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Plane carrying 153 passengers lands safely at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport after smoke fills cockpit

All souls aboard a JetBlue flight are saved after the plane had to make an emergency landing at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport when smoke filled the cockpit.

Have you ever eaten a pawpaw? It’s Ohio’s native fruit and it’s almost in season

Crocodile swimming in Dayton-area creek killed by ODNR

Yasiel Puig is the latest member of the Cleveland Indians to become an American citizen

Ohio State University seeks to trademark the word ‘The’

  Louisville teacher survives Dayton shooting, later connects with woman he protected

12-year-old Ohio boy uncovers woolly mammoth tooth at local resort

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Ohio man accused of making online threats had 25 guns and 10,000 rounds of ammunition

  ‘Clues’ about Kings Island’s new addition to the park in 2019

Mother wants thief to return tricycles stolen from her children

Man pleads guilty to throwing iguana at Painesville restaurant manager; ordered not to have animal for 5 years

Bouncer: I ‘would’ve died’ saving people in Ohio shooting

  President Trump visits Dayton following mass shooting

Good Samaritans caught on camera picking up trash on side of Dayton highway while president’s visit closed roads

In the midst of the tragedy that struck Dayton, a couple of Good Samaritans sought to restore some hope to the area with a spur-of-the-moment, random act of kindness.

  Ohio family sues after home DNA kit reveals man is not woman’s biological father

In the lawsuit, Cincinnati’s Institute for Reproductive Health, Christ Hospital, and Ovation Fertility are accused of misconduct in the birth of a Columbus-area woman.

Ohio home explodes; racial slurs found on neighbor’s garage

Confirmed house explosion is being investigated

  Victims of mass shooting in Dayton identified

Police confirm that one of the nine shooting victims was the shooter’s sister, Megan.

  Betts family releases statement following mass shooting, requests privacy

Victim of Dayton mass shooting to be laid to rest in Springboro

Fifth Third raising minimum wage to $18

Ed Reed wears shirt memorializing Tamir Rice to NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame game in Canton

President Trump mistakenly names Toledo as site of weekend’s mass shooting in Ohio instead of Dayton (video)

  Loss of life in Dayton shooting could’ve been ‘catastrophic’ if gunman not stopped

Mitch McConnell fractures shoulder in fall at home

According to a spokesman, McConnell suffered the injury on his outside patio, and has been treated for the fracture.

Ohio vehicle crash burns down barn kills cows

The State Highway Patrol says a one-car accident in northern Ohio has resulted in a vehicle crashing into a barn, igniting a fire and killing around a dozen cows

Tax-Free Weekend in Ohio: Everything you need to know

If you’ve been planning to do some shopping, this is the weekend to finally scratch that off your to-do list

Ohio to begin purge of 230,000 voters: Here’s how to check your status

The move comes more than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the state’s aggressive efforts to remove registered voters.

Family says grandson loved the grandfather he killed with a hatchet

The attack happened on the porch of the suspect’s home around 1 a.m. Thursday on Tex Avenue.

Ohio police officer shows off his moves for the ‘Git Up Challenge’ (video)

An Ohio police officer is throwing his badge into the ring and dancing to the latest challenge that has taken social media by storm.

Bank robber who handed teller a note with his address in custody, FBI confirms

Authorities were quickly able to ID the man thanks to his helpful clue.

  Police in probe that led to Stormy Daniels arrest charged

The department said Wednesday that the officers could face punishment ranging from a reprimand to firing. The officers include a commander, lieutenant, sergeant and two of the arresting officers.

Churchill Downs is looking to close part of 4th Street for expansion

Churchill Downs is asking the city to permanently close a portion of 4th Street from the intersection of Oakdale Avenue to the backside entrance.

Ohio’s 1st legal hemp crop to be planted on Thursday

The first hemp plants will be put into the ground on Thursday, two days after Gov. Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 57 into law.

