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State seizes 5 tigers at Marion facility

State officials removed five tigers from a Marion County property on Monday after the owner failed to complete the necessary steps to legally keep the animals.

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OSU professor’s scientific approach to faith

Science and religion don't always get along. In fact, they have often been mortal enemies. But, an OSU psychologist has used to science to try to explain why so many people are attracted to religion.


Early voting begins

Ohio voters can begin casting their ballots today for the November 3 general election.

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Zeke named player of the week

Ezekiel Elliott was named the Big Ten offensive player of the week for his 274-yard, three-touchdown game against Indiana Saturday.

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Buckeyes still #1 after close call

There were changes atop the major college football polls, but none of them involved the Buckeyes, who held onto their No. 1 rankings despite a narrow escape in their Big Ten opener at Indiana Saturday.


Missing girl found safe

A two-year-old girl who disappeared Friday night from her great-grandparents' house in northeast Ohio has been found alive in a nearby field.


City asks stores to bag their bags

The city of Columbus plans to start a pilot program next year to reduce the use of plastic bags by retailers.

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Man arrested in two Knox Co. deaths

A man who was being sought as person of interest in the shooting deaths of his mother and girlfriend outside Mt. Vernon last week is in custody.

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Pump prices defy national trend, climb higher

For the fourth week in a row, retail gasoline prices went higher in Columbus, even though the national average price of gas in September was the lowest monthly average since February, according to the auto club AAA.


Zeke to the rescue

Ezekiel Elliott scored on touchdown runs of 55, 65 and 75 yards in the second half, and No. 1 Ohio State came up with a final goal line stand to escape with a 34-27 win over Indiana on Saturday.

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Lobbyist pleads guilty in redlight camera scandal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A lobbyist has agreed to plead guilty to extortion in a scandal involving the bribery of…

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Search for “person of interest” in Knox Co. deaths

The focus of a search for a “person of interest” in a Knox County double murder shifted to Columbus overnight.

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Democrats’ abortion counter-offensive

Saying they are “done sitting on the sidelines,” female Democratic legislators and groups supporting abortion rights proposed a half-dozen bills on Wednesday and vowed to fight Republican efforts to further limit abortion access.


Bill bans asking about criminal background in public hiring

The Ohio House has approved a bill that would limit public employers' use of criminal background information in hiring.

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Deer collisions less frequent, more expensive

The number of deer-vehicle collisions continues to decline in Ohio, but the cost of repairing damaged vehicles is on the rise. To say nothing of what those collisions cost the deer.


Consumer watchdog targets student loans

A federal consumer watchdog is putting companies that service student loans on notice today: Unclear, inconsistent and unfair treatment is hurting borrowers and driving up defaults, and the agency intends to set standards and enforce them.


Campus robbery spree

A woman was shot and a man was stabbed during an early-morning mini-crime wave that targeted OSU campus-area pizza restaurants.


Painting stolen by Nazis returned by Columbus owner

A painting stolen by the Nazis during World War II has been recovered in Columbus and returned to the Polish government.


Mom pleads not guilty in baby’s drug death

A Columbus woman has pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and child endangering after authorities said her young daughter died from ingesting heroin.


Man drowns in NE Side apartment complex pond

A man drowned while reportedly swimming in a pond at a Northeast Side apartment complex late Sunday night, Columbus police said.

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