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Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin, right, of Russia, works against Columbus Blue Jackets forward Pierre-Luc Dubois during Game 3 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series in Nationwide Arena.
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Oh, how things can change in a few days.

The Columbus Blue Jackets, who used back-to-back overtime wins to take a 2-0 lead in their playoff series with the Washington Capitals, now head back to Washington with the series tied. That’s after Evgeny Kuznetsov had a goal and two assists, and Braden Holtby stopped 23 shots as the Caps beat Columbus 4-1 Thursday night to even the series at two games apiece.

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A woman whose 8-year-old son shot his 4-year-old sister has been arrested.

The Ashland County Sheriff's Office has said the girl was shot multiple times Saturday afternoon at a home in Hayesville, about 15 miles east of Mansfield.

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A former Columbus City Schools employee has pleaded guilty to stealing bus passes meant for low-income students.

Mary Cockrell, 63, entered the plea Thursday to a felony count of theft in office. She paid $6,200 in restitution and was sentenced to time served.

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The Ross County Sheriff's Office says an inmate apparently started a fire at the county jail as part of an attempt to smuggle drugs into the facility.

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The Licking County Sheriff’s Office say a 27-year-old man was shot and killed during a home invasion north of Newark.

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The Ohio Supreme Court justice who has announced a Democratic bid for governor has recused himself from all future cases.

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Ohio has launched its latest ad campaign targeting the state's deadly opioid epidemic.

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When a team that just made the playoffs sheds veteran players in favor of unproven rookies, it often signals a rebuilding effort centered around developing prospects instead of winning now.

With the 2017-2018 Columbus Blue Jackets, it could be the sign of continued success and an even brighter future.

ECOT founder Bill Lager speaks to the crowd of students, parents and teachers earlier this year.
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Officials with Ohio's largest online charter schools say the school will close within four months, in the middle of the school year, if Ohio's efforts to recoup $60 million or more in disputed funding aren't halted.

A new study shows that 2 in 5 Ohio households are struggling to come up with enough resources to provide basic necessities.