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Two 16-year-old boys have pleaded not guilty in the death of a woman killed by a large  piece of a tree  at Hocking Hills State Park on Labor Day. 

Ohio's unemployment rate for October is 4.2 percent, unchanged from September.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Thursday released a broad plan to combat the toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie, and says the plan will take time to work.

The Ohio Department of Health says the number of suicides rose by 45 percent over the last decade, and by more than 50 percent among young people.

Attorneys for porn star Stormy Daniels are challenging a request by President Trump's lawyers to stake claim to a settlement between Daniels and the City of Columbus.  

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The wife and stepdaughter of a former Toledo pastor convicted of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl have pleaded guilty to witness tampering.

A federal judge in Toledo is allowing a lawsuit by an environmental group pushing for mandatory regulations to prevent toxic algae blooms on Lake Erie to proceed.

A Butler County man has been charged with lying when buying a gun authorities say was used in the murder of a Dayton detective shot while serving a drug-related warrant.

Republican Attorney General Dave Yost says former Republican State Treasurer Josh Mandel skirted state law when he launched a Bitcoin program called "" last year for paying business taxes.

The group that investigates complaints against Cleveland police says officers improperly held Tamir Rice's sister after the black boy's 2014 shooting death at the hands of white officers.

Franklin County Commissioners have approved a 350 thousand dollar contract to purchase kits to help civilians handle injuries from mass shootings or other violent attacks.  

The latest federal lawsuit against Ohio State over two decades of alleged sexual abuse by a now-deceased team doctor means nearly 300 men are listed plaintiffs in the matter.

A new company led by the founder of an upstart electric truck maker is buying the former General Motors plant in Lordstown that shut down last March amid criticism from President Trump. 

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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.

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. 

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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. 

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

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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 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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An Ohio prison inmate has pleaded guilty to federal charges of mailing more than a dozen threatening letters he claimed contained anthrax or fentanyl but proved to be harmless powder.

The Dayton area's last abortion clinic is trying to avoid closure by pursuing a new state license and intervention by a federal court after the Ohio Supreme Court again refused to hear its appeal.

President Trump once promised that coal and steel would be the heart of a revived U.S. economy. 

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says for the first time in three years, there likely won't be an execution in the state this year, as officials struggle to find lethal injection drugs. 

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The Ohio Highway Patrol says two people died and two were seriously injured Sunday after touching power lines that were downed when a car crashed into a utility pole in Elyria. 

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The case against a Pickerington youth wrestling coach accused of knowing about hazing but not stopping it has been dismissed because of difficulties getting witnesses to testify.

Ohio University students have alleged forced excessive drinking, stripping, and grueling exercise, as well as long periods of confinement, during an investigation into hazing.

Ohio agencies says there will be hundreds of sites open on Saturday where residents can get rid of old or unwanted prescription drugs.