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Potatoes likely source of botulism

Health officials say the likely source of the botulism outbreak that killed one person and sickened many others at an Ohio church potluck dinner was home-canned potatoes used in a potato salad.

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Search for 14-year-old runaway

Police are asking for help locating a 14-year-old Northeast Side girl who is believed to have run away from home after school Monday.

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Expert: Driver in downtown crash incompetent

A driver accused of causing a crash that killed two pedestrians Downtown is incompetent to stand trial, according to a psychiatric evaluation by Netcare.

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Accused terrorist trained “associates” in Ohio

Search warrants show a Columbus man accused of aiding terrorists misled authorities about his identity and tried to have his brother's martyrdom photo on Facebook deleted to avoid police scrutiny.

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Gas prices follow oil prices upward

Central Ohio drivers are seeing the cost of gas creep upward for the third week in a row.


Kasich 2016? More hints

Governor John Kasich says his ability to raise money and compete in the early primary states will guide his decision on whether to make a full run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.


Church potluck botulism update

The numbers of confirmed and suspected cases of botulism tied to a central Ohio church potluck have risen as officials try to pinpoint the source of the illnesses.

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Another pot petition rejected

Another marijuana legalization effort in Ohio has missed its initial state hurdle.

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Nepal Earthquake Aid

The following organizations are accepting donations to help with relief efforts in Nepal.

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Drum major, Brutus tryouts open to public

Would-be Buckeyes will bring their A games to the OSU campus Saturday in hopes of making the team.


Buckeye Lake evacuation drill

In light of a sobering report on the state of the dam at Buckeye Lake, state and local emergency officials are conducting a small-scale evacuation exercise Saturday morning.


Jeni’s recall

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams shut down its scoop shops yesterday and is recalling products because of a possible listeria contamination.

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2nd week of I-670 work

Last weekend, motorists found eastbound I-670 closed from the West Side to the Short North. This weekend, it’s the eastbound lanes that will be out of commission,


Search for botulism source

Samples of food collected from a dumpster are now at the state’s laboratory in Reynoldsburg in hopes they will reveal the source of a suspected botulism outbreak that followed a church potluck in Lancaster.


Background check system “flawed” and “unreliable”

A joint investigation by a Columbus newspaper and TV station has found that Ohio's computerized background-check system has been flawed and unreliable for years.


Panel recommends tougher standards for police

It should be more difficult to become a police officer in Ohio and recruits who make the grade should be trained longer and better. So says a panel appointed by the state’s top law enforcement official.

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OSU adds 3 night games to football schedule

The Buckeyes will play at least four night games this season.

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Man found shot in restaurant parking lot

Police are investigating the death of a man who was found fatally shot in a vehicle in a fast-food restaurant parking lot on the East Side Thursday afternoon.

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