COTA bus on Ohio State's campus.
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Light Rail In Columbus? COTA Identies Three Potential Corridors For Expansion

Central Ohio may finally be ready for light or commuter rail, the region's transit authority says. COTA has been briefing the public on its "NextGen" effort, which looks to identify corridors that could support added service.

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As a federal court fight continues over the state’s new proposed method of lethal injection, a freshman state lawmaker is proposing expanding the death penalty in Ohio.

The Cleveland Indians have been big spenders in the offseason, and now fans seem to be buying in. The Indians, who usually rank near the bottom in attendance, have already sold more than one million tickets for the upcoming season. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto talks to Amanda Rabinowitz about the Tribe's big winter. 

COTA bus on Ohio State's campus.
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Central Ohio may finally be ready for light or commuter rail, the region's transit authority says. COTA has been briefing the public on its "NextGen" effort, which looks to identify corridors that could support added service.

Orton Geological Museum

Ohio State's Orton Geological Museum is turning to crowdfunding to pay for a new dinosaur skeleton, and hoping to use the effort to spur future revamping.

Esther Honig

A committee appointed to research options for revamping Columbus City Council had its final meeting on Friday, the result of a push from residents to better support district representation.

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The Trump administration is releasing more on its plans to crack down on illegal immigration, enforcing the executive orders President Trump issued in late January. Those orders called for increased border security and stricter enforcement of immigration laws.

The Department of Homeland Security issued the new rules on Tuesday, laid out in two documents signed by Secretary John Kelly.

Against a backdrop of turmoil and after big losses in November, the Democratic National Committee votes this week for its next leader. The winner of the DNC chair race will very likely reflect whether the committee's voting members think it prudent to align their party with the Hillary Clinton-Barack Obama camp, the Bernie Sanders camp — or neither.

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A federal appeals court hears arguments Tuesday over the constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection process as the state hopes to start carrying out executions once again.

Columbus City Council holds a public hearing Tuesday on banning the practice known as conversion therapy by community and mental health professionals. Conversion therapy attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, but has been widely discredited by the medical community.

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Some state lawmakers want to bring back cursive handwriting as a requirement in Ohio's elementary schools.

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