90% of Ohio residents are in favor of gun background checks, poll shows

A recent poll from Quinnipiac University revealed that an overwhelming amount of Ohioans support background checks for gun buyers.

Ohio soldier, 20, killed in Afghanistan

Brandon Kreischer was fatally shot during combat after being in Afghanistan just under a month, his local gym says

FBI searching for bank robber who handed a teller a note that included his address

Authorities were quickly able to ID the man thanks to his helpful clue.

  OH governor signs bill to legalize hemp, CBD products

Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill Tuesday morning that legalized hemp and CBD products in the state.

Help Ohio State Highway Patrol win Best Looking Cruiser Contest

There is still plenty of time to vote. The contest goes until 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Over 235,000 voters could be purged from state voter rolls

County boards of elections have mailed last-chance notices to more than 235,000 Ohioans who could be purged from state voter rolls

Front license plate requirement could return to Ohio

State legislators aim to change front plate law in Ohio.

Roebling bridge opening pushed back to Aug. 9

The goal initially was to have the bridge open by the end of July

Kentucky students to see ‘In God We Trust’ motto when they return to school

According to the legislation, “In God We Trust” can be displayed on a plaque or in the form of artwork by students.

LMPD: Infant rescued from hot car, couple found asleep, meth inside of formula can

The Shields are charged with endangering the welfare of a minor, possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

Woman dies after vehicle crashes into home in Marion, Ky.

A woman is dead after a vehicle hit her home in Marion, Kentucky. on Saturday, July 27.

Retired police chief named interim Pike Co. sheriff

The Columbus Dispatch reports that 71-year-old Jim Nelson was selected Thursday night by the Pike County Democratic central committee.

  UPDATE: LMPD officer grazed by bullet during shooting

The shooting was reported at 1:25 a.m. near 36th Street and West Broadway, according to LMPD.

Inspectors at Ohio State Fair shut down 5 rides — 1 permanently — after finding corrosion

Eighteen-year-old Tyler Jerrell was killed and seven people were injured when the swinging and spinning Fire Ball ride broke apart on the state fair’s midway back on July 26, 2017.

  Loveland student creates FDA-registered medical device

'It feels good to know that I improved the quality of life for someone who is living with cerebral palsy.'

Authorities: Baby falls into river in Ohio and dies

Authorities say a baby has fallen into a river in Ohio and has died

  Ohio’s first wrong-way driver detector corridor on I-71 in Hamilton Co.

A first-of-its-kind system to detect and deter wrong-way drivers in Ohio is being installed.

The Latest: Ohio governor OKs rescue for nuclear plants

Ohio has become the latest state to hand out a billion dollar financial rescue for its nuclear power plants

Sheffield Lake woman faces charges after driving into construction zone with children in car

Officers believed she was operating the vehicle impaired while transporting three children, ages 2, 4 and 6 years old.

Pension-relief measure clears Kentucky Senate committee

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's pension-relief proposal is one step away from final passage after winning approval from a Senate committee as a special legislative session continues

Woman rescued from waters near Port Clinton after being stranded for 14 hours

A woman survived nearly 14 hours treading water thanks, in most part, to her life jacket.

Cleveland mayor’s grandson won’t receive jail time after firing paintball gun at civilians

Frank Q. Jackson, 22, plead guilty to attempted drug abuse and aggravated disorderly conduct earlier this month.

Ohio State Highway Patrol looking to pull you over for not following Ohio’s Move Over law

Troopers will be out in full force from now until next Saturday, July 27 enforcing and ensuring cars move over.

6-state trooper project to focus on Move Over law

The State Highway Patrol in Ohio and other members of the 6-State Trooper Project will be collaborating on education and enforcement of the Move Over law

  Ohio State Fair ride inspections to begin Monday

Safety has been a major focus since an accident at the fair two years ago led to the death of an 18-year-old.

