Columbus Dispatch

  • Grave markers, thousands of pounds of plastic found in scrapyard sting
    Friday - 02/05/2016 - 07:19 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};A Columbus-area scrapyard sting led police officers to a few obvious finds: Copper wire, aluminum wire, about 4 tons of shredded plastic. But when they searched one city scrapyard, they found a World War II grave marker meant to hold the American flag.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Judge Pat Sheeran decides not to seek re-election
    Friday - 02/05/2016 - 04:43 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Pat Sheeran has decided not to seek re-election, forcing the county Republican Party to find someone to replace him on the November ballot.

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  • Megabus drops route to Cleveland
    Friday - 02/05/2016 - 12:46 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-BUSINESS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-BUSINESS"};Low-cost, intra-city bus service Megabus has suspended a Cleveland-to-Atlanta route, resulting in the loss of the bus connection between Columbus and Cleveland. The route was discontinued in early January because it was not meeting financial expectations, a Megabus spokesman confirmed; he said low gas prices likely were one factor in lower-than-anticipated ridership.

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  • Columbus murder suspect arrested in Georgia
    Friday - 02/05/2016 - 11:15 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};A man wanted in connection with a Jan. 30 murder on Columbus' East Side has been arrested in Georgia, police say. Shante Stevenson, 22, was arrested Thursday in Marietta, Ga.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Monkey on the lam in Minerva Park
    Friday - 02/05/2016 - 04:33 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};Minerva Park police are looking for a howler monkey that was seen by an officer in the village early Thursday morning.

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  • Mount Carmel joins Texas company to open free-standing emergency departments
    Friday - 02/05/2016 - 06:42 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};Mount Carmel Health System is joining a fast-growing national company to open "multiple" free-standing emergency departments across central Ohio — a move certain to intensify an already fierce competition among local nonprofit hospitals.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Interfaith group forms peace circle to support temple destroyed by arsonist
    Thursday - 02/04/2016 - 09:33 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};Standing in the gravel lot next to the charred remains of the Columbus Karma Thegsum Choling meditation center on Thursday, Tom Broadwater asked the more than 100 supporters who had gathered to visualize the person who set fire to the Buddhist temple over the weekend.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Rep. Joyce Beatty to attend NAACP Image Awards
    Thursday - 02/04/2016 - 05:33 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};There’s a big difference between the U.S. House floor and a Hollywood red carpet, but by Friday night, Rep. Joyce Beatty will know what it feels like to have set foot on both.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Husted certifies drug price issue with 'reservations'
    Thursday - 02/04/2016 - 01:51 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};A drug price control ballot issue has been certified "with reservations" by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, but only after he threw out 35,753 signatures he said were submitted illegally.

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  • Improved housing market boosts M/I Homes’ results
    Thursday - 02/04/2016 - 10:43 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-BUSINESS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-BUSINESS"};A rising housing market helped M/I Homes report a 21 percent rise in income this morning.

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  • Minerva Park reports second monkey sighting
    Friday - 02/05/2016 - 04:32 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};There has been a second monkey sighting in Minerva Park.

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  • Union to file grievance over lack of notice of employee with Legionnaires' disease
    Friday - 02/05/2016 - 12:34 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};The largest state employee union is filing a grievance accusing the state of failing to notify workers in the Rhodes Tower that a co-worker had contracted Legionnaires' disease.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Wreck closes Rt. 62 near Johnstown
    Friday - 02/05/2016 - 10:12 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};A multi-vehicle crash involving at least one semi has closed Rt. 62 east of Johnstown in Licking County, and the Monroe Township fire chief posted on social media that someone was killed in the wreck.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • IRS crackdown seeks deterrence with tax-time prosecutions
    Friday - 02/05/2016 - 07:09 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};It’s tax season, when the bow-tied guy urges America to “Get its billion back” and the late-night hawker offers cash now if you just can’t wait for that refund.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Wayne National Forest seeks public comment on gypsy moth spraying
    Friday - 02/05/2016 - 05:46 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};Wayne National Forest officials are seeking public comment on whether to control leaf-eating gypsy moths with an aerial spray that disrupts their reproduction. State officials plan to spray the national forest area that takes in Athens, Hocking, Morgan, Perry and Vinton counties in the spring with either mating-disruption pheromone or Gypchek.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Retired Marietta police officer reunited with canine partner
    Friday - 02/05/2016 - 06:54 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};The tale of the police officer who was told he could not keep his beloved canine partner with him in retirement has a happy ending.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • One killed in Licking County crash
    Thursday - 02/04/2016 - 05:15 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};A person died in a two-car crash just outside of New Albany Thursday afternoon

