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The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of a law allowing the state to reduce funding to local municipalities by the amount those communities collected  through the use of traffic cameras. The court has also upheld a requirement that cities must pay an advance deposit to cove… More >>

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The Ohio House is prepared to vote in favor of requiring that judges consider public safety when setting criminal suspects' bail. The Republican proposal, which has the backing of GOP Attorney General Dave Yost, follows a state Supreme Court ruling earlier this year that upheld the lowering … More >>

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Authorities say a dispute between neighbors ended when police shot and killed a 66-year-old woman who was armed with a gun. The shooting in Windham Township occurred around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, according to the Portage County Sheriff’s Office. WJW-TV in Cleveland reports that Cora Baughman ha… More >>

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A woman accused of stabbing a 3-year-old neighbor as he walked with an older sibling to a school bus stop in Ohio last year has been acquitted of all charges on the grounds of insanity. The Dayton Daily News reports that Warren County Common Pleas Judge Donald Oda II rendered his verdict Thu… More >>

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has delayed by three years the September execution of a death row inmate sentenced to die for killing two men in a robbery that netted $40. The governor's action was one of several reprieves he's issued in recent years as the state struggles to find an adequate supply o… More >>

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A group backing the legalization of marijuana for adult use in Ohio and Republican legislative leaders have reached a settlement that calls for a possible statewide legalization vote next year. Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol sued Republicans earlier this month anticipating GOP … More >>

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Partisan mapmakers in Ohio are making emotional pleas to the Ohio Supreme Court as justices again weigh whether to hold the state’s redistricting commission in contempt. The commission sent five different plans for state legislative districts to the court. Four were invalidated as gerrymande… More >>

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A former teacher, district superintendent and higher education leader has been named Ohio’s new state superintendent. Stephen Dackin is a former vice president of the Ohio State Board of Education, which voted 14-4 with one abstention Tuesday to approve his hiring. Dackin succeeds former Sup… More >>

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The state says a condemned prisoner with a scheduled execution date for killing his 3-year-old son has died of a heart attack. JoEllen Smith is a spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Smith says death row inmate Michael Webb died May 2 at a Columbus hospital.… More >>

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Ohio’s Republican leaders want to call a time out in the battle over state legislative maps — at least until after the midterm elections this fall. They asked the state’s high court on Monday to pause the back-and-forth with voting rights and Democratic groups. The request came in a legal ba… More >>

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Authorities say a 14-year-old girl died after shots were fired into a crowd of people on a North Toledo street corner. Police responding to reports of the shooting shortly before 8:30 p.m. Friday found 14-year-old Zhonasia Ticey wounded. She was rushed to Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Cen… More >>

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A former fraternity president has pleaded guilty in the hazing death of a Bowling Green State University student. Daylen Dunson, of Cleveland, pleaded guilty Thursday to several charges, including reckless homicide and tampering with evidence. The charges stem from the March 2021 death of St… More >>

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More than a dozen medical professionals have been charged with illegal distribution of painkillers. Kenneth Parker is the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio. Parker announced an indictment Wednesday against 14 defendants in Ohio, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, West Virg… More >>

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Ohio’s political mapmaking panel plans to meet again Wednesday ahead of a court-ordered Friday deadline to fix a fourth set of invalidated legislative maps. The Republican-controlled commission will convene without GOP state Senate President Matt Huffman, who stepped down this week and named… More >>

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Supporters of recreational marijuana legalization in Ohio have sued state legislative leaders in an anticipated dispute over whether a referendum can appear on the state ballot in November. Ohio's secretary of state submitted petitions on behalf of Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcoho… More >>

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Authorities say an early morning shooting in Ohio killed one person and wounded four others. Springfield police said officers responded to multiple calls about shots fired on the city’s south side shortly after 2:30 a.m. Sunday. They found three women and two men in their 20s wounded. One wo… More >>

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An Ohio prosecutor is promising to retry a former vice squad officer charged in the death of a woman he shot while working undercover almost four years ago. A mistrial was declared earlier this month after jurors were unable to reach a verdict on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges aga… More >>

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An Ohio prosecutor says two former fraternity members at Bowling Green State University charged in the death of Stone Foltz have pleaded guilty to the involvement in Foltz’s death after taking a plea deal. The Blade reports Ben Boyers and Jarrett Prizel pleaded guilty to felony reckless homi… More >>

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Frustrated Ohio Democrats have taken the unusual step of calling their own political mapmaking hearing of sorts, inviting public testimonials and streaming the proceeding on Facebook. State Sen. Vernon Sykes and Ohio House Democratic Leader Allison Russo are both members of the bipartisan Oh… More >>

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A federal jury has rejected allegations that police in Ohio's capital city used excessive force when they fatally shot a man during an undercover operation in 2016. Columbus police have said that 23-year-old Henry Green, who was Black, ignored commands to drop his gun by officers Zachary Ros… More >>

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has signed a bill into law that restricts the state's ability to regulate streams that flow temporarily after rainfall under water pollution control rules. Construction companies, the mining industry and other business groups say removing so-called ephemeral streams fro… More >>

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An Air Force major general in Ohio has been convicted by a military judge of one of three specifications of abusive sexual contact in the first-ever military trial of an Air Force general. The charge faced by Maj. Gen. William Cooley during the weeklong court martial at Wright-Patterson Air … More >>

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FirstEnergy Corp. has settled four ratepayer lawsuits filed after the utility giant became ensnared in a $60 million bribery scheme. Cleveland.com reports FirstEnergy CEO and President Steven Strah announced the settlements reached last week totaling $37.5 million during an earnings call Fri… More >>

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A lawsuit has been filed targeting legal protections granted to health-care providers in Ohio that allows them to deny treatment that they oppose on the basis of their conscience or religious beliefs. Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein on Wednesday sued the state over the measure known as the… More >>

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Senator Sherrod Brown hopes that vaccines rates increase in Ohio as well as across the Untied States. While discussion continues to focus on federal vaccine mandates, Brown says that people getting the vaccination can help us get back to normal.  More >>

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The budget for the state of Ohio will soon go on to its final phase once the Ohio Senate passes it in early June. Ohio Senate President Matt Huffman stated that he expects the budget to pass the Ohio Senate in the first week of June once senate leaders are done with their examination period. More >>

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The "Stand Your Ground" Law goes into effect in the state of Ohio effective today. In the past, the law required a person to retreat from a hostile situation before using their firearm in self-defense. The new law now eliminates that requirement. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed a bill chang… More >>

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"It's clear that they played to this crowd, we have seen from Charlottesville on, we have seen a muted response from senators and House members, some often to the defensive of the president, almost always an ominous silence by the president's party," said Senator Brown. "Voters will hold the… More >>

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On a 90 degree day, you might step outside and start sweating in a couple of minutes. Now imagine working under the sun for a couple of hours. In the middle of summer, Ohio Department of Transportation crews work to keep roadways intact. This particular job has taken two days. More >>

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Governor Mike DeWine says that an order for customers to wear face coverings while in stores was reversed last week because it, "went too far."DeWine talked about reversing the order on ABC's “This Week.”  He says people were "not going to accept the government telling them what to do."But e… More >>

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Hundreds of teachers at Wright State University are on strike. Officials at the state school say classes will continue with most teachers still on the job, including some union members. Some classes will be combined, some taught by substitutes and others offered online. More >>