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Secretary of State's office looked at elections from 2013 and 2014


Three students arrested
Ohio University police increase patrol after recent reports of sexual assault.


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A report says police departments made 98 arrests last year during human trafficking investigations in Ohio, identifying 181 potential victims
A Columbus-based Ohio National Guard unit won't have to go to West Africa as previously planned to help control the Ebola outbreak in the region.

The jury trial of an Athens man accused of defacing the church directory on the Athens County Courthouse is slated to begin Tuesday in Athens County Municipal Court.

Companies have bid millions of dollars to drill for oil and natural gas beneath several state-owned lands in West Virginia.

On Friday, the state Department of Commerce opened bids for Marcellus shale fracking under several tracts of land.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is suing the federal government over what DeWine calls an unconstitutional health care tax levied on state and local governments.

The speaker of the Ohio House says that with an expansion of Medicaid already in place, his Republican caucus will focus this session on ensuring that low-income recipients can lift themselves off the safety-net health program.

West Virginia is abandoning a plan to house some inmates in Kentucky.

The state had considered the transfer of up to 400 inmates. The felony offenders would have received educational and other programs required for parole eligibility.

Another rape has been reported on the campus of Ohio University.

According to an incident report provided by Ohio University police, a female Ohio University student reported Saturday that on Jan. 18 at 12:30 a.m., she was raped by a known suspect.

Federal data says toxic emissions are declining in central Ohio.