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Kareem Hunt enters alcohol and anger management counseling, according to report

In an interview shown on ESPN on Dec. 2 Hunt said he was going to get treatment after video from TMZ showed him assaulting a woman in Cleveland in February.

Masai giraffe dies after C-section at Ohio zoo

11 ornaments you absolutely must have on your tree for good luck

Ex-Miss Kentucky charged with sending nude photos to student

12 women found in Columbus residence may be victims of human trafficking

Former Cleveland Indians infielder dies in car crash

Lakewood, OH man finds ingenious use for comically long CVS receipt

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Sierah’s Law receives final Senate passage

Ohio woman with unforgettable mugshot arrested again on drug, theft charges

Adorable baby elephant born at Ohio zoo

Saturday is the busiest day of the season to buy your Christmas tree in Northeast Ohio

Ohio State gets bacon vending machine

10-week-old puppy found starving, stomach swollen from neglect

Ohio’s proposed ‘Stand Your Ground’ bill moves closer to vote in Senate

NAACP leaders across the state are rallying against a proposed “Stand Your Ground” gun bill that is being debated in the Ohio Senate.

Ohio lawmakers poised to remove sales tax from tampons

Women across the state will likely appreciate the tax cut that’s taking shape in Ohio’s state capitol.

  Local breweries helping with CA wildfire relief by crafting special brew

What started out as a few breweries is now a nationwide effort.

Woman accused of pouring hot grease on victim

The victim had severe burns on their back and arms, court records show.

Ohio State University Marching Band to perform in Rose Parade before Buckeyes’ bowl game

‘Browns Backers’ named the best fans in the world

Dreaming of a fright Christmas? Schoolhouse offers holiday haunts

How much Christmas spirit does your state have?

Ohio hunters harvest over 60,000 deer during weeklong gun season

Sierah’s Law passes Statehouse committee 12-0 vote

Wagner family patriarch pleads not guilty in Pike County massacre

This is the final arraignment for the Wagner family members, but the case is expected to take years to resolve

Become a lighthouse keeper in MI next spring, summer

Michigan is accepting applications for those who are interested in becoming temporary lighthouse keepers at the Tawas Point Lighthouse located off the Lake Huron Coast.

Ohio medical marijuana registry now accepting patients

Ohio's medical marijuana registry was activated on Monday.

Cheerleader who says she was body-shamed by Shaker Heights coach dances with Cavalier Girls

The Shaker Heights cheerleader who said her high school coach criticized her for her weight was recently given an opportunity of a lifetime.

Lockdown lifted at Youngstown State University after armed suspect turns himself in

Youngstown State University was placed on lockdown Monday morning after an armed suspect was spotted on campus, but the lockdown has since been lifted.

West Side home vandalized with swastikas

“Look at it. I don’t understand. I think it’s a malicious hate crime.”

Spielman, Ohio State settle for $140K in licensing suit

A former Ohio State and NFL football star has reached a settlement with the university over the school's use of his name and image.

Man indicted for murder, arson in slayings of woman, child

A grand jury has indicted a man accused of setting fire to a suburban Cleveland home and killing a woman and her 8-year-old daughter.

New mother upset after cashier searches car seat, pulls blanket off child

The Fairfield mother said a representative from Lowe’s offered to refund the cost of her purchase but that’s not where her concerns lie.

Ida hosts largest parade of lights in Midwest

The 36th annual Christmas in Ida Festival is happening Saturday and is expecting to draw upwards of 50,000 people.

The Christmas Cave is unlike any Christmas attraction around, and it’s right here in Ohio

The Christmas Cave features thousands of lights and biblical scenes illustrating the birth of Christ.

Did a Cleveland radio station make the right call in removing a song from the Christmas playlist?

Star 102 Cleveland removed a song from the Christmas playlist. The radio station is no longer playing the song “Baby It’s Cold Outside."

3 staff treated for drug exposure at another Ohio prison

Officials say three staff members at an Ohio prison were treated for exposure to the powerful painkiller fentanyl on the same day that suspected overdoses led to treatment of one inmate and evaluation of another

UPDATE Columbia Gas: 24- to 48-hour shutdown expected; Elyria schools cancel class; Red Cross opens warming center (shutoff map)

It’s about to get even colder throughout Elyria as Columbia Gas has shut off service to more than 2,100 customers.

