Columbus Dispatch

  • Group plans medical marijuana research facility if Issue 3 passes
    Tuesday - 10/06/2015 - 04:33 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};A nonprofit organization dedicated to scientific research on cannabis plans to build a $24 million medical marijuana research facility at a proposed Licking County grow site if voters approve ResponsibleOhio’s marijuana-legalization amendment this fall.

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  • Ikea wants to cut down nearly 600 trees from its planned Polaris site
    Tuesday - 10/06/2015 - 02:29 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};Ikea has told the city and state it wants to cut down nearly 600 trees from its Polaris site to make its planned store and sign visible to I-71 travelers.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • 11-year-old Ohio boy fatally shoots his 12-year-old brother
    Tuesday - 10/06/2015 - 11:13 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an 11-year-old boy fatally shot his 12-year-old brother during a target-shooting outing in eastern Ohio.

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  • Woman gets probation in fatal crash
    Tuesday - 10/06/2015 - 03:15 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};A 30-year-old woman was placed on probation today for one year, after committing a traffic offense that resulted in the death of another driver.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Girl describes dad’s death in 911 call
    Tuesday - 10/06/2015 - 06:32 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};LANCASTER, Ohio — Shortly before her father was hit and fatally injured by a car driven by her mother, a 12-year-old girl called 911 to summon help to the family’s Fairfield County home.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Issue 3: Medical marijuana tough call
    Tuesday - 10/06/2015 - 05:34 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};Joe Triscaro does not like the ResponsibleOhio marijuana-legalization amendment, but he will vote for it on Nov. 3. Dr. Anup D. Patel, a pediatric neurologist and director of the Complex Epilepsy Clinic at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, says Issue 3 is not the way to make medical marijuana legal.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Grandview Heights to change new underage smoking law
    Monday - 10/05/2015 - 10:43 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};Grandview Heights is expected to remove a provision that criminalizes possession of cigarettes and other tobacco products by anyone younger than 21 from a recently passed city ordinance.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Jury acquits man held for 16 months on aggravated murder charge
    Monday - 10/05/2015 - 04:23 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};Thomas Burns remained conscious long enough to tell a Columbus police officer that he had been robbed and shot in his Far West Side apartment by a man named “Kenny.” Prosecutors were unable to convince a Franklin County jury that the real killer was Robert D.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Fairfield County woman charged with fatally injuring husband with car
    Monday - 10/05/2015 - 02:44 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};LANCASTER, Ohio — A Fairfield County woman has pleaded not guilty to felony charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and reckless homicide after her car hit and fatally injured her husband after a domestic dispute, Sheriff Dave Phalen said today.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • State auditor to announce results of four-year tutoring investigation
    Monday - 10/05/2015 - 12:03 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};State Auditor Dave Yost is expected to reveal the findings of a four-year investigation into fraud by tutoring providers in a program for low-income students, The Dispatch has learned.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • City to treat toxic algae at two parks
    Tuesday - 10/06/2015 - 02:14 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};In case there was any question: Keep your pets out of the ponds at Schiller and Krumm parks. The type of algae that produces a liver and nerve toxin has formed in both ponds, according to the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Teacher accused of sex abuse rejects deal, fires lawyer
    Tuesday - 10/06/2015 - 10:09 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};DELAWARE, Ohio -- A chess teacher accused of sexually abusing children rejected a plea agreement this morning, fired his attorney and upset a Delaware County judge.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Authorities search for escaped juvenile inmate
    Tuesday - 10/06/2015 - 09:51 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};Delaware and Marion County authorities say they may be closing in a teenager who escaped a juvenile detention facility Monday night. Michael Wilson, 16, apparently jumped a fence at the facility on Mount Vernon Road in Marion sometime after 7 p.m.

