Franklin County Newswire

Franklin County Newswire

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

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  1. County foreclosures dropRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Columbus Dispatch

    Including June's figures, 1,698 foreclosure cases were filed in Franklin County during the first half of the year - 40 percent below a year ago and the lowest number since the Franklin County Clerk started tracking foreclosures in 2001.

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  2. Drug use, disease worry officialsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Crescent-News.com

    ... has state health officials considering new ways to combat the issue, including a needle-exchange program. Franklin County is on pace to record more than 1,400 cases this year alone, The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1NJgUtB) reported in a recent ...

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  3. Former police officer can avoid drug conviction with treatmentRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

    A former Madison Township police officer can avoid a conviction for drug possession if he completes a court-ordered treatment program, a Franklin County judge ruled today. Timothy W. Johnson, 57, of Hilliard, filed a request for what's known as "intervention in lieu of conviction," which was approved by Common Pleas Judge Laurel Beatty.

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  4. Innocence For Sale: Traffickers Turning To Apps To Lure Victims Into Sex TradeRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | WBNS

    ... Ohio massage parlors , but law enforcement says victims don't have to leave home to suffer exploitation. The Franklin County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is investigating a case in Columbus involving an app called You Now which allows ...

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  5. Tobacco Outlet burglars plead guiltyRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Madison Press

    Two suspects accused of burglarizing a a West Jefferson tobacco shop and leading police on a high-speed chase pleaded guilty to felony charges stemming from the April incident Monday. Danielle Tomak, 26, of Delaware, was initially charged with complicity to theft, complicity to breaking and entering and failure to comply after breaking into Tobacco Outlet, located at 245 E. Main St., West Jefferson, with two others on April 15. West Jefferson police and Franklin County sheriff's deputies gave chase. 1 comment

  6. Former foster dad pleads guilty to sex chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... in his care. Herbert C. King Jr., 42, of Barkwillow Lane pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual battery. Franklin County Common Pleas Judge David E. Cain imposed the prison sentence on two counts and put King on probation for five years on the ... 4 comments

  7. Ohio's rise in heroin use, disease worries health officialsRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | WBNS

    ... ) reports the number of hepatitis C cases statewide grew from 10,020 in 2013 to 15,887 in 2014. Franklin County is on pace to record more than 1,400 cases this year alone. Hepatitis C is a treatable but possibly deadly blood-borne viral disease that ...

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  8. Fatal crash closes Rt. 23 near Pickaway County lineRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Columbus Dispatch

    Rt. 23 has been closed in southern Franklin County because of a fatal crash, according to state transportation officials. A release from the Ohio Department of Transportation says 23 is closed in both directions at Rowe Road, north of the Pickaway County line.

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  9. Fewer are trying for GEDs after price of test triplesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Crescent-News.com

    ... and technical education for Columbus City Schools, one of the largest GED-preparation organizations in Franklin County. "Everything was elevated. People got that word, and it even created more of a panic," Potts said. "Whenever there's any kind of ...

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  10. Interstate 64 repairs, resurfacing start MondayRead the original story

    Yesterday | WXIX-TV Cincinnati

    A stretch of Interstate 64 in Franklin and Shelby counties may see some lane closures starting Monday as resurfacing work and bridge deck repairs begin.

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  11. Remains rarely claimed after months at funeral homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... up in the storage room, waiting to be claimed. This is similar to the process for indigent funerals that the Franklin County coroner's office follows. Greg Rolfsen, the manager of investigations and morgue operations, said the coroner's office ...

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  12. Lifetime license ban rarely imposed on Ohio driversRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... blood-alcohol content was more than three times the level at which a person is considered impaired in Ohio. Franklin County Common Pleas Judge David E. Cain, who will impose the sentence on Aug. 21, said he can't remember suspending a driver's ...

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  13. Hepatitis C surge in central Ohio may spur needle-exchange programRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Columbus Dispatch

    The boom in heroin use paired with a surge in hepatitis C infections in Franklin County and across Ohio have heightened worries about the spread of other diseases, particularly HIV, and sparked conversations about a local needle exchange. Hepatitis C, a treatable but sometimes deadly viral disease that attacks the liver, was diagnosed in 719 people in Franklin County five years ago.

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  14. CrimeTracker 10 Monday's Most Wanted: Patrick FlanaganRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WBNS

    Franklin County Sheriff's Office believes he may be hiding on the west side of Columbus, just south of Upper Arlington and Hilliard.

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  15. Fourth Of July Celebrations Cause Dogs To Run Away Over Holiday WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | WBNS

    ... Gwen Talley whose Shih Tzu took off during the holiday festivities. Pickles was one of 55 dogs picked by Franklin County Animal Care and Control during the fourth of July weekend. "They're just going to run for cover," said Dickson. "They're going ... 3 comments

  16. Fireworks lands terrified pets in Franklin County dog shelterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The Columbus Dispatch

    By early this afternoon, the Franklin County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center had taken in more than 55 pets, mostly dogs. While not as severe a problem as recent years, the influx of pets is a concern for the shelter at 4340 Tamarack Blvd. on the North Side.

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  17. Ohio briefsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The Daily Record

    ... recovering from injuries suffered in separate bike accidents on the same day. The Columbus Dispatch reports Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien was training for a triathlon Sunday when he crashed after riding over a traffic-calming device. The ...

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  18. Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling to allow parental equalityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... be amended to include both Ray and Matt - who married about 18 months ago in New York - as their parents. Franklin County requires all couples, whether gay or straight, to be married for a year before adopting, said Probate Court administrative ...

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  19. Franklin Co. jail to save money serving fresh-cut french friesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Recordpub.com

    The Columbus Dispatch reports the Franklin County sheriff's office is buying equipment to cut whole potatoes and plans to stop serving frozen french fries to inmates at the county jail.

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  20. Fewer Ohioans try for GEDs after price of test triplesRead the original story

    Saturday | Marietta Times

    ... and technical education for Columbus City Schools, one of the largest GED-preparation organizations in Franklin County. "Everything was elevated. People got that word, and it even created more of a panic," Potts said. "Whenever there's any kind of ...

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