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  Stories behind the signs: Drivers and riders exponentially increase fatality risks when they don’t do this

You've seen the signs on Ohio roadways. As the days go on, they tell us how many people have died in traffic crashes and other road incidents so far that year.

  Lack of fire hydrants not uncommon in Ohio as firefighters rely on tanker trucks to stamp out flames

Middle school teacher arrested after masturbating in class with students present

Here’s how to put your Christmas tree to good use after the holiday

Kent State investigating swastika, feces found in campus building

House where Alianna DeFreeze was murdered scheduled for demolition

Man caught on camera putting puppy inside sweatshirt, leaving store

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Ohio becomes first state to accept taxes via cryptocurrency

Mother found hours after son ‘abandoned’ at JCPenney on Black Friday

Brody Allen’s brother critically hurt, family asks for prayers once more

Norwood residents vote for new law decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana

So many people voted in one Ohio county, they had to print more ballots

Ohio likely to consider medical pot for opioid addiction

Student killed after being hit by van

Police say the 16-year-old was hit by a minivan driven by a pregnant woman while trying to cross the street to go to the bus stop.

Four arrested at Kent State University gun-toting event

New details have emerged in the aftermath of several arrests at a pro-gun event that was held at Kent State University on Saturday afternoon.

Police: Body found turns out to be lifelike mannequin

Officials said a body that was found wrapped in a bag in Colerain Township Thursday afternoon turned out to be a lifelike mannequin.

Ohio Gov. Kasich: Senate ‘should not rush to confirm' Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich released a statement regarding President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh.

  Could wind energy come to Lake Erie? Plans are under way

Police: Teens arrested in vandalism of Christmas decorations for boy with terminal cancer

Vandals damage Christmas decorations set up for dying Ohio boy

Deputies seize 500 pounds of marijuana, 95 plants, 43 cats during bust in Ohio

Controversy created by teeth-whitening option on school portraits

Ohio misses Sept. 8 deadline for medical marijuana program

Ohio troopers: semi-truck driver's leg amputated after crash

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a semi-truck driver's leg had to be amputated after he was impaled by metal in a crash into an interstate ramp's wall in western Ohio.

Haskin passin' leads Ohio State past Oregon St 77-31

With coach Urban Meyer serving a suspension, new starting quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. had a record-setting day, throwing for five touchdowns as No. 5 Ohio State routed Oregon State 77-31 in the opener for both teams...

Ohio State Highway Patrol: Prison guards, inmate, treated for exposure

The State Highway Patrol says more than 20 people have been treated for possible drug exposure at an Ohio prison.

Foreign exchange student from Oberlin College drowns in northern Minnesota

Sheriff's officials say a teenager who drowned in a northern Minnesota lake was a foreign exchange student from Egypt.

Copy-Ohio high court upholds trafficked girl's murder conviction

The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of a woman whose forced prostitution as a girl was cited as a factor leading to her involvement in a fatal robbery.

LA-bound LeBron won't close door on return to Cleveland

LeBron James won't rule out a second homecoming in Cleveland.

Ohio man missing for days found dead in Red River Gorge

Officials say a body found in Red River Gorge has been identified as an Ohio man who had gone missing about four days ago.

13-year-old boy shot in head from brother's gun dies

Authorities say a 13-year-old boy received a gunshot to the head from his brother's gun and has died.

Ohio State student says he complained about doc's exam in letter in the 90s

The Latest on a former Ohio State team doctor accused of sexually abusing athletes (all times local):

Stormy Daniels set to perform in Ohio 3 weeks after arrest

Porn star Stormy Daniels is set to return to Ohio next month, three weeks after her arrest at a Columbus strip club on charges that were later dropped.

Stormy Daniels performs at second Ohio club

The Latest on the arrest of porn star Stormy Daniels at a strip club in Ohio.

