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Report: 2,000,000 hungry Ohioans

A new report from the organization that works on behalf of Ohio’s food banks illustrates the toll the Great Recession has taken.

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Homecoming spoiled: Knicks 95, Cavs 90

LeBron James struggled from the start in his first game with Cleveland in four years, and the New York Knicks ruined the megastar's emotional homecoming with a 95-90 victory over the Cavaliers

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Slain delivery driver switched shifts

Co-workers of a pizza delivery man say he wasn't even scheduled to work the night he was shot and killed while making a delivery, but had switched shifts so he could take his daughter trick-or-treating.

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Indictment includes death of fetus

A man who police say confessed to beating and strangling his pregnant girlfriend and burying her beside a cornfield has been indicted by a central Ohio grand jury on charges including aggravated murder.

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Rape suspect going back to Mass.

A child rape suspect who police say cut off a GPS monitoring device and passed through Columbus while on a cross-country crime spree before being captured is being returned to Massachusetts.

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Ex-trooper admits to harassing women drivers

A former Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper from Lancaster has pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of female motorists by forcing them into sexual acts in exchange for dropping traffic charges.

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3 murders in 2 days

A pizza delivery driver making his rounds was one of three people who died Wednesday as a result of separate shooting incidents.

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Number of “distressed” homes dwindling

Good news for anyone thinking about selling a home in central Ohio: The rate at which foreclosures and other distressed properties are sucking up the oxygen in the market is slowing down, according to figures from a regional real estate organization.

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County help with infrastructure projects

In an effort to spur hiring, the he Franklin County commissioners are making millions of dollars in loans available to cities, villages and townships to builds or rehab their infrastructure, such roads and bridges.

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Changes coming to 270/Cleveland Ave.

Motorists on the North Side will see a big change coming this week.

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Ice bucket prank inspires bill

A northeast Ohio lawmaker says his proposal to require prison time for many felony crimes against the disabled or elderly was inspired by a fake ice bucket challenge that led to charges against five teenagers.

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Bill would hold test-related evaluations

Even as schools try to implement the new Common Core standards in Ohio and lawmakers consider repealing them altogether, new legislation introduced in the Statehouse would hit the pause button on school performance rankings and teacher evaluations that are based on student achievement.

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Indictment names more Short North Posse members

State and federal authorities have announced new charges in an investigation into gang-related murders and drug dealing dating back a decade.

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OSU #16 in first playoff rankings

The Buckeyes have their work cut out for them if they expect to be in the first-ever college football playoff at the end of the season.

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Suspected rapist arrested

A suspected child rapist from Massachusetts who may have passed through Columbus during a multi-state crime spree is back behind bars.

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Tips for a safe Hallowe’en

The ghosts, witches and zombies may be all in fun, but the real-life risks associated with Hallowe’en are enough to send chills down the spine of any trick-or-treater’s parent.

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Accused Massachusetts rapist reported in Columbus

Police say a suspected child rapist who fled from from Massachusetts and went on a multi-state crime spree may have been in central Ohio as recently as Sunday night.

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Barrett will take it easy with knee injury

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer was hardly stingy with his praise of quarterback J.T. Barrett, who scored two touchdowns in overtime during the Buckeyes’ win at Penn State Saturday night, despite suffering a sprained left knee.

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Arrest in fatal hit-skip

A Whitehall man has been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident early Monday morning that closed a portion of a West Side interstate during the morning rush hour.

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Early voting lags behind 2010

With one more week to cast absentee ballots for the Nov. 4 general election, Republican Gov. John Kasich is slated to make his case for a second term during an appearance at the Columbus Metropolitan Club Tuesday afternoon.

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