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Along with the snow in Ohio, some records have fallen as the state got some arctic weather in April.


Police shot and killed a teenage girl Tuesday afternoon in Columbus just as the verdict was being announced in the trial for the killing of George Floyd.

Police showed bodycam footage Tuesday night at a news conference of the officer shooting the girl, who was Black, as she appeared to attempt to stab two people with a knife.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley says she will try to unseat Ohio’s Republican governor after her effort to work with him on gun reforms in the aftermath of a mass shooting in her city stalled.

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Officers conducting a routine pat-down of a man in a hospital emergency room found a gun in his waistband, spurring a struggle over the weapon and a standoff that ended in officers killing him, according to police body camera footage released Wednesday.

A former Ohio State student health director has surrendered his medical license after being accused of failing to report complaints in the mid-1990s about sexual misconduct by university doctor Richard Strauss, who's accused of abusing young men for two decades.

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Sixteen other states are backing Alabama’s challenge to a statistical method the U.S. Census Bureau is using for the first time to protect the privacy of people who participated in the 2020 census, the nation’s once-a-decade head count that determines political power and funding.

A federal court has upheld an Ohio law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

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A debate over public access to a set of ancient ceremonial and burial earthworks is before the Ohio Supreme Court in a case pitting the state historical society against a country club where the earthworks are located.

Officials say the 2021 Ohio State Fair won't be open to the general public this summer due to public health concerns.

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An explosion and fire early this morning at the Yenkin-Majestic Paint facility on Leonard Avenue in Columbus has left several people injured. Authorities say one person initially unaccounted for has been found deceased. 

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Celebrity zookeeper and animal TV show host Jack Hanna has been diagnosed with dementia and will retire from public life, his family said.

In a news release Wednesday, his family added that it’s believed he now has Alzheimer’s disease that has quickly progressed in the last few months.

The alcohol-related hazing death last month of a Bowling Green State University student has been ruled an accident.

Autopsies show a man and a woman found buried beneath concrete in the basement of a Columbus home were shot to death.

The former state health director who became the face of Ohio's early pandemic response says she will not make a bid for a Republican-held U.S. Senate seat in the state.

A judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of an Ohio law requiring fetal remains from surgical abortions to be cremated or buried.

Columbus Zoo And Aquarium

Ohio’s top law enforcer placed one of the nation’s largest zoos under investigation Thursday after a newspaper reported misuse of assets by two top executives who later resigned.

Republican Attorney General Dave Yost placed his office’s Charitable Law Section in charge of the probe targeting the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in the Columbus suburb of Powell. Its animal population is ranked second largest among U.S. zoos.

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An independent investigator has ordered six Columbus officers to cooperate with a probe into allegations of police brutality during anti-racism protests last summer. Rick Wozniak, the retired FBI agent hired by the city to lead the investigation, says the six officers are not suspected of wrongdoing but are considered witnesses needed to prosecute potential crimes.

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More than 300 supporters of former President Donald Trump have been charged in the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, including members of far-right extremist groups. At least 15 of those cases, including three more announced Wednesday, involve Ohio residents identified through social media posts and surveillance footage and often turned in by friends or family members.

Ohio students would have extra time to take state-mandated tests interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic under an emergency measure passed unanimously by the Ohio House.

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The body of a woman who went missing late last month after telling relatives that she was going to see her ex-boyfriend has been found in the trunk of her car, authorities announced Monday.

A review of whether Ohio’s medical board properly closed old cases of alleged sexual assault or impropriety by medical professionals has resulted in recommendations to refer 11 cases to law enforcement and reopen 91 more for further investigation.

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The U.S. Senate confirmed Representative Marcia Fudge on Wednesday to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, placing her in charge of the agency just as Congress passed new benefits for renters and homeowners who have suffered economic losses amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A Bowling Green State University student died after an alleged hazing incident involving alcohol, his family’s attorney said.

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Police in Ohio say they are searching for two people after shots were fired inside a Columbus mall, triggering an evacuation of the premises. No injuries were reported.

A now-defunct online charter school that was among the country's largest is continuing its yearslong fight against repaying Ohio tens of millions of dollars.

An acting federal prosecutor was named Monday for the Southern District of Ohio after the former officeholder stepped down under the Justice Department’s transition to the administration of President Joe Biden.

Vipal Patel, a longtime assistant U.S. attorney from Dayton, will serve as acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, overseeing criminal prosecutions in Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton and most of Appalachian Ohio.

A 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel has reinstated Ohio State University’s trademark challenge to an online marketplace involving items with Buckeye-related images such as that of former championship-winning football coach Urban Meyer.

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Two Ohio men are among the latest people to be charged in connection with the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S Capitol after being identified by family and acquaintances to the FBI, according to U.S. District Court documents.

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Police in Columbus should be barred from using force to disperse peaceful demonstrators, a group of anti-racism protesters is arguing in a hearing underway in federal court.

Legislation to help expand high-speed internet access in underserved and rural areas of Ohio is getting bipartisan support and fast-tracked consideration at the Statehouse as the coronavirus pandemic increases pressure to address that digital divide.