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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.


Late-September pump prices lowest in 11 years

Despite a third straight week of gas price increases in central Ohio, motorists are still enjoying the lowest early-autumn prices since 2004.

Photo courtesy The Ohio State University Dept. of Athletics

Offense gets its groove back

The Buckeyes and Michigan State remain 1-2 in the major college football polls again this week as both prepare to enter Big Ten play.

Photo courtesy Jane M. Sawyer/morguefile

Minimum wage will not increase next year

Ohio’s minimum wage workers will not get raises in 2016.

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, followed by Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., leaves a closed-door meeting of the House Republican Conference, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, before heading to the White House today to meet with President Barack Obama. Obama has repeatedly threatened to veto bills that Republicans have put forward as their priorities. Senate and House Republicans, now in control of Congress, will leave Washington Thursday for a two-day policy retreat in Hershey, Pa.

Who will replace Boehner?

It will be up to Republican Gov. John Kasich to call a special election to fill the Ohio congressional seat being vacated by House Speaker John Boehner.


Bronco bustin’

ale Jones threw two touchdown passes early on and Adolphus Washington returned an interception 20 yards for a score to lead No. 1 Ohio State to a 38-12 win over Western Michigan on Saturday.


Potent drug proving lethal

A new silent killer, addictive and lethal, is stalking Ohioans and killing them in massive numbers.


Google to help Ohio start-ups

A new partnership between the office of Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted and tech giant Google will make it easier for entrepreneurs to start small businesses in the state and establish an online presence.

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OSU looks for answers vs. W. Michigan

While trying to extend college football’s longest current winning streak to 17 games Saturday, the top-ranked Buckeyes will also be looking for the magic formula that will turbo-charge an offense that fans and pundits expected to be explosive and dominating, but has misfired often during the season’s first three games.


Fair to raise rescue funds

People who want to help animal rescue groups will gather to raise awareness and funds at Dublin’s Coffman Park Sunday afternoon for the annual Dublin Pet Fair.


Baby, forgotten, dies in SUV

Authorities say an eight-month-old baby boy was found dead in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart in northeast Ohio after he was left in a car for hours.


Bill allows bystanders to break into hot cars

A Columbus lawmaker wants to protect Ohioans who break into locked vehicles to rescue children or pets on hot days from lawsuits.

Photo courtesy of the Ohio Statehouse Photo Archive

Ohio Senate leader vs. Planned Parenthood

The leader of the Ohio Senate has introduced a bill that would divert government funding from Planned Parenthood.


Wright State to host 2016 presidential debate

America’s top bellwether state landed the first 2016 presidential debate Wednesday, a Sept. 26 matchup at Wright State University near Dayton.


Jones will start vs. W. Michigan

Cardale Jones will remain top-ranked Ohio State's quarterback Saturday against Western Michigan.

Four African lion cubs were born Aug. 16 to second-time mother Asali. Grahm S. Jones/Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Lion cubs ready to meet their public

Four African lions born last month are ready to make their first public appearance in the lion yard at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in central Ohio.

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