Nick Evans

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Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine flanked by Bureau of Criminal Investigation scientists, announced the state has completed testing a backlog of nearly 14,000 rape kits.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Friday that state officials have cleared Ohio's backlog of untested rape kits. The state has been working through nearly 14,000 kits since 2011.

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Students at two Columbus-area schools held demonstrations in solidarity with Florida high-schoolers who are pushing for new gun laws.

George Cowmeadow Bauman at Acorn Bookshop
Nick Evans

George Cowmeadow Bauman is pretty busy these days. The co-owner of Acorn Bookshop is running back and forth across the store, helping people track down those last few pieces for their library.

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Funeral services have concluded for two Westerville Police officers killed in the line of duty last weekend.

Protesters demonstrated at U.S. Sen. Rob Portman's (R-OH) Columbus office Thursday.
Nick Evans

Wednesday's school shooting in Parkland, Fla., which killed 17 people and injured several others, is putting unwelcome pressure on Ohio’s junior Senator.  Republican Sen. Rob Portman is among the top 10 recipients of National Rifle Association campaign contributions in the country.

Ohio U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown
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Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown backed a two-year budget deal that could push federal deficit spending past a trillion dollars by next year. But Brown argues GOP lawmakers are responsible for a fair share of the red ink.

Naloxone is an antidote that can help reverse drug overdoses.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

The latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control show the number of opioid overdose deaths is higher in Ohio than all but two other states, and the rate of increase is third in the nation as well.

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Westerville residents lined the streets Monday morning as a procession of squad cars escorted the bodies of two fallen police officer to funeral homes. 

Nick Evans

The city of Westerville is reeling after two police officers were shot and killed responding to a 9-1-1 call over the weekend. On Monday, Gov. John Kasich ordered flags across the state to be flown at half-staff until the officers are interred.

Insight School of Ohio / Facebook

Another online charter school is getting ready to close after its sponsor pulled the plug on the program.