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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.

State environmental regulators say the highest-risk aboveground storage tanks could face a $375 annual fee in a law to protect water supplies.

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.

Gov. John Kasich's administration has set a date for releasing Ohio's next state budget.

The Office of Budget and Management website lists Feb. 2 as the date the Republican governor will deliver to lawmakers his spending blueprint for the next two years beginning July 1.

Democratic convention planners are headed back to Columbus as they zero in on a host city for their 2016 presidential nominating event.

Ohio hunters say they're frustrated by a drop in the number of deer being bagged this hunting season.

About 90 people in northeast Ohio took their complaints to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources over the weekend at one of five deer hunting summits held around the state.