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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.

The Ohio State marching band before Ohio State hosts Wisconsin in a NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, in Columbus, Ohio.

Band’s future discussed

University and marching band leaders at Ohio State are preparing to meet to discuss the future path of the organization after the firing of its director.

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Barrett displays “Guitonish” quality

A new word has entered the lexicon in the Ohio State football team’s locker room – “guitonish.”

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Missing NE Side man

Police are looking for a 52-year-oold Northeast Side man who has been missing since Tuesday night and may need medical help.

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Travel, spending increase for Labor Day

More than 1.4 million Ohioans will be among the nearly 35 million Americans who travel during the Labor Day holiday weekend, according to the AAA.

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Bill increases penalty for indecency

A central Ohio lawmaker says someone who deliberately exposes themselves to children deserves to be punished more sternly than currently allowed by state law.

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2 Ohioans with West Nile

Ohio has recorded its first two human cases of West Nile virus of 2014.

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Meet J.T. Barrett

It's not unlike what happened three years ago when an unheralded freshman earned the starting quarterback’s job at Ohio State after the sudden departure of a highly-touted veteran.

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Police catch serial rapist

Police say they caught a serial rapist after he attacked two women in less than two days.

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Feds join algae fight

-The federal government is offering $2 million to Ohio farmers to help prevent farm runoff that contributes to potentially harmful algae blooms.

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Attorney: Wal-Mart shooting “without justification”

An attorney for the family of a man fatally shot by police at an Ohio Wal-Mart says surveillance video shows he "was killed without justification or cause."

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Miller out for the season

Like Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator, Braxton Miller has vowed "I'll be back."

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Columbus area unemployment up again

The unemployment rate in central Ohio increased for the third consecutive month, to 4.9 percent in July from 4.8 percent in June.

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Miller reinjures shoulder

Two-time Big Ten offensive player of the year Braxton Miller, considered among the top contenders for the Heisman Trophy, reportedly reinjured his throwing shoulder in practice Monday.

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