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Ohio high court hears case of dad who starved, beat toddler

The Ohio Supreme Court plans to hear arguments over the death sentence given to a man who beat and starved his 2-year-old daughter

  Off-duty Euclid firefighter heroically rescues 2 people from burning car

Google to build new data center in Ohio, create thousands of new jobs across US

Portage County judge arrested for suspected drunken driving following crash

Former Lorain County teacher sentenced to probation for having sex with a student

Here’s the reason your tax return is lower and what to do for next year

2 dead in Oldham County following multi-county chase, officer-involved shooting

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Manhunt underway for suspect accused of abducting OSU student, stealing van at gunpoint near Mansfield campus

Ohio city nixes Columbus Day, will start observing Election Day as holiday

Jason Momoa, star of ‘Aquaman,’ scheduled to appear at Wizard World Cleveland

14 Cleveland elementary school students given gummy bears that may have been laced with marijuana

Nearly 5,500 Ohioans have five or more drunk driving convictions in the last 20 years

Louisville Hindu temple vandalized with ‘messages of hate’

‘We’re getting soft’ for closing schools due to dangerously cold weather, Gov. Bevin says

In an interview with 840 WHAS Radio in Louisville, Bevin scoffed at the idea of closing schools for what referred to as ‘cold.’

3 people killed when medical helicopter crashes in Ohio

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says three people aboard a medical helicopter have died after a crash that occurred southeast of Columbus.

  GRAPHIC VIDEO: Lucasville, OH inmates repeatedly stabbed in vicious prison attack

A shocking report, released by the Associated Press, outlines a brutal attack within one of Ohio’s most secure prisons, the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility.

REMINDER: It’s illegal to leave your pets outside in freezing temperatures

If it’s too cold for you to be outside, it’s too cold for your pets.

Ohio Gov. DeWine says he would sign the vetoed ‘heartbeat bill’ into law

Former Cuyahoga Falls guidance counselor sentenced for sexual relationship with a student

Peaches sold at Ohio Walmart locations recalled due to Listeria concerns

Bald Eagle sightings expected to increase in Ohio with nesting season approaching

Kentucky father claims to sell meth ‘to save his son’ from Mexican drug cartel operating in Louisville

Several Eastlake children, stranded by floodwaters, rescued by firefighters; flood warning issued for parts of Erie, Lake and Lorain Counties

Lake Erie is just showing off now after wicked wind creates ice sculptures on the shore (photos)

Freezing temperatures leave sculptures on the water's edge

Ohio sold $75,000 worth of medical marijuana during first day of operating

The numbers are in.

Akron teen robbed at gunpoint of his Jordan shoes

Akron teen attacked and robbed for his Jordan sneakers.

FDA recalls several brands of dry dog food following toxicity reports

The FDA has recalled several brands of dry dog food, and is alerting dog owners and veterinary professionals alike.

Sen. Sherrod Brown to Tour Early States Before 2020 Decision

Sen. Sherrod Brown is launching a tour of three states that cast pivotal early votes in the 2020 presidential primary.

Stark County officials want teen to pay for guard rail that essentially failed him

A mother is furious after finding out officials want her son to pay for damaging a guard rail that was slated for replacement 11 years ago.

Ohio State makes students' dreams come true by bringing ‘Pizza ATM’ to campus

First, Ohio State University introduced a bacon vending machine on campus. Now, students can eat pizza dispensed from a high-tech ATM.

Ohio doctor fired for prescribing potentially lethal doses of pain medications to patients

It was discovered that the doctor “ordered significantly excessive and potentially fatal doses of pain medication for at least 27 patients” over the last 5 years.

Medical marijuana sales begin in Ohio on Wednesday

Several dispensaries will begin legal medical marijuana sales to patients in Ohio on Wednesday morning, more than four months after the program was supposed to launch.

Rocky River Police: Couple scams $800,000 from a 94-year-old Ohio man

An account that had 800 thousand dollars and was dwindled down to $4.94.

