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Ohio State Looks To Mirror Lake's Future, Two Years After Student Death

The long-held tradition of jumping in to Mirror Lake the Tuesday before the Ohio State-Michigan game came to an abrupt halt in 2015, where one student died from injuries sustained during the lake jump.

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Addiction specialists caution against reading too much into a new study released this week that compares two popular medications for opioid addiction. This much-anticipated research is the largest study so far to directly compare the widely used treatment Suboxone with relative newcomer Vivitrol.

Researchers who compared the two drugs found them equally effective once treatment started. But there are fundamental differences in the way treatment begins, which makes these findings difficult to interpret.

In the past month two lawmakers and one high-ranking staffer have resigned under the guise of “inappropriate conduct.” But that phrase can be attributed to a wide-range of infractions. The Senate president says their goal is to be as transparent as possible.

The House has narrowly approved a $1.4 trillion tax overhaul, clearing the first major hurdle in Republican attempts to cut taxes and rewrite the tax code.

The vote was almost along party lines, with no Democrats voting in support of the bill and some GOP defections over provisions in the measure that would eliminate important tax deductions taken by constituents in some high tax states.

As she cradles three-year old Jackson in her lap, Robin Brown coaxes him to count.

"Say one … two … come on Jackson," says Brown.

But all she gets from her great nephew is a blank stare.

"This look is the look that hurts, when you see a look on a child's face that they want to do something but can't. That hurts," said Brown.

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Two Republican state lawmakers and a Democratic Senate staffer have resigned in the last month – all over what’s been termed “inappropriate behavior.”

Though the allegations have ranged in severity, the trend highlights a male-dominated culture at the Statehouse that many legislators and staffers say attracts or encourages harassment and abuse, and which makes women uncomfortable or afraid. 

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Do you need a gas-friendly commuter car during the week and a pickup truck for weekend projects, but you don’t want to own both?

That’s the target demographic for Drive Germain, a new app-based car subscription service launched by Germain Automotive Group this week.

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The already-large field of candidates running for Ohio governor next year could soon grow even more. Former Ohio attorney general and Grove City native Richard Cordray said on Wednesday that he's leaving the top post at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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After months of warnings that 69-year-old Alva Campbell Jr. was too sick to be executed, the state tried and failed to carry out his lethal injection.

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Ohio could soon become the third state in the country to ban abortion after a diagnosis of Down syndrome, after both the House and Senate passed different versions of a bill to do so.

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Sen. Sherrod Brown weighed in on the Senate Republican tax plan, including a piece that he says was slipped-in “in the dead of night” to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

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