Flu cases are widespread across the state, with hospitalizations for flu-like symptoms almost doubling to 287 during the first week of January, according to the Ohio Department of Health.
If Ohio regulators are going to oversee submeter companies, then those businesses want to retain their ability to add charges as they see fit. This is according to filings from two central Ohio submeter companies, Nationwide Energy Partners and American Power & Light, in an ongoing Public Utilities Commission of Ohio case.
Nearly a year after lawmakers enacted bipartisan reforms designed to provide more oversight and accountability of Ohio’s oft-criticized charter school system, a leading school choice advocate says they appear to be working.
Columbus Public Utilities on Tuesday lifted a boil-water advisory for about 530 homes and businesses affected by a major waterline break Monday that flooded a Northwest Side neighborhood. John Ivanic, assistant director in the city’s Department of Public Utilities, said the advisory to boil water for drinking or cooking for about 1 minute was lifted after test results determined water in the system was not contaminated.
Columbus officials have agreed to pay $20,000 in damages and legal fees after the Ohio Supreme Court found the city's police division illegally refused to release public records.
CLEVELAND — The search for human remains from a plane that crashed into Lake Erie last month has ended, even though DNA testing has identified only three of the six people killed. “Due to conditions in the water, it is not likely we will be able to recover additional human remains from dives at this point,” Burke Lakefront Airport Commissioner Khalid Bahhur said on Tuesday.
A rumor that former Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee left town and never fulfilled his pledge to donate $1 million for a scholarship fund isn’t true. At least, not anymore. Four separate gifts in December totaling about $200,000 brought the fund to just over $984,144, OSU records show. Projections are that, by June 30, transferring $16,614 of earned interest to the fund’s principal will bring it to $1,000,758.
British company Rolls-Royce has agreed to pay more than $800 million in fines for a global bribery scheme, part of which involved its former subsidiary in Mount Vernon, Ohio, according to a case unsealed on Tuesday in federal court in Columbus. The fine includes a minimum payment of $170 million to the U.S. Treasury.
Much of the wrangling over land, cost-sharing and control of a new Dublin library has been resolved, and an architect’s rendering of a gleaming new structure has been released. Two years ago, Columbus Metropolitan Library Director Pat Losinski called the project "significantly behind schedule.” But he and Dublin officials say the wait will be worth it when a new branch and parking garage are completed.
Limited Stores, whose bricks-and-mortar presence now is gone, has filed for bankruptcy protection. But observers say the brand might not be dead. The future of the New Albany-based women’s specialty fashion retailer now rests in the hands of Sycamore Partners, a New York-based private-equity firm that is buying the intellectual property and other assets.
Megabus, the intercity express bus service known for fares as low as $1, has ceased service in Columbus. It once served Cincinnati, Cleveland, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh from Columbus, but had cut some unprofitable routes over the years.
A 17-year-old girl who survived an execution-style shooting that left four other people dead in a South Linden basement didn't hide her hostility toward the killer in a Franklin County courtroom Tuesday. "I would like to say that I hate Robert Adams," she said after Robert L. Adams Jr. pleaded guilty to avoid a possible death sentence. "You're a snake. You have no heart, so I have no heart for you ... I hope you die a horrible death so I can smile and finally be happy ... I'm not scared of you no more, and I'm glad that I'm the person that ended your life."
An off-duty Columbus police sergeant awoke to the sound of breaking glass and shot a would-be burglar breaking into his home in Pleasant Township, according to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.
A Hilliard man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for his role in a deadly home invasion in Reynoldsburg. Eric Brown, 27, pleaded guilty Tuesday to felonious assault and aggravated burglary with a firearm specification in Licking County Common Pleas Court, said Assistant Prosecutor Jenna Joseph.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Dr. Richard Goldberg, a gastrointestinal cancer expert, has been named the new director of the Cancer Institute at West Virginia University. Goldberg comes from Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, where he is the Klotz Family Professor of Cancer Research, physician-in-chief of the James Cancer Hospital and associate director of the Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center.
WASHINGTON — As the Republican-led Congress sets out to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s 2010 health-care law, Rep. Pat Tiberi finds himself in a tricky situation. Like other congressional Republicans, Tiberi, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee’s subcommittee on health, wants to repeal the law as quickly as possible. But what the law’s replacement looks like is still very much a matter of debate.
The Columbus Department of Public Utilities has issued a boil-water advisory for customers affected by a 20-inch main waterline break Monday morning on the Northwest Side that also caused flooding to about a dozen homes off Olentangy River Road near Riverside Methodist Hospital.
By marching, they were making a connection with the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. More than 1,000 people gathered on the East Side late Monday afternoon for a short march on the streets surrounding East High School, where the city of Columbus' official MLK Jr. Day celebration program was held afterward.
Ohio State University senior Cameron Hunt spent months trying to get Republican Donald Trump elected president. So when Trump won the White House in November, one of Hunt’s first moves was to call his congressman, Rep. Steve Stivers, to ask for tickets to the inauguration.
Local governments in western Licking County have started planning for a shared vision for the area’s future. The Western Licking County Accord aims to bring together Johnstown, New Albany and Jersey Township leaders and residents to evaluate everything from possible design standards to development boundaries, as well as water and sewer issues in the area, said Johnstown Village Manager Jim Lenner.
SANDUSKY — An auto parts plant that employs more than 300 people in northern Ohio will shut down next week.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says his office is suing a Columbus man, who is accused of failing to deliver home-improvement services that he advertised on Craigslist.
Buoyed by the generosity of deceased donors, organ transplants across the United States reached a record high in 2016, for the fourth year in a row. Preliminary numbers released recently by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) indicate that 33,606 transplants were performed in 2016, up from 30,973 the previous year, an 8.5 percent increase. Transplantation took a bigger jump in Ohio, rising from 1,231 in 2015 to 1,360 in 2016, an increase of 10.5 percent.
Sarah Reinhard probably prayed at least half of the rosary during her last pregnancy. During her silent prayers, her doula was by her side. “She kind of took the weight off the worries I had in the back of my mind,” said Reinhard, a writer and marketer. “Being able to let go and trust in that naturally leads you when you have a faith perspective.”
JPMorgan Chase & Co. will hold a job fair on Friday to fill 200 openings for telephone customer-service positions.