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State officials say nearly 50 hogs at the Franklin County Fair were removed for slaughter after at least two animals tested positive for swine flu.

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A Coshocton County veteran who sought to defy local law and keep pet ducks, that he says help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, can now keep them.

The director of the Dayton VA Medical Center in southwest Ohio says he'll retire in October after nearly six years of leading the facility, which serves about 40,000 veterans annually.

Ohio police say one rider was knocked out of their wheelchair and another suffered cuts on their face after a bullet broke the window of a bus.

Columbus has stopped enforcing its panhandling law after similar laws were challenged successfully using a 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in an Arizona case about church signs.

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A new research project is intended to help determine why Franklin County, which includes Columbus, has Ohio's busiest eviction court and such high numbers of people forced to leave their homes.

Franklin University officials say they've received approval to make Urbana University in western Ohio a branch campus of the Columbus school starting in August.

An attorney says the family of a black man fatally shot by a white police officer in a Beavercreek Wal-Mart is extremely disappointed t

An auxiliary bishop from New York will become the next bishop in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland.

Former Ohio State University football player and current Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Adolphus Washington has been arrested in Ohio on a weapons charge.

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An Indian citizen who studied at Ohio State University has pleaded guilty to supporting terrorism and trying to arrange the killing of a federal judge who had been overseeing his case.

Police near Akron say an officer was shot several times while responding to a domestic violence call at a home, and the suspect was killed when police returned fire.

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Republican Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor is expected to formalize her run for Ohio governor during remarks at the City Club of Cleveland on Friday.

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Ohio’s budget battle continues this week as lawmakers are expected to try to override some of the vetoes Gov. John Kasich made when signing a two-year budget into law last week.

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A Groveport company that manufactures steel rail components faces a $610,034 fine from federal safety officials over numerous alleged violations.

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Ohio is a step closer to resuming executions after a federal court narrowly voted in the state's favor in a case over its lethal injection process.

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U.S. Sen. Rob Portman has announced his opposition to the current Senate health care bill after days of political pummeling that ended with the vote delayed.

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A Franklin County jury found Lincoln Rutledge guilty of murdering a Columbus Police officer during a standoff last year, the county prosecutor announced Thursday afternoon.

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A Westerville man has been charged with threatening to "assault, kidnap or murder a United States official" after leaving several threatening voicemail messages with Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers' office.

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Hundreds of mourners are celebrating the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after being returned home to Ohio in a coma.

The Cincinnati City Council has approved funding in the city's 2018 budget for a needle exchange program aimed at stopping the spread of HIV and hepatitis C by intravenous drug users. 

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Governor John Kasich has named an attorney as director of the Ohio Department of Health.

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The coroner serving the greater Columbus area says overdose deaths blamed largely on opioids are spiking compared to a year ago.

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Police are investigating a Facebook message supporting violence against gays and expressing hope that an LGBTQ festival in Ohio's capital "turns out like the Boston Marathon" that was bombed several years ago.

A freshman football player at Kent State University has died following a workout.

  Senate Republicans in Ohio say they have been able to close a projected $1 billion state budget gap while preserving essential services and pumping more money into fighting the opiate crisis.

President Donald Trump will discuss his plans for a $1 trillion overhaul of the nation's crumbling roads, bridges and waterways during a speech in Ohio Wednesday.

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One of the nation's biggest health insurers says it will not return to Ohio's public insurance exchanges next year, a decision that could open more holes in the Affordable Care Act's increasingly thin system for helping people buy coverage.

The Columbus City Council has voted in favor of an executive order by Mayor Andrew Ginther creating protections for the city's immigrants.

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The estate of a Columbus man fatally shot by two police officers who said he opened fire on them has sued the city and the officers, alleging wrongful death and civil rights violations.

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