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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.

Ohio lawmakers are rolling out another proposal to bring legalized sports betting to the state.

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A federal judge has ordered a right-wing think tank led by white nationalist Richard Spencer to pay $2.4 million to an Ohio man severely injured during a white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally two years ago in Virginia.

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A Stark County man has been arrested in connection with the violent January riots at the U.S. Capitol.

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The younger sister of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant called 911 a few weeks before Bryant’s fatal shooting by a Columbus police officer, saying the girls had been in a fight with each other and she wanted to leave their foster home, records show.

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Police in Ohio's capital city ran “amok” last year when responding to demonstrations against racial injustice and police brutality by using physical violence, tear gas and pepper spray against protestors without provocation, a federal judge said Friday in a ruling ordering officers to approach such scenarios differently.

Prosecutors say eight people have been indicted in the alcohol-related death of an Ohio college student found unconscious after a fraternity party.

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Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther requested a Department of Justice investigation into the city’s police department Wednesday following a spate of police killings of Black people.

Columbus was unprepared for the size and energy of protests last year over racial injustice and police brutality, according to a report released Monday that also found most police officers felt abandoned by city leadership during that time.

Ohio's largest city had no advance plan for handling such protests, and suffered from a lack of coordination and even regular communication among city leaders once the protests began, the report said.

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A chaotic 911 call. A convulsive 11 seconds of violence ending in the death of an Ohio teen. A historic verdict being broadcast in the police cruiser.

A routine day in a quiet Columbus neighborhood was shattered instantly Tuesday when a police officer fired four shots at 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant as she swung a knife at a young woman.

A grand jury in Ohio’s capital city on Friday added a criminal charge of reckless homicide against the former Columbus police officer who fatally shot a Black man holding a cellphone.


The fatal police shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant, a Black teenager seen on video charging at two people with a knife, came within minutes of the verdict in George Floyd’s killing — causing outrage by some over the continued use of lethal force by Columbus police.