Jobless rate at 6-year low

The state says Ohio's unemployment rate dropped in March for the fifth straight month to its lowest level in six years.

Photo Credit: Rod Berry/Ohio Stock Photography


Earth Day Columbus counts on volunteers

In its eighth year, the Earth Day observance is Columbus will be a week long and organizers hope will involve hundreds of volunteers pitching in to help in dozens of projects across the city.

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Search for 2 missing 12-year-olds

Police are asking for the public’s help locating two different children, both missing in different parts of town.



2 mumps cases at Columbus State

Health officials say they've confirmed two cases of mumps at Columbus State Community College as an outbreak of the illness continues to spread.



Heroin deaths reach new high

The state says a record number of Ohioans died from heroin-related overdoses in 2012 as it released the newest available figures for a problem that's been called an epidemic and public health crisis.

Photo courtesy of the Ohio Statehouse Photo Archive


State bans 2 synthetic drugs

Ohio’s top law enforcement official and the head of the state’s pharmacy board have joined forces to permanently ban two new chemicals abused as illegal synthetic drugs rather than wait for lawmakers to act.



13 indicted for tax fraud

As millions of American mailed in their 2013 income tax returns, federal grand juries were at work, preparing tax-fraud indictments against a dozen people from central Ohio who allegedly took part in two different schemes.

Photo courtesy Ohio Historical Society from the Spirit of Columbus Collection.


Newark woman’s historic flight remembered

The history-making flight of a Newark woman is being celebrated in Columbus.



Auto accident behind Hilliard power outage

An overnight auto accident has damaged a utility transformer on Walcutt Road on the Far West Side, knocking out power to thousands of customers

Image courtesy Columbus Blue Jackets


Penguins 4, CBJ 1

Brandon Sutter scored on a wrist shot from the left circle 8:18 into the third period, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins rally for a 4-3 victory over the Blue Jackets in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

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Columbus uses “blizzard bags”

Kids in the Columbus City Schools will have to make up three of their snow days, but most of them will be able to do it at home using those e-lessons known as “blizzard bags.”



Woman shot on NE Side

Columbus police said early Thursday morning that a woman shot outside a Northeast Side apartment complex was not expected to survive her injuries.

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Man shot to death in YMCA parking lot

Police say they are looking for three or four men in connection with a deadly shooting outside a Northeast Side YMCA Wednesday afternoon.

Columbus Crossroads project logo courtesy ODOT


I-70 West downtown overnight closure

Three nights of closures on I-70 downtown begin tonight.



No school recommended for unvaccinated kids

Central Ohio officials are warning that children without mumps vaccinations might have to miss weeks of school if an outbreak of the illness hits classrooms.

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8-year-old shot in car dies; uncle sought

Columbus police are looking for a man who has reportedly been accused of shooting his nephew to death while the boy was riding in a car on a Southeast Side street last week.

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Buckeyes schedule November night game

Night games in November are rare in Big Ten country, where the air is liable to be bitterly cold after sunset at that time of year, but the Buckeyes and Illini are willing to give a try this fall.



Ohio: Gay marriage ruling “momentous”

A federal judge who ordered Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages says he's inclined to issue a stay of his decision pending appeal.

AP Photo/Reed Saxon


Drone operator charged with obstruction says he’s no idiot

A Springfield man has pleaded innocent to charges filed after deputies say a video camera-equipped drone he was flying over an accident scene hindered the landing of a medical helicopter.



Crews patch over 86,000 potholes

43,063. That’s the tally after a month-long intensified pothole-patching initiative by the City of Columbus.

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