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Area unemployment lowest in 13 years

The unemployment rate in the eight-county Columbus area fell to its lowest level in more than a decade last month.

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Coleman won’t seek reelection

The longest-serving mayor in Columbus history says he won’t seek reelection to a fifth term next year.

A woman shops at the Guess store in Miami's Dolphin Mall, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 for boots and handbags. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is the nation's biggest shopping day of the year.

Bill: 3X pay for holiday workers

A state lawmaker wants retailers in Ohio to pay triple wages for employees who work on Thanksgiving — an effort that comes as Macy's is allowing its workers to choose whether to work that day.

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Mirror Lake jump

Police estimate about 10,000 people gathered at an Ohio State University lake for the semi-official version of a traditional jump into the water ahead of the rivalry football game against Michigan.

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Cleveland protests; police to release video

Police in Cleveland say that today they will be releasing surveillance video of an officer shooting to death a 12-year-old boy who was carrying a replica gun.

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Man charged in father’s death

Police are looking for a 21-year-old man they say shot his father to death during an argument inside a Northeast Side home Tuesday afternoon.

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OSU needs to dominate UM

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State football players are learning the lyrics to “It’s Time for War” by LL Cool J,…

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Holiday buying to increase 6.3% in Columbus

The malls will be crowded on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, according to a forecast from the University of Cincinnati.

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Blown out

A handful of people in central and southeastern Ohio were still without power early Tuesday morning after more than 40,000 lost service during Monday’s windstorms, which damaged buildings, including a downtown high-rise, prompting officials to close a block of E. Broad Street.

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Delayed reopening of South Outer Belt

The reopening of lanes and ramps on the South Outer Belt scheduled for Sunday was delayed by weather until Wednesday, when Ohio Department of Transportation officials say all eight lanes of I-270 between I-71 and US Route 23 will be open.

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Food fight against hunger

Columbus City Council and the Franklin County Commissioners are taking the wraps off a plan to combat hunger in central Ohio.

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Columbus among final 3 to host Dems’ convention

Columbus has made it to the short list of cities being considered to host the Democratic Party's next presidential nominating convention.

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Manziel fight

Police say a Browns fan who says he wanted to give Johnny Manziel "a hug" was struck by the rookie quarterback's entourage at a downtown hotel and was left with a swollen eye and lip.

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East Side woman missing

Police are asking for help locating a missing 27-year-old East Side woman they say has “severe medical issues.”

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Cleveland police shoot 12-year-old with fake gun

A 12-year-old boy has been fatally shot by Cleveland police after brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun, prompting a legislator to call for such fakes to be brightly colored.

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Columbus girls test negative for Ebola

Two young Columbus girls who traveled to West Africa tested negative for the Ebola virus at a Columbus hospital Sunday.

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Gas price 59 cents lower than Thanksgiving 2013

The downward trend in gas prices continued into what is expected to be a busy travel weekend.

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Meyer: “Most focused team” wins OSU-UM game

The Buckeyes earned a second consecutive trip to the Big Ten Championship Game by beating Indiana Saturday, though a game remains on the regular-season schedule that can’t be overlooked.

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Man claims self-defense in fatal shooting

Columbus police say no charges will be filed against a man who says he shot another man to death in self-defense in Northeast Side parking lot late Friday night.

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Marshall’s 4 TDs lead Bucks past IU

Freshman Jalin Marshall silenced the swarm of social media critics who called down every imaginable curse on his young head after two costly fumbles at Minnesota last week by scoring four touchdowns in a little over 15 minutes Saturday to lead Ohio State past Indiana 42-27 at Ohio Stadium.

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‘TIS THE SEASON: Holiday specials airing this week

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Here's a look at Christmas classics and new holiday favorites airing this weekend.

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Obama pardons ‘Cheese,’ America’s top turkey

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The President pardoned the official Thanksgiving turkey in a tradition that is truly American.

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Harrison Ford signs on to ‘Blade Runner’ sequel

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The actor will reprise his 1982 role as bounty hunter Rick Deckard.