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Licking County Sheriff's Office

A Pataskala man has been arrested for threatening to blow up multiple government buildings.

Court documents show Noah McFarland, 23, told co-workers at a packaging company that he wanted to get bomb-making materials with the goal of blowing up a judge's home, the Licking County courthouse, a police station, and buildings that housed the Internal Revenue Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has identified a man who they say was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with a sheriff's deputy who also was shot.

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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.

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The man behind a fall ballot initiative in Ohio aimed at trimming the prices government pays for prescription drugs is challenging any pharmaceutical industry CEO to debate him on the measure.


Bernie Casey, an East High School graduate and professional football player turned poet, painter and actor known for parts in films such as "Revenge of the Nerds" and "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," has died. He was 78.

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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.