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The energy giant at the center of a $60 million bribery scheme in Ohio admitted Thursday to new details of its role in the conspiracy as part of a deal with federal prosecutors, including how it used dark money groups to fund the effort and paid a soon-to-be top utility regulator to write the legislation it got in exchange.

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A three-day celebration of what would have been history-making astronaut John Glenn’s 100th birthday began Friday in his birthplace and childhood hometown in Ohio, even as additional events were announced to mark the occasion.

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Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks was hailed as a friend and hero during a memorial service held Thursday for the player who died on the Fourth of July from an errant fireworks mortar blast.

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Six state juvenile detention agency employees were disciplined following an investigation into the death of an incarcerated 17-year-old last year, including two guards who failed to immediately let medical staff know the teen was unresponsive in his cell, the agency director said Wednesday.

A week after the state enacted an anti-hazing law in honor of an Ohio University student who died in 2018, the university suspended another fraternity for allegedly violating hazing rules.

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Legislation allowing Ohio residents to set off fireworks on certain holidays was vetoed by Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday.

Three Columbus police officers have entered not guilty pleas to allegations of misconduct in their handling of demonstrators during protests last summer following the killing of George Floyd.

The former Columbus police officer who shot and killed Andre Hill wants the trial moved, saying publicity has made it impossible for a fair proceeding locally.

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that federal law doesn't preclude the state from suing Volkswagen for cheating on U.S. diesel emissions tests.

Authorities say a kayaker picking up trash and debris at Alum Creek Lake found a man’s body in a plastic storage container.

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A GOP-backed bill aiming to expand the definition of obstructing justice in Ohio to include failure to follow a lawful order or diverting a law enforcement officer’s attention moved forward.

A proposal to increase criminal penalties for hazing has unanimously passed the Ohio Senate.

The Ohio Senate has approved legislation legalizing sports betting in the state. The bill would allow betting at casinos, betting shops, sports bars, computers, mobile phones and pro sports stadiums.

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A man who knew the four people shot to death in an Ohio village last month was charged Monday with their killings, the community’s police chief said.

John Steckel, 35, was arrested by Columbus police on June 2 after police found he had felony warrants out for his arrest. Steckel gave his address as the “streets of Columbus,” according to a Columbus police report.

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The top two executives at Lordstown Motors have resigned as problems at the Ohio electric truck startup mount.

CEO Steve Burns and Chief Financial Officer Julio Rodriguez stepped down, the company said early Monday, sending shares already down 40% this year tumbling more than 21%.

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A retired U.S. Army officer whose speech about freed Black slaves honoring fallen Civil War soldiers was censored by organizers of a Memorial Day ceremony will get another chance to deliver it.

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A special prosecutor charged three Columbus police officers Wednesday for alleged misconduct in their handling of demonstrators during the protests last summer following the killing of George Floyd.

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The Ohio deputy who fatally shot Casey Goodson Jr. in the back five times last year is retiring on disability, the Franklin County sheriff said Friday.

Goodson, 23, a Black man, was killed by Deputy Jason Meade, who is white, last December in an encounter that is still largely unexplained.

The remains of an Ohio serviceman who died nearly 80 years ago during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor have been brought home and laid to rest next to those of his parents and brother.

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After nearly five decades of blowin’ in the wind, a double Bob Dylan album finally has a direction home: A man living in San Francisco has mailed the vinyl back to an Ohio library 48 years after it was supposed to be returned.

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The first winner of Ohio’s first $1 million Vax-a-Million vaccination incentive prize was driving to her family’s home in suburban Cleveland when she received a call about the news from Governor Mike DeWine.

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An energy company that gave the money in an alleged $60 million bribery scheme in Ohio and a man accused of spending a large chunk of it are now arguing in separate proceedings that their actions were legal.

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The state of Ohio and the U.S. Census Bureau asked a judge on Tuesday to place on hold their court fight over when data used for redrawing congressional and legislative districts will be released.

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The bodies of three men and a woman were found after a shooting at a home on a dead-end street in central Ohio, police said.

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The U.S. Supreme Court is leaving in place an appeals court decision that the family of a Black driver who was fatally shot by a white police officer can’t sue the city or the officer.

Columbus Police continue investigating Saturday’s shooting at Bicentennial Park that left a 16-year-old girl dead and five other teenagers and young adults wounded.

Ohio Republicans are working to ban businesses and employers from mandating vaccinations.

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Ohio’s capital city will pay a $10 million settlement for the family of Andre Hill, a Black man who was fatally shot by a white Columbus police officer in December as he emerged from a garage holding a cellphone, the Columbus city attorney announced Friday.

The Columbus Blue Jackets go into the offseason with more big changes ahead after parting ways with coach John Tortorella.

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Ohio lawmakers are considering a bill that would require the recording of all interrogations of individuals in custody who are accused of serious crimes like rape and murder.