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ECOT founder Bill Lager speaks to the crowd of students, parents and teachers earlier this year.
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

No matter how long the fight, the end always comes quickly.

Ohio’s largest online charter school is closing abruptly halfway through the academic year, meaning families of the roughly 12,000 Ohio students from the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow are scrambling to arrange other schooling options.

ECOT founder Bill Lager speaks to the crowd of students, parents and teachers earlier this year.
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

The sponsor of Ohio’s largest online charter schools says it's cutting that tie, which could halt the school's Ohio operations for its roughly 12,000 students within days.

Former federal consumer watchdog Richard Cordray will join forces with former congresswoman and Obama-era official Betty Sutton on Wednesday in the race for Ohio governor, a Democrat close to the campaign told The Associated Press.

Cincinnati police say data from high-tech devices installed to track the sound of gunfire in the city show that people call 911 in only about one out of every six of those incidents.

Dake Kang / Associated Press

As the Ohio governor's race heats up, candidates on both the Democratic and Republican sides are teaming up in hopes of standing out in crowded primary fields. Democrats Richard Cordray and Bill O'Neill and Republican Mary Taylor all planned to announce their running mates this week.

Pixabay

Ohio has banned the sale of more than three dozen invasive plant species under new rules that took effect Sunday.

Topiary Park

This weekend, Central Ohio is projected to experience its first significant snowfall this winter, drawing accumulations of one to three inches of snow across the area.

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer holds the championship trophy following the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game against Wisconsin, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in Indianapolis. Ohio State won 27-21.
Michael Conroy / AP Photo

Ohio State University football coach Urban Meyer could have easily stoked a debate about expanding the four-team College Football Playoff after his Buckeyes were the first team left out this season.

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Federal prosecutors say a seventh person has been charged with participating in a scheme to smuggle teenagers into the U.S. and force them to work at Ohio egg farms.

City of Dublin

A disgruntled postal worker accused of fatally shooting his supervisor at a United States Post Office in Dublin, and then killing a postmaster outside her apartment, is scheduled to be arraigned on charges including aggravated murder.

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