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Kasich announcement expected today

Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans to announce today that he'll be running for president.

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Missing swimmers feared dead

Authorities have yet to find two swimmers who were reportedly swept toward a dam on the Olentangy River and are believed to have drowned over the weekend.

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Kasich readies presidential bid

Governor John Kasich has scheduled return trips to key primary states on what are expected to be his first visits as an official Republican presidential hopeful.

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State official quits over data-scrubbing

An Ohio education official has resigned after acknowledging he excluded failing grades for charter schools in evaluations of the schools' overseers.

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Gas prices drop 17 cents, could go lower

Gas prices start the week a bit lower than they have in recent weeks.

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2 Chattanooga victims had Buckeye roots

A central Ohio man whose son was slain in the Chattanooga shootings says his son had volunteered for duty at the reserve center where he was killed because he was interested in helping people.

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Mother, 2 children swept away in southern Ohio floodwaters

Authorities in southern Ohio are assessing damage to homes and roads in the aftermath of flooding that swept away a mobile home, killing a woman and two of her children.

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Fire station beer blasts investigated

Several Columbus firefighters are under investigation for damage to city property, and a supervisor has been reassigned after an unauthorized, alcohol-fueled party at a Downtown fire station.

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Online charter data-scrubbing?

The Ohio Department of Education is retracting the charter-school sponsor evaluations it issued this year, after an outcry that Internet charter-school achievement data were arbitrarily left out of the criteria, a potential violation of state law.

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Don Scott Field hosts airborne training

Parachutes will dot the sky over the Northwest Side Saturday as dozens of Army Reserve paratroopers practice drops on OSU’s Don Scott Field.

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Burglar killed, 5 hurt after robbery interrupted

A would-be burglar is dead and his accomplice facing a murder charge after they were apparently interrupted in their efforts to rob a West Side home early Friday morning.

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Ohio June unemployment rate unchanged

Ohio's unemployment remained at 5.2 percent in June, unchanged for the third straight month, according to data released Friday morning by the state.

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Law requires meningitis vaccine

Ohio will require students to be immunized against meningitis under a new law, one of several signed into law Thursday by Gov. John Kasich.

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Mixed tidings for Buckeye Lake residents

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State Fair bans Stars & Bars

Ohio State Fair officials say vendors won't be permitted to sell Confederate flag merchandise at the event, which starts July 29.

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AG investigating Planned Parenthood over tissue sales

Ohio’s attorney general joined the governors of Georgia and Indiana and on Thursday ordered investigations of Planned Parenthood facilities in their states to determine if organs from aborted fetuses were being sold.

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GOP, Dems, faith groups want to end death penalty

Another legislative effort to end the death penalty in Ohio has emerged, but this one is a little different.

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“Fresh Start Act” moves toward ballot

Backers have been cleared to begin gathering signatures for a proposal establishing a process for purging old pot-related convictions made obsolete by marijuana legalization should that be approved by voters.

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No ESPYs for Buckeyes

If it is an honor just to be nominated, then the Buckeyes who were nominated for ESPY awards had to settle for the honor alone.

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2 arrested in teen’s shooting

A man and a woman have been arrested in the drive-by shooting death of a 16-year-old boy on the South Side Wednesday afternoon.

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