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Summer’s Last Blast

It’s Getaway Day for thousands of Ohioans taking advantage of the last holiday weekend of the summer.

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OSU rejects band director’s request to clear name

Ohio State has rejected the latest appeal for reconsideration by fired marching band director Jonathan Waters.

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Pickerington schools back to normal

There will be a heightened law enforcement presence in the Pickerington Local School District today when classes resume after students spent much of Wednesday afternoon under lockdown following a threat.

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Lightning knocks out power in Gahanna

A lightning strike is being blamed for a power outage that left thousands of people in the Gahanna area sweating in the dark overnight.

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Internet outage

Time Warner Cable says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours on Wednesday morning.

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Worst drivers in US aren’t here

If you thought Columbus drivers were the worst in the country, you were mistaken. They’re not even the worst in Ohio.

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Wal-Mart shooting probe

An attorney for the family of a man fatally shot by police at a southwestern Ohio Wal-Mart is calling for the U.S. Justice Department to open a civil rights investigation.

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Miller surgery “went well”

Braxton Miller’s shoulder surgery was a success, according to the doc, the coach and the patient.

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Clinched! Clippers win IL West

One was all they needed and that was what the Clippers got Tuesday night: A 3-1 victory over the Mud Hens at Fifth Third Field that clinched the International League West Division title for Columbus.

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Welcome, Class of ’18

With fall semester classes at OSU beginning Wednesday, the university has welcomed the Class of 201 to campus and the city has made a pitch it hopes will succeed in convincing a lot of them to stay in town after they graduate.

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Combatting infant mortality

Efforts are being made at the local and federal level to combat the problem of infant mortality in Columbus and the rest of Ohio.

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Braxton’s surgery; No broadcast TV for Navy

Buckeye quarterback Braxton Miller will have season-ending shoulder surgery Tuesday and, though he was elected co-captain by his teammates, will be recovering when the team travels to Baltimore for the season opener.

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4 dead in NE Ohio plane crash

Authorities are trying to figure out why a plane crashed just after takeoff from a regional airport outside of Cleveland, killing the four people aboard.

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Jail uniforms, gear to be reused

In an effort to reduce waste transported to the county landfill, the Franklin County Commissioners and Sheriff are embarking on a new textile recycling partnership with Goodwill Columbus.

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Gas price jump

A tightening of the supply of gasoline sent retail prices up sharply in central Ohio late this week, though they remain below what motorists were paying a year ago.

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Area home sales drop again

Already tepid, the Columbus real estate market cooled off a few degrees in July, according to data released Thursday by the Columbus Board of realtors.

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The cookie crumbles

New federal nutritional guidelines for school cafeterias has meant the end of a favorite — and locally famous — treat in one northeast Ohio school district.

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Misspellings scuttle fraud scheme

The mastermind of a $3.5 tax fraud scheme that unraveled because the conspirators misspelled the names of common cities on forms has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison.

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Not guilty plea in deadly crash

The driver of a tractor-trailer involved in a four-vehicle Delaware County crash that killed two people and injured three has pleaded not guilty to charges including vehicular homicide.

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Officer in Wal-Mart shooting involved in 2010 shooting

Authorities confirm a police officer on leave after the fatal shooting of a man at an Ohio Wal-Mart also was involved in a 2010 fatal shooting but wasn't indicted.

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