The Ohio State marching band before Ohio State hosts Wisconsin in a NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, in Columbus, Ohio.

Waters’ defense, alums’ support

The fired Ohio State University marching band director says he was working to change a culture of hazing and inappropriate rituals among members.

Pres. Obama at Ft. Hayes Sept., 2011

Ohioans’ low opinion of Obama

President Obama’s approval rating in Ohio is close to an all-time low, but that doesn’t appear to be harming his party’s likely 2016 presidential candidate in the key swing state.

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Mystery statue

A person claiming to be the owner of a mysterious sculpture has stepped forward and police reportedly say they have a “person of interest” but no suspect has been arrested in the theft of the Princess and the Fish two years ago.

Image courtesy Columbus Clippers

Cloyd throws Huntington Park’s first no-hitter

Tyler Cloyd wrote a page of Columbus sports history Wednesday, pitching the first-ever nine-inning no-hitter at Huntington Park.

Photo courtesy Columbus Public Health

Mosquitoes unwelcome at Irish Fest

To keep folks attending this weekend’s Dublin Irish Festival from getting bugged, Franklin County Public Health crews will spray for mosquitoes Wednesday night.

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FitzGerald fighting for recognition

Unfamiliarity remains a big challenge to Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald’s campaign to unseat Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich in November, according to the latest poll by Quinnipiac University.


FOP backs Dems FitzGerald, Pepper, Carney

Ohio's largest police union has endorsed a bipartisan slate of state candidates in fall elections, including challengers to Gov. John Kasich and Attorney General Mike DeWine.

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Chopper crash

A tree-trimming helicopter carrying an aerial saw has crashed in western Ohio, injuring the pilot.

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Modell’s grave “vandalized” by Browns fan

Baltimore County authorities say they will charge a man with disorderly conduct in a cemetery for allegedly relieving himself on the gravesite of former Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell.


More tickets for Lebron’s homecoming

LeBron James' Ohio hometown says more tickets are being offered for the homecoming event expected to be his first public appearance in the state since announcing his return to the Cavaliers.


Gay marriage supporters air TV ad

A group supporting gay marriage in Ohio is airing its first television ad as a federal appeals court prepares to hear oral arguments on the issue.

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Zulily brings 900 jobs

A Seattle-based online retailer is opening a call center in central Ohio and bringing about 900 new jobs.

Photo provided by Fifth Third Bank

Bank’s wheeled advice

A bank is bringing financial literacy to some Columbus neighborhoods this week in the form of a 40-foot “classroom on wheels.”

Saga Comm.

2 killed in West Side shooting

Police are looking for two men who broke into a Franklinton home last night and shot two men to death.

Photo courtesy of the Ohio Statehouse Photo Archive

Common Core fight

Republican lawmakers in the Ohio House are beginning a push to repeal Common Core learning standards by year's end.

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Lebron’s homecoming a sellout

LeBron James' Ohio hometown says fans quickly claimed the thousands of tickets available for the homecoming event.

Photo courtesy Columbus Public Health

Mosquito fogging continues

The battle against the West Nile virus continues in the streets and alleys of Columbus.

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Campus clean-up

The City of Columbus is providing free bulk trash drop-off locations for the OSU campus area to help keep it clean during the days between now and Aug. 17 when students vacate off-campus apartments.

Photo credit: John Sense/morguefile

Suppliers lower prices to attract drivers

Central Ohio motorists are find lower gas prices to start the work week after one survey found nationwide prices saw their biggest drop of the year.

Cloudy sky

Weather spares central Ohio

Severe thunderstorms threatened, but never delivered on the threats in central Ohio Sunday, though people in other parts of Ohio weren’t so lucky.

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