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Police Chief Tom Quinlan announces the division's reorganization.
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Columbus Police Announce Replacement For Vice Unit

The Columbus Division of Police announced an organizational restructuring that went into effect this weekend, including a replacement for the disbanded Vice Unit.

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Timeline: Investigation Of Columbus Police Vice Unit

Multiple investigations continue into the Columbus Police Vice Unit, even after the department officially abolished the team. See a timeline of major events in the case.

Federal Hocking Superintendent George Wood and former Gov. Ted Strickland look at an image of the middle and high school's roof with the solar arrays.
Andy Chow / Statehouse News Bureau

Federal Hocking Local Schools flipped the switch on its new solar energy installation that will provide about 700 kilowatts of renewable energy, making up about 70% of the school building’s energy use.

Avowed neo-Nazi James Fields Jr. was given a second sentence of life in prison for killing a woman and injuring dozens when he rammed his car into a group of people protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017.

On Monday, Charlottesville Circuit Judge Richard Moore sentenced Fields to the life term plus 419 years and $480,000 in fines, in keeping with a jury's recommendation.

Montgomery County Children’s Services workers will strike this week, unless a deal is reached before then. The dispute between the 270 member union and the county centers on wages.

st day of the 2017 Ohio State Fair, killing one man at the scene. A woman died from her injuries months later.
Jason Woodhead / Flickr

Next week’s opening of the Ohio State Fair will mark two years since a fairgoer died when a ride fell apart.

Police Chief Tom Quinlan announces the division's reorganization.
Olivia Miltner / WOSU

The Columbus Division of Police announced an organizational restructuring that went into effect this weekend, including a replacement for the disbanded Vice Unit.

Immigration arrest at a garden center in Ohio.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

Ohio’s immigrant communities were on edge this weekend as the Trump administration planned to conduct mass roundups of undocumented families. ICE promised sweeps in 10 areas of the country Sunday, and though the closest city targeted was Chicago, residents of Northeast Ohio fear their time is coming.

Updated at 3:35 p.m. ET

The Trump administration is moving forward with a tough new asylum rule in its campaign to slow the flow of Central American migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Asylum-seeking immigrants who pass through a third country en route to the U.S. must first apply for refugee status in that country rather than at the U.S. border.

The restriction will likely face court challenges, opening a new front in the battle over U.S. immigration policies.

Cuyahoga County Jail in Cleveland.
Nick Castele / Ideastream

Gov. Mike DeWine says the state is keeping a close eye on the Cuyahoga County Jail system and the problems it’s had with inmate deaths and use of force. But he adds that fixing those problems might require looking at the bigger picture.

Ohio Sec. of State Frank LaRose is implementing a new voter registration form for Ohioans who are about to be removed from the rolls.
Ohio Senate

Ohio's Republican elections chief says the state can handle having its presidential primary on St. Patrick's Day next year if lawmakers make that change in the still-unsettled state budget.

Ohio Statehouse cupola
Shih-Pei Chang / Flickr Creative Commons

Budget talks between leaders of the House and Senate are being described as very positive with solid progress moving forward, but a deadline is coming Wednesday.

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