Man Gets 38 Years In Delaware County Kidnapping, Rape

By | September 30, 2014

A central Ohio man has been sentenced to 38 years in prison for kidnapping, burning and raping an 18-year-old man.


Anti-Death Penalty Group Plans Central Ohio Forum

By | September 30, 2014

The state’s leading anti-death penalty group plans a series of forums this week to publicize the work of a Supreme Court panel that reviewed the state’s capital punishment law.


Man Gets 38 Years For Rape, Torture Of Teen

By | September 30, 2014

Prosecutors say 45-year-old Larry Fox and his uncle Harry Fox handcuffed the teen, stripped him naked, burned and tormented him at Larry Fox’s mobile home in Delaware County two years ago.

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FirstEnergy Moves To Suspend Energy Efficiency Program

By | September 30, 2014

FirstEnergy has become the first Ohio utility company to make a big move since state lawmakers voted to delay incoming renewable energy mandates.

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Reported Sexual Assaults Prompt OSU Safety Notice

By | September 29, 2014

After three reported week-end sexual assaults, Ohio State University campus police issued a safety alert for students and staff. Campus and Columbus police say none of the three assaults appears to be linked to a single suspect.


Experts Predict Lower Heating Costs This Winter

By | September 29, 2014

With a milder winter predicted, experts say heating costs should be lower for most Ohioans.

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Reynoldsburg Teacher Strike Enters Its Second Full Week

By | September 28, 2014

A teacher’s strike in Reynoldsburg enters its second full week Monday. Negotiators for the Reynoldsburg Board of Education and Reynoldsburg Education Association met Sunday with a federal mediator. But, little progress was reported. The meeting ended without agreement.


Ohio Officials Earmark Money To Reduce Lake Erie Algae Threat

By | September 28, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has a plan to improve water quality in Lake Erie and other Great Lakes. The announcement comes in the wake of a crisis in Toledo where water supply was turned off temporarily for a half-million residents when toxic algae bloomed. The crisis has galvanized calls for a clean-up among consumers, farmers, and researchers.

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Former Rep. James Traficant arriving at a House ethics hearing in 2002.

Former Rep. James Traficant Dies, Days After Accident On Farm

By Bill Chappell | September 28, 2014

The Youngstown politician whose career included 17 years in Congress and a conviction for bribery has died at age 73. He was critically hurt in a tractor accident earlier this week.


Man Who Raised $55,000 For Potato Salad Throws Columbus Party

By | September 27, 2014

A Columbus man who raised $55,000 in a joking crowdfunding appeal to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad has thrown a huge public party that promised “peace, love and potato salad.”