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  Family turns to prayer in search for missing 3-year-old

  ‘You shoot at police, expect us to shoot back,’ Butler Co. Sheriff says

Facebook group plans ‘Trump Parade’ on I-275

Sheriff: Officer, suspect shot following chase through Warren Co. (VIDEO)

Man tried to lure Butler Co. girls into truck with ‘albino squirrel,’ police say

Cincinnati police release video of suspects in break-in at jewelry store during protests over George Floyd’s death

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Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder, 4 others arrested in $61 million bribery case

Tri-State woman ordered to pay back thousands in unemployment benefits

  ‘Enough is enough’: Opponents of Confederate flag sales gather against Lorain County Fair Board

Married 71 years, Ohio couple die from COVID-19 one day apart

Forest Hills School District Board votes to retire Anderson High School logo, nickname

Feds: Ohio sex trafficker gave drug addicts pills, cash for their children

Bethel curfew in place as second day of protests produces 5 arrests

Sunday's protests drew more than 800 people to the small rural town, resulting in several clashes currently under police investigation.

Ohio water park closed by state COVID-19 health order can reopen now, judge rules

The judge wrote in his decision its the court's "duty to ensure that the Constitutional Rights of the citizens of this great State of Ohio are not infringed upon'

Decision expected soon in Ohio water park’s lawsuit to reopen

We could hear as soon as Tuesday

Butler County Sheriff: ‘I don’t kneel for any cause’

'I only kneel for my country and I will kneel before God one day'

Volunteers descend on Highland Co. as search for Ohio teen continues

Stepbrothers accused of murder in Clifton Heights could argue self-defense, legal expert says

15-month-old girl tests positive for meth at Tri-State hospital, police say

Cincy mailman helping customers on route with essential items

Milford grad who said ‘If I get corona, I get corona’ while on spring break apologizes

  Lorain seniors take advantage of early morning exclusive shopping hour during coronavirus situation

Dayton doctor indicted on 145 child porn charges

Dr. Gregory Ramey, 70, worked at Dayton Children’s Hospital.

'I’m definitely paying it forward’: Church, nonprofit wipe out $46.5M in medical debt for thousands in Tri-State

The lucky recipients starting receiving letters in the mail over the weekend including one woman who thought hers was a hoax.

Teens accused of cyberbullying girl with special needs now facing criminal charges

"It’s not a joke. It’s not a game. Real people are harmed. Families are hurt.”

Rescue working to save starving horse that was offered for free on Craigslist

The horse's rescuers say she's lucky to be alive as she is too weak to walk or even stand on her own.

  UPDATE: Port Clinton Police, Ohio BCI investigating near home of Harley Dilly; dozens of residents gather to support missing boy

Port Clinton Police are investigating near the home of Harley Dilly, the 14-year-old Port Clinton boy who disappeared nearly a month ago.

Police: Detective shot in drug-related raid dies

Police say a detective who was shot at a house in Ohio while serving a drug-related warrant has died after being taken off life support

Ohio Senate OKs abortion bills on reversal info, infant care

The Republican-led Ohio Senate has passed more abortion-related requirements

Police: Dad OVI with 4-year-old son, empty beer cans in car said he’d just returned from buying more

Nicolas Cedillo-Herrera “stated he had just returned from the gas station to buy more beer," police wrote in court records

Drug access means no more Ohio executions likely this year

Ohio's governor says it's "highly unlikely" the state's last execution scheduled for this year will be carried out because of problems finding lethal injection drugs

DeWine signs law enhancing Ohio efforts against cyberattacks

Gov. Mike DeWine has signed a bill aimed at enhancing Ohio's resilience to cyberattacks, including those aimed at its election systems

Ohio seeks appeal rehearing on Down syndrome abortion ban

The state is asking the full federal appeals court in Cincinnati to rehear a case about an Ohio law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome

Ohio teen in wheelchair scores touchdown with help from his teammates

A teen with Spina Bifida got to score a touchdown Wednesday night with Miamisburg’s eighth-grade football team.

New interview process for condemned inmates seeking mercy

The Ohio Parole Board has changed its approach to interviewing condemned inmates asking for mercy in a move that addresses a long-time criticism of the process

Ohio injured worker plans $1.5B in dividends for employers

Ohio's insurance fund for injured workers tells employers to watch their mailboxes as it prepares to send out dividend checks totaling around $1.5 billion

Police: Hostage held in SC home freed, armed man arrested following 3 hour standoff

The suspect has been identified as Dean Ryan Daugherty, 46, of Newberry.

Park: Fatal, falling tree piece wasn’t ‘natural occurrence’

Investigators say they found evidence that a falling piece of tree that killed a woman at an Ohio park wasn't "a natural occurrence."

Cheer squad parents asked to sell fundraiser raffle tickets for semi-automatic rifle

Heather Chilton and other parents of the Junior Lions Cheer Team members were asked to sell tickets for an AM-15 optic ready rifle for a fundraiser.

Hamilton Co. priest indicted on 9 counts of rape

Deters said Father Geoff Drew is charged with raping a male elementary school student while he was employed at St. Jude School.

‘Justice for Ruger’ campaign launched as man accused of beating dog to death faces felony charge

The man accused of beating a dog to death with a baseball bat in Butler County is now facing felony charges.

WATCH FULL: President Trump speaks at downtown Cincinnati rally

DeWine kicked things off at about 7 p.m., and the president wrapped up his speech around 9 p.m.

Tickets for Thursday Trump rally at U.S. Bank Arena available online

The public can register for tickets online

  VIDEO: Chaos in the courtroom as former judge Tracie Hunter sentenced to 6 months in jail

Hunter was convicted in 2014 of unlawful interest in a public contract, a felony.

