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Recently-sprouted soybeans on a farm in Central Ohio.
Nick Evans / WOSU

The wettest weather in Ohio's recorded history has stalled planting throughout the state, and forecasts for the rest of June aren’t looking any sunnier.

Columbus Ohio Police Ford Interceptor Utility / Wikimedia Commons

Columbus Police is hosting its first women’s recruitment webinar Tuesday as part of a push to increase the division’s diversity.

Houses in Weinland Park
WOSU

Franklin County Commissioners approved a plan on Tuesday for housing and urban development funds next year, which includes a small decrease in federal funds.

Kroger, the largest grocery chain in the country, will phase out the use of plastic bags in its stores by 2025.
Rogelio V. Solis / AP

Bexley City Council voted Tuesday to ban single-use plastics, just hours after Cuyahoga County voted on its own plastic bag ban.

Asa Holzschuh's family arrived at it house at 3:30 am. They spent the morning cleaning of the remain's of his neighbor's roof outside of Laurelville, Ohio, after a tornado tore through their property.
Olivia Miltner / WOSU

Tornadoes that rolled through Dayton and Celina on Monday night made national headlines and are blamed for at least one death, but people closer to Central Ohio also dealing with damage as well.

New Columbus Schools superintendent Talisa Dixon talks to students at Trevitt Elementary in King-Lincoln.
Olivia Miltner / WOSU

Columbus City Schools Superintendent Talisa Dixon announced plans to divide the district into six geographic areas starting next year.

The city of Whitehall bought an apartment complex after years of complaints, and plans to tear it down.
City Of Whitehall

The final remaining residents are moving out of a long-blighted Whitehall condominium complex. The city bought the Woodcliff development and plans to tear it down after years of complaints.

Adam Kocher cuts open a bale of fermented hay, which they grow to feed cows.
Olivia Miltner / WOSU

The Kocher family has been farming the same plat of land near the northern Ohio village of Bloomville for generations. Among other crops, they grow alfalfa hay to feed their 700 dairy cows.

Courtesy of Ohio Dept. of Transportation

State transportation officials say a tanker crash that shut down a busy ramp on the city's Northwest side this week is among more than three dozen crashes on that ramp since it opened in late 2016. It’s also the ramp’s second tanker rollover.

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Only 10 percent of eligible children in Columbus have access to free summer meals. Columbus City Council on Monday voted to approve $2.6 million in funding to expand the city’s summer meal program to help bridge the gap.

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The Fayette County Sheriff says a barn fire near Washington Courthouse on Tuesday was unrelated to a massive blaze at the same farm last year.

The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University officials are working to implement the school's first major update to its general education curriculum in more than 30 years.

Fans wait to enter Nationwide Arena for a Blue Jackets scrimmage.
Olivia Miltner / WOSU

Fans crowded into Nationwide Arena on Monday to watch a Blue Jackets scrimmage. The rare free event was meant to keep fans and players engaged as they wait to learn the team's next playoff opponent.

Community representatives ceremonially toss recycleales into bins that will be distributed to their residents.
Olivia Miltner / WOSU

Five Central Ohio communities will be handing out 38,000 new recycling bins to their residents, free of cost, over the next month.

Aftermath of a tornado that struck Shelby, Ohio, on Sunday night.
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Shelby, Ohio is beginning the recovery process after a tornado swept through Richland County on Sunday.

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