Walgreens to raise minimum age to buy tobacco to 21

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Walgreens has decided to raise its minimum age for tobacco sales several weeks after a top federal official chastised the drugstore chain for violating laws restricting...Read more

Joe Biden to announce 2020 bid on Thursday

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While he may be popular with the white working-class in the Midwest, it's unclear if Biden will appeal to the more liberal voters who tend to have outsized sway in...Read more

Survey found deficiencies with patients in restraints, fire safety issues at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s

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This in-depth survey was completed by the Ohio Department of Health in mid-March.Read more

Butler County man charged after dog found covered in open wounds

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The Butler County Sheriff’s Office said they responded to a residence on Main Street after receiving complaints about an emaciated dog.Read more

Sheriff: Woman sets fire to Hocking County Courthouse, IEDs found in her apartment nearby

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A woman was arrested for allegedly setting fire to the Hocking County Courthouse early Tuesday morning.Read more

Target recalls almost half a million wooden toys for choking risk

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Target is recalling 495,000 wooden toy vehicles because they have small wheels that can become detached, posing a choking hazard. Read more

Kohl's to accept Amazon returns at stores nationwide

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Those with Amazon returns don't need to pack them up. Kohl's says it will box items and ship them out for customers.Read more

Brothers sue Jussie Smollett's lawyers, claiming defamation

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Two brothers who say they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the "Empire" actor's attorneys.Read more

New COTA buses improve air quality, ride experience

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The City of Columbus got a little greener Monday with the release of 28 new COTA buses, aimed at improving the quality of riders’ commutes as well as the air they...Read more


Ohio school superintendent accused of having sex with underage student

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Laura Amero, 35, pleaded not guilty Monday in Portage County to charges of sexual battery, attempted sexual battery and intimidation of a crime victim or witness.Read more

ODOT: $40 million in taxes could be better spent

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Litter pickup costs the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) about $4 million each year, including the cost for guards who monitor inmates and supplies for...Read more

1 dead, another taken to hospital after fire in Jefferson Township

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One person is dead and another has been taken to the hospital after a fire in northeast Columbus.Read more


Luke Perry's final "Riverdale" episode to air this week

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The popular CW show "Riverdale" lost a beloved cast member in early March when actor Luke Perry...Read more

Impeachment, felons voting divides Democrats at CNN forums

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California Sen. Kamala Harris joined the call for President Donald Trump's impeachment on Monday as five leading Democratic presidential contenders clashed in a series...Read more




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US expands probe into air bag failures to 12.3M vehicles

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U.S. auto safety regulators have expanded an investigation into malfunctioning air bag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles because the bags may not inflate in a...Read more

Avengers get epic send-off at 'Endgame' world premiere

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It was an emotional affair for many as "Avengers: Endgame," which prepares to open nationwide Thursday.Read more

Teenager hurt after shots fired into home in east Columbus

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Columbus Police are investigating a shooting that left a 15-year-old boy with injuries.Read more

Swole, buzzy, among new words in Merriam-Webster dictionary

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Get swole, prepare a bug-out bag, grab a go-cup and maybe you'll have a better chance of surviving the omnicide.Read more

Whistleblower: Husel did not meet criteria to work in Mount Carmel ICU

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The source says Dr. William Husel did not meet hospital’s own educational training requirements to work as a critical care intensivist, but that the hospital hired him...Read more