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Law enforcement agencies must develop policies for handling mass protests that protect public and officer safety while upholding constitutional rights of expression, assembly, and freedom of the press, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said Friday in announcing a new police certification standard.

A Central Ohio woman who fled the U.S. ahead of her sentencing in a major corporate fraud case is asking for early release from prison.

72-year-old Rebecca Parrett says she's in poor health. Parrett was convicted in 2008in a scheme at health care financing company National Century Financial Enterprises. Prosecutors likened the fraud uncovered at the Dublin-based company to the Enron or WorldCom scandals. Parrett fled to Mexico ahead of being sentenced to 25 years in prison. She was apprehended in 2010.

The Ohio House has approved a bi-partisan bill to overhaul the state’s unconstitutional school funding system.

But it remains uncertain whether the Senate will vote on it this month. Some GOP Senate lawmakers question the accuracy and feasibility of the eventual price tag, an estimated 2 billion dollars annually. Backers are urging action before year’s end, when several leave office and the legislative process restarts. But the leader of the Senate Finance Committee says the changes should be considered during next year’s state budget process.

Legislation filed Tuesday would delay the collection of nuclear subsidies under the law at the center of a $60 million federal bribery probe as Ohio Republican lawmakers struggled to find common ground on a repeal effort.

State health officials Sunday reported 7,729 new cases of COVID-19 and 21 new deaths. 

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No. 3 Ohio State’s game at Illinois on Saturday has been canceled because the Buckeyes have had a spike of COVID-19 cases this week, leaving the the Big Ten’s best team precariously close to being ineligible to play for the conference title.

The cancelation Friday night came about seven hours after Ohio State announced coach Ryan Day tested positive and wouldn’t travel with the team to Champaign, Illinois.

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Ohio State coach Ryan Day has tested positive for COVID-19 and won't be with the Buckeyes when they play at Illinois on Saturday.

Akron-based FirstEnergy reported Thursday that some former executives improperly paid a firm tied to a future Ohio utility regulator 4 million dollars early last year to terminate “a purported consulting agreement” in place since 2013.

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A Cincinnati city council member who has been planning to run for mayor has been indicted on corruption charges.

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During his Tuesday coronavirus press briefing, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine deflected questions about an FBI search of the Columbus home of the state’s top utility regulator.

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Initial claims for unemployment compensation continue to rise along with the state’s number of coronavirus cases, the state reported Friday.

Columbus police say one person is hospitalized in critical condition following a shootout with an ATF agent Thursday. 

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A Cleveland police supervisor has been suspended two days for detaining the sister of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, the Black youth who was shot and killed by a white police officer. 

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A Cuyahoga County Jail inmate was beaten to death Monday night by another inmate following an altercation. 

The Ohio Supreme Court has sided with three Toledo public school employees in a lawsuit brought by the parents of a kindergartener alleging the employees acting recklessly by not preventing bullying by another student. 

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The number of Ohio coronavirus cases continues to spike despite pleas from the governor for people to help slow the spread.

The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a request by news media organizations seeking the school records of the man who killed nine people in Dayton last year before being killed by police. 

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The Franklin County Prosecutor says a county court should refuse to dismiss the murder indictment against William Husel, the former Mount Carmel Health physician who has pleaded not guilty to 25 murder counts.

The Associated Press reports President Trump has again carried Ohio, as he did four years ago.

The Cities of Columbus and Cincinnati are suing to block the state's nuclear  power plant bailout law at the center of a 60 million federal bribery probe from taking effect January 1st. 

A judge has sentenced a California man to a year and a day in prison for threatening a shooting at Ohio State University in 2018. 

Columbus police say a shooting Friday morning at a fast food restaurant on West Broad Street has left the manager dead and an employee wounded.

The Medina County prosecutor says an investigation has concluded signs of a struggle at the office of a township trustee who went missing were staged before his death.

State officials say they no longer need to conduct monthly inspections at the troubled Cuyahoga County jail, citing significantly improved operations.

The former Mount Carmel Health physician who pleaded not guilty to killing 25 patients by ordering excessive amounts of painkillers has asked a court to dismiss the indictment and alleged misconduct by the prosecutor. 

The vendor responsible for the printing and mailing of 2.4 million delayed ballots across Ohio and Pennsylvania says it is all caught up. 

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Franklin County Sheriff's deputies say a couple was killed Sunday in their Carilla Lane home during a robbery.  

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Republican strategist Karl Rove is soliciting donations for an Ohio Supreme Court justice's reelection bid, signaling the stakes involved in controlling the battleground state’s high court when congressional maps are redrawn next year. 

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Some of the men alleging decades-old sexual abuse by the late Ohio State University team doctor Richard Strauss are asking the NCAA and Big Ten conference to investigate the school and force changes to protect student-athletes in the future: