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State Police say 2019 was the 2nd deadliest on Ohio roads in the last decade

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says that 1,157 people died on Ohio roadways in 2019, the 2nd highest total in the last decade and that five contributing causes accounted for just about 75 percent of those fatalities.

Too raunchy for the road: Rejected vanity plates of 2019

Mom drunk, high on drugs at time of overnight crash that killed her baby

Bill to reduce costs of EpiPens for children in Ohio proposed by state lawmaker

Kevin Bell ‘Flavor-Flav’ wanted by Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department for failing to register as sex offender

  Woman repeatedly calls 911 after parents cut off cell phone service, Jackson Township Police say (911 audio)

Gun activist Kaitlin Bennett says president should strip funding from Ohio University after demonstrations on campus (video)

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Ohio secretary of state wants Kent State University to rescind invitation to Jane Fonda

  Despite Boy Scouts filing for bankruptcy, local chapter says ‘scouting in our region is strong’

’Esther’s Law’ gains momentum in Ohio as advocates work to eliminate elder abuse

Ohio bill would require flashing lights on Amish buggies

Exes’ reported driveway shootout kills stuntwoman, husband

North Canton City Schools reveal contents found inside purse lost by student in 1957

Mason Rudolph calls Myles Garrett’s allegations of using ‘N-word’ during on-field fight a ‘Bold-Faced Lie’

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Mason Rudolph, his head coach, his agent, and the NFL spoke up after Cleveland Browns star DE Myles Garrett doubled down on his allegations that Rudolph used the “N-word," which, he says, sparked the on-field brawl in November at FirstEnergy Stadium, ESPN reports.

Update: 2nd inmate caught after 5 prisoners escape from the Stark County Regional Community Correction Center

The escape happened between 8:45 p.m. Monday at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Fight over child’s ashes ends up in Stark County court; new bill would help prevent heartache in future cases

For 19-years Holly Katusin says she parented her son Nathan, without his father.

Visitor leaves uplifting message in snow for ‘mom’ at Cleveland Clinic

A person was hoping their simple gesture left behind in the snow on Friday will help their mother get through treatment at the Cleveland Clinic.

Mayor John Cranley ‘exploring run for governor’

Myles Garrett doubles down, says Rudolph used ‘N-word’ during on-field fight

Ohioans will begin to see Census information in the mail soon

’Send roses not texts’ on digital message boards throughout Ohio

  Gov. DeWine announces bill to restrict hand-held devices while driving

Man sentenced to 11 years for raping girlfriend’s young niece and infecting her with STD

  2 OSU football players dismissed following arrest on rape, kidnapping charges

Both are scheduled to go court Thursday

State committee considers 3 new conditions that would give more Ohio patients right to use medical marijuana

A State Medical Board committee voted Wednesday on newly-petitioned conditions that would qualify more patients for medical marijuana use in Ohio.

  Barberton salon owner says piles of dog poop are destroying her business

Barberton business owner says piles and piles of dog poop are destroying her business

Ohio State Highway Patrol creates Valentine’s cards featuring their K9s

OSHP created printable Valentine’s Day cards featuring their K9s.

2 men claim to see Bigfoot in southern Ohio park

Two men hiking through a southern Ohio park claim to see Bigfoot or a Bigfoot-like creature.

  Children tossed like rag dolls as school bus crashes in Perry County, Ohio (video)

Ohio troopers were called to the intersection of State Route 13 and 204 in Perry County on Dec. 19, after a Northern Local school bus rolled on its side.

16 patients part of largest internal kidney donation swap in Cleveland Clinic history

There’s new hope for transplant patients after a major surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.

  Bellevue and Norwalk schools respond to hair-pull takedown during basketball game

School officials in Bellevue and Norwalk are investigating an on-court, hair-pulling incident that occurred during a girls basketball game on Saturday.

‘Where is Ohio’ trends on Twitter after German man can’t pinpoint it on map of the US

He ended up labeling eight different states as the Ohio... or possibly Ohio.

East Cleveland councilwoman says, by law, officers should not be allowed to chase suspects into her city

Other departments say her interpretation of the law is incorrect

Ohio filmmakers win Oscar for Best Documentary Feature

A documentary, filmed in Dayton and produced by Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, won an Oscar Sunday night for Best Documentary.

