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2 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Jefferson Township trustees kill vote on income tax

With business owners offering to help find other sources of revenue, Jefferson Township became the second township in Franklin County this month to rescind an income-tax measure on the May 6 ballot.

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Related Topix: Gahanna, OH

Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

City sues to halt app-based car service Lyft

The city filed a lawsuit today to try to stop the app-based car service Lyft from operating in Columbus, as arguments wrapped up in a similar case against UberX.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH

Daily-Jeff.com

Prosecutors criticize Ohio death penalty review

A committee that spent more than two years studying Ohio's capital punishment law made several recommendations that are anti-death penalty, are one-sided and have a pro-defense bias, prosecutors said Tuesday in a dissenting report.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty

TheCourier.com

Bones Believed To Be Southwestern Ohio Womana s

Authorities say human bones found in southeastern Indiana are believed to be those of a 21-year-old Ohio woman whose skeletal remains were found in the same area.

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Related Topix: Fairfield, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Unexplained shooting will cost man 12 years

Terrence E. Blake can't explain why he shot a guard in the parking lot of a Walmart on the Northeast Side and stole his truck.

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The Columbus Dispatch

Kasich woos GOP throng at Franklin County fundraiser

Almost 1,000 people plopped down at least $100 apiece to hear Gov. John Kasich last night, making the annual Lincoln-Reagan dinner the biggest fundraiser in Franklin County GOP history.

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Related Topix: US Governors, John Kasich, US Politics, Ted Strickland, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Ohio State University

Tue Apr 22, 2014

WKSU-FM Kent

Four prosecutors make their own recommendations on Ohio's death penalty

The Takeaway is a national morning news program that invites listeners to be part of the American conversation.

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The Columbus Dispatch

Franklin County won't send corrected ballots to replace ones already sent

The Franklin County Board of Elections will not mail absentee ballots that now contain the name of Sheriff Zach Scott to Democratic voters who received earlier ballots without Scott's name.

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Cleveland.com

Cuyahoga County continues to lead state in absentee ballots cast for May primary

Cuyahoga County continues to lead the state in absentee ballots cast for the May primary election, according to reports from county boards of election.

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Related Topix: Cuyahoga County, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Hilliard man sentenced to 20 years for killing mother

A 23-year-old man pleaded guilty this morning to killing his mother and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

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Related Topix: Hilliard, OH, Chillicothe, OH, Ross County, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Central Ohio jobless rate hits six-year low

Central Ohio's jobless rate hit a six-year low in March, according to state figures released this morning that show the rate fell in all of the state's 88 counties last month.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Columbus, OH, Delaware County, OH, Fairfield County, OH

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Court puts sheriff on ballot for committee post

The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered that a central Ohio sheriff be put back on the May primary ballot for a Democratic party committee post.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Toledo Blade

'Operation Street Smart' at Lourdes

Lt. Shawn Bain, right, answers questions about illegal drugs and their paraphernalia after helping lead a presentation entitled, "Operation Street Smart."

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Related Topix: Drugs, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Powell, OH

WBNS

Monday's Most Wanted: Robert Tingler

Franklin County deputies are looking for a man wanted on robbery charges. Robert Tingler is this week's Monday's Most Wanted fugitive.

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The Columbus Dispatch

Methadone given to girl at age 4 started her slow death

Four days before her fifth birthday, on Oct. 7, 2010, Amya was sick and having trouble sleeping in her South Side home.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Columbus, OH

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Man mowing South Side field finds body

Randy Jackson had just started mowing the hilly field off Watkins Road on the South Side when he spotted the bright white tennis shoes about 6:30 p.m. yesterday.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

More of Ohio's GOP legislators face primary foes from right

Fueled by issues including Common Core education standards, Medicaid expansion and stricter abortion limits, a large number of conservative challengers have emerged this year in Franklin County and across Ohio to take on Republican state legislators.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Healthcare Law, Law, Abortion, Hilliard, OH, Electronic, Gonzales

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Olentangy schools keep out 5 students who lack mumps vaccination

Five Olentangy Local Schools students will stay home for at least 25 days or until they get a mumps vaccine in the wake of news of two connected cases in one school.

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Related Topix: Health, Mumps, Vaccinations, Delaware County, OH, Columbus, OH

The Daily Record

Narcotics agents give pointers to parents

Franklin County Sheriff's Office narcotics agent Lt. Shawn Bain and retired narcotics agent Sgt.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Powell, OH

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Lancaster Eagle-Gazette

Lithopolis hopes to receive grant for 96-acre nature preserve

Lithopolis officials hope to set aside almost $670,000 for a 96-acre recreation area.

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Related Topix: Lithopolis, OH, Canal Winchester, OH

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