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Spouse can be an obstacle after weight-loss surgery

A significant other can be a help or a hindrance to someone who has undergone weight-loss surgery while that surgery could also weaken the relationship, according to some new research from Ohio State.

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Ohioans down 13,000,000 gallons of booze in 2015

Ohioans’ expensive palates drove liquor sales in the state to another record high in 2015, though actual drinking did not increase as much.


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Homeless count today

Teams of volunteers fanned out across Columbus this morning to take part in the annual count of people living on the streets of Columbus or in homeless shelters.

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Bill names highway for former mayor

A stretch of interstate linking downtown Columbus with the city’s airport is being named to honor the man who sat in the mayor’s office when the project was completed.

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Ohio’s water problem

Schools shut down for three days over lead-tainted water in rural northeastern Ohio are slated to reopen.


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Police union fights Cleveland officers’ firings

The head of Cleveland's largest police union says the firings of six officers after a 137-shot barrage that killed two unarmed people are unbelievable, unprecedented and politically motivated.

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Area unemployment steady at 3.9%

The unemployment rate in central Ohio in December remained at 3.9 percent for the second month in a row,


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Report ID’s 200 human trafficking victims in 2015

A report by the Attorney General's Office says Ohio law enforcement agencies conducted more than 100 investigations into human trafficking last year leading to more than 100 arrests and 33 convictions.

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Lawmaker wants sales tax holiday to be a yearly event

For Ohioans who took advantage of last year’s sales tax holiday during back-to-school shopping, a Franklin County senator wants to make experience an annual event.


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Ex-teacher convicted on child sex charges

Jurors deliberated for more than eight hours on Monday before finding former Olentangy elementary school teacher Matthew Rausenberg guilty on 41 counts in connection with the sexual assault of several of his students.


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Puzzling hike in gas price overnight

Despite falling crude oil prices, the cost of filling up in central Ohio took a big jump.


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Circleville woman on trial in murder-for-hire scheme

Tara Lambert pulled her Lexus into the Kentucky Fried Chicken parking lot, where she met a man and gave him $125 as a down payment for what authorities say was going to be murder.


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Lowest gas prices since ’04

Motorists in central Ohio are filling up with the cheapest gas in 12 years.


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App protects Realtors

Central Ohio Realtors plan to offer a new feature aimed at improving the safety of real estate agents.

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Man whose accomplice was killed arrested

Police say they have caught up with a man a charged with murder after his accomplice in a home invasion was killed by their intended victim earlier this month.


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2015 area home sales set new record

It is safe to say the housing slump in central Ohio ended in 2015, with sales setting a new record, surpassing those of the peak year of the housing boom.


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Unemployment increases again

Ohio's unemployment rate ticked up to 4.7 percent in December from 4.5 percent in November, its second straight monthly increase, as the number of unemployed workers grew to its largest level since mid-summer.

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Pair robbed 8-year-old at gunpoint for hoverboard

Police are still looking for the two men who held a gun to the head of an eight-year-old girl in front of her parents in the parking lot of an East Side waterpark and stole the child’s hoverboard last November.

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‘S no(w) big deal

With a major winter storm possible in some areas this weekend, state officials are urging Ohioans to be prepared in case of potential power outages or snowed-in conditions.

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“Wagons ho!” at AAA travel show

Modern American pioneers can hitch up some classic wagons for traveling, thanks to a new program from the AAA.

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