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Columbus, Ohio is located in Franklin County. Zip codes in Columbus, OH include 43216, 43202, and 43211. The median home price in Columbus is $121,000 which is roughly $76/per square foot. More Columbus information.

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22 min ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus buying software to improve crime DNA analysis

The Columbus City Council today approved using $69,000 in federal grant money to purchase software that will better separate multiple sources of DNA found at crime scenes. The computer software also should help scientists better determine the statistical probability that DNA matches a suspect or victim in a case.

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4 hrs ago | Cleveland.com

Horizon charter schools plan big Columbus rally, while critics ask who is paying for it

Two buses of Horizon Science Academy supporters will head to Columbus Tuesday morning to offer their side to a statewide debate over whether the family of charter schools across Ohio is corrupt, or if it's an example of charter schools that work. They will add to a statehouse rally in support of the Concept charter school family of Horizon and Noble Academy schools that's expected to be 400 people strong.

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4 hrs ago | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Escaped school shooter had pitchfork, patrol says

This photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections shows Lindsey Bruce. . Warden Kevin Jones speaks to reporters while a manhunt was underway for escaped prisoners from Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution on Friday, Sept.

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5 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Hilliard man pleads guilty to selling fake purses, shoes

A Hilliard man who sold hundreds of fake designer purses, shoes and jeans at a South Side store pleaded guilty today to trafficking in counterfeit goods. Rami Hisham Mohammed, 33, of 2907 Honeysuckle Lane, reached a plea agreement with the U.S. attorney's office last month after he was indicted on five counts of trafficking and one count of conspiracy.

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9 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio casinos bet on preshuffled cards to save time

Opening a section of blackjack tables at one of Ohio's four casinos is a long, labor-intensive process, as dealers spread out and carefully inspect all 312 cards in the six-deck stacks they often use. "It can take 30 minutes to get the first table going and up to 90 minutes to get all six tables going," said Tosha Tousant, Horseshoe Cleveland's director of table games.

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9 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Police look for suspect in 9 recent robberies

Columbus police are hoping that a high-quality surveillance video will help nab a man suspected in as many as nine gas-station and store robberies in the last four days. The man, who is between 35 and 45 years old, hit the Circle K at 5499 Hall Rd. just after 8 this morning, said Sgt.

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14 hrs ago | Cleveland.com

Akron man charged with selling Fairlawn girl for sex in Columbus

Antonio Sibley, 38, faces charges of sexual exploitation of children and forcing prostitution in U.S. Southern District of Ohio Court. The 17-year-old girl told investigators that she ran away from her Fairlawn home in April and since worked for Sibley as a prostitute.

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17 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Tiberi's foe undaunted by odds

David Tibbs has yet to make many campaign appearances or raise the $5,000 that triggers the filing of a federal fundraising report. But the Democrat seeking to unseat U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi, R-Genoa Township, in the reliably Republican 12th Congressional District dismisses his disadvantages.

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20 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Unaccompanied kids escape Central America to uncertain future in U.S.

Nine-year-old Sarita, from El Salvador, plays with her sister, Andrea, 2. Sarita had never met Andrea until she was reunited with her family in Ohio after smugglers brought her from her home in Central America. Sarita left her violence-ridden village in El Salvador in June with a ragtag group of kids headed for the U.S. She hadn't seen her mom, Rosa, in four years.

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20 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Can site of Madison's store Downtown be saved?

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21 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Man in 2013 attack on Hilltop remains at large

Columbus police are searching for a man in connection with this week's crime of the week in the Crime Stoppers program. On July 15, 2013, two men and a woman went to 178 N. Harris Ave. on the Hilltop, Columbus police said.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Ex-data czar, principal punished

Two more former educators - this time from Columbus schools - who were key players in a data-tampering scandal are set to lose their licenses to work in Ohio schools. Former Columbus City Schools data czar Stephen B. Tankovich, who was convicted of a felony on July 31 in connection with the scandal, and former Walnut Ridge Principal Timothy A. Carpenter have surrendered their educator licenses to the state.

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The Columbus Dispatch

Day 2: Ohio to Erie Trail

Tom offered him one of his extra pair of leg warmers . All I had to ward off the cold is my thin, yellow windbreaker.

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The Columbus Dispatch

Educational Service Center board has spent a lot, too

The five members of the board of the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio have refused to say why they OK'd the superintendent's Ritz Carlton hotel stays and monthly plane tickets. Now, records of the voter-elected board reveal that they, too, traveled the country - and took their spouses along - on the taxpayers' dime.

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Daily-Jeff.com

My Main Street Historic Downtown Cambridge entering the busiest time of year

September is here and downtown is gearing up for the busiest time of year. That is so nice to be able to say.

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The Columbus Dispatch

Benjamin J. Marrison commentary: Infant-mortality series sheds light on devastating problem

You don't have to be a parent to be moved by Misti Crane's special report on infant mortality. And if you read the three-part series that starts today and study the photography of Brooke LaValley and Courtney Hergesheimer, there's a good chance you will come away heartbroken.

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The Columbus Dispatch

Alarming losses: Columbus works to reverse trends in infant deaths

Kaniel Duran lived 15 days after being born with a chromosomal disorder. He made it home for only 10 hours, but his presence is still felt deeply there.

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The Columbus Dispatch

Blue Jackets: Milano Out With Facial Fractures

Sports reporter Aaron Portzline has covered the Blue Jackets since they arrived in Columbus as an NHL expansion franchise in 2000-01. Follow him on Twitter: @aportzline Sports reporter Shawn Mitchell previously was on the Columbus Crew beat for six-plus years.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Seattle Times

Feds chase treasure hunter turned fugitive

In this 1991 photo, Tommy Thompson stands at the helm of the Arctic Explorer in Norfolk, Va. Thompson led a group that recovered millions of dollars worth of sunken treasure only to end up involved in court cases brought by dozens of insurance companies laying claim to the treasure.

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Cleveland.com

Ed FitzGerald says foodbank is evidence that Ohio's economy is still struggling

Democratic gubernatorial challenger Ed FitzGerald used Ohio's largest foodbank as a backdrop to argue that while the state's unemployment rate has dropped, economic recovery remains elusive for many Ohioans. "We've had such a simplistic economic discussion in this state about is the state fantastic or is it terrible and the truth is that this recovery in particular has just been imbalanced and the unemployment rate doesn't tell the whole story," FitzGerald said during a tour of the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

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