Franklin County Newswire

Franklin County Newswire

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  1. Bob Hunter commentary | Buster Douglas' ring could help young boxersRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... can start to blur, so it's fortunate that Johnson's next call was to former boxer Troy Speakman. The Franklin County deputy sheriff and boxing and MMA promoter had been weighing the idea of reviving the old Police Athletic League youth boxing ...

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  2. Boyce says he inherited employee who launched kickback schemeRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... he said, adding that he believed "the checks and balances were in place." Boyce now is running for Franklin County commissioner in the Democratic primary on March 15 against incumbent Paula Brooks. Brooks has hammered Boyce for the reports and ...

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  3. Supreme Court asked to decide if man can keep his bobcatRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... informed him he was required to obtain a dangerous wild animal permit from the Department of Agriculture. Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Mark Serrott and the Franklin County Court of Appeals both subsequently ruled that bobcats are not dangerous ...

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  4. Remember snow? It's falling in ColumbusRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... and Fairfield counties from 6 p.m. today through 6 a.m. Wednesday. Rain is mixing with snow in some parts of Franklin County, but that's expected to change to all snow showers by 5 p.m., said Jeff Sites, a meteorologist with the National Weather ... 5 comments

  5. Weather Geek Report: Up To 4 Inches Of Snow Possible Over Next 48 HoursRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | WBNS

    Scattered snow showers over the next 48 hours may leave parts of Central Ohio with up to 4 inches of accumulation. Because of this the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Franklin County and locations to our south and east.

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  6. Is Columbus demolishing too many vacant houses?Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Columbus Dispatch

    Columbus and Franklin County have nearly $3.5 million to demolish vacant houses this year, a little less than in previous years but enough to tear down hundreds of them in neighborhoods across the city. But some area leaders, fearing that a neighborhood's fabric will be irrevocably altered, still debate whether the city should aim for so many. 3 comments

  7. New ambassador program links neighbors with resourcesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... especially interested in knowing all it can: The nonprofit organization operates the busy 2-1-1 helpline for Franklin County, providing information and referrals around the clock on thousands of social service, government and community resources. ...

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  8. O'Brien best choice for county prosecutorRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... City Council President Zach Klein. With all due respect to Economus, Klein is not qualified to become the Franklin County prosecuting attorney, and it would be an injustice to Franklin County residents to unseat Ron O'Brien. The only relevant ...

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  9. Guard suspended after fraud indictmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | This Week Community News

    A corrections officer for the Licking County Sheriff's Office recently was placed on paid leave after he was indicted on an insurance-fraud charge. The indictment filed in Franklin County Common Pleas Court on Jan. 19 charges Chad Masa, 26, with a single count of insurance fraud, a fourth-degree felony.

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  10. The week ahead with a spiritual view in central Ohio: April 29-May 5, 2013Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2013 | Examiner.com

    ... more about the activities planned for the State of Ohio and find out about events scheduled to take place in Franklin County. A special webcast, " Stand with Scouts Sunday ," will be shown on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 7 p.m. (ET). Produced by the ...

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  11. Grave markers, thousands of pounds of plastic found in scrapyard stingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | The Columbus Dispatch

    Detective Jack Addington, who works scrapyards, shows the types of items that Columbus police used to sell to scrapyards during a sting around Franklin County. Fred Squillante/Dispatch A Columbus-area scrapyard sting led police officers to a few obvious finds: Copper wire, aluminum wire, about 4 tons of shredded plastic.

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  12. Reynoldsburg Man Indicted For Murder After Toddler's Squeezing DeathRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | WBNS

    ... in the death of Khloe Lee who died late Jan. 25 or early Jan. 26 in an apartment in Reynoldsburg. The Franklin County coroner's office says the child suffered a major skull fracture from someone squeezing her head. Authorities say the child was the ...

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  13. Local GOP senators want more info on Browns facilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | The Columbus Dispatch

    Franklin County's two Republican state senators are so far noncommittal over a request for the state to pay $5 million to help build a facility in Columbus that the Browns can use for training camp. Browns ownership is looking to move training camp from Berea to somewhere out of the Cleveland area, perhaps by 2017.

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  14. A housing surpriseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | The Columbus Dispatch

    Over the last two years, Reynoldsburg home prices rose the most of any major Franklin County municipality, according to a report released this morning by Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo. Mingo's office compared average sales prices in 2013 to prices last year in the 15 Franklin County taxing districts with the most home sales.

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  15. Report: Office should have noticed 'something rotten'Read the original story

    Friday Feb 5 | Toledo Blade

    ... Strickland to fill a vacancy. Mr. Boyce is currently a state representative from Columbus who is running for Franklin County commissioner. "we did develop evidence that other Treasurer of State's office employees knew or should have known that Ahmad ...

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  16. Grove City man wanted on charges of child pornRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | This Week Community News

    A warrant for the arrest of a Grove City man has been issued after the Franklin County Internet Crimes Against Children task force executed a child-pornography search warrant at his residence. Steven Sloter, 35, was not at home Feb. 3 when task-force members searched his residence at 4488 Clayburn Drive.

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  17. Minerva Park officer reports seeing howler monkeyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | This Week Community News

    ... and we didn't have any information on any exotic pet owners of monkeys in the area." The department called Franklin County officials, who contacted the Ohio Department of Agriculture, which is tasked with sending animal experts to help catch exotic ...

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  18. Deputies searching for Grove City man charged with pandering child pornographyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | WDTN-TV Dayton

    Cleveland Browns and a Columbus group are seeking $5 million from the state to help the team move its summer training camp to central Ohio The Browns and a Columbus development group have asked the state to help pay $5 million to build a practice facility for the Browns at Ohio After finding out their coach's cancer diagnosis, a girls' basketball team has inspired a school and a community to help him in his battle. According to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, 35-year-old Steven Sloter, has been under investigation since 2011 for the possession and distribution of child pornography. 3 comments

  19. Man charged in death of 16-month old girl in OhioRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 4 | The Delaware Gazette

    ... Khloe Lee who died late Jan. 25 or early Jan. 26 in an apartment in the Columbus suburb of Reynoldsburg. The Franklin County coroner's office says the child suffered a major skull fracture from someone squeezing her head. Authorities say the ...

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  20. Reynoldsburg man indicted in toddler's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... felony child endangering in the Jan. 26 death of Khloe Lee, 16 months old. The indictment was filed today. Franklin County Coroner Anahi Ortiz ruled Khloe's death a homicide after an autopsy, according to Franklin County court records. Larrick was ...

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