Vail Resorts aims to add ski areas by acquiring Peak Resorts

Vail Resorts plans to take over 17 U.S. ski areas ranging from the Northeast to the Midwest by acquiring Peak Resorts for $264 million

North Ridgeville residents may see helicopters hovering above the power lines, no reason to call 911

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, nah, it’s just First Energy

Coroner hopes reconstruction of woman found dead in North Avondale will lead to ID

The case centers around a woman whose body was found in May 2018 by children playing outside in North Avondale.

Ohio woman reacts to mail carrier answering nature’s call outside her home: ‘I couldn’t believe it’

It doesn’t appear there was any malicious intent.

Ohio, it seems, is one of the best places in the U.S. to spot Bigfoot

So where is the best spot in the U.S. to catch a glimpse?

  Brooklyn ordinance protects domestic violence victims from fees, penalties for moving

A law in Brooklyn will protect domestic violence victims who want to end their leases to get away from their abusers. The Brooklyn City Council passed the ordinance at its last meeting, which requires landlords to let tenants out of leases, as long as they have a restraining order.

  Mentor, Painesville head to court over potential road closure

Two Northeast Ohio cities are in court over the potential closure of a road that runs between the two. Diamond Centre Drive, which sits on the border of Painesville and Mentor, has been a source of contention for about a decade, when a business set up shop in the area and promised to widen the road

Police: Couple arrested for having sex on 150-foot SkyStar Wheel

They go to court Friday at 12:30 p.m.

Graphic: ‘Spring-loaded D--- bomb’ sent to doctors office causes ‘emotional distress,’ lawsuit says

TriHealth is suing a company known for sexually explicit gag-gifts after receiving one of their products anonymously.

Teen charged with abandoning puppy struck by train in Hamilton

A 17-year-old has been charged for abandoning a dog that animal rescuers are calling a miracle after he was hit by a train in Hamilton but somehow survived the incident.

Prosecutor: Pastor urged ministers to have sex with teen

Federal prosecutors in Ohio say text messages show a pastor accused of grooming 14-year-old girl for sex also encouraged two other ministers to have sex with her

9-month-old revived with Narcan, Covington, KY police investigating

A police report says when they arrived, CPR was being administered and the child was given the opioid overdose reversal drug and taken to the hospital.

  Akron task force issues recommendation to avoid another wintry mess

An Akron task force that has been looking into the city's response following the January 19 snow storm has released its recommendations for improving snow plowing in the future.

  Toledo grants Lake Erie same rights as US citizen in hopes of curbing giant, toxic algal blooms

While the headline sure sounds like a joke, what the law allows is for people to sue on behalf of the lake.

  Move Over: Why does this law matter?

The story behind the signs airs Thursday night at 6 p.m.

Father recalls tragic death of beloved NKY cheerleader: ‘How can this be?’

On Tuesday, Dan Schalk picked out his daughter’s burial plot, worked on her funeral arrangements, and selected an outfit to bury her in. These are all things no parent should ever have to do.

St. X High School to begin drug testing in 2019-20 school year

St. Xavier High School announced they will began testing their students for drugs at the beginning of the 2019-20 school year as part of their wellness program.

Bad gas in Butler County: Water-tainted fuel strands drivers, officials say

At least four drivers were stranded after pumping water-tainted fuel into their tanks Wednesday, according to the Butler County auditor.

  Mason, Ohio 4th grader dies after flu, strep throat diagnosis

A Mason City Schools fourth grader has died just one day after she was diagnosed with strep throat and influenza, school officials say.

  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.

  Stories behind the sign: A closer look at the deaths on Ohio roads

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. Last year, that number reached 1,071--the total number of fatalities in the year 2018.

Amber Alert cancelled for Kentucky boy with autism, 10

The two may be traveling in a 2004, blue Chevrolet Ventre mini-van

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

Cities can decide how many hydrants, if any, should go up in their neighborhoods.

  Middle school teacher arrested after masturbating in class with students present

An area substitute teacher has been charged with public indecency, according to the Fairfield City School District.

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

'Tis the season to get rid of your Christmas tree. Before you toss it into the garbage, though, you might want to consider recycling.

  Kent State investigating swastika, feces found in campus building

KSU officials say it’s a case of criminal vandalism.

  House where Alianna DeFreeze was murdered scheduled for demolition

The abandoned house where a 14-year-old Cleveland girl was tortured and murdered will be demolished next Friday. The family of Alianna DeFreeze had made repeated pleas for the demolition following her kidnapping, rape, and murder in January 2017.

Man caught on camera putting puppy inside sweatshirt, leaving store

Hamilton police are investigating a reported theft after discovering security footage of a man leaving a store with a puppy in his sweatshirt.

Ohio becomes first state to accept taxes via cryptocurrency

In a first for America’s history, Ohio is becoming the first state in the nation to allow businesses to pay taxes with cryptocurrency.

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

An investigation remains ongoing

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

Brody Allen died last month from brain cancer

Norwood residents vote for new law decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana

Locally, one of the issues receiving post-election buzz is a new marijuana law that throws out fines and jail time in Norwood.

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

During Tuesday’s midterm elections, so many people cast ballots, the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections had to print some more and race them to the polling places. A typical midterm election has a voter turnout of about 40 percent. This one topped 54 percent at last count.

Ohio likely to consider medical pot for opioid addiction

An Ohio medical professor and family physician says he's gathering data and research on treating opioid addiction with cannabis to submit to the state Medical Board as it accepts petitions to add new qualifying conditions this month

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.