A bill cracking down on low-performing Ohio charter schools and imposing a host of new accountability standards on sponsors has cleared its first legislative hurdle.
State senators have passed Ohio's transportation budget after a committee dropped a proposal that would have raised the speed limit to 75 mph on certain rural freeways and the turnpike.
Update 3:43 p.m. The Ohio Senate has approved a proposal to extend the 20-year time period for prosecuting rape and sexual battery.
The bill provides an additional five years for prosecution from the time a potential suspect is identified through DNA testing.
The state Supreme Court has ordered a northeastern Ohio school board to release the names of replacement teachers brought in during a 2013 strike.
More than 80 faculty members have signed an open letter expressing their discontent with Ohio University's plan to secure new housing for its president.
The letter states that the $1.2 Million lease-to-own agreement for 31 Coventry Lane is a "very poor use of scarce resources."