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Columbus City Attorney Says Red Light Camera Deal Was Above-Board

The Columbus city attorney says a contract for a red-light traffic camera program now the subject of a federal bribery investigation was properly awarded and later modified.
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The Ohio Attorney General’s Office says it’s awarding a $300,000 grant to the group Athletes In Action.  The Xenia-based organization is an off-shoot of Campus Crusade for Christ.  The Ohio ACLU says attorney general Mike DeWine is walking a fine line. 

A tanker truck explosion and fire during morning rush hour caused closure of a portion of Interstate 70 at the west outerbelt. 

Andy Chow, Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday signed the next two-year, $71.3 billion state budget, but not before making some big changes.

Legal Pot Backers Deliver Nearly 700,000 Signatures

Jun 30, 2015
Jo Ingles, Ohio Public Radio

A campaign to legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational use in Ohio began delivering hundreds of thousands of petition signatures in its effort to get the issue before voters.

Organizers for ResponsibleOhio said Tuesday they were submitting more than 695,000 signatures to Secretary of State Jon Husted. That's more than the roughly 306,000 needed to qualify for November's ballot. 

Tom Borgerding / WOSU News

A new study of hazardous material transport shows more oil tank cars are rolling through Columbus. 

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A state appeals court has agreed a former Ohio National Guardsman violated a local ban by keeping pet ducks that he says help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.


The State Auditor's office says the Columbus Public School District is making progress fixing the issues that led to the data-rigging scandal.

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A 28 year old man shot Monday night outside of a north Columbus motel is recovering at Riverside Hospital as police search for his shooter.

Tom Borgerding / WOSU News

As Ohio prepares to host a national political convention in 2016, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is getting ready too.  The Hall will get some guidance on the new project  from some high profile Columbus leaders recently appointed to the Hall of Fame board.  Among those offering suggestions is Ohio State University  President Michael Drake.

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign a roughly $71 billion spending blueprint that continues his expansion of the Medicaid health program and provides an income tax cut.


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