Retired Army Staff Sgt. Jason Gibson briskly raised the colors for which he gave so much as he received the gift of a new home in western Union County today.
CINCINNATI -- An aging white lion given to the Cincinnati Zoo by performers Seigfried & Roy had to be euthanized because of age-related health issues. The zoo says Future - one of two male African white lions loaned permanently by Siegfried and Roy in 1998 - was put down Thursday.
One person was killed and another was taken to the hospital last night after a hit-and-run crash on the South Side, police said.
Delaware County’s embattled former economic-development director has accepted a similar position in neighboring Morrow County.
Columbus police are warning parents and children to stay alert after they received four recent reports of child enticement and attempted abductions on the North Side. Police said detectives with the Special Victims Bureau and a crime analyst noticed that the reports all occurred in an area bounded by Rt.
Researchers at the state’s six children’s hospitals will spend the next three years studying how often medical providers overlook minor injuries to babies that often are signs of child abuse.
A group including police officers, ministers, a prosecutor and a probation officer began dissecting how the state trains its police officers yesterday after a controversial series of killings by police in Ohio and elsewhere.
Dublin will pay Wendy’s $812,327 for 3.71 acres on which the city plans to build an east-west connector in the Bridge Street District.
About 125 people gathered last night at Gahanna Lincoln High School’s football field to pray for a miracle for Bill Lewis, the Columbus city mobility engineer gravely injured on Friday when a crash sent a bus hurtling onto a Downtown sidewalk.
This list is compiled from voluntary submissions by parents to hospitals.
WASHINGTON — A resolution honoring Ohioan and Olympic athlete Jesse Owens has been approved by the U.S. Senate. Ohio senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman yesterday announced approval this week of the measure introduced by Brown and co-sponsored by Portman.
Ohio State will pay $500,000 and provide free undergraduate tuition to a former student who lost a leg after being run over by a university contractor’s dump truck in September 2012.
Four children reported being enticed by or nearly abducted by strangers this month on the North Side, prompting Columbus police to warn city residents yesterday to stay alert.
A new Ohio law signed today by Gov. John Kasich will shield from public disclosure the supplier of drugs used in future lethal injections effective March 20, 2015.
A Far West Side man was sentenced this morning to 30 months in prison for dumping a woman’s body in a ditch after she died from a drug overdose. Corey P.
During a speech in front of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Gov. John Kasich promised to crack down on charter school operators who are not doing their job of educating children, Dispatch Public Affairs Editor Darrel Rowland writes.
The Olentangy school district will pay substitute teachers and tutors more in 2015 to help the district stay competitive with nearby school systems, officials said.
A man admitted yesterday that he killed and mutilated a dog in Newark on Wednesday. Harley J. Paynter, 19, of 435 Ballard Ave., pleaded guilty in Licking County Municipal Court yesterday to the animal-cruelty charge along with additional charges of drug abuse and underage alcohol consumption.
U.S. District Judge Algenon L. Marbley has agreed to step down from the Ohio State University board of trustees to end an Ohio Ethics Commission inquiry into his longstanding relationship with the school.
An orange cone has replaced the flexible traffic sign that used to warn Neil Avenue drivers that pedestrians can cross at the intersection with Collins Avenue. A car or a truck took out the sign, which was part of an enhanced crosswalk designed to slow traffic and make the area safer for pedestrians.
The mother of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy fatally shot by police in November praised about 80 protestors at the Ohio Statehouse today for coming to her support.
Flu continues to sicken and hospitalize more Ohioans and has now led to two teenagers’ deaths in the state.
The owner of an adults-only, romantic-themed hotel has backed out of a land contract to build another in Delaware County after he learned that he’d have to pay to extend a road through the property.
CLEVELAND — A Muslim woman has sued Cuyahoga County in northeast Ohio alleging she was forced to attend Christian church services during a 60-day jail stint on an assault charge.
Christmas might come early for central Ohioans traveling for the holidays, given low gas prices and predictions of mild weather. The AAA Auto Club is predicting the highest travel volume on record for Dec.
In a ruling that seemingly matters little, the Ohio Supreme Court yesterday upheld the home-rule rights of Columbus and other cities to handle traffic-camera tickets as in-house civil matters. In a 4-3 vote, the justices overturned an appeals court finding that red-light and speed-camera tickets robbed courts of their jurisdiction and deprived cited motorists of their due-process rights in court.
On the day voters shot down a fire levy in Plain Township, firefighters there went out on 14 emergency runs, 12 of them in New Albany. Some fire chiefs might see that as a slap in the face, but not longtime Plain Township Fire Chief John Hoovler.
There were 14 days of testimony by 43 witnesses. More than 100 exhibits were introduced into evidence. The termination hearing for former Marion-Franklin High School Principal Pamela Diggs ended yesterday, but it will be late March before the hearing officer will issue his ruling on whether Columbus City Schools should fire her for her role in the district’s data scandal.
The Festival of Lights joined Wildlights last night at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
The Olympics are headed to Brazil, and so is Columbus-based Red Roof Inn. Red Roof Inn has announced a partnership with Brazil-based Nobile Hoteis to develop as many as 40 hotels in the South American country by 2025.