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Akron-based FirstEnergy reported Thursday that some former executives improperly paid a firm tied to a future Ohio utility regulator 4 million dollars early last year to terminate “a purported consulting agreement” in place since 2013.

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A Cincinnati city council member who has been planning to run for mayor has been indicted on corruption charges.

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During his Tuesday coronavirus press briefing, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine deflected questions about an FBI search of the Columbus home of the state’s top utility regulator.

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Initial claims for unemployment compensation continue to rise along with the state’s number of coronavirus cases, the state reported Friday.

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Columbus police say one person is hospitalized in critical condition following a shootout with an ATF agent Thursday. 

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A Cleveland police supervisor has been suspended two days for detaining the sister of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, the Black youth who was shot and killed by a white police officer. 

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A Cuyahoga County Jail inmate was beaten to death Monday night by another inmate following an altercation. 

The Ohio Supreme Court has sided with three Toledo public school employees in a lawsuit brought by the parents of a kindergartener alleging the employees acting recklessly by not preventing bullying by another student. 

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The number of Ohio coronavirus cases continues to spike despite pleas from the governor for people to help slow the spread.

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The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a request by news media organizations seeking the school records of the man who killed nine people in Dayton last year before being killed by police. 

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The Franklin County Prosecutor says a county court should refuse to dismiss the murder indictment against William Husel, the former Mount Carmel Health physician who has pleaded not guilty to 25 murder counts. 

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The Associated Press reports President Trump has again carried Ohio, as he did four years ago. 

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The Cities of Columbus and Cincinnati are suing to block the state's nuclear  power plant bailout law at the center of a 60 million federal bribery probe from taking effect January 1st. 

A judge has sentenced a California man to a year and a day in prison for threatening a shooting at Ohio State University in 2018. 

Columbus police say a shooting Friday morning at a fast food restaurant on West Broad Street has left the manager dead and an employee wounded.

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The Medina County prosecutor says an investigation has concluded signs of a struggle at the office of a township trustee who went missing were staged before his death. 

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State officials say they no longer need to conduct monthly inspections at the troubled Cuyahoga County jail, citing significantly improved operations. 

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The former Mount Carmel Health physician who pleaded not guilty to killing 25 patients by ordering excessive amounts of painkillers has asked a court to dismiss the indictment and alleged misconduct by the prosecutor. 

The vendor responsible for the printing and mailing of 2.4 million delayed ballots across Ohio and Pennsylvania says it is all caught up. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Franklin County Sheriff's deputies say a couple was killed Sunday in their Carilla Lane home during a robbery.  

Ohio Secretary of State

Republican strategist Karl Rove is soliciting donations for an Ohio Supreme Court justice's reelection bid, signaling the stakes involved in controlling the battleground state’s high court when congressional maps are redrawn next year. 

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Some of the men alleging decades-old sexual abuse by the late Ohio State University team doctor Richard Strauss are asking the NCAA and Big Ten conference to investigate the school and force changes to protect student-athletes in the future:

Ohio State University says it will pay $5.8 million to settle lawsuits by about two dozen more survivors over decades-old sexual abuse by the late team doctor Richard Strauss. 

The state of Ohio updated its travel advisory of locations with a COVID-19 positivity rate of 15-percent or higher. 

A federal judge has temporarily blocked an order by Ohio’s elections chief that limits the number of ballot drop boxes available in next month’s election. 

Ohio Task Force One

Ohio Task Force One is being activated to assist in Hurricane support operations as Delta approaches the Gulf Coast. 

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Voters in the county that is home to Ohio’s capital who received the wrong absentee ballots will be mailed corrected replacement ballots.

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A federal judge in Cleveland on Tuesday broadly interpreted a new Ohio directive allowing ballot drop boxes at locations “outside” boards of elections as permitting them at multiple locations within a county, a finding that runs directly counter to the intention of the state elections chief.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said he hopes by next week to provide details of an economic aid package for small businesses, nonprofits and people struggling to pay rent. 

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