Accidents Kill Four In Central Ohio

By | April 14, 2015

Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]


Bill Would End Training, Background Checks For CCW Permits

By | April 9, 2015

Supporters of the bill, like the pro-gun Buckeye Firearms Association, say Ohio’s current regulatory framework places an undue burden on concealed weapon carriers.

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Boston Marathon Bombing Jury Finds Tsarnaev Guilty On All Counts

By | April 8, 2015

The twin bombings in 2013, carried out by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with his older brother, Tamerlan, killed three people and left 264 others wounded. Seventeen of the counts can carry the death penalty.

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Treasure Hunter Due In Court For Expected Plea Change

By | April 8, 2015

A deep-sea treasure hunter from Columbus charged with contempt of court after refusing to testify about gold he discovered from a historic shipwreck is expected to change his plea Wednesday.


Early Voting Begins, Columbus’ Mayor Race Will Be Top Draw

By | April 7, 2015

Early voting began Tuesday. past primary elections in Columbus drew few voters for lack of contested races. This year, a four way race for mayor tops the city ballot. During an appearance on WOSU TV’s Columbus on the Record, the candidates addressed a range of issues, including the city’s tax burden.


Casino Revenue Up In March, But Figures Below Last Year

By | April 7, 2015

The Casino Control Commission released the monthly revenue report for Ohio’s casinos, but figures are mixed.

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Portman Pollution Amendment Criticized In $500K Ohio Ad Buy

By | April 7, 2015

A national environmental group has launched a $500,000 ad campaign against U.S. Sen. Rob Portman in Ohio claiming a federal budget amendment he introduced could undercut the enforceability of the federal Clean Air Act.


Pilot Program Lets Districts Craft Own Standardized Tests

By | April 7, 2015

The Ohio Department of Education says it may allow some alternative standardized tests in some high-performing schools.

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VA Secretary Robert McDonald Visits Columbus

By | April 7, 2015

U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald is continuing his visits to VA medical facilities across the country with a stop in Ohio’s capital.


Transportation Budget Cuts Alternative Fuel Mandate

By | April 7, 2015

The state transportation signed into law last week removes alternative fuel benchmarks that had been in place for most of a decade.