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Election Day

Voters head to the polls today to narrow down the fields in municipal elections and decide the fates of school and local issues.


Fire site had problems

City inspectors in November determined that a commercial recycling building at the site of Friday’s four-alarm fire was unsafe, and that repairs had not been made.

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Concerns about protests as Cleveland officer trial concludes

they're concerned about the possibility of violent protests in Cleveland once the verdict is returned for an officer on trial in the fatal shooting of two unarmed citizens.

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Search for missing Columbus teen

Police say a missing 12-year-old West Side girl is considered to be at risk.

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Lancaster teen missing 11 days

Lancaster police are trying to locate a 15-year-old girl missing for over a week.


First price drop in 5 weeks

Gas prices in Ohio fell slightly to start the work week, the first decline in the price at the pump in five weeks.

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Ginther, Boyd answer data-scrubbing questions

Six men and women are vying for the chance to succeed popular four-term Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman in Tuesday’s primary.

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South Side fire out; cause still unkown

A spark from an overheated forklift reportedly may have started a four-alarm fire on the South Side Friday,

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Draft recap: 7 Buckeyes headed to NFL

A total of seven members of Ohio State’s 2014 national championship team were either picked by NFL teams during the league’s three-day draft in Chicago or signed free agent deals with teams immediately afterward.

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South Side fire smolders

Firefighters were expected to remain at the scene of a massive South Side blaze for one or two more days, working to completely extinguish the fire, which sent thick smoke billowing into the skies Friday and forced nearby residents to remain indoors with their windows closed as a precaution against breathing in harmful fumes.


ODNR: Buckeye Lake dam fix to begin early

Residents of Buckeye Lake were ready for some good news, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources had a bit to deliver yesterday.


Report shows heroin OD deaths on rise

Black tar heroin from coastal Mexico clawed its way into the lives of more Ohioans in 2013, contributing to 983 overdose deaths, a 41 percent jump over the previous year.


Kasich signs “entertainment district” law

Ohio's governor has signed a bill to let some cities create outdoor refreshment areas where revelers could walk outside with open containers of alcohol.


Court: Cleveland “jock tax” out of bounds

Someone must actually work in a city before that city can withhold income taxes, according to a seemingly obvious conclusion drawn by the Ohio Supreme Court.


Half-Marathon, roadwork make traffic interesting

The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon and 5K will take place Saturday amid road construction that could make in challenging for runners and spectators to get to the starting line.

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I-670/I-71 weekend work continues

For the third weekend, the Ohio Department of Transportation will close part of I-670 and I-71 near downtown for pavement repairs and resurfacing.

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Kasich: Police panel will bridge police-public gap

Pledging that “we are going to heal our communities,” Gov. John Kasich created an advisory board yesterday to develop first-ever standards for law-enforcement agencies statewide as a step toward “bridging the gap” between officers and those they serve.


Open-container bill awaits governor’s signature

Some cities in Ohio could have outdoor refreshment areas where revelers could walk outside with open containers of alcohol under a bill headed to the governor's desk.

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Central Ohio air report

The air in central Ohio is getting cleaner, but the region still has work to do, according to the American Lung Association’s annual State of the Air report.


Heartbreaking: Jeni’s dumps 265 tons of ice cream

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is destroying more than 265 tons of ice cream after listeria was found in the production facility and in products last week.

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