Stormy Daniels posts bond following arrest at Columbus strip club (video)

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Ex-police chief in Ohio gets prison for receiving nude teen photos

A former northeast Ohio village police chief has been sentenced to five years in prison for receiving nude photos of a 16-year-old girl he met on the job.

Ohio declares statewide outbreak of hepatitis A

Ohio's health department says it's declaring a statewide outbreak of hepatitis A.

Ohio schools can get aerial photos to augment safety plans

The state crime lab is offering to use its drones to take aerial photos of Ohio schools that could help police if they had to respond to an active shooter or another emergency at those sites.

Ohio school districts weigh new tax to increase security

Several school districts in southwestern Ohio are considering banding together to levy a new property tax that would fund increased security at schools.

Man killed after car lands on him in rollover crash

An Ohio man has died after his vehicle rolled over several times in a crash and landed on top of him.

Ohio's Sept. 8 medical marijuana start date delayed

Ohio says medical marijuana won't be available for sale by the Sept. 8 deadline.

Copy-Judge to say whether man gets death penalty for strangling 2

A man convicted of strangling two women and suspected in two more deaths is scheduled to be sentenced after an Ohio jury recommended that he get the death penalty.

Akron professor drops plan to give female students boosted grades

The University of Akron says a professor did not follow through with a plan to give female students boosted grades to encourage them to enter the information sciences field.

Body of man who went overboard in Sandusky Bay recovered

State officials say the body of a man who went missing while boating in northern Ohio's Sandusky Bay has been recovered.

Copy-Audit: Ohio e-school inflated time students spent learning

The state auditor says Ohio's then-largest online charter school inflated the amount of time students spent learning by failing to deduct the time students were inactive online.

Copy-Coroner identifies body found tied up in trash can

A body that an Ohio man says he found tied up and wrapped in a sheet inside his trash can has been identified.

Trump to promote tax law in Cleveland on Saturday: White House official

A White House official says President Donald Trump is set to promote the Republican tax law this weekend in Cleveland.

Orphaned manatees find temporary homes at 2 Ohio zoos

Three orphaned manatees have found temporary homes in Ohio.

Officials vow to improve 911 center after Ohio teen dies in van

Officials plan to make changes to improve operations at the city's emergency call center, which is under scrutiny after the failed response to an Ohio teen who was trapped in a vehicle and died after twice calling 911.

Judge won't free Warrensville Heights man tied to gun that killed Ohio police

A man accused of providing the gun used to kill two central Ohio police officers must remain in jail without bond.

The Cars drive into Rock & Roll immortality

The Latest on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony (all times local):

Copy-Federal agency monitoring death of teen trapped by van seat

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it's monitoring what happened to a teenage boy in Ohio who became trapped by a Honda minivan rear bench seat and died.

Ohio House speaker resigns amid FBI talk

The Latest on FBI inquiry into Ohio House speaker's activities (all times local):

Copy-Drug distributor to donate 80,000 doses of overdose antidote

An Ohio-based drug distributor facing lawsuits linked to the opioid crisis is donating more than 80,000 doses of an overdose antidote for use by emergency responders in several states.

Ohio company recalls more than 7 tons of BBQ beef

Federal authorities say an Ohio-based food company is recalling more than 14,000 pounds (6,000 kilograms) of pulled barbequed beef products that could be contaminated with rubber.

Girl, 16, accused of stabbing classmate in school cafeteria

Authorities say a 16-year-old girl stabbed a classmate once in the back with a knife in an Ohio high school cafeteria and was quickly taken into custody.

Ohio State revokes Bill Cosby's honorary degree amid retrial

Ohio State University has revoked an honorary degree awarded to Bill Cosby when he spoke at commencement in 2001.

Copy-Gun law changes embraced by Gov. Kasich introduced in Ohio

Changes to gun laws in Ohio are being proposed at the Statehouse including a "red flag" law that creates gun violence restraining orders against people showing signs of violence.

