Photo courtesy Grahm S. Jones/Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

Grande dame: Colo turns 58

Every birthday she celebrates is a landmark and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s gorilla, Colo, will mark No. 58 on Monday, Dec. 22.


Unemployment falls to 5%

Ohio's unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level since 2001.

Saga Comm. photo

Woman, 62, shot in robbery

A 62-year-old Northeast Side woman was in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after being shot during a home invasion-style robbery Thursday evening.


Caught after 22 years on the lam

Authorities say a man who escaped from a central Ohio prison more than 22 years ago has been arrested in Indiana.

Photo courtesy of the Ohio Statehouse Photo Archive

Kasich won’t reschedule inauguration gala for title game

Gov. John Kasich says he's all for Ohio State, but don't expect him to move his inauguration events if the football team makes it to the national championship game.


Redistricting plan up to voters

A bipartisan agreement to overhaul the way Ohio draws its legislative districts now goes to the voters.

Saga Comm. photo

Ginther gets Coleman’s backing

The longest-serving mayor in Columbus history has made it clear whom he wants to take over for him.

Photo courtesy of the Ohio Statehouse Photo Archive

Lethal injection, tanning bills headed to Kasich’s desk

Ohio lawmakers have sent legislation to Gov. John Kasich’s desk that are intended to restart executions in the state and restrict the use of tanning beds by teenagers.

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.

Lauren Hill will be honorary coach

Lauren Hill has decided to stop playing college basketball after achieving her goal of scoring in a game even though she has an inoperable brain tumor.

Photo credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports. Courtesy Ohio State Univ. Dept. of Athletics

Bosa named unanimous All-American

Sophomore defensive end Joey Bosa became the first Ohio State football player in seven years to win the honor of being named a unanimous All-American.

Police lights clipart

Shoe scuffle at Toledo mall

Police used pepper spray to disperse a crowd of people waiting in line for a shoe sale at a Toledo-area mall.


State’s first flu death

Ohio's health department is confirming the first flu-related pediatric death of the flu season.


Record holiday travel predicted

Confident consumers, cheap gasoline and a longer holiday period will combine to make this the busiest Christmas/New Year travel period on record, according to the AAA.


$16.5M to help Columbus kids

The federal government is pumping more than $16 million over the next five year into an expansion of services to nearly 5,000 very young children in the poorest neighborhoods of Columbus.


Family in Wal-Mart shooting files suit

The family of a black man fatally shot by a white police officer as he held an air rifle inside an Ohio Wal-Mart has sued the officers involved, the police chief, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the city.


Herman to Houston

Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman has been hired as Houston's new coach.

Photo credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports. Courtesy Ohio State Univ. Dept. of Athletics

Bosa is 1st-Team All-American

Buckeye defensive end Joey Bosa was named a first-team All-American by the Associated Press Tuesday, bringing him closer to consensus All-America status.

Columbus Div. of Police photo

Missing East Side man

Columbus police have issued a statewide Endangered Missing Adult Alert for a 73-year-old East Side man who left home Tuesday afternoon and did not return.


Child porn suspect surrenders in California

Federal authorities believe a child-pornography suspect who fled Ohio during the investigation has surrendered due in part to the attention the case received on social media.

Deputy sheriff shoulder patch

Man killed in Madison Twp. crash

A 63-year-old Canal Winchester man died Monday night in a head-on crash in Madison Township, Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott said.

Featured Events


New Year’s Eve with Elvis

Celebrate New Year’s Even with dinner and dancing to the tunes by authentic Elvis Presley tribute artist Mike Albert.


in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history


A look back at some of the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

in Entertainment

REVIEW: Surprising talent creates weird onscreen magic in ‘Foxcatcher’

This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Channing Tatum, left, and Mark Ruffalo in a scene from "Foxcatcher."

Sibling rivalry, loneliness, competition and madness fuel director Bennett Miller’s award-worthy true crime tale Foxcatcher.

in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘Wild’ is both unsettling and triumphant

This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Reese Witherspoon in a scene from the film, "Wild."

Reese Witherspoon leaves her comfort zone as real-life hiker Cheryl Strayed in "Wild."