Columbus Dispatch

  • Local pianist Bob Prahin dies at age 75
    Saturday - 08/29/2015 - 08:48 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};Bob Prahin, a pianist who was a fixture on the Columbus music scene for decades, died on Saturday. He was 75. Prahin, whose stage name was Bob Allen, will be remembered as a musical legend in central Ohio, said bandleader Rick Brunetto, who considered Prahin a mentor and his dearest friend.

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  • Akron Police escort daughter of slain officer
    Saturday - 08/29/2015 - 12:55 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};AKRON (AP) — The daughter of a slain Ohio officer received a police escort to school on her first day of kindergarten.

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  • Morrow County teen killed after wrecking ATV during police chase
    Saturday - 08/29/2015 - 01:01 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};A 17-year-old driving a suspected stolen all-terrain vehicle was killed after he crashed early Thursday while being chased by Morrow County deputies. According to deputies, Devon Abbott of Marengo was one of four juveniles, the youngest 14, suspected in a burglary at Extreme Tec ATV near Westview Drive in Mount Gilead about 1:30 a.m.

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  • Concert review | BalletMet & Opera Columbus: Reprised combo mostly another win
    Saturday - 08/29/2015 - 06:07 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};With last season’s production of Twisted, BalletMet and Opera Columbus proved the point that ballet and opera make good bedfellows.

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  • Man charged in shooting death of woman earlier this month
    Friday - 08/28/2015 - 07:38 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};Columbus police have arrested an East Side man in the slaying of a North Side woman and mother of four. Tobias L. Wilkins, 18, was charged with murder today in the Aug.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Southbound I-71 closed on South Side due to fatal crash
    Friday - 08/28/2015 - 04:14 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};One person has been killed and at least one other injured in a crash on I-71 between Frank Road and I-270 on the South Side.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Man admits killing elderly couple, gets life in prison
    Friday - 08/28/2015 - 01:33 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};COSCHOCTON, Ohio -- A man charged with robbing, killing and burning the bodies of an elderly Ohio couple has pleaded guilty and has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Former Maryland superintendent to lead local education group
    Friday - 08/28/2015 - 11:10 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};FutureReady Columbus, the new educational nonprofit launched this summer by combining three local education organizations, has named the former Maryland State Superintendent of Schools as its new leader, the group announced today.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • High school: Massillon football team gets live tiger mascot for season opener
    Friday - 08/28/2015 - 08:42 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};MASSILLON, Ohio -- An Ohio high school football team that's had a live tiger cub at games for decades has kicked off the season with its traditional mascot, even though the boosters haven't proved they'd meet stricter state rules for keeping exotic animals.

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  • Sen. Rob Portman: Cultural-attitude changes needed to stop human trafficking
    Friday - 08/28/2015 - 03:00 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};While laws are changing to reflect the reality that child prostitutes are victims, cultural attitudes also need to change, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman said Thursday after hearing from experts and a survivor of child trafficking.

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