Ohio Court Denies Sealing Of criminal Records After Pardon

By | January 28, 2015

A divided Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that judges don’t have the authority to seal the criminal records of offenders pardoned by the governor.

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Democratic Ohio Rep. Ryan Makes Public Switch On Abortion

By | January 28, 2015

A Democratic congressman in politically divided Ohio has publicly declared a position switch on abortion.


Abortion Limits To Go Before State Lawmakers

By | January 28, 2015

In the coming weeks, state lawmakers are expected to take up two proposals to limit abortions in Ohio.

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Number of Columbus Police Shootings Down

By | January 28, 2015

Two years ago, a WOSU investigation found that in 2011 and 2012 Columbus police shot more people per capita than police in New York City. But in the last year the number of police shootings by Columbus officers has dropped.

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IKEA Announces Plans For Store In Columbus

By | January 27, 2015

Swedish retailer IKEA announced Tuesday it plans to build a store in Columbus near Polaris Mall.


Education, Health Care Access On House Democrats’ Agenda

By | January 27, 2015

Democrats in the Ohio House are calling for a fair tax structure, investments in education, health care access and increased support for local governments.


Man Gets 6 Years In Prison In Ohio Fraternity Stabbing

By | January 27, 2015

A 24-year-old man has been sentenced to six years in prison after being convicted of attempted murder in the stabbing a central Ohio college class president while he slept in his fraternity house.


Reputed Gang Leader Reportedly Killed By Police

By | January 27, 2015

Jermonte Fletcher, one of the reported leaders of the notorious Short North Posse gang, has been the subject of a massive manhunt for more than a year since he and 21 others were charged with multiple drug offenses.

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Yellow Springs Officer Charged With Assault In Camera Seizure

By | January 27, 2015

A police sergeant in the village of Yellow Springs has been charged with assault after officials say she used physical force to remove a camera from a resident who was taping police activity.


O-H-eh! Ohio Canada Trade Mostly Autos And Oil

By | January 27, 2015

As a Great Lakes state, Ohio has deep economic ties to Canada. More than 300-thousand Ohio jobs are linked directly to exports to Canada. Canadian Consul General for Ohio, Douglas George, says he’s looking for more trade ties during a week-long visit to the state that began in Columbus.