Fairlawn Taco Bell closes dining room, posts note about unreliable employees after workers skip shifts

A Fairlawn Taco Bell was forced to close its dining room after some of its workers didn’t show up for work.

Former University of Akron football player Matthew A. Cherry wins Oscar for ‘Hair Love’

From the bright lights under the football field to the bright lights of Hollywood, former University of Akron football player Matthew A. Cherry wins Oscar for Best Animated Short Film for “Hair Love.”

Lake Catholic High School coach placed on leave after accusations of sexual conduct with student surface

A Lake Catholic High School team coach was placed on leave after allegations of engaging in sexual activity with a student surfaced, according to Cleveland Catholic Diocese Deacon Jim Armstrong.

Grayson County woman severely burned in home explosion has died, family says

The woman that was severely injured in a home explosion in Millwood, Ky. on January 29th has died.

Franklin County first responders make dreams of 10-year-old boy with rare genetic disease come true

Franklin Township Police officers, firefighters, and Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies made the dreams of a 10-year-old boy suffering from a rare genetic disease come true Friday.

First responders rescue Whitley County residents trapped in floodwaters

First responders have been working around the clock rescuing and helping people from their flooded homes and cars in Whitley County.

Sheriff makes arrest while picking up pizza

A Letcher County sheriff arrested a man on Saturday, with the assistance of a Whitesburg police officer, when he went to pick up a pizza order.

Ohio flu hospitalizations jump to highest of season, health officials say

From Jan. 26 to Feb. 1, a total of 832 people were newly hospitalized.

Man accused of drinking beer while watching porn at Sandusky library

A Sandusky-area man is temporarily banned from a local library after allegedly watching porn on a public computer while drinking a beer.

2 students charged after separate attacks at Western High School send 2 staffers to the hospital

The Wednesday incident happened around 1:35 p.m. at Western High School, located at 2501 Rockford Lane in Shively.

Louisville businessman arrested in multi-state fraud, theft case

John David Boggs and Amanda Christine Lairsey were each charged with five counts of theft property.

  Ohio man’s death leads to law that gives access to lifesaving prescription refills

House Bill 188 or Kevin’s Law took effect in Ohio in March 2016. The law allows pharmacists to give patients a 30-day supply of a lifesaving drug like insulin even if the prescription is expired.

Family Feud uplifts grieving Cleveland Heights family after devastating loss

It is the reason why the Murphy family members from Cleveland heights came back to Family Feud: to finish what they started.

  Joe Burrow’s journey to franchise-changing quarterback

The same kid who won over his hometown, and two major college programs (Ohio State and LSU), is ready to win over Cincinnati - and may have already done it.

Person in Ohio being monitored for coronavirus, health officials say

The Ohio Department of Health is monitoring a new person under investigation for coronavirus, they announced Wednesday.

$1M Ohio lottery ticket drawn in Sidney, Mega Millions jackpot rises to $187M

Check those lottery tickets, someone in Ohio is waking up a millionaire.

Louisville teen meets Patrick Mahomes during Make-A-Wish trip

Caleb Efird is a high school football player who battled and beat lymphoma.

Naloxone prescriptions in Ohio increased by over 2,300% since 2015, study shows

A study conducted by researchers from the University of Cincinnati shows that prescriptions of the overdose-fighting medicine naloxone increased by 2,328% over the past five years.

Preschool teacher among 14 accused predators arrested during child sex sting in Stark County

Jackson Township police provided more information to the arrests of more than a dozen suspected sexual predators caught up in a sting over Super Bowl weekend.

Jefferson Area Schools closed in Ashtabula County; 2 juveniles arrested for threatening to ‘shoot everyone at school’

All Jefferson Area Local Schools will be closed on Tuesday, after a threat was made against the district.

Akron man finds bullet in his bag of Cheetos following an attempted robbery at convenience store

Akron man finds bullet in his bag of Cheetos following an attempted robbery at convenience store

Are the Rolling Stones headed to Cleveland? Logo on Terminal Tower has the city buzzing

Dust off your air guitar, because it appears The Rolling Stones are headed for Cleveland in 2020.

Update: Geauga County foster dog program thankful for support after fire kills 2 puppies

A foster dog program in Geauga County is mourning after a fire claimed the lives of two puppies in the barn they were housed in.