Ohio Governor Mike Dewine sworn in at home, signs executive orders moments later

The short ceremony took place at midnight, ahead of his public inauguration at the Statehouse in Columbus on Monday afternoon.

Cleveland Clinic stands firmly against prescribing medical marijuana to patients

The Cleveland Clinic will not be prescribing medical marijuana to its patients because of the belief in better alternatives.

Take a look inside what will be one of Ohio’s first medical marijuana dispensaries

A northern Ohio medical marijuana dispensary offered an inside look inside the facility on Friday afternoon.

6,569 Ohioans are furloughed during government shutdown, here’s how that compares to the rest of the nation

There are roughly 800,000 federal employees who are furloughed during the government shutdown nationwide, and an estimated 6,569 of those are here in Ohio, according calculations from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

Boy, 9, saves grandfather’s life during diabetic episode

The 9-year-old was in the backseat of the car, waiting for his grandfather to start it up and head out for some pizza, when something went wrong.

Cleveland boy rescued after failed internet challenge hanging

“That’s when I shut my eyes and I had a dream I went to heaven."

South Euclid, OH man dissatisfied with ‘sexual services’ wants his $500 back

Police inform man this is not a robbery

Man accused of killing lottery winner found hiding in Barberton home

Man accused of murdering a Cleveland lottery winner, found hiding in Barberton.

Ohio House has new Speaker after bitter leadership fight

Republican Larry Householder pulled out a surprise win with the help of some Democrats

Find out when each KY county will phase in new REAL ID-compliant licenses

By May, all counties will be using the new licenses and permits.

Will the third time be the charm for pension reform in 2019?

The 2019 Kentucky General Assembly goes into session Tuesday with its hands full.

Cab driver assaulted with Wild Turkey bottle, crashes into home

Exclusive video shows the moment of a brutal assault against a Louisville taxi cab driver.

17-year-old Stark County teen hospitalized after playing Russian roulette, police say

17-year-old Louisville boy shot in the head while playing Russian roulette with two friends.

6 people, including a family of 5, killed in wrong-way crash in Kentucky

Six people, including a family of five heading home from vacation, were killed in a wrong-way accident on I-75 Sunday.

UPDATE: Doctor who made anti-Semitic statements online no longer works at Cleveland Clinic

Doctor publishes lengthy apology over racist remarks posted to social media

Ohio deer poacher stripped of hunting license, fined $27K for killing trophy buck

A deer hunter from Ohio had the book thrown at him in court after he pleaded no contest to breaking multiple poaching laws.

On New Year’s Day you missed Lake Erie shifting several feet in a natural phenomenon

You’ve probably never heard of it, but a Lake Erie seiche (pronounced say-shh) struck in first hours of 2019.

UPDATE: Spirit takes action after passengers fall ill on Cleveland Frontier flight; water safe to drink at airport

Officials say six passengers fell ill on a Frontier Airlines flight from Cleveland to Tampa.

Ohio entomologist develops app to identify bed bugs

Do you freak out when you see a small insect on your couch or scurrying across your desk fearing that it is a bed bug? Well, there is an app for that.

Ohio received nearly 5,000 patient recommendations for medical marijuana in first month

Licensed physicians recommended 4,964 recommendations from Ohio’s medical marijuana Patient and Caregiver Registry.

Ohio has several new laws for 2019, including teaching cursive handwriting to your kids

While you ring in the New Year, Ohio is adding some new laws to the books and changing others. Here is a look at just some of the laws coming online in 2019:

Cat in care of local organization after allegedly being beaten by teens with baseball bat

The Compassionate Village says that Freedom is suffering from, among other injuries, an enlarged heart, which shortens his lifespan and may limit his treatment options.

According to LeBron James, LeBron James is the ‘greatest player of all time’

James, who left Cleveland for the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2018 offseason, said the Cavaliers' comeback to win the 2016 NBA Championship against the Golden State Warriors propelled him to the top of the list.

Ohio Senate sends bill increasing marriage age to Gov. Kasich for signing

With a unanimous vote of 32-0 on Thursday, the Ohio Senate passed proposed legislation that would raise the marriage age in the state to 18.

