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Northstar I injection well in Youngstown
Frackfree America National Coalition

The state of Ohio has issued a permit to plug and abandon a wastewater injection well shut down after a series of earthquakes.

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Senate Republicans in Ohio are ready to unveil their version of the state budget as a projected budget gap widens and a June 30 deadline looms.

Pickaway County Sheriff's Office

A former fashion model from Pickaway County sentenced to prison for trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband's ex-wife has had her conviction overturned.

Ohio State Police

The Ohio State University police officer who fatally shot the man responsible for a car-and-knife attack on campus last year has received an award for his actions.

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Ohio State University is considering whether to require employees and their same-sex partners to be married for partners to receive benefits starting in 2019.

A group that wants to change the way Ohio draws congressional districts has gotten approval to take its proposal to the next step.

Ohio State Highway Patrol cruiser driving
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A judge has dismissed charges of unauthorized use of a law enforcement database against a former Ohio State Highway Patrol post commander.

A to Z Recycling on East 17th Avenue in Columbus.
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A crackdown on illegal scrap yard activities that found grave markers, beer kegs, copper wire and tons of shredded plastic has wrapped up with a sixth conviction of a Central Ohio company.

John Glenn
The Ohio State University

Family and invited guests are gathering at Arlington National Cemetery to say their final goodbyes to fomer astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn.

Exterior of the Sandusky State Theatre in Sandusky, Ohio
Lance Luce

Ohio’s state government is taking its show on the road with Gov. John Kasich preparing to deliver his annual State of the State speech Tuesday night in Sandusky. 

SEPTA Correctional Facility

Authorities have captured one man and are searching for two others who escaped from a state-run regional prison in southeast Ohio.

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Columbus Police say workers found two human legs in the trash at a waste collection facility, prompting a homicide investigation.

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New U.S. Census Bureau estimates say Franklin County has surpassed Cuyahoga to become the most populous county in the state.

Two universities near Dayton were placed on lockdown Monday night following reports of an armed robbery and gunfire.


Ohio's parole board is set to reveal whether it recommends mercy for a death row inmate who was sentenced to die for a 1997 fatal stabbing.


Ohio's utility commission is launching an exploration of prospective high-tech improvements to the state's electricity grid and what regulatory and policy changes are needed to capitalize on them.

Buckeye Bandit

Federal authorities say a man dubbed by law enforcement as the "Buckeye Bandit" who robbed numerous central Ohio banks since 2013 has pleaded guilty to eight counts of armed bank robbery.

The former administrator of a Madison County village has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing nearly $1 million from the village.

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The state patrol is investigating the death of a prison inmate found unresponsive after he was removed from his cell while trying to harm himself.

Concealed carry
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State officials say a record number of concealed carry licenses for handguns were issued last year.


The U.S. Air Force has agreed to pay $140,000 to settle a federal discrimination lawsuit in which a woman claimed she was passed over for promotions at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton.

Ohio Attorney General's Office

Authorities in Licking County say they've made an arrest in the unsolved slaying of a Columbus woman 26 years ago.

Voting booth
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Ohio's elections chief has identified an additional 385 non-citizens who are registered to vote in the presidential battleground state, including 82 who cast ballots in at least one election.

Cincinnati Police Dept.

The judge who will preside over the murder retrial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a black driver during a minor traffic stop plans to get an update from attorneys on pretrial progress in the case.

Ohio Supreme Court
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The Ohio Supreme Court has dismissed the case of an adult identified as a suspect in a rape he allegedly committed as a teenager 24 years ago.

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The pilot of a small plane has been killed in a crash in Clark County. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the plane went down in a field Sunday afternoon near Interstate 70 near South Vienna, about 30 miles west of Columbus.


Ohio lawmakers are moving quickly to override a state Supreme Court ruling that prosecutors fear could delay and shorten sentences for suspects caught with cocaine.

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Lawmakers in Ohio have proposed a law that would remove sales taxes from feminine hygiene products.

Tommy Thompson
U.S. Marshal's Office

A federal judge is giving a former deep-sea treasure hunter another chance to reveal information about the location of 500 missing gold coins.

Federal Judge Algenon Marbley on Wednesday directed government prosecutors to draft an order related to the coins involving a Belize-based trust.

Lake Erie
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Ohio's government agencies will spend the next year looking closely at hotspots that are contributing to Lake Erie's algae blooms and developing a monitoring network.