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Less than five weeks after pushing fall sports to the spring for player safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Big Ten Conference changed course Wednesday announcing football's return the weekend of October 23-24. All 14 teams will play eight regular-season games in eight consecutive weeks. 

Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after the conference announced it would push football and other fall sports to spring because of the pandemic, the conference changed course. 

Ohio has released its latest report cards for school districts without the usual performance rankings , letter grades and some other key indicators. 

A proposal by Ohio’s elections chief to attach postage to every mail-in ballot has failed to gain crucial approval. 

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An appeals court has halted a judge’s order directing Ohio’s elections chief to allow voters to apply for absentee ballots for the November presidential election by electronic means, including by fax or email, something sought by state Democrats. 

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Oxford Police bodycam footage shows a house full of Miami University students held a party over Labor Day weekend after several of them tested positive for coronavirus. 


Margaret Atwood is this year’s winner of the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, celebrating literature’s power to foster peace, justice and understanding. 


South Carolina’s public health director appeared to be on her way to a new job in Ohio before abruptly withdrawing, saying a day later she was concerned because the previous director’s family was harassed including protests at her home.

Joan Duwve said she isn’t returning to her job in South Carolina either.

Ohio's consumer watchdog wants a regulatory agency to investigate whether the state's largest electric utility used customer money to fund an alleged $60 million bribery scheme involving one of Ohio's most powerful politicians.

Cleveland police  have charged three teens with killing a detective and an informant last week.  

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has delayed three death row inmates' 2021 executions as the state's unofficial death penalty moratorium continues. 

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Officials say a Cleveland detective who had just joined a federal violence task force was shot and killed in his unmarked car along with an informant during what officials describe as a drug operation. Two juveniles and an adult are being questioned.

Ohio State University was one of the few Big Ten schools to vote against postponing the football season until this spring, according to a court filing.  

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Big Ten coaches, athletic directors and medical personnel are working on multiple plans for staging a football season — including one that would have the league kicking off as soon as Thanksgiving weekend. 

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A coalition of voting rights groups is joining Ohio Democrats in suing Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose, seeking to force an expansion of ballot drop boxes ahead of the November election. 

The mother and stepfather of a 7-year-old Ohio boy who authorities say was severely beaten have been indicted on murder charges in connection with his death.

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Two more members of a now-defunct fraternity at Ohio University have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from hazing that led to a student's death two years ago. 

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Kanye West won’t appear on Ohio’s ballot as an unaffiliated presidential candidate this November because of mismatched information on the rapper’s signature-gathering documents, Ohio’s elections chief said Friday.

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A former truck driver linked by DNA to the murders of four women at truck stops in Ohio and Illinois has been indicted in a 1996 killing in Wood County.

The FBI has arrested an Ohio Catholic priest on child sex trafficking charges.

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has asked the state Controlling Board to approve 3 million dollars to prepay postage on mail-in ballots.  

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Republican Ohio Attorney General David Yost has joined the chorus of people calling on President Trump to end his attempts to starve the U.S. Postal Service of money ahead of the November election. 

Three people remain hospitalized following an early Saturday morning shooting in Columbus.

A federal judge overseeing opioid litigation in Cleveland has ruled against a request by five pharmacy chains to dismiss lawsuits filed by Lake and Trumbull Counties. 

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About 120,000 inactive Ohio voter registrations will be purged from state voter rolls after the November election, Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced Friday, while saying that number could go down if people on the list simply vote in the election.

Not guilty pleas have been entered for four people following their indictment on a racketeering charge.

A new U.S. Secret Service report on mass shootings says last year's shooting in Dayton was preventable.

A senior U.S. Postal Service official says the agency is prepared to handle an unprecedented influx of absentee ballots this November, and any reports of the agency being overwhelmed or incapable are false.

President Trump is engaging in a deeply personal attack on Joe Biden, even questioning without foundation the former vice president's faith in God.  

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Lawyers for survivors of decades-old sexual abuse by an Ohio State University team doctor have objected to the university’s request that an updated lawsuit against it be dismissed based on the statute of limitations.