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Lucas Co. commissioners file federal lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

In the complaint, the boards seek compensation and punitive damages for the millions of dollars spent each year to combat the opioid epidemic.

Need a Porsche at bargain-basement prices? Saturday’s state auction has you covered

State lawmakers push for teen driving permits to last 1 year

Massillon football players donate cleats after seeing opponents playing in duct-taped shoes

Brown, Renacci debate Saturday in Columbus

Ohio has 4 cases of mysterious illness striking children

Some things to know about Ohio’s medical marijuana program

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American Greetings did not invent Sweetest Day, but a Clevelander did

Ohio boy, 2, who got early Christmas dies of brain cancer

Lorain County will award angler $1,000 for biggest walleye caught in Lake Erie

You do not want this egg case hatching in your home, warns a Cleveland entomologist

Ohio teen goes all out for Halloween decorations

Ohio woman accused of using 3-year-old daughter to make child porn

‘I could’ve killed you’: Ohio police officer offers 11-year-old valuable lesson in gun violence

An 11-year-old boy carrying a realistic-looking gun is fortunate to be alive after an Ohio police officer drew his weapon on him.

Red Cross ready to help provide hurricane relief but need your help

Monday you called to help victims through the red cross, but there’s more that needs to be done. You can help by not only making monetary donations, but also blood donations or volunteering your time.

Police: Human-trafficking suspect apparently kills self

Authorities in Ohio say man charged in human-trafficking investigation apparently fatally shoots self while on phone with police dispatcher

Elyria man arrested for posing as 12-year-old girl, trading nude photos with minor

The FBI arrested an Elyria man who is now facing federal charges of receiving and distributing child pornography.

Do the ‘Floss’: This Ohio State University Marching Band’s performance is must-see!

Beachwood High students feed thousands, wins world record

1st Brown-Renacci debate in Cleveland Sunday

Bodies found in burning car in East Cleveland identified as father and daughter

Richard Cordray platform rooted in healthcare, education and jobs

Lucas Co. Sheriff’s Offices says no to State Issue One

State to release over 14,000 pheasants in hunting areas

More than 14,000 ring-necked pheasants will be released at 24 public hunting areas in Ohio this fall to increase opportunities for hunters across the state.

No Columbus Day in Columbus: City to honor veterans instead

The largest city named for Christopher Columbus has called off its observance of the holiday named for the explorer.

Trump to campaign in Ohio for mid-terms

President Donald Trump is scheduled to make another midterm campaign appearance in Ohio.

Honda demonstrates 'smart intersection' technology in Ohio

Honda and a central Ohio city have teamed up to display "smart intersection" technology designed to make pedestrians and motorists safer by sending audio and visual warnings about potential danger to small screens on...

Detroit freeway could be renamed for Queen of Soul Franklin

Part of a Detroit freeway would be named for legendary Motown singer Aretha Franklin under a legislative proposal.

Ohio toddler, 3, dies in accidental shooting

Authorities say a 3-year-old girl has died in an accidental shooting outside of Cincinnati.

Musk donation to pay for school water filtration systems

A $480,000 donation from the Musk Foundation will allow schools in Flint, Michigan, to install ultraviolet water filtration systems to drinking fountains.

Ohio man found guilty of fatally shooting girl, 4

An Ohio man has been convicted of murder and other charges in February's fatal shooting of a 4-year-old girl sitting in a car with her three siblings and grandmother in front of his home.

Copy-Officer who fatally shot Tamir Rice gets new police job

The former Cleveland police officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice has been hired by a police department in a small Ohio village.

Michigan says opioid-related deaths continuing to rise

State officials say opioid deaths jumped by about 9 percent last year in Michigan.

Man pleads guilty in hit-and-run death of Cleveland officer

A motorist arrested in the hit-and-run death of a Cleveland police patrolman has pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and other charges.

Ohio's largest Catholic diocese to out abusive priests

Ohio's largest Roman Catholic diocese plans to release a list of priests who have been removed from their posts because of sexual abuse and misconduct allegations.

