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Judge Jails Kentucky Clerk For Refusing Marriage Licenses

A federal judge ordered a defiant county clerk to jail for contempt Thursday after she insisted that it would violate her conscience to follow court orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
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A city employee who helped a Chinese woman, who bought Mayor Coleman's former home, faces a disciplinary hearing. 

American Electric Power has confirmed more than 36-thousand customers on the city's north side are without power this afternoon.

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The state auditor today called the charter school sponsor system broken.

State auditor David Yost says a special audit of charter school sponsorships highlights the need for greater oversight by the Ohio General Assembly.

Yost said current legislation pending in the General Assembly is a step in the right direction to fix what he says is a broken system.

The Ohio Department of Education is being pressed to release public records detailing actions of an ousted charter schools director.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich  is scheduled to join state and local officials for a jobs-related announcement in Columbus after spending much of his time recently on the presidential campaign trail.

According a media advisory from Kasich's office, the Republican governor and presidential contender plans to appear at a Wednesday afternoon event with the head of PTT Global Chemical, a giant chemical and fuel-refining company.

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor and JobsOhio president John Minor also are slated to attend the announcement at the Statehouse.

Bill Could Encourage Drug Addicted Pregnant Women to Seek Help

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A new bill could help encourage drug addicted pregnant women to seek help without fear of losing their babies.

Central Ohio Couple Found Dead, Police Say Murder-Suicide

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Officials say a husband and wife were found dead in their central Ohio home in what police believe was a murder-suicide.

Two commission-based sales reps are asking the Ohio Supreme Court to decide whether a constitutional amendment, approved by voters, in 2006, requires that they be paid minimum wage. The eventual ruling could have a big effect on businesses and employees throughout Ohio.

Columbus Middle-School Students Caught With Guns

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Police in Columbus say two teenagers were caught bringing guns to a middle school in their backpacks. 

Columbus Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman last month.

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