Columbus Public Health officials are urging residents to eliminate any standing water on their property.  The warning follows the discovery of mosquitoes that tested positive for West Nile Virus in the city’s Clintonville and Northland areas.  Department spokesman Jose Rodriguez says mosquito control efforts will continue.

“We have anti-mosquito efforts going all throughout the season.  So this coming week we will be spraying to help eliminate mosquitoes specifically in those two regions,” Rodriguez said.

A shooting at a shopping mall in Munich has left at least 10 people dead, including the alleged attacker, and at least 27 people injured, the Munich police say.

Munich police chief Hubertus Andrae said at a press conference Saturday that the suspect was an 18-year-old German-Iranian man born and raised in Munich, armed with a handgun.

A search of the suspect's home turned up "no evidence" of links to the Islamic State group.

The suspect had no criminal record and his motive is unknown, Andrae said in an earlier press conference.

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A police report shows former Ohio State star running back Ezekiel Elliott involved in a domestic violence investigation early Friday morning. No charges were filed.

Authorities are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a Whitehall pond on Thursday.

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 Columbus Police were searching Friday morning for a man charged with killing his wife a day earlier.

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The Columbus school board has voted unanimously to ask voters to approve a levy request that would increase school property taxes on the average Columbus home by more than $300 a year.

The board on Thursday also received  a list of old schools that the superintendent wants deemed "surplus" and put up for sale.

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The city of Cleveland spent a lot of time and money trying to impress the thousands of journalists who rushed into the city for the Republican National Convention. While the focus was on politics downtown, many lower-income neighborhoods continued to struggle.

But that was hard to tell by much of the reporting.

Painting a grim picture of America, Donald Trump promised to protect the country and restore "law and order" by putting "America First" in his address Thursday evening formally accepting the GOP nomination for president.

There were signs this morning that the Ohio Republican Party is ready to unify around Donald Trump. But there’s one really big sign it isn’t.

WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports on an unannounced visit by Gov. John Kasich to the Ohio delegation breakfast and on the messages that followed from Sen. Rob Portman and state GOP Chief Matt Borges

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Police in Brazil have arrested 10 people for allegedly plotting a terrorist attack against the upcoming Olympics in Rio, according to Brazil's justice minister.

Authorities say the group, based in multiple states across Brazil, had "moved beyond discussion to active planning," NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro says.

Members of the group allegedly had pledged allegiance to ISIS but had not had any direct contact with the militant group, Lulu reports from Rio.

"It's a first for modern Brazil — Brazilians plotting a terrorist attack on their own country," Lulu says.


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