Police: Students given pot brownies for homecoming votes

Police are investigating allegations that a 17-year-old cheerleader distributed marijuana-laced brownies at her southwestern Michigan high school in an effort to be voted homecoming queen.

Akron residents could face jail time for dogs that bark too much

City council members are looking to increase fines and add up to a month of jail time for owners whose dogs bark excessively.

12-year-old steals police cruiser, leads officers on chase

Authorities say a 12-year-old Michigan boy stole a police cruiser and led officers on a chase that ended when he was boxed in by other law enforcement vehicles.

Kasich signs orders on gun background checks, tracking

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) has signed two executive orders intended to improve controls on gun buyers in the state.

Man accused of threatening President Trump set for hearing

A Pennsylvania man accused of making threats against President Donald Trump and law enforcement officials has been scheduled for a detention hearing in Ohio, where he was arrested recently.

Ben & Jerry's creating "take back Congress" flavors

The founders of Ben & Jerry's ice cream in Bernie Sanders' home state are putting their ice cream expertise to work to support seven congressional candidates they call progressive.

In governor's races, Trump emerges as a defining issue

In Michigan, Trump has supported Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette in his run for governor against the Democrat, former legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer.

Fatal drug overdoses in Ohio increase to record number

Information reported to the state shows fatal drug overdoses increased to a record 4,854 last year in Ohio, a 20 percent rise compared with the previous year.

State gives dates for archery, gun seasons for hunting deer

Ohio's archery season for hunting white-tailed deer begins later this month, while gun season for deer hunting begins in November.

Craigslist killer seeks to appeal case to US Supreme Court

The Ohio man convicted of killing three down-and-out men lured by fake Craigslist job offers has appealed his death penalty conviction to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ex-Detroit mayor again ordered to pay $1.5 million to city

A federal appeals court says a judge made the right call when she ordered former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to pay $1.5 million to the city's water department.

Man accused of threatening Trump is being sought in Ohio

Authorities say a Pennsylvania man accused of threatening President Donald Trump and law enforcement officials is being sought in Ohio, where he is believed to have abandoned a stolen truck.

Woman pleads guilty after raising money for fake cancer

A 34-year-old Michigan woman who received more than $30,000 through an online fundraising campaign after falsely claiming she had breast cancer faces up to 15 years in prison.

Funeral arrangements set for Michigan teen stabbed at school

Visitation and funeral arrangements have been set for a 16-year-old Detroit-area girl who was fatally stabbed by a classmate during a fight at school.

Police, fire recruits quizzed about sex lives in application

Police and fire recruits in Cincinnati are being asked about their sexual history in an attempt to evaluate their character.

Ohio says Lake Erie future for walleye, yellow perch bright

Ohio's Department of Natural Resources says data show this year's hatches for walleye and yellow perch in Lake Erie are above average and portend a bright future for the popular game fish.

Supreme Court to decide if sentence in child death too long

The Ohio Supreme Court will consider whether the sentence given to an Ohio couple convicted of failing to obtain medical care for their special-needs daughter who died is too long.

Judge blocks shutdown of nearly 100 marijuana businesses

A Michigan judge has halted plans by state regulators that would have shuttered nearly 100 medical marijuana businesses as part of a newly approved set of licensing rules .

Motown Museum launches singing competition in Detroit

The Motown Museum has launched a singing competition that aims to nurture talent as its namesake label did in Detroit decades ago.

Male postal workers say they were groped by uniform tailor

A suburban Detroit uniform shop is being sued by a dozen male Postal Service employees who say they were groped by a tailor.

3 young men shot to death at White Castle in Detroit

Authorities say three young men were shot to death in a White Castle on Detroit's west side.

Grocery worker charged with eating into deli profits

Authorities in eastern Ohio say a grocery store employee has been charged with felony theft for helping herself to deli ham for years.

Ohio misses Sept. 8 deadline for medical marijuana program

While Ohio blew past the deadline Saturday for rolling out its medical marijuana program, the pot industry is confident greener days are coming soon.

