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House votes to ban powdered booze

A bill banning the sale of powdered crystalline alcohol has cleared the Ohio House with near unanimous approval.

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“Buck” Rinehart, former mayor, 1946-2015

Dana G. “Buck” Rinehart, the energetic mayor of Columbus, who is credited with contributing to the city’s dramatic growth from 1984 to 1991, has died at the age of 68.

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Safety advice for the cold snap

A little bit of snow caused big problems again Wednesday morning for central Ohio commuters and school officials.

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Travolta film to shoot here

An independent movie starring John Travolta is going to be shot in central Ohio.


Pot backers ponder homegrown

A group pushing for a constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in Ohio has rewritten its proposal to allow people to grow a limited amount in their homes.

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Drive-thru Ash Wednesday

Too busy to stop for an Ash Wednesday service? A church in Upper Arlington is offering drive-by ash service.

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Fire injures 1-year-old

A charging cell phone is being blamed for a fire on the East Side overnight that sent a one-year-old girl to the hospital.

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House friendly to “Heartbeat Bill”

With 50 co-sponsors, a renewed legislative effort to pass a much more restrictive ban on abortions appears to be a slam dunk in the 99-member Ohio House.


3-year-old dies in Marion fire

A three-year-old boy died Tuesday morning in a fire in a trailer home near Marion.

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Winter’s grip tightens

There was no reprieve from the long weekend's cold temperatures in central Ohio as morning commuters had to navigate slippery roadways and school districts cancelled classes.

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Area economy perks up

Central Ohio’s economy shook off a brief slump and added more than 12,000 jobs in the final three months of 2014, reducing the unemployment rate to 4.0 percent, well below state and national rates, according to a quarterly report from the regional development group Columbus 2020.

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Ohio students take first Common Core tests

New standardized tests based on the national Common Core standards are being introduced in U.S. schools and Ohio students will be the first to take them beginning Tuesday.


Supply squeeze pushes gas prices higher

Gas prices continued their upward trend, rising for the third consecutive week in central Ohio.


Bronze Age returns

Years ago, it was common for young parents to send off their baby's first shoes for bronzing as a forever keepsake. But like many popular commodities, bronzed baby shoes fell out of fashion.

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Cold, snow on the way

Winter is tightening its grip on central Ohio with snow and bitter cold in the forecast.

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2 dead in weekend accidents

A 37-year-old woman and an unidentified man were killed in separate traffic accidents in Columbus Sunday.


Flu falloff continues

Ohio health officials say the number of flu-related hospitalizations fell slightly last week as an unusually bad season continues to taper off.

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Police shoot, injure man with knife

Columbus police say officers confronted by a man who threatened them with a knife and a pipe shot the man in the arm inside a West Side apartment early Friday morning.

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What next? Conventional wisdom

Civic and political leaders are regrouping and trying to put a finger on why Columbus was beaten out by Philadelphia to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

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Lawmaker wants liquid nicotine childproofed

An Ohio lawmaker wants to require liquid nicotine used to refill e-cigarettes be sold in childproof containers, citing a rise in accidental poisonings.

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