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  • Democrats outraise GOP incumbents in 3 Ohio races 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 7:16 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - Republican Gov. John Kasich has spent more than $860,000, including on two early TV commercials, headed into May's uncontested primary.

  • Former partner to testify against Ohio lawmaker 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 12:19 pm
  • CINCINNATI - A former business partner has agreed to testify against an Ohio lawmaker who is accused of misleading investors about a company's financial status and using their money to help fund his political campaign.

  • Judge denies ex-Ohio lawmaker early prison release 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 7:29 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - A judge has denied a former Ohio lawmaker's request for early release from prison, saying he agreed to serve three years.

  • Foes of Ohio clean energy bill criticize senator 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 11:52 am
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - Opponents of a bill turning back Ohio's alternative energy targets say the Senate utilities chairman has disrespected and intimidated witnesses during hearings on the measure, allegations he denies.

  • Court puts sheriff on ballot for committee post 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 6:44 am
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered that a central Ohio sheriff be put back on the May primary ballot for a Democratic party committee post.

  • Ohio legislator wants stronger timber theft law 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 2:26 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - An Ohio lawmaker is pushing legislation to boost prosecution of timber theft in a move that has the state forestry association worried about overregulation.

  • Gender gap under Ohio governor nearly $10 an hour 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 2:07 pm
  • DAYTON, Ohio - A newspaper investigation has found the average pay gap between men and women in the offices of four of Ohio's five elected statewide officials has grown to as much as almost $10 an hour, as it's shrunk to under a dollar across the rest of state government.

  • Ohio AG offers tips in wake of Heartbleed bug 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 3:10 am
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - The state's attorney general is offering tips for Ohioans to protect their personal information following a major breakdown in Internet security revealed earlier this month.

  • Former Mississippi Guv Barbour to speak in Ohio 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 10:41 am
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - Former Mississippi governor Haley Barbour will be a featured speaker at the Ohio GOP's annual dinner in Columbus.

  • Democrat in Ohio governor's race airs 1st radio ad 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:08 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - A Democratic candidate for Ohio governor has released his first ad of the campaign season, focusing on his Republican opponent, not his challenger in the primary.

  • Ohio rule bans certain synthetic drug chemicals 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 1:11 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - Two chemicals being abused as synthetic drugs are now illegal under a state rule change that went into effect Thursday.

  • US Transportation head plans 2 Ohio stops 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:07 am
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx plans to get a close look at projects in two Ohio areas.

  • Appeals judge will hear Ohio traffic camera case 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 3:01 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - A veteran northeast Ohio appellate judge will sit in when the Ohio Supreme Court decides in a lawsuit against traffic camera enforcement.

  • Ohio lawmakers look to improve vicious dog law 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 11:26 am
  • DAYTON, Ohio - Ohio lawmakers are planning to introduce bipartisan legislation aimed at strengthening the state's vicious dog law, following the mauling death of a Dayton woman by two dogs in front of her home.

  • Ohio begins pushback against college player unions 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 1:25 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - State pushback against a movement to unionize college athletes has begun in Ohio, the football-loving heart of a heated anti-labor campaign in 2011 and home to one of America's highest-grossing collegiate franchises, the Ohio State Buckeyes.

  • Record road construction planned for Ohio 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 8:40 am
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio transportation officials say $2.5 billion in road construction projects scheduled this year is a record.

  • Ohio AG awards funds to crime victim agencies 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:05 am
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - The state's attorney general says several agencies around Ohio have received about $10,000 to build awareness about the resources available to victims of crime.

  • Ohio officials probe I-475 pavement cracks 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 8:01 am
  • TOLEDO, Ohio - Ohio transportation officials are trying to figure out why large cracks have formed in the recently rebuilt pavement of an interstate highway near Toledo.

  • Ohio House approves Kasich's midterm budget bill 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 9:43 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio representatives from both political parties criticized Republican Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday for saddling them with a midterm budget bill heavily loaded with disparate proposals they called unsuited to a non-budget year.

  • Lawmakers OK bill on allergy shots in Ohio schools 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 3:25 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - A bill making it easier for schools, camps and coaches to stock general-use supplies of epinephrine shots used to counter allergic reactions is headed to the governor after clearing the Ohio Legislature.

  • Ohio prosecutor appealing ruling on GPS tracking 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 10:32 am
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - A prosecutor said he will ask the Ohio Supreme Court to consider whether police can use GPS devices to track vehicles without a warrant.

  • Ohio panel: College athletes aren't employees 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 10:15 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio legislative panel has approved a budget proposal saying college athletes are not employees under state law.

  • Funding cut threat for absentee ballots eliminated 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 9:13 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - Counties that mail out absentee ballots in violation of state law will no longer face the threat of losing funding after a committee in the GOP-led Ohio House removed language from Gov. John Kasich's midterm budget Tuesday following strong pushback from both Democrats and Republicans.

  • Ohio candidate calls for more heroin treatment 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 6:18 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - The state needs to treat the problem of heroin abuse as a public health crisis by ramping up prevention and treatment efforts and toughening penalties for dealers, including homicide charges if an overdose results in death, the Democratic candidate for Ohio attorney general said Tuesday.

  • Top Ohio court to hear traffic camera arguments 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 12:45 pm
  • CINCINNATI - The Ohio Supreme Court plans to hear arguments in two months on the use of traffic cameras, in a case one group says could affect every state resident who drives or owns a vehicle.