin County jury has recommended a life sentence for the  man convicted last week of killing two Westerville police officers responding to a 911 hang-up call last year. 

Ohio Public Radio

For the first time in several years, an Ohio Department of Transportation panel has voted to proceed with hundreds of millions of dollars in road construction projects.  

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has signed into law a measure called "Tyler's Law," designed to improve amusement ride safety:

A new poll shows most Ohio adults agree children should have the required vaccinations in order to enroll in public school. 


The Ohio Senate has passed and sent to the Ohio House two controversial abortion bills.

Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus woman who struck and killed a motorcyclist in August of last year has been sentenced to six years in prison. 

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The  man charged with working with an Al-Qaida operative to scout locations for a July 4 terror attack in Cleveland has pleaded guilty to federal charges.

Former Marion County Republican Party chair John Matthews and Republican county auditor candidate Robert Landon III  have been charged with distributing illegal sample ballots.

A Hocking County judge has ruled the teenagers charged in the death of a Chillicothe woman at Old Man's Cave will be tried as adults.  

Ohio Public Radio

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther easily won re-election Tuesday over write-in candidate Jeff Leopard. 

On this election day, two Democratic state lawmakers announced they’re introducing a bill to make future general election days paid state holidays for all Ohio workers.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is calling for a review of the state's foster care system, citing the effects of the opioid crisis. 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded the city of Columbus more than $5 million to remediate health hazards in older homes and low-income residential units. 

Upper Arlington Police

The woman charged with shooting her parents in their Upper Arlington home last week is scheduled to appear in court this Friday. 

Ohio University has told the Rho Beta Chapter of the Theta Tau professional engineering fraternity to cease and desist all organizational activities as it investigates allegations of hazing. 

A new exhibit at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum and Library highlights the contributions female cartoonists have made to the medium.

A Franklin County jury has convicted the man charged with killing two Westerville police officers responding to a 911 hang-up call. 

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A group that has tried three times to change the size of Columbus City Council and the council electoral process plans to try again. 

Upper Arlington Police

Upper Arlington police have released more details out of a fatal shooting last night at a home on Colchester Road.

The group that tried last year to get a gree energy initiative  onto the Columbus ballot is trying again.