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An expedition is heading out this week to recover the remaining gold from a sunken 19th-century steamship that yielded an estimated $50 million a quarter century ago before legal challenges shut down the recovery.
Secretary of State Jon Husted says 73,207 residents already have cast absentee ballots, while 155,093 ballots have been requested since the early voting period began for most on April 1. Absentee voting for military and overseas voters started March 22. The deadline to request an early ballot is noon on May 3. Ohioans can vote absentee without ... (more)
An Ohio man who was 19 when he made a false distress call that triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in restitution to the U.S. and Canadian agencies involved in the needless rescue effort, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
Police detectives in Portland, Ore., say a man fatally shot by an officer last month had been stalking young women in a van containing ropes, zip ties and pornographic magazines featuring teenage girls.
The Democratic Party has asked 15 mayors to submit formal bids to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, an event that could cost a city as much as $60 million but the payout could be triple the investment or more.
COLUMBUS: Opponents of a bill turning back Ohio's alternative energy targets say the Senate utilities chairman has disrespected and intimidated witnesses during hearings on the measure, allegations he denies.
The Vindicator reports that the dog named Teddie was shot Sunday night in the parking lot of an apartment house next to the owner's north Youngstown residence.
Authorities searching for the cause of a southwest Ohio explosion that leveled a vacant home began excavating rubble from the basement area.
The Dayton Fire Department says it's looking into the cause of the blast that occurred at about 10:15 a.m. Monday.
A former volunteer coach whose house was the scene of an underage drinking party before the 2012 rape of a girl by two high school football players plans to plead no contest to charges connected to the case, law enforcement officials said Monday.
This will come as no surprise: A lot of untruths are tossed around during political campaigns.
Students, faculty and other community members on Monday mourned a popular high school football player who police say was fatally shot over the weekend while trying to play the role of peacemaker.
An Ohio prosecutor plans to submit his position on whether a condemned killer facing execution next month for a Cleveland produce vendor's 1983 slaying should receive mercy.
The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy is encouraging Ohioans to participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's "Drug Take-Back Day" next weekend.
The political attack ad that ran recently in Arizona had some familiar hallmarks of the genre, including a greedy villain who hogged sweets for himself and made children cry.
Accountants and doctors could benefit, too. And farmers and car dealers and architects.