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1 hr ago | The Madison Press

WJ council and Rutherford reach settlement

Village Law Director Ron Parsons reads a drafted resolution to West Jefferson Village Council Monday night that would approve a settlement and end lit... Instead, he will resign, effective that date.

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8 hrs ago | WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Judge concerned about 1-drug execution method

A Kentucky judge has expressed concerns about the state's plan to use a single drug to carry out lethal injections after the same method resulted in problems in neighboring Ohio.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Tri-County News

Two charged with dumping London wom...

Two men have been charged for allegedly dumping the body of a London woman in a ditch after she died at their apartment.

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Related Topix: London, OH, Drugs, Galloway, OH

WBNS

Clean-Up Efforts Underway Across Central Ohio After Strong Storms Monday Night

As residents of central Ohio are under the threat of more storms this afternoon, communities are facing a major cleanup effort after the strong storms moved through the region Monday night.

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Related Topix: Worthington, OH, Gahanna, OH

Norwalk Reflector

Ohio lawyer convicted of multiple sex crimes.

Javier Armengau, who spent the past 15 years trying to keep clients out of prison, is likely headed there, after a Franklin County jury convicted him Monday of multiple sex crimes.

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Related Topix: Prison

WBNS

2 Men Accused Of Dumping Body Of Woman In Franklin County Ditch

According to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Roberts and McCord dumped the body of 21-year-old Jordyn Hollingsworth of London in a ditch in along Jones Road in Brown Township on July 5. Deputies say that Hollingsworth had difficulty breathing and was unresponsive, but the two men went to bed instead of calling authorities.

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Related Topix: London, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Plans to demolish Vets Memorial set to advance at commissioners' meeting

The Franklin County commissioners are expected to approve a contract today that sets in motion the demolition of Veterans Memorial.

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Related Topix: Dublin, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Catholic schools may see shorter school year

A handful of local Catholic schools will have shortened calendars for the coming school year - one by almost two weeks - after the state changed class-time requirements, diocesan officials said.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Columbus, OH

The Madison Press

Burglar gets more prison time

Convicted burglar Ronald F. Morgan, 28, was sentenced in Madison County Common Pleas Court on Monday to six additional years in prison for allegedly master-minding a series of home break-ins in Franklin and Madison counties in February 2013.

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Related Topix: Madison County, OH, Plain City, OH

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Upper Arlington asks for input on tax propsals

Upper Arlington residents are welcome to comment tonight on several proposals to pay for the city's 10-year, $113 million capital-improvements program.

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Related Topix: Upper Arlington, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Jury finds lawyer Armengau guilty of rape, sexual battery

Lawyer Javier Armengau was convicted this morning by a Franklin County jury on nine of 18 counts in a sex crime trial.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sun Jul 06, 2014

WBNS

Driver Charged In Fatal Hit-Skip To Appear In Court

A man accused of leaving the scene of a fatal crash near Galloway is expected to appear in court on Monday.

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Related Topix: Galloway, OH

WBEX-AM Chillicothe

Motorcycle Passenger Killed in Crash

Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott says the truck driver failed to yield at a U.S. 40 intersection in Prairie Township west of Columbus shortly after noon Saturday, causing the motorcycle to lose control.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH, Galloway, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Illegal sales of alcohol increase in Columbus

Arrests for underage alcohol sales are at a five-year high in Columbus - more than double every other Ohio city except Athens, home to Ohio University.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH, Athens, OH, Ohio University, Ohio

Sat Jul 05, 2014

WBNS

Authorities: motorcycle rider killed in Ohio crash

Sheriff's officials say a motorcycle rider was killed in a crash and another other vehicle apparently left the scene in central Ohio before authorities arrived.

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WBNS

Deputies Search For Driver Involved In Fatal Hit-Skip Near Galloway

One person was killed in a hit-skip involving a motorcycle in western Franklin County Saturday.

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Related Topix: Galloway, OH

Fri Jul 04, 2014

WBNS

Animal Control Officials Urge Caution When Leaving Pets Home During July 4th Fireworks

Chances are pretty good you'll check out a fireworks display in central Ohio this week.

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WMFD-TV Mansfield

Sham charity ordered to pay $320,000

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Thursday that a Franklin County judge has granted a default judgment against TEEN USA and Darien E. Smith of Cleveland for violating the terms of an agreement the organization made with the Attorney General's Office in November 2013.

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Related Topix: Ohio

Cleveland.com

Council grumbles over lagging financial report, sheriff could get extra job security:...

Some members of Cuyahoga County Council grumbled this week that County Executive Ed FitzGerald's administration has been slow in providing detailed reports of the county's finances.

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Related Topix: Cuyahoga County, OH, Hamilton County, OH, Tax

Thu Jul 03, 2014

WBNS

10 Investigates: Sex Offenders Violating The Law Near Schools & Daycares

Ohio law requires registered sex offenders - who were convicted after July 2003 - to stay out of school zones.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

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