State investigators are continuing to examine the Ohio State Fair ride that broke apart, killing one person and leaving several others seriously injured. Gov. John Kasich isn’t ruling out the possibility that this may have been an unavoidable accident.

Kentucky’s Secretary of State is again refusing a request to provide state voter information to a federal committee.

In a statement released by her office, Alison Lundergan Grimes said she was declining for a second time the request from her Kansas counterpart, Kris Kobach, who is the head of the Committee on Election Integrity created by President Trump.

The commission was formed after the president claimed millions of people cast illegal ballots in last year’s election. No evidence exists to support the claim.

The state auditor is warning local governments that they’re risking taxpayer money if they don’t have policies on employees’ use of debit or credit cards.

Update 5:30 p.m.

WOSU's Clare Roth spoke with reporter Esther Honig. According to the federal agency that monitors ride related injuries, about 600 people were hospitalized from ride related injuries in 2015. More than 250 million people go on carnival rides each year.

The state of Ohio executed its first death row inmate in more than three years today (Wednesday) after a questionable lethal injection in 2014 sparked a long legal battle over how the state carries out the death penalty. This execution seemed to have a very different result.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The head of the Cincinnati Police union is pulling back from a plan for the Fraternal Order of Police to step away from the table when it comes to refreshing the city's Collaborative Agreement.

Sarah Ramsey / WVXU

Cincinnati and Hamilton County officials are ending a long-standing dispute by transferring day-to-day operations of the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) to a five-member citizens board.

The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the right of cities to use traffic cameras without certain restrictions passed by state lawmakers, saying the state law that restricts those cameras is unconstitutional.

Cara Owsley / Pool

Court documents unsealed this week reveal some of the 'behind-the-scenes' conversations that took part during Ray Tensing's second trial. More documents are expected soon detailing in-chamber discussions, too.

Jay Hanselman / WVXU

Update 07/26/17: The head of The Sentinel Police Association is taking issue with statements from Cincinnati FOP President Dan Hils and a vote Monday evening by FOP members to step away from the Collaborative agreement "refresh" underway in Cincinnati.

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