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State mulling drones for prison security

Ohio's prisons agency is weighing the use of drones as a security measure keeping watch over corrections facility yards and fences.

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Carrier accused of holding 13,000 pieces of mail

The government says an Ohio mail carrier stashed thousands of pieces of undelivered mail at his home over 18 months.

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Mystery call sparked OU shooting scare

A police chief says a phone call to his village water department led to an investigation into a possible shooting at Ohio University.

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Pickerington police seek hit-skip suspect

Police in Pickerington are looking for the car they say was involved in a deadly rush-hour hit-skip accident on I-70 Wednesday afternoon.

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Missing Columbus man found

A Columbus man missing in southern Ohio since Tuesday has been found, Ross County Sheriff George Lavender says.

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Northeast Side shooting

Police looking for the victim of a shooting on the Northeast Side found him on the way to the hospital.

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Ohio patrol cruisers nation’s best-looking

The State Highway Patrol is touting the sleek silver Dodge Charger driven by troopers after it won an organization's online contest for best-looking cruiser.


Ohio AG argues for gay marriage ban

The Ohio Attorney General's Office is urging an appeals court to reject arguments that the state should have to recognize gay marriage, saying that decision should be left to voters.


Woman accused of selling stolen guide dog

A Dayton woman suspected of taking a guide dog from a blind woman's backyard and selling the animal has been indicted on a theft charge.


E. coli concerns at Buckeye Lake

The beaches are open but swimming advisories have been posted at Buckeye Lake because of high levels of E. coli.


Lebron argument spurs jailhouse fight

Everyone has an opinion about LeBron James's decision to return to Cleveland and where there are opinions, there are bound to be disputes, even behind bars.

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Search turns up no sign of OU shooting

Authorities were taking no chances Tuesday afternoon when a shooting was reported at a resident hall on the Athens campus of Ohio University.


Officials “shocked” by charter school complaints

State school board members say they are shocked at accounts of sex games, test tampering and other potentially criminal misdeeds at a Dayton charter school, and they pledge to investigate.


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Local officials are trying to make it easier for low-income families to get fresh produce from farmers’ markets around Columbus.

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Bike trail nears completion

Cyclists will soon be able to pedal the length of central Ohio’s longest continuous bike trail, thanks to action by Columbus City Council Monday night.

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3 dead in Marion crash

Authorities say three people have been killed and 11 others injured in a fiery, multi-vehicle crash in north-central Ohio.

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Name that butter cow

The last time Ohio state fairgoers were asked to weigh in on a name for the event’s iconic butter sculpture, there was no such thing as social media. Now, fans are being asked to use Twitter to send in their suggestions.


$92M fine in Pilot Flying J probe

Authorities say the truck-stop company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has agreed to pay $92 million in fines for cheating customers out of promised rebates and discounts.

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Mosquito spraying on NE and North Sides

Columbus Public Health trucks will be out early Wednesday and Thursday morning, spraying for mosquitoes in the ongoing battle against the spread of West Nile virus.


Browns’ new mascot

Johnny Manziel's newest teammate with the Browns has four legs and can roll over on command.

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Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour

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Countdown: Supporting characters that need their own movie

From left: Jon Gries (Uncle Rico), Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) and Aaron Ruell (Kip) in "Napoleon Dynamite," a comedy about a quirky teenager growing up in the remotes of Idaho, trying to understand his life.

Which of these supporting characters should have their own movies?