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Ohio cops get thousands of pieces of military gear

State records show the U.S. military has given armored vehicles, assault rifles and thousands of other types of surplus military equipment to Ohio law enforcement agencies in recent years.


Gas price slide continues

Motorists in central Ohio are getting a long-awaited break at the gas pump.


Thieves prefer pickups

The car most often stolen in the rest of the U.S. barely makes the top 10 in Ohio.

Photo courtesy Columbus Public Health

Busy mosquito spraying schedule

Columbus Public Health targets neighborhoods at all points of the compass as the campaign against the West Nile virus finds a new gear this week.


Back to school: Health & safety

Bus stops and classrooms are filling up in central Ohio as the new school year begins, accompanied by reminders about vaccinations and traffic safety.

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DUI crackdown underway

As the summer travel season draws to a close with one of the biggest holiday weekends of the year, Ohio law enforcement agencies are mounting a two-week crackdown on impaired driving.


Cleveland’s Gay Games get good reviews

People who came from out of town and out of the country for the weeklong Gay Games in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio, say they're heartened by the warm welcome they received.


Ohio unemployment up in July

Ohio's unemployment rate for July ticked up slightly last month while the employment outlook was bright in central Ohio for the three months that ended in June.

Ohio State Marching band's drummers perform during a college football game Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007 in Columbus, Ohio.

Marching band director requests reinstatement

The fired director of Ohio State's marching band is formally requesting his job back, citing alleged flaws in a university investigation and a positive performance review issued weeks before he was terminated.

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Plugging water problems

The Kasich administration and northern Ohio lawmakers are turning their taps on full-blast in an effort to prevent another water crisis like the one that left Toledo residents without water for nearly three full days earlier this month.

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Bucks add Oregon St., UNLV in 2017-18

Ohio State has added home football games with UNLV of the Mountain West in 2017 and the Pac 12's Oregon State in 2018.

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Adios, Santa Maria?

A replica of the Santa Maria is being dismantled and removed from the downtown riverfront— probably never to return.


School ratings revised after data-scrubbing

The Ohio Department of Education is changing the ratings for 20 Columbus schools as a result of a data-scrubbing scandal, though the district's overall Continuous Improvement rating for 2011 and 2012 did not change.

The Ohio State marching band perfrms before an NCAA college football game against Michigan Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.

Fired bandleader got good review

Ohio State University's fired marching band director was lauded for "courageous" efforts to address attitudes surrounding the band's traditions seven weeks before he was fired.

Photo courtesy NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

Toledo water price-gouging probe

State investigators are looking into nearly 60 complaints about price gouging during the water emergency in Toledo that left 400,000 people without clean tap water.

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Delaware propane crime wave

They are random, with no apparent pattern, and authorities have few clues to help them track down a ring of propane thieves.

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Man shot after argument

No arrests had been made by Monday morning in the death of a 50-year-old man shot to death inside a vehicle in a Southeast Side alley Friday night.

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Tribe, D’ backs split DH

Tuffy Gosewisch's RBI single with one out in the 12th inning gave the Arizona Diamondbacks a 1-0 win over the Indians on Wednesday night to earn a split of a doubleheader.

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Amber Alert suspect arrested on East Side

A man suspected of abducting his children in Fairfield County Saturday was barricaded inside a home on the East Side of Columbus Wednesday morning.

Photo courtesy Jane M. Sawyer/morguefile

Older voters “anxious” about finances

While older Ohioans believe there’s more good than bad news about the nation’s economy, many of them say rising costs may force them to delay retirement.

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