Domestic 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. 

Associated Press

Ohio State University has suspended head football coach Urban Meyer for the first three games of the season.  

Whitehall police have identified the man who was shot and wounded by a homeowner while allegedly breaking into the home early Wednesday.

The former wife of fired Ohio State assistant football coach Zach Smith spoke with university investigators Monday.

The attorney for the former wife of fired Ohio State assistant football coach Zach Smith says the school never contacted her to discuss the allegations of domestic abuse against him. 

More than 150 people stood outside Ohio Stadium last night in support of OSU football coach Urban Meyer.

Ohio State University says an outside firm has been hired to conduct the investigation into football coach Urban Meyer's handling of a domestic abuse complaint against a former assistant.

Ohio State University head football coach Urban Meyer insisted Friday he followed proper protocols in reporting domestic violence allegations against an assistant coach in 2015, passionately defending himself in his first extensive comments since he was put on paid leave amid a university investigation.

Ohio State University trustees have appointed a committee to investigate head football coach Urban Meyer's handling of fired assistant coach Zach Smith's domestic abuse allegations. 

Urban Meyer On Leave During Investigation Of Assistant

Aug 1, 2018

Ohio State University has placed head football coach Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave while it investigates claims that his wife knew about allegations of domestic violence against assistant coach Zach Smith years before he was fired last week.

Ohio State University has fired assistant football coach Zach Smith after Smith's former wife filed a civil protection order against him last Friday and an allegation of previous domestic violence surfaced. 

Franklin County Sheriff's deputies say one person was killed and another hospitalized in critical condition following a shooting last night on the south side. 

A Franklin County judge says the City of Columbus' recently enacted ban on bump stocks is unconstitutional.

Macedonia Mayor Joseph Migliorini has resigned after being charged with assaulting a woman in Florida.