Ohio celebrates state landmarks with special programs

The state is hosting an annual celebration of Ohio landmarks by offering special tours and events.

Ohio gubernatorial candidates to debate 3 times

The major-party candidates for Ohio governor will debate three times this fall.

Michigan drops conviction box from job, license applications

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says the state will no longer ask job applicants and people seeking certain occupational licenses to check a box if they have been convicted of a felony.

Dog paired with inmate in prison program found dead in cell

An animal rescue group says a dog placed in a program that pairs Ohio inmates with foster dogs was found dead in a cell in a violent death.

Detroit is latest big school district to turn off tap water

Some 50,000 Detroit Public School students will start the school year by drinking from water coolers rather than fountains after the discovery of elevated levels of lead or copper in the supply.

Ohio capital once again site of Gay Softball World Series

Ohio's capital city is once again hosting the Gay Softball World Series, dubbed the world's largest LGBT single sport, week-long athletic competition.

Report: police shoot man at Ohio mental crisis center

Reports say police shot a male patient at an Ohio mental health crisis center, with the victim's injures not considered life-threatening.

Worker facing arrest grabs ax, shuts down Ohio Honda plant

Authorities say a Honda contract employee about to be arrested by sheriff's deputies on a felony warrant grabbed a fire ax and threatened to harm himself and others, prompting an hourslong shutdown of the massive...

Officials look for fix amid wave of assaults of bus drivers

Authorities in Cincinnati are looking at possible solutions to an ongoing problem of city bus drivers getting assaulted by passengers.

Reports on alleged charity scam provided to Ohio AG, police

Complaints alleging a rider in a popular cancer charity bike ride may have faked his illness and pocketed donations have been filed with police and the Ohio Attorney General's Office.

TV talker Jerry Springer to speak at Ohio Labor Day picnic

Long-time TV talk show host and former Cincinnati mayor Jerry Springer will highlight this year's AFL-CIO Labor Day picnic at Coney Island near Cincinnati.

Michigan mom pushes for meningitis vaccination requirement

A Detroit-area mom whose daughter died of bacterial meningitis is asking universities to require that students get the meningitis B vaccine.

Aretha's lack of a will could make things rocky for heirs

Aretha Franklin was so hard-nosed in her business dealings that she demanded to be paid in cash before performing. Her heirs won't have it so simple.

Police: 1 dead, 7 wounded in Cleveland nightclub shooting

Police say a 31-year-old woman has been fatally shot and seven people wounded in a nightclub shooting in Cleveland.

Couple indicted for roles in Ohio slaying, dismemberment

A husband and wife have been charged for their alleged roles in the slaying of an Ohio woman whose limbs were found in a freezer.

Questions raised about fate of older texts on coach's phone

Open records experts say any attempt by Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer to eliminate older text messages on his phone to hide information would be without question illegal.

2 nursing home workers plead guilty in elderly woman's death

Two former Ohio nursing home employees have pleaded guilty in the death of a 76-year-old woman who wandered outside in January and died of hypothermia.

Kasich to sit out GOP dinner where Trump is featured guest

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) is skipping a Republican Party fundraiser Friday where President Donald Trump is the headliner.

Teen accused of making video threatening school sentenced

A teen accused of making a video threatening to shoot up an Ohio high school has been sentenced to a year of house arrest and probation.

Pilot dies as single-engine plane crashes in Michigan field

Authorities say a 25-year-old man died as the single-engine plane he was piloting crashed in a southern Michigan field.

Record-setting pilot to christen Goodyear's newest airship

The youngest woman to fly solo in a single-engine plane around the world will christen Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s newest airship.

Michigan man tries to evade police pot raid in a canoe

An eastern Michigan man was arrested after attempting to evade police who raided a marijuana growing operation by paddling away in a canoe.

Some trees at memorial for 1987 plane crash being replaced

Officials say some trees planted at the site of a memorial for 1987 plane crash that killed 154 people aboard and two on the ground near Detroit Metropolitan Airport are being replaced.