Copy-King assassination anniversary to be commemorated

The 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be commemorated at Ohio's Statehouse this week.

States protect their carnival ride inspectors from lawsuits

Attorneys for the victims in a deadly thrill ride accident at last summer's Ohio State Fair are criticizing a law that they say shields state inspectors from being sued.

Ohio treatment center owner target of Medicaid fraud probe

The federal government wants to seize $3.5 million in assets from the owner of two Ohio substance abuse treatment centers alleging he conducted an extensive Medicaid fraud billing scheme from 2015 to 2017.

Pharmacies offer free medication reviews for older Ohioans

Older Ohioans can get free, private reviews of their medications at pharmacies around the state to help them avoid falls caused by dizziness, drowsiness or confusion.

Columbus surpasses Cleveland metro area in population

U.S. Census estimates show the Columbus metro area now has more people than metro Cleveland and is on pace to surpass Cincinnati at its current rate of growth.

Trump to promote infrastructure plan in Richfield next week

President Donald Trump plans to visit Ohio next week to promote his plans to rebuild and repair the nation's roads and bridges.

Attorney: City's $5k offer to drop cops' charges 'extortion'

A defense attorney says a city law director's offer to have five Cleveland police supervisors each pay $5,000 in exchange for not pursuing dereliction of duty charges against them is "extortion."

Ex-police chief pleads guilty to receiving nude teen photos

A former northeast Ohio village police chief has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of receiving nude photos of a 16-year-old girl he'd met on the job.

Chief: Official mourning period for slain officers to end

The police chief in a central Ohio city where two officers were slain last month while responding to a 911 hang-up call says the department's official mourning period ends this weekend.

Man charged with biting trooper's ear to have treatment

A man accused of biting off part of an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper's ear has been found currently not competent to stand trial.

Racist recordings of ex-Pilot Flying J head to be released

Secret recordings capturing the ex-president of the country's largest diesel fuel retailer using racial slurs and profanely criticizing his own board of directors and...

GOP's Kasich worked to inspire public during final State of the State address

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) says listeners can expect a "very odd" final State of the State speech from him.

Ohio man convicted of indecent exposure for 6th time

An Ohio man has been convicted for at least the sixth time for publicly exposing himself.

Ohio ends same-day driver's license issuing in favor of mail

The state says it's ending the same-day issuing of Ohio driver's licenses and will mail them instead to save money and increase security.

Ohio trooper among 6 men charged by feds with drug dealing

The government says an Ohio trooper sold illegal drugs and provided an accomplice with a bullet-proof vest and lied to police to protect the accomplice.

All untested rape kits in Ohio now analyzed

"Evidence from any rape kit associated with a crime no matter how old should and must be tested," said State Attorney General, Mike Dewine during a press conference Friday Morning.

Rain expected to push Ohio River to highest level since '97

Flooding is swamping more roadways along the Ohio River as forecasters expect the river to reach levels not seen since the region's deadly 1997 floods.

8-year-old Ohio boy fears being hurt, takes gun to school

An 8-year-old Ohio boy who had an unloaded gun in his backpack has told police he brought the weapon to his elementary school because he thought another student was going to hurt him.

Gun stances of Ohio governor candidates vary

Want a governor who's all-in on gun rights? How about one who supports a complete ban on assault-type weapons?

Suspect in slaying of 2 Westerville police officers jailed without bail

The suspect in the fatal shooting of two Ohio police officers is being held without bail as the potential death penalty case proceeds.

Rev. Jesse Jackson: LeBron's 'slam dunk for justice is needed'

The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he's deeply insulted by a Fox News host's "attack" on Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James.

Cleveland Metroparks receive $4 million grant to buy land

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Cleveland Metroparks $4.15 million to purchase 73 acres of land including wetlands and streams.

2 guilty of conspiracy in Pilot Flying J case

Three of four former employees of truck stop chain Pilot Flying J who have been on trial since November have been convicted in connection with a rebate scam.