A Delaware County Grand jury Thursday indicted 39 year old Matthew Rausenberg of Columbus on 32 counts alleging sex crimes against children in his classroom. First Assistant Prosecutor Kyle Rohrer outlined the charges saying Rausenberg faces life in prison, if convicted.
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With a federal government shutdown looming, a number of employees at the Defense Supply Center Columbus could be affected. Just how many is uncertain. It employs about 9,000 people, both military and civilian.
Ohio is bracing for the potential consequences of a looming government shutdown, from workers who live paycheck to paycheck to program directors worried about further impacts for already dwindling services for low-income clients.
A newspaper investigation shows the Ohio online registry of repeatedly convicted drunken drivers includes information from only about half of the counties in the state and doesn’t include some habitual offenders.
The Tea Partyâ€™s annual statewide We The People Convention was a sellout. More than 300 activists gathered in a ballroom at the Columbus Convention Center to talk about religion in politics, the economy, a Constitutional amendment for a federal balanced budget, Medicaid expansion and a preview of next yearâ€™s statewide ballot.
A decade ago, Ohio passed so-called tort reform laws which severely limited jury awards in negligence and malpractice cases. Supporters say the laws have helped Ohioâ€™s economy; victims say it lets wrong-doers off the hook. Here’s the story of one woman affected by the legislation.
First Lady Karen Kasich hosted a graduation ceremony Friday in the garden at the governorâ€™s residence. The graduates were women whoâ€™d been charged with solicitation or prostitution. Instead of jail time, they chose to enroll in a program called C.A.T.C.H.
Keeping bears, tigers, jaguars or other exotic animals in Ohio will soon require a new state-issued permit.
A committee examining capital punishment in Ohio wants lawmakers to debate whether the death penalty should be off the table for offenders with serious mental illness. Mental illness has long been a factor in deciding whether someone should be executed in the state, but the new proposal deals with eliminating it as an option upfront, [...]
Ohio’s ethics agency has warned six of nine directors of Ohio’s fledgling privatized job-creation board that their business interests raise potential conflicts of interest.
Ohio State Universityâ€™s interim head Joseph Alutto today reiterated that he is not seeking the presidentâ€™s position permanently