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Franklin County Jail

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.

Steve Stivers

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. 

Ohio Department of Health

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

New Hampshire State Forensic Lab

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

Stonewall Columbus

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.

Anthem insurance sign on building.
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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.

Esther Honig

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.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide whether Ohio wrongfully purged eligible voters from the state's registration list.

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The city of Cleveland has fired one police officer and suspended a second involved in the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

ODRC

The state Supreme Court has for the third time upheld the death sentence for Ohio's only condemned female killer.

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The Supreme Court will decide whether Ohio wrongfully purged eligible voters from the state's registration list.

Former U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach has announced a run for Ohio attorney general that could give Democrats one of their strongest chances next year to cut into Republicans' total hold on state government.

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A federal agency has told a company building a high-pressure natural gas pipeline it cannot resume drilling beneath creeks in southeast Ohio and northern West Virginia.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday rejected Texas-based Energy Transfers' request to resume horizontal drilling. The $4.2 billion Rover Pipeline project will carry gas from Appalachian shale fields across Ohio and to other states.

State of Ohio / Governor's office

Governor John Kasich will join a delegation of state officials and business leaders for an economic development trip to Japan.

The Ohio State University

As Air Force officials investigate allegations that inspectors were invited to view the remains of astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn at Dover Air Force Base, a military mortuary chief says Glenn's remains were treated with "impeccable care."

Democrat Nan Whaley is using a re-election campaign for Dayton mayor that's not subject to state contribution limits to raise money

Dayton Police say a woman told them she fatally shot her two children to save them from the world's evils.

Alliance Historical Society

Quite a few of the buildings in the heart of Alliance, in eastern Stark County, haven’t been in use for a long time.  So they still look a lot like they did a century ago.  And that may be one of the reasons why the city is seeking a historical district designation for its downtown.

Several online commentators from opposite ends of the political spectrum have joined forces to challenge the constitutionality of an Ohio law prohibiting internet harassment.

A Licking County court is reviewing how and why a domestic violence suspect was released early from jail weeks before fatally shooting three people, including a woman he was accused of assaulting and a police chief.

Office of Speaker Paul Ryan

U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi has decided not to run in Ohio's upcoming Senate race. The nine-term Republican congressman announced his decision Tuesday.

Sam Hendren

Authorities investigating the slayings of eight family members in southern Ohio have taken a trailer linked to the family of one victim's ex-boyfriend.

Grahm S. Jones / Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Three polar bear cubs born to two different mothers at the Columbus Zoo last year now have names.

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