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Judge Overturns Columbus' Ban On Bump Stocks

A city of Columbus' law banning a gun accessory that allows semi-automatic weapons to be fired rapidly has been overturned by a judge as unconstitutional. Franklin County Judge David Cain ruled Friday that municipalities can't regulate gun accessories like bump stocks under state law.

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A docked boat is reflected in the algae-covered water of Lake Erie's Maumee Bay in Oregon, Ohio in this Sept. 15, 2017, file photo.
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Gov. John Kasich has signed an executive order that could end up creating new regulations on fertilizer used by farms in the western basin of Lake Erie, which he says it will help stop toxic algae blooms from developing.

After four decades, the remains of a missing Akron teen have been identified.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office announced Thursday they have matched the DNA of living relatives to the body of Linda Pagano.

Pagano disappeared in September 1974 after an argument with her stepfather about returning home late from a concert. She reportedly left his Akron home to stay with a friend, but was never heard from again.

Ohio Republican Governor candidate Mike DeWine speaks while running mate Jon Husted looks on.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

For the first time, the Republican candidate for governor is stating clearly that he would keep Medicaid expansion for all 700,000 Ohioans covered under it. Mike DeWine says he’s been supportive all along, but his opponent says that’s not true.

Ohio Governor John Kasich
Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press

The state has deposited more than $650 million dollars into the rainy day fund. Despite being a large pot of money, Gov. John Kasich is warning state leaders to leave it alone.

Attorney: Charges Dropped Against Stormy Daniels

Jul 12, 2018
Daniels was arrested at a Columbus, Ohio strip club and is accused of letting patrons touch her in violation of a state law, her attorney said early Thursday.
Franklin County Sheriff's Office via AP

Updated: 1:27 pm, July 12

The attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels says prosecutors have dropped all charges against her following her overnight arrest at an Ohio adult club.

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Buying The Columbus Dispatch at a newsstand will cost you double what it did last year. 

Phil Smith of the United Mine Workers.
Nick Evans

Amid a congressional committee meeting in Columbus, union workers and retirees will rally at the Ohio Statehouse in an effort to push Congress to protect their pensions. Many worry a string of bankruptcies has put their retirements at risk.

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In the past few days, over 100 cars were found vandalized in the Clintonville and German Village areas, according to Columbus Police.

Since April, a Hamilton County Sheriff's deputy has been working a unique beat. Caroline Kotlas is one of just a handful of environmental crimes investigators in the state, and is the only one locally. Her job is to find out who is polluting the area, and bring them to justice.

J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

House Speaker Paul Ryan is defending Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who has been accused of ignoring allegations of abuse while working as a wrestling coach at The Ohio State University.

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