Franklin County Newswire

Franklin County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Franklin County, OH.

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  1. Mosquito boom: Pests, including West Nile carriers, are up 50%Read the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... as many compared with this time last year. So far, about 66,000 mosquitoes have been caught in traps across Franklin County this year. At this time last year, health officials counted 33,000, said Charlie Broschart, environmental health division ... 4 comments

  2. Medicaid rule is hurting mentally illRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... hospitals for stays of up to 15 days. Free-standing psychiatric facilities account for 162 inpatient beds in Franklin County, and 228 additional beds are in the works. Making those beds available to all residents, regardless of payer source, will go ...

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  3. Deputy surpassed 100 mph before fatal Hilltop crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Columbus Dispatch

    Dash-camera footage shows a deputy with the Franklin County sheriff's office was traveling nearly 100 mph when he struck a van on the Hilltop, killing the driver this month. Brown's van was pulling from a KeyBank parking lot on the south side of Sullivant Avenue, just west of Demorest Road, at the time and was hit on the driver's side.

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  4. Fired principal defends data changes in courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Columbus Dispatch

    A court hearing for fired Columbus City Schools Principal Tiffany Chavers turned heated today, as her attorney accused the judge of having already made up his mind and the judge responded that he was being insulted. Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Richard A. Frye said that it sounded like Chavers was employing "the Nuremberg defense,"when she said that she was just following orders when she changed student data to maker her school look better and shouldn't be fired for it.

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  5. Baby-death numbers decline a bit in Ohio but still top national averageRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 28 | Norwalk Reflector

    ... look better. The country saw an overall rate of 6.0 that year, a white rate of 5.1 and a black rate of 11.2. Franklin County's infant-mortality rate for 2013 was worse than the state average: 8.3, a bit better than the counties that are home to ...

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  6. Shrapnel remained inside decorated WWII vet for rest of lifeRead the original story

    Friday | Stars and Stripes

    ... who researched his father-in-law's military career. Gray had the distinction of being the first man from Franklin County to be wounded on D-Day, June 6, 1944. He carried 13 pieces of shrapnel in his arm for the rest of his life, which ended on ...

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  7. Three on Columbus council paid for football trip after bribe probe revealedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... campaign sent a check for the trip in late December. Until last week, Raphael was on the board of the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority , which owns the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Nationwide Arena. On Dec. 2, Centerplate, a ...

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  8. Zach Scott lays out mayoral goals, names campaign managerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | The Columbus Dispatch

    Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott announced today that former State Rep. Tracy Maxwell Heard will manage his mayoral campaign and said he wants to increase public trust in Columbus government. Lobbyists would be barred from serving on boards or commissions, he said, and an online database of local government spending would be open to the public. 5 comments

  9. Prison term overturned for man who helped dump body of womanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | The Columbus Dispatch

    The Franklin County Court of Appeals has overturned a 10-month prison sentence for a Grove City man who admitted that he got rid of a woman's body after she died of a heroin overdose. Nicholas B. McCord, 23, shouldn't have been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty in December to abuse of a corpse, a three-judge panel ruled today.

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  10. Coming upRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 28 | This Week Community News

    City of Reynoldsburg , National Night Out event, 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 4, in the Big Lots parking lot, 6300 E. Livingston Ave. Police officers and firefighters will be on hand, along with a Franklin County canine unit and the MedFlight helicopter. There will be music and food, as well as a Krav Maga self-defense demonstration.

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  11. Immunization clinic set up for childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 28 | This Week Community News

    Franklin County Public Health will offer childhood immunizations by appointment only at a clinic set for 9:40 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, at the Gahanna Municipal Building, 200 S. Hamilton Road. Cash, checks, Medicaid, CareSource, Buckeye, Paramount, United Healthcare Community, United Healthcare Private, Anthem Blue Cross-Blue Shield or Molina are accepted.

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  12. ResponsibleOhio plans to submit signatures earlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Cleveland.com

    ... ResponsibleOhio says it never received that assurance. ResponsibleOhio is seeking an injunction from the Franklin County Common Pleas Court to submit petitions through the end of the day, said ResponsibleOhio spokeswoman Faith Oltman. Meanwhile, the ...

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  13. Inmate charged with sending threat, white powder to judgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Daily-Jeff.com

    A central Ohio grand jury has indicted an Ohio prison inmate on charges that he sent a threatening letter containing white powder and labeled "anthrax" to a judge who presided over one of his cases. Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien says 31-year-old Sean Heisa sent the letter last month to Judge Kim Brown.

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  14. Dog claimed by rescue group ordered back to original ownerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Norwalk Reflector

    ... of the dog has been at the center of a legal dispute since last July, when Covatch filed a lawsuit in Franklin County Municipal Court saying the Central Ohio Sheltie Rescue was holding Piper captive and refusing to return her. She and Michelle ...

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  15. Work on new Vets Memorial to start in AugustRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | The Columbus Dispatch

    The Columbus Downtown Development Corporation is now in possession of the old Franklin County Veterans Memorial site, with construction on the new Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum expected to begin in early August. Turner Construction will manage the project for the development company.

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  16. Inmate accused of threatening Franklin County judgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | The Columbus Dispatch

    An Ohio prison inmate was indicted today in connection with a threat against a Franklin County judge. Sean A. Heisa, 31, of Lancaster in Fairfield County, faces three charges: unlawful possession or use of a hoax weapon of mass destruction, intimidation and retaliation, Prosecutor Ron O'Brien said in a news release.

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  17. How To Receive Franklin County Emergency Alerts At Your FingertipsRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 29 | WBNS

    Dozens of emergencies happen every day in Franklin County. Those scary situations rose in minutes last month along Jackson Pike Road, when Franklin County Sheriff's deputies rescued nurses from high flood waters.

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  18. Franklin County lifts W. Broad St. boil alertRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | The Columbus Dispatch

    Franklin County has lifted the boil alert for water customers near W. Broad St. Water service has been restored, and the water is safe to drink. Service was disrupted Monday when an Ohio Department of Transportation contractor broke a county-owned water main.

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  19. Prison inmate indicted in threat against judgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | The Columbus Dispatch

    An Ohio prison inmate has been indicted in connection with a threat against a Franklin County judge. Sean Andrew Heisa, 31, faces three charges: unlawful possession or use of a hoax weapon of mass destruction, intimidation and retaliation, Prosecutor Ron O'Brien said in a release.

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  20. Busy 4-H'ers still find time to flourishRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 28 | This Week Community News

    Claire Schamp, 16, starts a cheer with her friend, Sydney Wyngarden , 14, before competing with her horse, Romeo, during a fun show Tuesday, July 21, at the Franklin County Fair in Hilliard. Schamp, like most 4-H'ers, keeps a busy schedule through the summer and fair season.

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