Ohio’s superintendent says the state won’t withhold funding to penalize schools for students opting out of standardized tests this year.
Authorities say a south Columbus woman who told authorities she was experiencing Ebola-like symptoms after returning from West Africa made up the story to get faster treatment.
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.
Columbus Police say a 14-year-old girl has been shot to death on a Franklinton street.
For the past 10 summers the Columbus Police have changed tactics to reduce violent crime and gang activity. It’s called the Community Safety Initiative. Special groups of police officers patrol high crime neighborhoods.
Columbus police say an off-duty officer accidentally shot himself in the leg while in his own vehicle and then drove himself to a local hospital.
Columbus Police say officers shot a man after he held what appeared to be a gun to the bus driver’s head and demanded control of the bus. Another passenger was also injured by police gunfire.
Authorities say a home invasion suspect who shot himself in the head after holding a SWAT team at bay in Columbus for more than two hours has died.
Columbus detectives say a 36-year-old Columbus man has been charged with raping a 13-year-old girl who was waiting for a school bus.
Columbus Police are going through several thousand old DNA cases because reporting procedures were not followed. Critical information was left out of the DNA reports.
Ohio authorities are asking the public’s help in solving 15 mostly drug-related homicides that police say share common threads.