Associated Press

Columbus police say shots were fired at several apartment complex security guards early Sunday, one of whom returned fire.

Monroe Mayor Jason Frentzel is pleading with operators of a megachurch to "reconsider" holding in-person services amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The expanded stay-at-home order in Ohio includes new provisions for businesses and residents.

A federal district judge in Cleveland has dismissed an effort by pharmacy chains to shift their liability for the opioid crisis to unnamed Ohio physicians and practitioners who wrote the prescriptions.

A state appeals court in Ohio has overruled a lower court decision allowing some employees at a school district where a school shooting occurred to carry concealed weapons. 

Ohio Attorney General's Office

The Franklin County Coroner's office has identified two women who were found dead in central Ohio more than two decades ago. 

Federal judges in Ohio, Texas and Alabama have temporarily blocked efforts to ban abortions during the coronavirus pandemic.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new system developed by Columbus-based Battelle to sterilize up to 160 thousand surgical masks a day amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Ohio is likely to see a surge of coronavirus cases in early April that could peak at 10,000 per day. 

The Ohio Department of Health has ordered the polls closed today, delaying the state's presidential primary until June 2nd.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has ordered the closure of all bars and restaurants in the state to help stem the coronavirus outbreak. 

Ohio's governor and attorney general say dozens of cities and 73 of the state's 88 counties have signed on to a plan for potential settlements of lawsuits filed against drug companies over the opioid crisis.

The Ohio Attorney General has rejected petition language for a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize recreational marijuana. 

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has filed a lawsuit against Cincinnati-based Fifth Third Bank, alleging employees opened fake accounts for customers to meet aggressive sales targets. 

A new report recommends the state lower the caseload of the parole officers who monitor inmates after release. 

Upper Arlington Police

An Upper Arlington woman accused of fatally shooting her father and wounding her mother has been found incompetent to stand trial. 


Two former Cuyahoga County jail guards have been sentenced for assaulting a female inmate strapped to a restraint chair. 33-year-old Idris-Farid Clark will serve 18 months in prison.

Four Ohio State University assistant football coaches will make more than 1 million dollars this year, the first time any football program will pay seven-figure salaries to that many assistants. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Columbus police say a man shot and wounded by an officer during a burglary call last month was holding a cellphone rather than a gun. 

Montgomery County has cited threats to public health and safety in denying a permit application by a Ku Klux Klan group that wanted to hold another rally in Dayton. 

Ohio State University via AP, File

Ohio State reached an unspecified settlement with nearly half of the roughly 350 men who say they were sexually abused decades ago by a team doctor who was jokingly known among some athletes by nicknames like “Dr. Jelly Paws.”

The restrictions being put on this weekend's Arnold Sports Festival will affect the local economy.

Backers of a proposed ballot issue updating Ohio's voting laws have appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court, alleging the Ohio Ballot Board misinterpreted the state's single subject rule when it severed their proposal into four separate measures.

A Toledo man convicted of making an online threat against Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been sentenced to time served on a weapons charge. 

Associated Press

The Ohio Board of Pharmacy is fining Mount Carmel Health system 400 thousand dollars for violating state pharmacy law.

Organizers of the annual Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus say only athletes and their close family members will be allowed to attend most of the event because of the coronavirus. 

WCBE files

Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize recreational marijuana in Ohio have submitted one thousand petition signatures to the Attorney General's office.

The Ohio Ballot Board Monday voted to split a proposed ballot measure aimed at updating Ohio's voting laws into four separate issues.

A Cincinnati City Council member resigned Monday, less than a week after being indicted on federal charges of trading votes for  cash. 


Democratic Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther has returned 66 thousand dollars in corporate donations used to fund the annual "State of the City" speech.