Licking County Sheriff's Office

A Newark man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly leaving a package in the Licking County Sheriff's office that authorities say he claimed contained "red phosphorus".

Ohio State University is resuming voluntary on-campus workouts for athletes.  

States once hard-hit by the coronavirus have now ordered a quarantine mandate for visitors from Ohio, as the number of reported daily cases in the state continues to push over 1,000. 

Franklin County Public Health has issued a mandatory mask order should the county drop below the state's Level 3 public health emergency. 

Whitehall City Schools have released their reopening plan  amid the coronavirus pandemic. 


Tiger Woods returns to professional competition for the first in five months when he tees up this week at the Memorial Tournament in Dublin. Woods played a practice round this morning and told reporters in a virtual press conference the biggest change will be the lack of energy without fans.

A former Boy Scout leader in Chillicothe and former chief executive officer of Horizon Telecom posted on Facebook Sunday that he abused teenage boys.

Capital University's board of trustees has voted to change the Crusaders nickname and 'Cappy' mascot.

The Olentangy Local Schools are moving the start of the school year from August 20th to August 31st to allow for the arrival and installation of safety equipment for teachers and staff.

The Madison County Sheriff's office says it has new evidence that may help solve a 2010 murder.

The Ohio High School Athletic Association is proceeding as if the fall contact sports season will occur as planned amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Columbus City and police officials are asking anyone who witnessed any of the eight weekend shootings in the city to come forward.  


A potential showdown is coming between state lawmakers and Gov. Mike DeWine, over a bill passed last month that hits at the power and reach of public health orders issued during the pandemic. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

The State Medical Board of Ohio has voted to add cachexia to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana. 

The Franklin County Coroner’s Office is reporting a rash of drug overdoses. 

Marian Jacques

The Ohio Department of Health is reporting another near-record number of new COVID-19 cases.

The Montgomery County Coroner's office says autopsy results show a police brutality protestor who died days after being exposed to a chemical agent deployed by Columbus police died from a coronary artery dissection due to a previously undiagnosed genetic variant of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. 

Columbus police say three people including a 15-year-old boy were shot and killed over the weekend, and a 15-year-old girl was wounded by gunfire in a fourth case. 

A conservative think tank has filed a lawsuit against the City of Columbus and the state of Ohio, claiming that its employees who live outside of Columbus shouldn’t have paid city income taxes while working during the state’s stay at home order.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland this week announced that the live, in-person induction ceremony has been called off due to COVID-19 concerns.

Karen Kasler

The state reported just under 1500 confirmed new coronavirus cases Friday, as mask mandates go into effect in 12 counties at 6pm.

A group trying to recall Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther says it failed to collect enough valid peition signatures by the July 9th deadline to place the issue on the November ballot.  

State health officials Thursday reported over eleven-hundred new cases of COVID-19, bringing thestate's total to 61-thousand-331.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's annual forecast predicts the toxic algae bloom on Lake Erie will be  smaller this summer than last.

Stonewall Columbus says the local Pride Parade has been canceled.

A former Ohio State University student health director faces potential discipline from the state medical board for failing to report sexual misconduct complaints in the mid-1990s against a team doctor now accused of abusing young men for two decades.

Federal prosecutors have charged a former Ohio State University employee with using federal grant money to develop research that was funneled to China. 

The Fort Hayes-based Paragon Project releases new music Friday, hosting a virtual listening experience. Friday night's virtual release takes place at 7 on the group's social media channels and YouTube. 

Ohio Department of Health

A total of 12 Ohio counties are now at a level three public health advisory, triggering the state's public health order mandating masks.  

Republican Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder has reinstituted the “work from home” policy his office had in place during the early days of the pandemic.