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  • Man wanted for questioning in double-homicide indicted on grand theft charge
    Tuesday - 10/06/2015 - 06:16 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};The man sought for questioning in connection with the slayings of his mother and girlfriend near Mount Vernon has been indicted on a grand theft charge for allegedly stealing his mother’s Dodge Charger.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Westerville school’s new library, media center generating more use
    Tuesday - 10/06/2015 - 07:01 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};The old library and media center in Westerville’s Walnut Springs Middle School was all white concrete block, with rows of bookshelves and computer desks.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Voucher requests for low-income housing dwarf supply
    Tuesday - 10/06/2015 - 05:47 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};More than 24,000 families have applied for low-income housing vouchers in Franklin County in the past month, but few will get them. After nearly eight years, the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority opened the waiting list for Section 8 vouchers on Sept.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • McGraw-Hill textbook referred to slaves as 'workers'
    Monday - 10/05/2015 - 06:26 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-BUSINESS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-BUSINESS"};Mothers of teenagers are used to getting frustrating text messages, but the one that Roni Dean-Burren received from her 15-year-old son last week wasn't about alcohol, dating or money for the movies.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Columbus man gets life in prison for South Side murder
    Monday - 10/05/2015 - 05:02 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};A 35-year-old Near East Side manwas sentenced today to life in prison with no chance of parole for 15 years after he admitted killing a man by firing into a South Side duplex.

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  • Sheriff's office identifies Sunday morning fatal crash victim
    Monday - 10/05/2015 - 11:57 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};A Far West Side man killed in a early morning crash on the Northwest Side Sunday has been identified by the Franklin County sheriff’s office.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • State seizes five tigers in Marion County
    Monday - 10/05/2015 - 10:10 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};State officials this morning are removing five tigers from a Marion County property after the owner failed to complete the necessary steps to legally keep the animals.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Final grant application shows Ohio's plan to expand charter schools
    Tuesday - 10/06/2015 - 01:05 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};State education officials plan to boost the number of privately operated, tax-funded charter schools by a third over the next five years, according to Ohio’s application for $71 million federal grant.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Lower heating bills expected this winter
    Tuesday - 10/06/2015 - 10:34 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-BUSINESS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-BUSINESS"};Heating bills should drop this winter for most U.S. households, thanks to a combination of lower energy prices and warmer weather across most of the country.

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  • Ohio Politics Now: If ResponsibleOhio issue fails, will Ohio consider legalizing medical marijuana?
    Tuesday - 10/06/2015 - 08:24 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};With the vote to legalize pot in the state less than a month away, Dispatch reporter Alan Johnson explores the issue of medical marijuana.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Justice Insider: Facebook photos, crimes don’t mix
    Tuesday - 10/06/2015 - 06:32 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};By now, you’ve probably seen the photos of the face-tattooed man accused of robbing an Ashville bank. He’s the one the Internet gleefully labeled the latest “world’s dumbest criminal” a week ago.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Ohio charter-school reform bill nears final legislative votes
    Tuesday - 10/06/2015 - 06:49 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};Two key state legislators involved in the final discussions over widespread reforms to Ohio’s charter-school laws say the deal should be ready for final House and Senate votes on Wednesday.

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  • Man charged in September slaying
    Monday - 10/05/2015 - 09:50 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};A Far East Side man was arrested on Monday in the shooting death last month of a man at a Whitehall house. Ra’Shaan Keemar Carter Johnson, 27, of Preeman Street, is charged with murder, accused in the slaying of Robert L.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Concert review | Sam Smith: Singer shows his voice has healed
    Monday - 10/05/2015 - 11:30 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};Singer Sam Smith’s concert in Value City Arena on Monday night marked a makeup date for the pop-soul wunderkind, whose July 29 show in Columbus was postponed after the singer’s recovery from much-publicized surgery on his vocal cords took longer than expected.

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  • Delaware woman charged in motorcyclist's death
    Monday - 10/05/2015 - 05:21 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};A Delaware woman has been charged in the death of a motorcyclist she collided with in August. Marilyn S. Fowler, 60, of Delaware, was charged on Monday with misdemeanor counts of failing to yield to the right of way and vehicular manslaughter.

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  • In Virginia, Kasich says 'I was made to be a troublemaker'
    Monday - 10/05/2015 - 02:59 PM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};Ohio Gov. John Kasich makes a point of telling crowds on the presidential campaign trail that he isn’t the guy to look to for full-throated bashing of other candidates, but at a campaign stop in Richmond, Va., the gloves came off — a little.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Early voting starts Tuesday
    Monday - 10/05/2015 - 10:50 AM

    adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};Columbus voters can begin casting ballots to select their first new mayor in more than 15 years starting Tuesday. In-person early voting begins at 8 a.m.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share