’Alianna Alert Bill’ and ‘Heartbeat Bill’ remain in Ohio legislative limbo

Several important pieces of legislation that could mean big changes to state laws, impacting you and your family, are still in limbo in Ohio.

Wagner family matriarch asks for change in house arrest terms

Fredericka Wagner is the mother of George “Billy” Wagner III who along with his wife and two adult sons is accused of carrying out the killings of eight members of the Rhoden family.

Ohio had second-highest rate of 2017 overdose deaths in the US, new report says

The deadly drug overdose epidemic continues to rise across the country, which is evident in a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released on Thursday.

15-year-old Akron teen shoots and kills himself, after accidentally shooting his friend, police say

The Akron Police Department said a 15-year-old boy is dead and a 14-year-old boy is in critical condition after a shooting.

Lorain serial killer confesses to vicious murders in Cleveland and Akron

Samuel Little, who was raised by his grandmother in Lorain, will die in a California prison for multiple murders committed over four decades.

Man charged with shooting Hamilton toddler in mouth

Police have made an arrest in the shooting of a 2-year-old-old in Hamilton earlier this month.

Northeast Ohio schools are teaching students how to 3D print: There’s one reason that could be dangerous

There has been a lot of talk about 3-D printers lately. The devices, which are still fairly costly but can be as cheap as $200, print actual objects from a single blueprint, typically out of plastic. So how safe are they?

Ohio lawmakers consider ‘Pastor Protection Act’ on marriages

A bill being considered in the Republican-controlled Ohio Legislature would specify that ministers don't have to perform marriages that contradict their religious beliefs

  Father sees daughter first time as a free man, after spending 27 years in prison for murder he says he didn’t commit

Charles Jackson, 54, went to prison in December 1991 after being convicted of attempted murder and murder.

With fewer than 24 hours before new Jeep Wrangler pickup reveal, local assembly workers are excited for what’s next

On Wednesday, we’ll finally understand how Toledo plays a part in its assembly.The new pickup will be unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

$100,000 bond for Cleveland woman charged in nationwide Facebook scam

Sbeih-Maddox, who eluded law enforcement for more than a year, was arrested on a fugitive warrant in Las Vegas in August. She had been living under an alias at a Las Vegas youth homeless shelter since May.

Cleveland PD remind people to drive carefully in snowy weather in hilarious tweet

Cleveland police reminded people to take it slow while saying that if NASA can land a space ship after a 300-million-mile journey, we can handle driving in the snow.

‘Not Guilty’ plea, gag order in first Wagner court appearance for execution-style murders

Prosecutors are pursing the death penalty in the 2016 slayings

Cleveland Heights school mandates vaccinations after measles outbreak in New York

“There’s really no good credible science for someone not to be vaccinated,” said Dr. Baruch Fertel with the Cleveland Clinic.

President Trump on GM closing Ohio plant: ‘They better put something else in’

President Donald Trump is speaking out against the decision from General Motors to close the Lordstown assembly plant in Warren, Ohio.

Drivers holding a pet will be cited under Ohio city’s new distracted driving law

A new law set to go into effect in Mantua will classify drivers who are holding an animal while operating a motor vehicle as distracted drivers.

Neighbor charged in Mayfield Heights arson where mother, daughter found dead

Rebecca Pletnewski, 41, and her 8-year-old daughter Olivia Schneider were found inside their Longwood Road residence on Nov. 20.

Ex Judge still not in court for assaulting a Shaker Heights officer while fleeing murder scene

Mason is the suspect in the stabbing death of his estranged wife Aisha Fraser, 45.

Ohio becomes first state to accept taxes via cryptocurrency

In a first for America’s history, Ohio is becoming the first state in the nation to allow businesses to pay taxes with cryptocurrency.

School district votes to drop Native American mascot

An Ohio school district is dropping its Native American mascot after a close school board meeting vote

Ohio logs 900 cases of hepatitis A amid multistate outbreak

Ohio has logged more than 900 cases of hepatitis A this year amid an outbreak of the disease around the state and some neighboring states

ODOT’s Thanksgiving weekend highway signs will make you laugh out loud

The Ohio Department of Transportation injected some humor into the stresses that usually come with holiday travel.