Former teammates saw it coming for Chiefs’ Kelce: ‘You knew he was going to be special’

The UC Bearcat and current Kansas City Chiefs star has gained quite a name for himself. That's not surprising, say his former teammates and coaches.

Geauga County foster dog program mourning loss of 2 puppies in fire, in need of donations

A foster dog program in Geauga County is mourning after a fire claimed the lives of two puppies in the barn they were housed in.

Return to sender; it’s a mail mix up as Twinsburg couple gets 55,000 pieces of mail

Dan Cain of Twinsburg grew a bit suspicious when the clerk at the Twinsburg Post Office told him he would not be able to get his mail through the front door of the postal office.

Ohio BMV might send you an email and it is not a scam

In an effort to get people’s attention about the Oct. 1, 2020 deadline to fly domestically with the new REAL ID, the Ohio BMV is emailing customers.

Check your tickets: $1M Ohio Lottery ticket sold in Ashtabula County

According to Ohio Lottery, the winner has 180 days to claim their prize.

Cleveland police officer injured when hit-skip driver rammed into 2 cruisers

The Cleveland Division of Police is searching for the male who crashed into two cruisers before driving away in the early morning hours of Friday, injuring an officer in the process.

5 million middle and high school kids are using e-cigarettes; here’s how to spot the signs

19 News met with a group of area teachers who couldn't believe some of the ways students are stashing vapes in school.

UPDATE: Man infected with coronavirus was not contagious during recent trip to Cleveland

The first human-to-human transmission of coronavirus in the United States was documented in Illinois, and there is a connection to Cleveland.

More than 2,500 fake watches seized at Louisville airport worth more than $3.5 million

The total suggested retail price of the entire shipment is believed to be $3,636,000.

First Lady Britainy Beshear gives first tour of her new home, the governor’s mansion

The fact that some of the residents are children is clear the moment you pull up to the mansion, as there’s a basketball hoop in the back.

Mansfield police find 6-year-old boy that vanished for over a day with his uncle, who is a sex offender

Mansfield Police said a missing 6-year-old boy and his 44-year-old uncle have been found safe Thursday after disappearing together on Wednesday morning.

Life-changer: Donor pledges to pay for college tuition of seniors at Ohio school

The donor pledged the students with free tuition, room and board, and books and fees.

Check your ticket! $1 million Powerball ticket sold in Ohio

The jackpot is $396.9 million

Potential lawsuits threaten millions of Kentucky taxpayer dollars

The city of Louisville is currently facing millions of dollars in potential lawsuits. City leaders say the city is prepared to pay out if necessary.

Woman, 7-year-old girl badly burned in Grayson County home explosion

Two people are injured after a home exploded in Grayson County.

Armed dad stops carjackers, follows them through Old Brooklyn neighborhood

A father from Old Brooklyn took crime-fighting into his own hands, and it has the neighborhood talking.

New policemen reflect lack of diversity in Shaker Heights, some residents say

Shaker Heights Police posted a photo of the five newest members of the department on social media, but people were quick to point out the lack of diversity among the young men.

Thousands outraged over video showing autistic boy left out in the cold in Summit County

A video captured outside an Akron-area Walmart has infuriated thousands of people. It shows a little boy standing outside a car in a parking lot wearing shorts and no coat.

Gov. Beshear lays out $24 billion Kentucky budget proposal

"There are finally dollars to start reinvesting in our families,” Beshear said.

Report: Person traveling through Indiana potentially infected with coronavirus

It has not been revealed where the person is from or where they were going.

Beagle dragged behind truck with rope in Breckinridge County healing at Kentucky Humane Society

The dog was brought to The Kentucky Humane Society from a shelter in Hardinsburg.

Louisville City FC, Big Four Bridge pays tribute to Kobe Bryant

On Tuesday, the city of Louisville joined in and paid tribute to Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, two of the nine people that died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on Sunday.

‘No place for shooter games in our schools’: Fortnite banned from Ky. high school esports

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has banned the game from all esports competitions in the state.

Prosecutor: Grand jury will not review case involving police officers in Dayton mass shooting

The case against Dayton police officers involved in the death of a man who killed nine people and wounded 27 in Aug. 2019 will not be presented to the grand jury, according to the Montgomery County prosecutor.