Mother warns about dangers of heat after son dies from heat stroke

On a hot August day in 2008, when the heat index was 94 degrees, 15-year-old Max Gilpin, was at football practice.

Test results in suspected measles case come back negative

Results for a suspected case of measles came back negative, the Cincinnati Health Department announced Friday.

Vandal painted railings with toothbrush to fulfill ‘creative sentence’

“I’m owning up to it and taking full responsibility for it,” said Avery White at his sentencing hearing.

State lawmakers vote to allow growing hemp, selling CBD oil

The Republican-led Legislature has passed a bill that would let Ohio farmers and university researchers grow industrial hemp and would legalize sales of hemp-derived cannabidiol oil, or CBD

Special commission to review Pike County sheriff’s suspension from office

All meetings will be closed to the public, the state's top court says

Ohio budget raises minimum age for cigarettes, vaping products to 21

The restriction will include all vaping products.

Hummus sold at stores nationwide being recalled due to possible bacteria contamination

The products have been distributed nationwide and to United Arab Emirates.

Undocumented immigrant arrested on jet ski near Port Clinton, turned over to ICE

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said agents arrested an undocumented immigrant with a warrant of deportation from 2012 after he was found fishing from a jet ski in Lake Erie on Tuesday.

The Latest: 4% tax cut, pharmacy compensation in Ohio budget

The latest version of Ohio's proposed two-year state budget would cut personal income taxes by 4%, keep a debated business tax break and change how pharmacy benefits are administered for Medicaid users to boost transparency and control those costs

4 people rushed to the hospital after possibly overdosing at Cedar Point, police say

A Sandusky police officer assisting the victims was also treated as a precaution

Court says Catholic school can challenge competition rules

The Ohio State Supreme Court is keeping the door open for a Catholic school to challenge the state's new competition rules

Cleveland man, woman drive up to motorcycle crash scene and steal victim’s wallet

The Second District of Cleveland Police is searching for a man and a woman who stole a motorcycle crash victim’s wallet and went on a Target run on his dime.

Iguana thrown at a Painesville restaurant manager reunited with original owner

Copper, a young female iguana, escaped from her home in July of 2018

Investigators confirm remains found are those of Savannah Spurlock

Kentucky State Police officials are expected to announce new details Thursday in their investigation into the disappearance of Savannah Spurlock.

Tall Ships Festival sails into Cleveland this weekend

The Tall Ships Festival returns to Cleveland’s waterfront this week.

Ohio babysitter accused of beating children with belt, breaking toddler’s back

After staying with a family friend, a 1, 2, and 4-year-old all had suffered injuries, including fractures to the 1-year-old’s back.

Church eliminates $6.2M worth of medical debt in Indiana

Stories of medical debt from within the church’s own congregation motivated members to give.

UPDATE: 2 children and woman murdered in Slavic Village home near field where man was gunned down; community in shock

The Cleveland Division of Police said a total of four people -- two children and two adults -- were found dead in Slavic Village Tuesday morning.

Cedar Point says ‘50th anniversary’ promotion offering 4 free tickets per family is a scam

Cedar Point is asking its visitors not to fall for a scam floating around on social media.

Man sentenced to 30 months in prison for beating man he believed to be Jewish outside Cincinnati restaurant

The assault occurred on Feb. 4, 2017, when Izmir Koch, 34, yelled out asking if anyone outside the restaurant was Jewish.

Amy McGrath to run for Mitch McConnell’s US Senate seat

Marine combat aviator Amy McGrath, who narrowly lost a House race to an incumbent Republican in Kentucky, has set her sights on a more formidable target: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Massive trail of dead fish flows into Ohio River following Jim Beam warehouse fire

A 23-mile long "alcohol plume" flowed into the Kentucky River and is now in the Ohio River.

  (We’re pretty sure) we have identified the ‘mystery bug’ in this viewer photo

“They’re common in the area but the Larvae aren’t well studied."