Shooting raises questions about campus police

A white University of Cincinnati police officer’s murder indictment Wednesday for suddenly drawing his gun and shooting an unarmed black man in the head during a minor traffic stop has started a debate about the role of campus police.

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Meyer: Buckeyes will move ahead despite suspensions

“Push forward” is Buckeye head football coach Urban Meyer’s plan for opening the 2015 season without four key players.


Indicted UC cop pleads not guilty

A fired University of Cincinnati police officer charged with murder in the shooting of a motorist during a traffic stop has posted bail and been released from jail.

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Pizza driver shot on East Side

Police were searching for a gunman after a pizza delivery driver was shot on the East Side late Thursday night.


Pot backers turn in more petition signatures

Backers of a proposed marijuana legalization amendment filed 95,572 additional signatures with the state on Thursday, probably enough to qualify the issue for the Nov. 3 ballot.

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More trouble for TBDBITL

Ohio State University says an unofficial marching band song that made fun of Holocaust victims is the type of thing the university has pledged to eradicate from the band program.

Ohio Expositions Commission

Record opening day crowd

The Ohio State Fair had a record-breaking opening day.

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4 Buckeyes suspended for season opener

Four players expected to play key roles in Ohio State's defense if its college football national championship will miss the Buckeyes’ first game of the season, the Department of Athletics announced Thursday.

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Deadly shooting revives front plate debate

The deadly shooting of a black motorist by a while police officer who stopped him because he did not have a license plate on the front of his car has renewed the discussion about the usefulness of the extra plate, which is required in Ohio but not in many other states.

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Prosecutor slams officer indicted in driver’s death

A white University of Cincinnati police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop last week is due in court today.

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Husted wants to investigate pot petitions

A campaign to legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational use in Ohio faces a Thursday deadline to submit additional signatures as it seeks to get the issue before fall voters but has run into a legal buzzkill over signatures it has already submitted.

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Civilians continue to stand guard outside recruiting offices

Despite a request from the Pentagon to stand down, citizens with guns have continued to stand guard outside military recruiting stations in central Ohio following the fatal shootings of four marines and a sailor in Chattanooga, Tenn.


Inmate indicted for threatening judge

A Franklin County grand jury has indicted an Ohio prison inmate on charges that he sent a threatening letter containing white powder and labeled "anthrax" to a judge who presided over one of his cases.

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State reports 2 West Nile cases

The Ohio Department of Health says two people recently diagnosed with West Nile virus are the first reported cases in the state this year.

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Drexel added to registry of historic places

A Bexley landmark for decades, the Drexel Theatre is now being recognized on a national level with a listing on the National Registry of Historic Places.

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Cougar man: “Acted like an idiot”

A Gahanna man who jumped a fence to pet cougars at the Columbus zoo and posted video of it on YouTube says he jokingly said "Here, kitty" and decided to move closer when the animals seemed to respond.

Ohio Expositions Commission

Fair Time!

Gov. John Kasich and other state officials were on hand to help kick off the Ohio State Fair with the official opening ceremony at the Cardinal Gate at the Expositions Center Wednesday morning


Hot air can cause bad air

A smog alert has been issued for today across central Ohio, the second such warning this year.

The Ohio State Fair’s popular butter display features the traditional butter cow and calf and life-size sculptures of Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and Brutus Buckeye. American Dairy Assn. Mideast

Butter Buckeyes

Trophies and trips to the White House are nice, but you really haven't hit the big time until you've been immortalized in butter. The Buckeyes’ College Football Playoff championship will be so honored at this year’s Ohio State Fair.


Illegal immigrant not detained, accused of killing

Reminiscent of a similar incident in San Francisco, law enforcement officials say U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents told Ohio sheriff's deputies weeks ago not to detain a man who is in the U.S. illegally and now suspected of killing a woman and wounding another during a crime spree.

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