- Ohio court sets execution date for condemned killer of 2 Updated: Sep-02-15 3:29 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Supreme Court has set an execution date for a man condemned to die for fatally shooting two people in a 1992 robbery spree.
- 14 seek seat of former Ohio lawmaker convicted of theft Updated: Sep-02-15 4:19 am
PORT CLINTON, Ohio - Fourteen people are seeking the Ohio House of Representatives seat vacated when a former lawmaker was convicted of a felony theft charge.
- Fracking foes say Ohio elections chief exceeds his authority Updated: Sep-01-15 4:02 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Residents in three Ohio counties where Secretary of State Jon Husted invalidated anti-fracking ballot issues this fall argued in a court filing Tuesday that voters, not the elections chief, should decide the substance of such issues.
- Ohio Gov. Kasich opposes changing name of Mount McKinley Updated: Aug-31-15 9:31 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Monday that he disagrees with President Barack Obama's decision to rename Mount McKinley as Denali, the traditional Alaska Native name.
- Groups ask Kasich to end funds to Planned Parenthood Updated: Aug-31-15 10:50 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Anti-abortion groups in Ohio have called on Gov. John Kasich to block Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood, though federal health officials have warned other states that such a move could violate the law.
- Ex-Dayton mayor named to Democratic National Committee role Updated: Aug-30-15 12:14 pm
DAYTON, Ohio - A former Dayton mayor and ex-legislator in Ohio will serve in a position at the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting in Minneapolis.
- Court: Mom can't see records of child's abuse investigation Updated: Aug-28-15 3:49 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Supreme Court has blocked a mother's efforts to inspect children's services agency records regarding an abuse investigation focusing on her daughter.
- Court: Ohio man with dismissed charges can't get state funds Updated: Aug-26-15 4:21 pm
CLEVELAND - A man whose murder conviction was overturned and whose criminal record was expunged is not eligible to receive money from a state fund for the wrongfully imprisoned because prosecutors could retry his case someday, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
- Ohio League of Women Voters report says gerrymandering works Updated: Aug-26-15 12:54 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The League of Women Voters of Ohio released a report Wednesday showing gerrymandered legislative districts delivered nearly perfect results in 2012 and 2014, sending candidates of the intended political party to the Statehouse in almost 100 percent of cases.
- Ohio AG: Drugs worth over $5 million seized in state effort Updated: Aug-26-15 11:34 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Law enforcement officers in Ohio arrested more than 400 people on at least 920 charges and seized drugs valued at more than $5 million as part of a statewide task force operation.
- Bill would let Ohioans with drug convictions keep license Updated: Aug-26-15 10:05 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Legislation that would make a driver's license suspension discretionary rather than mandatory for non-driving drug convictions has been introduced in the Ohio Senate.
- Officers cleared in shooting suspected Ohio gang ringleader Updated: Aug-24-15 9:35 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A prosecutor says three police officers have been cleared in the shooting of a suspected gang ringleader on the run for more than a year.
- Woman dies after car is struck by train in western Ohio Updated: Aug-24-15 3:08 am
EATON, Ohio - State Highway Patrol officials say a 64-year-old woman died after she ignored a railroad crossing gate and her vehicle was struck by an oncoming train in western Ohio.
- Union protest punctuates Koch group's Ohio summit Updated: Aug-21-15 5:14 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Hundreds of union workers and their supporters demonstrated and marched in downtown Columbus to protest the politics of billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch (kohk) and their flagship conservative organization, Americans for Prosperity.
- Ohio House Democrat Gerberry pleads guilty, resigns Updated: Aug-21-15 4:26 pm
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The Ohio House's longest-serving Democrat resigned Friday after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor related to the mishandling of campaign funds.
- 'Louis Stokes Day' honoring ex-congressman proposed in Ohio Updated: Aug-21-15 3:49 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio lawmaker is proposing an annual "Louis Stokes Day" to recognize the state's first black congressman, who died this week.
- Ohio judge sentences ex-legislator in fraud case Updated: Aug-20-15 1:44 pm
CINCINNATI - A once-prominent Ohio legislator was led out of a courtroom in handcuffs Thursday after a judge ordered him to serve four years in prison in an investment fraud case.
- Ohio Supreme Court to study courts' shackling of juveniles Updated: Aug-20-15 7:37 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio Supreme Court committee plans to study and make recommendations about juvenile court policies on shackling youths during court proceedings.
- Veteran asks Ohio Supreme Court to let him keep ducks Updated: Aug-20-15 4:05 am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ohio - A military veteran is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to decide if he can defy local law and keep pet ducks that he says help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.
- Obama, politicians pay tribute to ex-US Rep. Louis Stokes Updated: Aug-19-15 1:50 pm
CLEVELAND - President Barack Obama and Ohio political figures from both parties are paying tribute Wednesday to 15-term U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes, who died at home Tuesday of cancer at age 90. Stokes was the first black to be elected to Congress from Ohio.
- Koch group jumps into Senate fight with anti-Strickland ad Updated: Aug-18-15 3:27 am
WASHINGTON - Americans for Prosperity, one of the biggest outside groups backed by billionaire conservative donors Charles and David Koch, this week begins a $1.4 million television advertising campaign against former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, now a leading Democratic candidate for Senate.
- Ohio trooper advertised 'traffic stop sex' on Craigslist Updated: Aug-17-15 6:36 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A state trooper accused of forcing female motorists into sexual acts in exchange for dropping traffic charges used Craigslist to offer "traffic stop sex," according to records released Monday that highlight the women's fear of reporting him.
- Alabama Gov. Bentley endorses Kasich of Ohio for president Updated: Aug-17-15 5:49 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on Monday endorsed Ohio Gov. John Kasich for the Republican presidential nomination, saying he has the executive-level experience and compassion necessary to lead.
- Kasich takes campaign to Alabama, hints major announcement Updated: Aug-17-15 2:47 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY-sik) is hinting at a major announcement in Alabama.
- Ohio traffic stop shooting leads to front license plate bill Updated: Aug-13-15 6:07 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A motorist's fatal shooting by a University of Cincinnati police officer who stopped him for a missing front license plate has prompted state legislation to prevent police from pulling drivers over for only one plate.