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Unemployment rate up in April

Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.2 percent in April, up from 5.1 percent in March, the first increase after 21 consecutive months in which the jobless rate had either declined or remained unchanged.

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Jeni’s reopens; FDA report released

As Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams prepared to reopen its scoop shops in central Ohio and across the country following a listeria contamination, a report was released in which a federal inspector noted quality control and sanitation problems in the company’s production facility on Michigan Avenue.

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Holiday weekend travel

Big numbers of Ohio travelers are expected to leave home over the long Memorial Day weekend, spurred by more disposable income and lower gas prices than in recent years.

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Common Core exams shortened

Facing growing opposition from teachers, parents and legislators, new standardized tests given to students in Ohio, along with 10 other states and the District of Columbia, will be shortened by 90 minutes next year. But it might be enough for Ohio lawmakers who have been considering getting rid of the exams.

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95-year sentence for Hilltop torturer

The man who orchestrated the kidnapping and torture of three people in his Hilltop duplex was sentenced Thursday to 95 years in prison by a Franklin County judge who didn’t hide his disgust with the man’s actions and attitude.

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An East Side man has been arrested for the 2014 slaying of a woman in a double shooting.

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30,000 state workers get raise

State employees will get their first pay raises since 2008 under a new contract approved by the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association and preliminarily by the state.

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Man with knife shot by officer

A Columbus police officer opened fire on a knife-wielding man on the South Side Wednesday night, sending him to the hospital in stable condition.

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Black lawmakers want more police reform

Black state lawmakers say improved police training and community relations are important, but the state needs more than that to restore confidence in a justice system that too many African-Americans think is stacked against them.

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Credit fix promises relief for consumers

With 31 states, including Ohio, announcing a crackdown on the nation’s largest credit-reporting agencies on Wednesday, consumers won’t have to endure 12 years of financial harassment like Julie A. Sagstetter did.

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Cavs take Game 1, 97-89

LeBron James scored 31 points and J.R. Smith made eight 3-pointers and added 28, leading the Cavaliers past the top-seeded Hawks 97-89 on their home court in Atlanta in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night.

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Foligno is latest CBJ captain

Nick Foligno served as a captain for the NHL All-Star Game in Columbus. Now he'll wear the "C'' for the Blue Jackets.

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Study: Skipping meals adds fat

Skipping meals may help with short-term weight loss, but in the long run it can send the wrong signals to your body, leading to an increase in the abdominal fat linked to Type II diabetes, according to a new study by researchers at Ohio State and other universities.

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Man dies in East Side shootout

Police were still looking for suspects Wednesday morning to a deadly shootout outside an East Side strip mall Tuesday night.

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Huntington Park record streak stops at 11

An RBI single in the top of the 11th and three stranded base runners in the bottom of the inning snapped the Clippers' Huntington Park-record 11-game home winning streak Tuesday afternoon.

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“Click It Or Ticket”

In hopes of reducing the number of traffic fatalities during one of the busiest holiday weekends of the year, Ohio law enforcement agencies are joining the nationwide “Click It or Ticket” campaign to promote seat belt use.

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Sawmill Road/Hard Road intersection project

Things are going to get better for drivers who use one of central Ohio’s busiest intersections. But, first, they’re going to get worse.

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Columbus St. offers logistics mini-courses

Columbus State Community College will offer short-term courses for underemployed and displaced workers focused on logistics, transportation and customer service, some of the fastest-growing sectors of the central Ohio economy.

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Lawmakers shelve politics for “base ball”

Members of the Ohio General Assembly from both sides of the aisle will come together as one team Tuesday as they take on the Ohio Village Muffins in a game of vintage “base ball” on the west lawn of the Ohio Statehouse.

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State cautions school about tiger cub mascot

A northeast Ohio high school that uses a live tiger cub as a mascot has been warned it must submit more documentation to continue that tradition without violating the state's law on dangerous animals.

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