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

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.

The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to hear a Licking County country club's appeal of orders that it sell back a lease to the state historical agency to provide public access to ancient burial mounds. 


Muirfield Village will look the same, minus the grandstands and thousands of spectators spread across the course Jack Nicklaus built in Dublin. The challenge for the PGA Tour is to make it feel different to the players the next two weeks. For the first time in 63 years, two PGA Tour events are being held on the same golf course in consecutive weeks. First up is the Workday Charity Open, which begins Thursday. Then it's onto the Memorial next week.

One of three abortion clinics in Columbus will close this month after nearly 50 years of operation, leaving Ohio with eight clinics. 

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A company partly owned by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is among those that received loans under the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program. 


The PGA Tour and the Memorial scrapped state-approved plans to have limited spectators next week because of what it described as rapidly changing dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bond is set at 500 thousand dollars for the Toledo Attorney who allegedly helped funnel bribes to one of four City Council members indicted for corruption. 

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and the state education department Thursday outlined the five steps public schools need to take in order to hold in-person classes.

Federal prosecutors say four Toledo City Council members and a private attorney took part in a bribery and extortion scheme that encouraged soliciting and/or accepting cash and other things of value from business owners in exchange for favorable votes.

The mother of a 20-year-old man who killed himself at the Ross County jail is suing the sheriff's office claiming his suicide threats were ignored. 

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police say they've solved a decades-old murder case using geneological DNA analysis.  

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Ohio has reported yet another one-day spike in COVID-19 cases as pandemic figures continue to rise day-by-day. 

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled a foreclosure process that sells homes without compensating owners for their equity is legal.

Franklin County prosecutor Ron O'Brien says multiple fraud victims should receive money awarded to former Ohio State quarterback Art Schlichter from a national concussion settlement.

Minneapolis police say a Columbus woman died Tuesday after falling into a creek fed by Minnehaha Falls. 

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says he's not in favor of the removal of statues of Christopher Columbus, but he's open to discussions about people's place in history. 

Ohio Attorney General's Office

State forensic experts have identified the body of a Columbus area man discovered in 2016 at Grand Lake State Park.  

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The Ohio Highway Patrol says the pilot of small plane that crashed in a Fairfield County cornfield Saturday night remains hospitalized in Columbus with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Republicans have censured a former party chair who has drawn scorn for campaigning against Donald Trump's reelection and asking GOP voters to pick Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

Backers of a ballot proposal to modernize Ohio's election laws to make voting easier have suspended their campaign. 


Ballot campaigns in Ohio have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on their right to relaxed signature-gathering rules during the COVID-19 pandemic.

All shootings by Ohio police officers and any deaths of individuals in custody would be investigated by independent agencies under a proposal announced Wednesday by Governor Mike DeWine. 

At least 200 employees at the Dole plant in Springfield have tested positive for the coronavirus. 

General Motors

State officials are weighing whether to force General Motors to repay 60 million dollars in tax breaks after it closed the Lordstown plant last year. 

A guard at the private Lake Erie Correctional Institution has died of complications from COVID-19.

A Summit County judge has declared a mistrial in the case of an Akron man charged with two arson fires that killed nine people in 2016 and 2017.

Columbus Zoo director emeritus Jack Hanna has announced that he  plans to retire after 42 years on the job. 

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has delayed three additional executions as the state struggles to find an adequate supply of lethal injection drugs. 


Four restaurant workers have sparked a conversation about free expression in the workplace after they refused to help fill a food order for the Ohio Highway Patrol as it policed recent protests.