Domestic Violence

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Former Ohio State University head football coach Urban Meyer encouraged Zach Smith to stay with the Buckeyes in January 2018 after the then-assistant coach was pursued by Alabama, according to texts messages from Meyer to Smith.

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley says his city is joining Columbus in taking the state to court over a recently-passed gun law.  

Columbus and Federal prosecutors say they are launching a new effort to keep guns out of the hands of people convicted of domestic violence. 

Delaware County Sheriff's Office

Former Ohio State University assistant football coach Zach Smith was arrested Thursday after an altercation with staff at Scioto Ridge Elementary School. 

Many women have a hard time admitting — even to themselves — that they're being abused by their husband or partner. Suzanne Dubus' first husband hit her, but still, she didn't initially identify herself as a victim of abuse.

"I attributed it to alcohol," Dubus says. "I knew that his father abused his mother. And I thought, 'Well, this is just poor learning, and I can help him with this.' "

Columbus Police

Columbus Police says the body of a woman found in the Scioto River near the Whittier Pennisula Saturday has been identified as 28-year old Amber Evans, who had been missing since January.

Ohio Public Radio

The president of the Ohio Senate doesn't think lawmakers infringed on cities' rights with legislation that supersedes local gun ordinances and gives citizens the right to challenge those laws in court. 


The city of Columbus today filed a lawsuit against the state of Ohio to halt legislation enacted last year because it limits the ability municipalities have to enact local gun ordinances. 

Ohio State University

Richland County Sheriff's records show the woman abducted from the OSU Mansfield campus and later fatally shot in Kentucky had complained to police about her ex-boyfriend abusing her.

Until now, Delaware County was the largest county in Ohio without a shelter for victims of domestic violence. 

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The Cleveland Browns yesterday signed running back Kareem Hunt, nearly three months after he was waived by the Kansas City Chiefs when a video surfaced of him shoving and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel last February. 

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio lawmakers have proposed an overhaul of the way the state deals with domestic violence cases by activating a network of support and resources once police are called. 

Ohio Public Radio

Governor Mike DeWine has signed an executive order expanding Ohio's policy on workplace domestic violence to offer more protection to state employees who are victims of such violence.

Franklin County's only domestic violence shelter and 24-hour crisis hotline has a new larger location with improved privacy.

Ohio State University says it paid a law firm 1 million dollars for the investigation that led to the three-game suspension of now former football coach Urban Meyer - twice the amount originally requested. 

Marion police have identified the two victims of what investigators are calling a murder-suicide early Friday at a home on Easy Street.

A former Cuayhoga County judge and former state lawmaker has pleaded not guilty to stabbing and killing his ex-wife last month.

A former Cuayhoga County judge and state lawmaker has been indicted in the stabbing death of his ex-wife earlier this month.

Shaker Heights police say a woman was fatally stabbed at her home late Saturday.

Michael Avenatti, the attorney for adult film star Stormy Daniels in her legal battles with President Trump, was arrested Wednesday following an allegation of domestic violence, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Avenatti, who has denied the allegation, was booked Wednesday afternoon after police took a report on Tuesday of the alleged incident. He was released on $50,000 bail.

Around the world, one in three women experiences domestic violence. How can it be reduced? New research is bringing unexpected insights into this problem — and its potential solutions.

A study accepted for publication this month by the Review of Economics and Statistics found that, in Bangladesh, improving the economic status of women can decrease domestic violence if the women also took part in an educational program that helped elevate their social standing in the community.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The man convicted of providing the gun used to kill two Westerville police officers was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison.

Ohio State University assistant football coach Ryan Day earned 487 thousand dollars while filling in during coach Urban Meyer's three-game suspension. 

Columbus police say one woman was stabbed and killed last night following an argument with the father of her children. 

A Marion County grand jury has declined to indict two law enforcement officers involved in the shooting of a domestic violence suspect in early July. 

Garfield Heights Police Department

Garfield Heights police say two teen siblings were shot and killed by their mother's boyfriend Wednesday night.

Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer is pushing back on the reasons for his three-game suspension with claims that don't fully square with details laid out in the investigation that led to his punishment.


Ohio's Democratic lieutenant governor candidate is adding her voice to thes adding her voice to the #MeToo movement, sharing details of alleged abuse that led to her then-husband's arrest in the 1980s.

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer's suspension and previous paid leave have restricted him from talking football with his staff and athletes during August with the exeception of a team meeting the day after the suspension was announced. 

Associated Press

Following a firestorm of criticism, suspended Ohio State University head football coach Urban Meyer has issued an apology to the ex-wife of the former assistant coach who she says abused her.