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47 min ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus schools' ex-data czar set to accept felony charge

Columbus City Schools employees -- and perhaps others in schools throughout the state -- are accused of falsifying students' records to improve their schools' standing on state report cards.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Judge finds driver guilty in pedestrian death at Nationwide Children's

A Franklin County judge has ruled that a shuttle-bus driver is guilty of vehicular manslaughter in the death of a pedestrian outside Nationwide Children's Hospital last year.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Jackson Township trustees put fire levy on fall ballot

After 23 years, growth and costs have caught up with the Jackson Township Fire Department, township trustees say.

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Related Topix: Fire, Grove City, OH, Urbancrest, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Murder-trial jury must start deliberations over with new member

After more than three days of deliberating the fate of Mario M. Harris on charges of aggravated murder and aggravated robbery, a Franklin County jury is to start from scratch on Wednesday.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

WBNS

New Program Aims To Help South Side Youth

There is a new opportunity for kids on the south side of Columbus to get set on the right path.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Columbus, OH, Ohio State University

The Columbus Dispatch

Franklin County deputy sheriff arrested on OVI charge

A veteran deputy with the Franklin County sheriff's office was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated in Union County over the weekend.

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Related Topix: Union County, OH, Hilliard, OH

WBNS

Franklin County Looking At Probation Officer Communication Following Shooting

When Franklin County Adult probation officer Jonathan Farnsworth was shot by a man on probation, his partner had to dial 911 on his cell phone.

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Related Topix: Licking County, OH, Two Way Radio, Electronics, Columbus, OH

Business Journal

Exel Freight Connect gains training grant to boost staff to 117 workers by 2017

The Exel Freight Connect Inc. affiliate of Westerville-based Exel Inc. has received approval of a $30,000 training grant as it expands its staff.

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Related Topix: Westerville, OH, Columbus, OH

Cleveland.com

Man arrested by Columbus task force in connection with Akron murder set for extradition

A man accused of fatally shooting another man as he stepped from his car will face charges in Akron to face charges by the week's end.

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Related Topix: Akron, OH, Columbus, OH

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Sandusky Register

Kayaker stranded in water for 24 hours

Travis Casper, 34, of Galloway, in Franklin County, had put his kayak into the water near Marblehead on Sunday afternoon en route to Kelleys Island, according to Erie County Sheriff's deputy Anthony Gibbs.

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Related Topix: Galloway, OH, Marblehead, OH, Kelleys Island, OH, Erie County, OH, Huron, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Suspect in Hocking County double shooting dies of self-inflicted wound

The Franklin County man who was charged with shooting his ex-wife and killing her friend in a Hocking Hills cabin on July 19 has died.

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Related Topix: Hocking County, OH, Medicine, Miami Valley Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Fayette County, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Plans for Rickenbacker house, museum crashed

The years since have not been as kind to the house he grew up in on the South Side of Columbus.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH, Inventions, Science / Technology

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

West Side apartment complex undergoes renovation

"Some companies buy an apartment complex, put in new light fixtures and say it's renovated," said Patrick Gray, property manager of the large Havenwood Townhome Community on the West Side.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Hocking County coroner's absence riles other officials

Hocking County officials were already furious with the county coroner on July 19 when a man was shot to death and the doctor was not around.

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Related Topix: Hocking County, OH, Columbus, OH

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Aggressor is the one seizing land

Gaza is a crowded place. Its population is roughly equal to the population of the entire 12-county Columbus metropolitan area, while being much smaller in area.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH, Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestine, OH, US Military, US Air Force, Opinion

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WBNS

From Gas To Groceries: Franklin County Auditor Works To Keep Your Life In Sync

It's a little-known group of very important people in Franklin County tasked with the job of making sure you get what you pay for.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Man sentenced to prison for killing 18-year-old woman

A Far East Side man was sentenced today to life in prison with no chance of parole for 29 years for his role in the execution-style slaying of an 18-year-old woman and the wounding of her boyfriend.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Gahanna, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Deputies release photos of car seen before slaying

Investigators are looking for a car that might be connected to the killing of a handyman in Prairie Township last week.

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The Columbus Dispatch

Supreme Court clarifies rules for consecutive sentences

A Delaware County judge pretty much hammered a Columbus man when the career criminal appeared before him for prying open hotel vending machines and stealing $117 in change.

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Related Topix: Delaware County, OH, Columbus, OH

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

West Side shelter opens to accommodate homeless families

Adamant that it wouldn't turn away homeless families, the Community Shelter Board used to put those who couldn't squeeze into the YWCA Family Shelter up on cots, in churches and at motels overnight.

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