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The premiere fireworks event in the Midwest will attract over 400,000 people to downtown Columbus Friday.

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USAF missile gallery to re-open

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force’s Missile and Space Gallery will re-open on July 3 after being closed for nearly seven months for construction linking the gallery to the museum’s new fourth building.

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New rules for new drivers

Under new restrictions that take effect Wednesday, the hours when beginning Ohio drivers can drive and how many passengers they are allowed to carry will be limited depend on their driving experience, not their age.

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Couples line up after gay marriage ruling

Same-sex marriages are underway in Ohio.

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Budget heads to Kasich’s desk

Governor John Kasich says he's pleased with the roughly $71 billion spending blueprint now on his desk, but noted some items will get vetoed.

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Court strikes down Ohio’s gay marriage ban

The Supreme Court has declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, including Ohio.

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Coleman home sale investigated

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman is under federal investigation for the sale of his former home for an above-market price, and agents have interviewed a city employee who says city staff were directed to help the home’s buyer set up a business here.

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Kasich signs powdered caffeine, alcohol ban

Pure powdered caffeine won't be legally sold in Ohio under legislation signed by Gov. John Kasich.

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Slain officer’s funeral

Authorities expect a slain Cincinnati police officer's funeral and procession to draw thousands of people, including hundreds of police officers from around the country.

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Showtime: Lakers make Russell #2 pick

The Los Angeles Lakers chose Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell with the second pick in the NBA draft on Thursday.

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CBJ opens 2016 season at home

The Blue Jackets will kick off their 15th NHL season with a home-and-home series against the New York Rangers, starting with the season opener Oct. 9 at Nationwide Arena.

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AAA predicts most Ohio travelers ever this 4th of July

A lot of people are planning to get away from home for the 4th of July holiday weekend, spurred by a stronger economy, rising consumer confidence and cheap gasoline.

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Proposals would restrict abortions

In what anti-abortion advocates called a “monumental” and “groundbreaking” move, Ohio’s Senate approved a bill Wednesday that would almost entirely ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy in a 23-9 vote.

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Pot ballot showdown looming

The Ohio House Wednesday passed a fast-moving proposal that some say could block an effort to legalize marijuana, which also appears to be in its own fast lane toward the November ballot.

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Comma’s day in court

They say you can’t fight City Hall but a West Jefferson woman found you can. With a little help from a comma.

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Report: Columbus water gets clean bill of health

The timing may be ironic, or just awkward, after a two-week-long advisory warning some residents not to drink their city-provided water, but an annual report says the water from the city’s plants is safe.

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Coleman’s records sought in red light probe

Federal investigators have subpoenaed Mayor Michael Coleman for records involving city contracts with a red light camera company whose former CEO admitted to bribing officials.

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Police maintain ban on head scarves

The Columbus Police Division has decided to continue its ban on head scarves for officers.

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Ohioans split on Bruce-to-Caitlyn transition

Ohioans are split on their reaction to Caitlyn Jenner’s gender switch, according to a poll released Wednesday morning.

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“Hold” sign for Rose reinstatement measure

Ohio lawmakers are delaying any action on a resolution urging baseball's commissioner to reinstate all-time hits leader Pete Rose and make the former Reds star eligible for the Hall of Fame.

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