Families of 2 blacks shot by Ohio police want outside review

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The families of two black people fatally shot by city police renewed their requests Tuesday for independent investigations into the officers' actions while describing the emotional toll of losing their loved ones.

  • Written by ANN SANNER, Associated Press

Protest held in Columbus over fatal police shooting of teen

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dozens of demonstrators protesting the fatal police shooting of a 13-year-old black boy brought a city council meeting to a halt Monday in Columbus as they called for an independent investigation.

  • Written by ANN SANNER, Associated Press

Ohio, online charter battle in court over student log-ins

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Enrollment at Ohio's largest online charter school is nearly 60 percent lower than originally reported, potentially jeopardizing about $60 million of the e-school's state funding from last year, a state education official says in a letter released Monday.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent

Judge orders girls' bathroom access for transgender student

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge rejected a school district's challenge to President Barack Obama's rule on transgender bathrooms on Monday, ordering a biologically male student who identifies as female be treated "like the girl she is."

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press