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Red-light cameras restricted; silencers OK’ed

A bill critics say would make red-light cameras all but worthless won approval in the Ohio House Wednesday.

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Nothing to crow about

Thousands of crows roosting at night in a western Ohio city's downtown leave some residents comparing the crow-laden landscape to the Alfred Hitchcock movie "The Birds" as they work to drive away the flocks.

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No “heartbeat bill” or Common Core repeal

Two pieces of legislation that generated a lot of interest and debate ended up sinking quietly beneath the waves in the Ohio House Wednesday.

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Barret, girlfriend trade accusations

Injured Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett and his ex-girlfriend made 911 calls on Tuesday morning alleging each attacked the other.

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Lewis’s 3rd apology; Johnny Football prepares

With a 4’3” local television celebrity in the audience to question him, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis apologized a third time for calling Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel "a midget."

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Phone scam alert

The Columbus police Forgery/Fraud Unit is putting out the word about a couple of scams that have hit the area.

Columbus City Council president Andrew Ginther (center), at St. Stephen’s Community House Wednesday, announced the next steps in an effort to reduce infant mortality in Columbus. -Columbus City Council photo

Ginther launches mayoral bid

It is no surprise whose hat is the first one in the ring in the race to succeed Michael Coleman as mayor of Columbus.

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Winter Park to liven NHL All-Star fest

The Blue Jackets and the city of Columbus are planning to light up the winter nights during the NHL All-Star Weekend in January.

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2016-2021 Road projects proposed

An extension of Tuttle Crossing Boulevard and widening of Refugee and Sawmill Roads are among 16 projects being considered for funding by the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission.

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Woody writing on OSU game unis

The uniforms the Buckeyes will wear onto the field at the Sugar Bowl game against Alabama will include an homage to the program’s past.

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Statehouse roundup: Guns, algae and phones

A bill relaxing some weapons restrictions moved a step forward in the Statehouse while another, addressing everything from Ohio's toxic algae problem to the future of land-line phone services, appears dead, and a third is on its way to the governor’s desk.

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Speaks to head city’s safety department

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has turned to a veteran of the public legal and safety systems to lead the city’s Department of Public Safety.

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Man found shot in car

Police were investigating the death of a man whose body was found in an SUV after it crashed into a Northeast Side liquor store early Tuesday morning.

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Vote due on arts, music education rule

The Ohio state school board is expected to hold a preliminary vote on a policy change some say would let districts eliminate art, gym and other classes.

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A&F CEO Jeffries steps down

New Albany-based clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch announced Tuesday that Michael Jeffries is retiring as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors, effective immediately.

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Calls for justice in police shootings

As the mother of a Cleveland boy shot by a police officer made her plea for justice, hundreds of people marched to police headquarters in Columbus to call for justice for victims of police brutality.

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Report: 80% of Buckeye football players graduate

Ohio State fares pretty well in a study of the graduation rates of football players among this year's bowl-bound schools.

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Crime spree sentences

Two teens are going to prison for killing a store clerk during what police said was a week-long crime spree last year.

Britain's Prince William, left, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge pose with Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, right, backstage of an NBA basketball game between the Cavaliers and the Brooklyn Nets on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Neilson Barnard, Pool)

King James meets the Prince

LeBron James and the Cavaliers turned a close game into a clinic after Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, grabbed courtside seats to watch them, beating the Brooklyn Nets 110-88 on Monday night.

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OSU chooses new medical center CEO

Ohio State University officials have turned to a veteran health administrator to take the reins of the newly-expanded Wexner Medical Center next year.

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A look back at some of the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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REVIEW: Surprising talent creates weird onscreen magic in ‘Foxcatcher’

This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Channing Tatum, left, and Mark Ruffalo in a scene from "Foxcatcher."

Sibling rivalry, loneliness, competition and madness fuel director Bennett Miller’s award-worthy true crime tale Foxcatcher.

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REVIEW: ‘Wild’ is both unsettling and triumphant

This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Reese Witherspoon in a scene from the film, "Wild."

Reese Witherspoon leaves her comfort zone as real-life hiker Cheryl Strayed in "Wild."