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  • State revises number of failing charter schools to get federal grant money
    Thursday - 02/04/2016 - 05:40 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};As state education officials seek the release of a $71 million federal charter school grant, they now say Ohio has nearly 10 times as many failing charter schools as previously claimed.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Portman says, without changes, he will oppose trade agreement
    Thursday - 02/04/2016 - 02:08 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};Sen. Rob Portman, a long-time champion of international trade, said today he would oppose a free trade agreement “in its current form” which had been negotiated by the Obama administration with 11 other Pacific-rim countries.

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  • L Brands posts record sales despite lackluster January
    Thursday - 02/04/2016 - 10:55 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-BUSINESS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-BUSINESS"};L Brands today reported record fourth-quarter sales despite a weak showing in January. The Columbus-based parent of Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fourth quarter, ended Jan.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • 2 arrested in sale of pot-laced candy at Gahanna high school
    Friday - 02/05/2016 - 07:33 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};Three Gahanna Lincoln High School students were sickened on Wednesday, two needing hospital treatment, after consuming marijuana-laced hard candies, school officials say.

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  • Weak controls led to corruption while Boyce was state treasurer, report says
    Friday - 02/05/2016 - 12:37 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};A new report says former state Treasurer Kevin Boyce had no direct knowledge of a kickback scheme involving his top deputy, but major weaknesses inside the office allowed the corruption to proliferate.

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  • Zoo's new polar bear cub named Nora
    Friday - 02/05/2016 - 09:58 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};It took a few months, but the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium's new polar bear cub now has a name: Nora.

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  • Ohio Politics Now: John Kasich gets Montel Williams endorsement, help from Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Friday - 02/05/2016 - 07:21 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};TV personality Montel Williams was in Columbus for Kasich’s candidacy announcement in July but didn’t endorse him then. But last night, in an op-ed for USA TODAY, Williams endorsed Kasich saying “we need an adult in the White House.” “Instead of a new message of unity and inclusion, we’ve gotten division and antagonism.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Ohioans support federal spending reductions, tax increases, survey shows
    Friday - 02/05/2016 - 05:43 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};WASHINGTON — An independent survey concluded that voters from both political parties in Ohio are willing to support some spending reductions and tax increases to reduce the federal deficit by at least $100 billion during the 2017 spending year, which begins in October.

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  • DNA from Florida case leads to arrest in Ohio State rape
    Thursday - 02/04/2016 - 09:07 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};A DNA sample from a Florida case has led Columbus police to file charges against a man in connection with the rape of an Ohio State University student nearly five years ago.

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  • Vote delayed on congressional redistricting recommendation
    Thursday - 02/04/2016 - 05:08 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};Hopes were dashed Thursday that a committee of the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission would recommend changes to the process for drawing congressional districts. Instead of moving onto the full commission, the proposal essentially went backward, sent into a subcommittee where members will spend up to six more weeks discussing the proposal, which is similar to the legislative redistricting reform passed overwhelmingly by voters in November.

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  • Reynoldsburg man indicted in toddler's death
    Thursday - 02/04/2016 - 12:32 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};A Franklin County grand jury has indicted a Reynoldsburg man in connection with a toddler's death last month.

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  • Researchers create test that might help doctors quickly diagnose preeclampsia
    Thursday - 02/04/2016 - 02:05 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};Preeclampsia affects about 1 in 20 pregnancies in the United States and can lead to premature births and life-threatening complications for mothers. No one knows exactly what causes it, and diagnosing it can be tricky.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Grandview Yard gets 8 more tenants
    Thursday - 02/04/2016 - 11:04 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-BUSINESS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-BUSINESS"};Grandview Yard, the 125-acre mixed-used project being developed by Nationwide Realty Investors, announced 8 new office tenants today.

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