Judge awards $42 million to three school districts shorted in state funding

A Franklin County judge has awarded more than $42 million to three Ohio school districts after ruling that they were short-changed in state education funding.Common Pleas Judge Gina R. Russo found that the Ohio Department of Education failed to follow state law in calculating aid and instead used its own formula, resulting in reductions in…

As Trump heads to Ohio, Democrats say he’s broken many promises to state’s voters

Donald Trump often campaigns on the “promises made, promises kept” slogan, citing tax cuts, judicial appointments, a crackdown on immigration and other actions.As he prepares to make a two-stop visit to Ohio today, Democrats have a slightly different version: “His real record has been one of broken promises,” Toledo Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur says.She and three…

After online starts, some Ohio college students head back to campus

Several weeks after the traditional start of fall semester, some area colleges are now welcoming students back to campus after delayed returns and phased move-ins. Top Featured Tags: – Ohio NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Coshocton family finally has a van for Dani thanks to Catholic Social Services

COSHOCTON – It was about a year ago that Kala Freeman decided to swallow her pride and ask for help in acquiring a wheelchair accessible van for her family.She and husband Bradley Barrick have a blended family of six kids, including 11-year-old Danielle “Dani” Hardesty. Dani was diagnosed with cerebral palsy after contracting bacterial meningitis…

Police identify victims in Hilltop triple shooting

Columbus police have identified the victims of a triple shooting Saturday afternoon that killed two people and left a third seriously injured.Police were called about 3 p.m. to the 500 block of South Wheatland Avenue, where they found 34-year-old Rianne Dotson, who had been shot in the face.Dotson told police that she and two others…

Front-runner for Supreme Court nomination to replace Ginsburg is a favorite of religious conservatives

WASHINGTON – The front-runner for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nomination in the aftermath of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death is a darling of religious conservatives.Amy Coney Barrett, 48, a finalist for Trump’s second high court nod in 2018 that ultimately went to Brett Kavanaugh, could move the high court further to the right – perhaps for decades to come.Barrett rocketed to…

Trump urges GOP to move ‘without delay’ as he ponders impact of Supreme Court on election

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Saturday he will move quickly to fill the new opening in the Supreme Court created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, urging the Republican Party to confirm an eventual nominee “without delay.””We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who so…

Ohio State football schedule released: Buckeyes will open Oct. 24 with Nebraska, finish with Michigan

Ohio State will open its belated Big Ten season on Oct. 24 at home against Nebraska and play at Penn State in Week 2. The schedule is being announced on Saturday on Fox’s Big Noon Kickoff pregame show. It’s a fitting opener because the Buckeyes and Cornhuskers, along with Iowa, were the most outspoken about wanting…

Column: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life and work propelled women’s equality front and center

She was not the first woman justice, but she was the first voice for women’s justice.Ruth Bader Ginsburg dedicated her career to gender equality before being appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1993, where she served until her death. While Sandra Day O’Conner had the distinction of being the first woman in American history…

Justices annoyed Ohio prosecutors boycotting bid to prevent wrongful convictions

To the annoyance of Ohio Supreme Court justices, county prosecutors are refusing to take part on a task force reviewing how to prevent and reverse criminal convictions wrongfully won by prosecutors.The Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association and its two high court-appointed representatives backed out of the first virtual meeting Thursday of the Task Force on Conviction…

COVID-19 in Ohio: State expected to issue recommendations for trick-or-treating Friday

The Ohio health department plans to issue guidance on Halloween in the COVID-19 pandemic Friday. Many central Ohio communities are still planning a night of trick-or-treating. Top Featured Tags: – Ohio NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Delaware council member seeks more coronavirus data from state

A Delaware city councilwoman is on a crusade for more coronavirus information from the state. But some Ohio Wesleyan University staff said she just wants data that will minimize the virus spread. Top Featured Tags: – Ohio NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Man killed in single-vehicle crash identified

A South Side man has been identified by the Columbus police Accident Investigation Unit as the person killed in a single-vehicle crash last week on Parsons Avenue.The crash occurred on the 2800 block of Parsons Avenue near East Alcott Road on the South Side around 3:15 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11.According to police, 52-year-old Richard…

Ohio a bellwether for black voters? Rev. Al Sharpton thinks so

Could Ohio be the bellwether for a nationwide wave of black voter turnout in the presidential election? The Rev. Al Sharpton thinks so.Sharpton said during the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Foundation’s digital voting summit Thursday that black Americans follow the lead of Ohio, where in 1967 former Cleveland Mayor Carl Stokes became the first black…

Police: Newark man stabbed woman in bed with children, struck her with bat

Newark police said the victim was taken to Ohio State University Wexner’s Medical Center, where she remains in critical condition due to a collapsed lung and significant blood loss. Top Featured Tags: – Ohio NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Ohio tops 140,000 COVID-19 cases

Ohio added more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases Wednesday. But, the statewide positive test rate fell to 3.5%. Top Featured Tags: – Ohio NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Brown: Federal aid to schools should not be tied to requiring students in classrooms

Even with additional federal aid, it was a stretch for Campbell City Schools, a low-wealth district in Mahoning County, to prepare for the resumption of classes amid the coronavirus pandemic.Special cleaning equipment was purchased. Medical-grade HEPA filters were installed. A vendor was hired to provide Chromebooks and hot spots for the 40% of students whose…

Suspect arrested in Northeast Side homicide, one still at large

Columbus police have arrested one of two men wanted on murder warrants in connection with the shooting death of a man at Sunbury Market on the Northeast Side on Labor Day.Adonis Walker, 22, of the Northeast Side, was arrested on Tuesday, police said.Walker and Tylan Sims, 22, of the Northeast Side, are accused in court…

Marion County Judge Warner, wife plead not guilty to all charges in hit-skip crash case

Judge Jason Warner has no intention of resigning from Marion County Common Pleas Court despite the growing number of calls for him to do so by county residents, local political leaders, and community activists. Top Featured Tags: – Ohio NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Sen. Rob Portman deflects critique of Trump comments to Woodward

Sen. Rob Portman on Tuesday deflected criticism of President Donald Trump’s comments in February and March to author Bob Woodward that he was trying to downplay the severity of the coronavirus.In excerpts of tapes released ahead of Woodward’s latest book release, Trump told the legendary Washington Post journalist that the virus was “more deadly” than…

Ohio high school football players no longer suspended for carrying Thin Blue/Red line flags

Two Little Miami High School football players are no longer suspended from the football team after they ran onto the field carrying a “Thin Blue Line” flag and a “Thin Red Line” flag.Before Little Miami’s game on Sept. 11, cornerback Brady Williams and linebacker Jared Bentley ran onto the field carrying these flags.In a message from the…

Scioto Peninsula development finally breaks ground amid a pandemic

More than four years after it was announced, work is starting on The Peninsula, a 26-acre development next to COSI Columbus that will change the Downtown landscape. Top Featured Tags: – Ohio NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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