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Bill to provide “safe harbor” from proficiency test impact

Governor John Kasich has signed a bill that aims to protect students from the academic impacts of Ohio's new proficiency tests.


Rose asks for reinstatement

Pete Rose has submitted a new request to be reinstated to baseball.

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Buckeyes hit Oregon trail

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Buckeyes go west to take on Virginia-Commonwealth in the second round of the NCAA men’s basketball…


Gas price falls again

For the second week in a row, gas prices in central Ohio have dropped, following an extended run of increases.


Preparing in light of Buckeye Lake dam report

State and local officials plan to talk about emergency preparedness in central Ohio in the aftermath of a federal report identifying problems with the Buckeye Lake Dam.

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Student creates Script Ohio out of DNA

An OSU student has created a microscopic version of the marching band’s signature move: He has created a Script Ohio made of DNA.


Ohio River flooding

Forecasters expect the Ohio River to remain above flood stage for most of this week after reaching its highest level in two decades.

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Title defense begins with “rise & grind”

It's hard to fathom that a national champion expected to be a powerhouse again this fall believes it doesn't get enough respect.

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Mt. Carmel makes big move to Grove City

Mount Carmel Health System, a fixture in Franklinton for more than a century, is moving its inpatient hospital to Grove City, taking 1,500 jobs with it.

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Trial in Cleveland police shooting?

A judge could rule at a hearing Friday whether grand jury testimony used to indict a Cleveland police officer in the deaths of two unarmed suspects was tainted and whether the case should proceed to trial.

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Competition friendly at QB

Three proven starting quarterbacks is usually a blueprint for team discord. But that's how many will compete for playing time at Ohio State.

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MBK: OSU 79, Minnesota 73

D'Angelo Russell scored 23 points, Shannon Scott had 21 and Ohio State beat Minnesota 79-73 in the Big Ten tournament on Thursday night.

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State reveals 145 of 7.7 million registered voters not citizens

Ohio's elections chief says a review by his office found that 145 non-citizens were registered to vote, with 27 casting ballots in previous elections in a state with nearly 8 million registered voters.

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2nd teen arrested in pizza driver’s death

A second teenager has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a pizza delivery driver who had switched shifts in order to go trick-or-treating with his daughter.


Buckeye Lake dam could suffer “catastrophic failure”

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the chance of dam failure at Buckeye Lake is so high that the agency is recommending it be drained until repairs can be made.


Life expectancy varies in Franklin County

Where you live can be a factor in how long you live, but a new OSU study indicates that, just within the boundaries of Franklin County, life expectancy can swing as much as 20 years.


Several Ohio teams may go to “big dance”

Ohio State's star freshman guard D'Angelo Russell jokes he picked the jersey number zero because that's how many people can guard him. Coach Thad Matta sure hopes that's true in upcoming games.

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Poverty a paycheck away for many Ohioans

Nearly half of Ohio households are teetering on the edge of financial disaster, according to a report by a consortium of community action agencies.


Judge’s reprimand earns reprimand

A Franklin County judge whose scolding of a jury drew national attention has been publicly reprimanded by the state Supreme Court.

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South Linden man shot

Police are investigating the death of a man found outside a South Linden home Tuesday night.

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