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The Ohio Senate has passed legislation that would make it a crime for a doctor to perform an abortion if the fetus might have Down syndrome.

The second Ohio state lawmaker in a month has resigned amid allegations of inappropriate behavior.

Wright State University's administration says a strike is not imminent even though the faculty union has set up the process that would allow them to strike if a contract isn't reached.

Esther Honig / WOSU

A natural gas leak contributed to the home explosion in southeastern Franklin County that killed a woman, but the exact cause of the leak is still unknown.

Ohio voters rejected a proposal Tuesday that sought to curb prescription drug prices paid by the state for prisoners, injured workers and poor people while supporting a crime victims' rights amendment with no organized opposition.

The pharmaceutical industry spent more than $50 million to oppose Issue 2, the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act, saying it would reduce access to medicines and raise prices for veterans and others.

Lake Superior's water levels are approaching record highs, according to the IJC's International Lake Superior Board of Control. 

Opponents of the bill made a banner of petition signatures of people who also oppose it and left it at Ohio House Speaker Rosenberger's office.
Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio House is set to vote on a bill banning abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome.


The Medicaid expansion championed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich over many fellow Republicans in Columbus and Washington is hanging in the balance again.

Two women who have filed a lawsuit against the Central Ohio branch of Habitat for Humanity say the organization is refusing to pay for replacement homes after theirs were destroyed by a fire sparked by poor electrical work.

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The University of Cincinnati board of trustees has condemned hate while defending a decision to allow white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak on campus.