Ohio’s minimum wage increase goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2019

Beginning in the new year, Ohio’s hourly minimum wage will increase 25 cents from $8.30 to $8.55.

Coyote activity increases in the winter; here’s what to do if you spot one in Ohio

Winter weather brings snow and freezing temperatures, but it also means coyote activity increases throughout the state according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Caught on camera: Cleveland family is being cyber-stalked on a whole new level

The amount of harassment a Cleveland family has taken over the past two months is almost hard to fathom.

Parma goats will devour your Christmas tree, one gleeful bite at a time

The goats at Stearns farm can recycle your tree

Baby elephant at Columbus Zoo dies 3 weeks after birth

The baby elephant had not yet been named, but was born on Dec. 6 and was a highly anticipated arrival.

Will pay raises for politicians block increased benefits for first responders' families?

If the bill fails to muster super-majority support, families of first responders must start all over again next year.

Ohio congresswoman: Proposal to tighten food stamps program is ‘cruel, deceitful’

Ohio congresswoman Marcia Fudge is speaking out against the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposal to tighten restrictions on food stamps.

Passage of Sierah’s Law a victory for family

The news is pure joy for Sierah Joughin’s family after nearly two years of hard work to get Sierah’s Law signed.

Ohio woman ordered to stay off social media for 1 year after lying about firearms at school

Prosecutors say Croghan, 37, made false claims about a gun on school grounds, moments after a mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Family behind the Toledo Christmas Weed says they just wanted everyone in the spirit

The Toledo Christmas Weed popped up sometime on Sunday evening and has gained a cult following.

Personal information at risk in Netflix phishing scam, Ohio police warn

Police in Solon have issued a warning about a phishing scam targeting both Netflix customers and non-subscribers.

Former Ohio trooper sentenced to 3 years in prison for taking videos of nude children

A former Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper will face a judge Monday to be sentenced for taking videos of nude minors.

Indiana police officer killed in crash while chasing suspect

The crash was reported around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, near the intersection of State Road 3 and State Road 56 in Scott County.

1 in 4 teens scared to drive, study finds

A new study by thezebra.com says more teenagers are hitting the brakes when it comes to getting their driver’s licenses, and it all boils down to safety.

Ohio Senate approves controversial anti-abortion ‘heartbeat’ bill; Kasich pledges veto

The GOP-controlled Ohio Senate passed a controversial anti-abortion bill on Wednesday; however passage is unlikely this year.

4-year-old boy who met Steph Curry at Cavs game passes away days later

Nathaniel Stolle dreamed of meeting his hero, Steph Curry. His wish came true just days before the 4-year-old passed away.

Minimum wage in Ohio would need huge increase to even afford rent

On Tuesday the Cleveland Clinic announced it will raise its minimum wage for employees to $15 an hour by 2020.

Newborn baby found dead in trash bag outside KY home

The child was not more than a couple of hours old, Kentucky State Police said.

Man’s remains stuck in Ohio police evidence locker with nowhere to go

Eastlake Police are hoping that someone in the public can lead them to surviving members of William E. Reeher’s family.

Charges pending against owner of dog found abused in Willoughby

Willoughby police say that they have identified the owner of an abused and neglected dog and criminal charges are forthcoming.

Extremely rare bourbon up for grabs in statewide lottery in Ohio

In Ohio all liquor sales are run through the Department of Commerce and Liquor Control, so when rare bottles are distributed to the state they had to decide who gets to purchase them.

Toledo woman charged with domestic terror plots, buying bomb-making materials

The Toledo woman is accused of purchasing materials to make a bomb for use in a domestic terrorist attack, the FBI says.

State’s first medical marijuana cards activated in Ohio

It now seems that the program is moving forward after the Board of Pharmacy activated 1,062 patient and caregiver registry cards on Monday.

FBI: Holland man arrested, accused of plotting to bomb Toledo synagogues

The FBI held a news conference Monday morning to announce a recent arrest in a national security case.