Mother found hours after son ‘abandoned’ at JCPenney on Black Friday

An investigation remains ongoing

Ex judge expected in court Monday for assaulting a Shaker Heights police officer, while fleeing a murder scene

Lance Mason expected in Shaker Heights Municipal Court Friday for crashing in a Shaker Heights police cruiser.

Mom says toddler was shot in mouth during reported drive-by

Police say a 22-month-old girl was shot in a possible drive-by shooting at a home in southwestern Ohio

Good karma finds Avon Lake mom who landed new car after random act of kindness

It was a packed house at FMU Fitness in Avon Lake Thursday morning, as dozens showed up for the “Turkey Burn” workout, Including Erin Mack.

Rhoden massacre, unsolved Kenton County killings share multiple similarities

FOX19 NOW is investigating an unsolved, execution-style murder that happened just weeks before eight members of the Rhoden family were killed in Pike County.

UPDATE: Triple shooting at Cleveland barbershop sends 3 to the hospital; suspect at large

Cleveland Police are searching for a suspect who shot three people at a barbershop on Thanksgiving.

‘Visiting In-Laws? Slow down, Get there Late’

On Thursday, families across the country gathered to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Ohio State University Marching Band makes first-ever appearance in Macy’s Thanksgiving parade

The Ohio State University Marching Band, also known as “TBDBITL,” will be making their debut in the 92nd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot by Cleveland police 4 years ago

Thursday marks the fourth year since the deadly shooting of Tamir Rice. He would have been 16 today.

Pint-sized rescue dog named to Ohio police K-9 team

Marblehead police introduced a Chihuahua as the newest member of the department’s K-9 force.

2-year-old girl dead, 10 injured in aftermath of tragic Geauga County blaze

A tragic scene is unfolding in Geauga County as Cleveland 19 confirms multiple victims, including children, have been flown via Life-Flight to area hospitals following a house fire.

Macy’s in hot water with shoppers over perceived ‘racist’ holiday ad

Cincinnati-based retail giant Macy’s is in hot water with shoppers, including a Queen City councilman, over a holiday ad depicting families that many are calling racist.

New Ohio House bill seeks to completely ban abortions, make them punishable by death

State lawmakers in Ohio are considering a bill that would completely ban abortions, and make the act punishable by death. However, the measure appears to lack support.

LeBron still adjusting to LA; what does future hold for Tribe’s Lindor?

Taking LeBron James on Overtime

Local members of ‘The Best Band in the Land’ get ready for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade debut

From the state’s capital, to the Big Apple, members of the Ohio State Marching band from northwest Ohio are ready for their big debut in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Wagner family members arrested in execution-style murders of Pike Co., OH family

It is considered the state’s biggest and most complex homicide investigation.

Traffic stop triggers massive pot bust for Ohio troopers

What started as a routine traffic stop in central Ohio ended in an eyebrow-raising, million-dollar marijuana bust.

UPDATE: Mayor considers pardoning Avon Commons rock that’s kryptonite for Ohio drivers

The Facebook post by Tim Deditch on Saturday was shared more than 4,500 times.

Second grandma charged in Pike Co. murder cover-up out of jail

The second of two Pike County grandmothers charged with obstruction and perjury in the Rhoden family murders was released from the Pickaway County Jail Tuesday on $50,000 bond.

Lance Mason fired from city of Cleveland after allegedly killing ex-wife in Shaker Heights

The City of Cleveland has terminated Minority Business Development Administrator Lance Mason after he reportedly killed ex-wife Aisha Fraser in Shaker Heights on Saturday.

Cleveland mayor defends hiring convicted felon Lance Mason, says murder of former judge’s wife could not have been foreseen

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson denied that there was any kind of political favor involved when he hired former Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Lance Mason for a job with the city.

Ohio police confiscate 76 firearms; considered one of largest gun seizures in state history

Officers from the New Philadelphia Police Department conducted one of the state’s largest gun seizures from a 76-year-old convicted felon and registered sex offender.