Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott will face City Council President Andrew J. Ginther in the November election to become Columbus’ next mayor. The Franklin County Board of Elections certified its votes yesterday, confirming unofficial totals that showed Scott edging Republican Terry Boyd for the second spot on the Nov.
There have been eight heroin overdoses in Marion since Thursday, one of them resulting in the death of a 19-year-old woman. And all of them are believed to be connected to either an extremely pure — and potentially lethal — batch of heroin or one laced with the painkiller Fentanyl.
Ohio reported 18,097 missing children last year, but fortunately the vast majority were recovered safely, a new state report shows. However, 610 children are currently still missing, Attorney General Mike DeWine said today in releasing the Missing Children Clearinghouse 2014 annual report.
The Ohio House has already voted to dump the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career) but the board that governs the standardized testing for students plans to make some changes.
CINCINNATI — Six of Cincinnati’s 25 pools might have to open later than scheduled because there aren’t enough lifeguards to staff them, city officials said.
COLUMBUS — A federal judge in Columbus has sentenced a 46-year-old Ross County man to seven years in prison after prosecutors say he was found with more than 16,000 images and videos of child pornography on a computer and thumb drive.
A free concert is planned for Sunday to raise money for people sickened in a botulism outbreak that struck an April potluck at Cross Pointe Free Will Baptist Church in Lancaster.
This list is compiled from voluntary submissions by parents to hospitals.
Tim Hortons has closed its Dublin-based U.S. headquarters as parent company Restaurant Brands International continues a reorganization after the merger of Tim Hortons and Burger King late last year. The office had 50 employees following recent layoffs, down from 125 last year, according to Dublin officials.
A team of high-profile Columbus builders has unveiled plans for a large mixed-use development that could transform the eastern edge of Franklinton. The first phase of the development calls for a five-story building on the southeast corner of Rich and Lucas streets overlooking the Scioto River.
Every so often this morning, as the field of white crosses before him grew ever larger, Don Denton had to stop and take another look. As row upon row popped up under the steady tap tap tap of dozens of hammers, it became increasingly difficult to take in, this visual representation of all the American troops who have died in the modern wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The American Petroleum Institute has started running statewide radio ads and making robo-calls this week in hopes of beating back an anticipated fracking tax proposal by Senate Republicans. Senate President Keith Faber, R-Celina, has said an increased severance tax on shale fracking is likely to be included in the Senate-passed version of the two-year, $71.5 billion budget.
Add this to Ohio’s marijuana mix: Attorney General Mike DeWine said today he has his staff looking into a medical marijuana proposal. DeWine told The Dispatch that the proposal would be “very limited” and “tightly controlled.” He did not offer details.
If all state unions agree to the contract, state employee pay raises could cost nearly $300 million over the new two-year budget. But right now, there does not appear to be any heartburn building over finding the additional money — it appears to be already baked into the pending budget in some form.
DAYTON — A 28-year-old Air Force recruiter convicted of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl at a Halloween party in southwestern Ohio has been sentenced to four years and seven months in a military prison.
AKRON — A medical examiner says a 52-year-old northeastern Ohio man killed by a deputy sheriff was shot three times. The Summit County sheriff’s office reported that Jonathan Colley was fatally shot on Wednesday morning in the Akron suburb of Green after he advanced on deputies with a knife and couldn’t be stopped with a stun gun.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams’ production kitchen lacked proper controls and employees failed to understand basic sanitation leading up to a listeria contamination last month, according to inspectors from the Federal Drug Administration.
Work will start in July on Landmark Lofts, a mixed-use apartment and retail development at Cemetery Road and Franklin Street in Hilliard that’s been more than two years in the making.
OCLC will lay off 27 employees at its Dublin operation in a move to readjust staffing “in line with future needs.”
The rows of monitors and keyboards give little indication of the vast computing power in a new Ohio State University lab, part of a team-up with Honda that seeks to expedite the design of vehicle parts.
Columbus Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tonight on Gender Road at Winchester Pike from 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
BUCKEYE LAKE, Ohio – Business people here like the recommendation of a engineering firm hired by the Buckeye Lake Region Chamber of Commerce to restore the water level to 5 feet while the dam project is under way.
Making good on a promise from 2010 as he was first taking office, Gov. John Kasich rescinded executive orders made by former Gov. Ted Strickland today. The orders made two kinds of independent, self-employed contractors eligible for collective bargaining with the state even though they are not state employees: home health care contractors and in-home child care contractors.
A 22-year-old man admitted on Thursday that he critically injured his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter last year at their Far East Side apartment.
A man has been arrested and charged with murder in the September shooting death of a woman on the North Side.
NORDONIA HILLS — A school-board president in a Cleveland suburb is acknowledging that it was a mistake to write a letter in support of a former board president sentenced to prison for having child pornography.
It’s been a difficult month for Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, but the company is set to reopen its scoop shops at 7 p.m. tonight.
Liberty Township trustees have agreed to pay former township administrator Dave Anderson four months’ salary and pick up the cost of his health insurance for four months as part of a severance package.
Central Ohio home sales and prices continued to rise in April, as warm weather brought out the buyers. During the month, 2,404 Columbus-area homes changed hands, 3.9 percent more than last April.
At L Brands’ annual shareholders meeting on Thursday, Leslie H. Wexner, the company founder, chairman and CEO, compared the retailer’s record year to the Ohio State Buckeye's national championship season.