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1 min ago | Business Journal
State Bank this week breaks ground on the 11,000 square-foot building on West Dublin Granville Road and Shamrock Boulevard. State Bank will open its first full-service branch in Central Ohio by next summer, an 11,000-square-foot building at Route 161 and Shamrock Boulevard next to Wendy's Co.'
4 hrs ago | WBNS
It started in the area of Parsons Avenue an East Barthman Avenue in south Columbus around 6:40 p.m. on Monday. Bowman got in his car and drove off.
5 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch
Eli Boda has always wanted to be a police officer, but the dream seemed remote for the 13-year-old after he was diagnosed this summer with a terminal brain tumor. The Columbus teen; his mother, Desirae Wagner; and his dog, Gizmo, visited with members of the helicopter, mounted, SWAT and motorcycle units.
8 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch
Every month, members of the civilian-staffed Community Crime Patrol issue a report detailing their hours spent walking Columbus neighborhoods, shining flashlights down alleys and summoning police or firefighters for the more serious issues they encounter. They logged 3,100 hours in August, according to the most recent report.
The Columbus City Council today approved using $69,000 in federal grant money to purchase software that will better separate multiple sources of DNA found at crime scenes. The computer software also should help scientists better determine the statistical probability that DNA matches a suspect or victim in a case.
Two buses of Horizon Science Academy supporters will head to Columbus Tuesday morning to offer their side to a statewide debate over whether the family of charter schools across Ohio is corrupt, or if it's an example of charter schools that work. They will add to a statehouse rally in support of the Concept charter school family of Horizon and Noble Academy schools that's expected to be 400 people strong.
This photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections shows Lindsey Bruce. . Warden Kevin Jones speaks to reporters while a manhunt was underway for escaped prisoners from Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution on Friday, Sept.
A Hilliard man who sold hundreds of fake designer purses, shoes and jeans at a South Side store pleaded guilty today to trafficking in counterfeit goods. Rami Hisham Mohammed, 33, of 2907 Honeysuckle Lane, reached a plea agreement with the U.S. attorney's office last month after he was indicted on five counts of trafficking and one count of conspiracy.
Opening a section of blackjack tables at one of Ohio's four casinos is a long, labor-intensive process, as dealers spread out and carefully inspect all 312 cards in the six-deck stacks they often use. "It can take 30 minutes to get the first table going and up to 90 minutes to get all six tables going," said Tosha Tousant, Horseshoe Cleveland's director of table games.
Columbus police are hoping that a high-quality surveillance video will help nab a man suspected in as many as nine gas-station and store robberies in the last four days. The man, who is between 35 and 45 years old, hit the Circle K at 5499 Hall Rd. just after 8 this morning, said Sgt.
Antonio Sibley, 38, faces charges of sexual exploitation of children and forcing prostitution in U.S. Southern District of Ohio Court. The 17-year-old girl told investigators that she ran away from her Fairlawn home in April and since worked for Sibley as a prostitute.
David Tibbs has yet to make many campaign appearances or raise the $5,000 that triggers the filing of a federal fundraising report. But the Democrat seeking to unseat U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi, R-Genoa Township, in the reliably Republican 12th Congressional District dismisses his disadvantages.
Nine-year-old Sarita, from El Salvador, plays with her sister, Andrea, 2. Sarita had never met Andrea until she was reunited with her family in Ohio after smugglers brought her from her home in Central America. Sarita left her violence-ridden village in El Salvador in June with a ragtag group of kids headed for the U.S. She hadn't seen her mom, Rosa, in four years.
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Two more former educators - this time from Columbus schools - who were key players in a data-tampering scandal are set to lose their licenses to work in Ohio schools. Former Columbus City Schools data czar Stephen B. Tankovich, who was convicted of a felony on July 31 in connection with the scandal, and former Walnut Ridge Principal Timothy A. Carpenter have surrendered their educator licenses to the state.
Tom offered him one of his extra pair of leg warmers . All I had to ward off the cold is my thin, yellow windbreaker.
The five members of the board of the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio have refused to say why they OK'd the superintendent's Ritz Carlton hotel stays and monthly plane tickets. Now, records of the voter-elected board reveal that they, too, traveled the country - and took their spouses along - on the taxpayers' dime.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:50 am
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