State senate removes exam requirements

Ohio senators have passed a bill to bar schools from using the results of new proficiency tests to determine a student's advancement to the next grade level.


Bad teacher

A Franklin County judge criticized Columbus City Schools yesterday for putting Spanish-language classes at East High School in the hands of a long-term substitute who didn’t know Spanish and showed students a movie containing graphic sex and violence.

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

Official state rock song

A proposal to make "Hang On Sloopy" Ohio's official rock song has struck the right note with state representatives.

Photo courtesy of the Ohio Statehouse Photo Archive

Anti-OD drug wins House approval

The Ohio House has approved a bill expanding the availability of a drug overdose antidote being used across Ohio to save addicts on the brink of death.


Couple pleads guilty in abuse case

They were her children. And Bobbi Sue Pack was supposed to protect them.

Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill gives thumbs up as she holds the game ball during her first NCAA college basketball game against Hiram University at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Sunday Nov 2, 2014. The NCAA allowed Mount St. Joseph's season opener to be moved up to Nov. 2, so that Hill, who has an inoperable brain tumor, to be able to play in a college basketball game.

Courageous player named All-Conference

Lauren Hill has won an all-conference honor for the courage she showed in playing at Mount St. Joseph despite an inoperable brain tumor.


Rain, sleet, snow in forecast

A late-winter mix of snow, rain, sleet, and flooding will make life unpleasant for central Ohioans, though we will not suffer as much as some others.

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Students sitting out tests won’t cost schools

Ohio's superintendent says the state won't withhold funding to penalize schools for students opting out of standardized tests this year.


“614” gets little sib “380” in 2016

Statewide Tornado Drill postponed to Friday, March 6th at 9:50 am. Regular weekly Outdoor Warning Siren test held today at noon.

ODOT contruction barrels

House approves transportation budget

Ohio residents would be able to pay for a new driver’s license, registration or plates with a swipe of a credit or debit card under a two-year, $7 billion transportation spending bill passed by the Ohio House of Representatives yesterday.

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Accident involving deputy closes ramps

An overnight accident left a Franklin County Sheriff’s deputy injured and shut down a key freeway interchange for part of the morning rush-hour.

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Crew Stadium renamed

Crew Stadium will be called MAPFRE Stadium after the team signed a multiyear naming-rights deal.

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Weather delays weather test

Ohio emergency management officials say a statewide tornado drill has been pushed back two days because more wintry weather is on the way.

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Cleveland mayor apologizes for blaming victim

Cleveland's mayor is apologizing after the city suggested in court documents that a 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun when he was shot by police died as a result of his own actions.


Daughter gets wish: Dad traded

The Blue Jackets traded veteran defenseman Jordan Leopold to the Minnesota Wild Monday, ahead of the NHL’s trade deadline, but thereby – as Shakespeare would say – hangs a tale


Shop linked to Ebola for sale

A northeast Ohio bridal shop that was linked to an Ebola survivor and later announced plans to close has put its building up for sale.

Photo courtesy of the Ohio Statehouse Photo Archive

Bill allows plastic at BMV, requires driver ed

The Ohio House is poised to approve a two-year state transportation budget that adds certain training requirements for prospective drivers and allows the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to accept credit and debit cards.

Shoveling Snow

March roars in with record snowfall

Spring is less than three weeks away, but winter shows no sign of loosening its grip on the northern U.S.


Upward surge in prices continues

Columbus motorists are finding gas prices higher as they start the work week.

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Stabbing result of mistaken identity

Police reportedly say a fatal stabbing in a neighborhood near Ohio State University might be a case of misplaced revenge and mistaken identity.

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