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13 min ago | The Columbus Dispatch

All 4 incumbents in Franklin County's 8 judicial races are Kasich appointees

Rita McNeil Danish didn't have much time to get comfortable in her new job as a Franklin County Domestic Relations and Juvenile Court judge.

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Related Topix: Rita Hayworth, US Governors, John Kasich, Mason, OH, US News, Representative Mary Jo Kilroy, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Columbus, OH

Tue Aug 26, 2014

WBNS

Columbus Attorney Sentenced To 13 Years In Prison For Sex Crimes

The sentencing comes after a Franklin County jury found Armengau guilty last month on nine of 18 charges, including one count of rape, four counts of sexual battery and two counts of gross sexual imposition.

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The Columbus Dispatch

Suspended lawyer Armengau sentenced to 13 years for sex crimes

Suspended lawyer Javier Armengau was sentenced today to 13 years in prison for raping a client and sexually assaulting two other women with connections to his legal practice.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH

WBNS

Ohio attorney general requires harassment training

The office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says it required all employees to take a refresher sexual harassment course on the recommendation of a prosecutor who investigated a claim of harassment in the office two years ago.

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The Columbus Dispatch

Costs for road salt rising

Keeping roads clear this winter is going to be a lot more expensive than last year.

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The Columbus Dispatch

Bexley wants oversight on rentals

But leaders of the city, which is home to Capital University, expect that the actual number is much higher.

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Related Topix: Bexley, OH, Capital University

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Madison Press

Three charged in Mt. Sterling burglary

Three Columbus men will face burglary and theft charges after allegedly breaking into a Mount Sterling residence with a juvenile and taking a firearm.

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Related Topix: Mount Sterling, OH, Columbus, OH, Madison County, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Metro Parks' John O'Meara to retire in November

John O'Meara, who has led Metro Parks for 16 years, will retire Nov. 30. The agency announced this afternoon that O'Meara, who spent 35 years in parks and conservation, wants to spend more time with family and pursue other interests, especially outdoor adventures.

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The Columbus Dispatch

Taxpayers might have to pay for Columbus police officer's feud with brother

Columbus police Sgt. Steve Tarini once called off sick to coordinate officers who were serving a protection order against his brother.

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

The Columbus Dispatch

Coleman has put out welcome mat for immigrants in Columbus

Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman, who established Columbus' New Americans Initiative 10 years ago, is seen as a leader in efforts by cities nationwide to assist immigrants.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH, Immigration Reform

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Defendant loses federal appeal over Franklin County deputies' stun-gun use

A federal appeals court has ruled against the final defendant in a class-action civil lawsuit accusing Franklin County jail deputies of sadistically using stun guns on prisoners.

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Related Topix: Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Norwalk Reflector

Victim: "He will do it again to someone else"

She lived in terror for three months while the man who raped her in her Olde Towne East apartment remained at large.

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WBNS

Two People Critically Injured In Motorcycle Crash

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says a car driven by a 19-year-old man hit the back of the motorcycle.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH, Grove City, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

John Switzer commentary: High beef prices bringing back days of rustlers, farmers say

With the price of beef going through the roof nowadays, cattle rustling is coming back into vogue across the country and in Ohio.

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Related Topix: Life, Beef, Food, Meat, Harrisburg, OH, Madison County, OH, Tuscarawas County, OH

Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Woman whose car plunged into Griggs is identified

A woman who died after her car went into the Scioto River on Friday has been identified by the Franklin County coroner.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH, Upper Arlington, OH

Fri Aug 22, 2014

WLVQ-FM Columbus

5 sobriety checkpoints planned for tonight

Two more sobriety checkpoints have been announced for tonight. That makes five in central Ohio - one in Columbus, one in Licking County, two in Delaware County and one in Logan County.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH, Licking County, OH, Delaware County, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Man found not guilty in shooting death of teen during fight

A Franklin County jury has acquitted a 19-year-old man in the death of a 16-year-old boy who was shot during a fight last summer outside a Far East Side apartment complex.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Columbus, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Brown backs legislation aimed at combating infant mortality

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced new legislation this morning that he hopes will help combat the state's infant-mortality crisis, the latest in a string of efforts by local, state and federal officials.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Sherrod Brown, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Columbus, OH, Cuyahoga County, OH

WTVN-AM Columbus

Public, private, Catholic, charter school students in Franklin County can apply

Charity Newsies is ready to begin taking applications for its clothing program Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilltop and Linden Columbus Metropolitan Library branches.

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The Columbus Dispatch

Middle West Spirits has hit with barrel-finished vodka

Middle West Spirits co-owners Ryan Lang, left, and Brady Konya, right, made by accident a Honey Vanilla Bean Vodka that has been popular in Columbus, Ohio on August 11, 2014.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH, Drink, Whiskey, Liquor, Bourbon Whiskey, Chagrin Falls, OH

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