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4 hrs ago | WBNS

Franklinton Landlord, Residents Battle In Court To Clean Up Problem Properties

There are many residents these days working to bring new life to an old neighborhood. Residents say problem property owners are standing in the way of Franklinton fulfilling its potential.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH

8 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Ruling gives defunct mayors' courts new hope

Seven small Ohio villages that were stripped of their mayors' courts including the Franklin County town of Brice -- have new legal life. The Franklin County Court of Appeals today overturned a trial-court judge's dismissal of their challenge to a state law putting their courts out of business.

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Related Topix: Brice, OH

12 hrs ago | KVII-TV Amarillo

50 pit bulls seized from home, dog breeding operation shut down

We're learning more tonight about a dog breeding operation shut down in Grove City over the weekend. Nearly 50 pit bulls were taken from a home there.

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Related Topix: Grove City, OH

16 hrs ago | Cleveland.com

Summit County grand jury rejects charges against man arrested in Akron murder

A man is out of jail after he spent about a month imprisoned on accusations that he fatally shot a 28-year-old man. He was jailed in Franklin County and returned to Akron days later.

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Related Topix: Akron, OH, Summit County, OH, State Prisons, Prison

19 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

DNA evidence sought in killing of concert promoter

Columbus homicide detectives have filed search warrants to obtain DNA from three men awaiting trial in the 2011 beating death of a concert promoter from Florida. The body of Kevin Connal, 50, was found behind trash bins in the parking lot of the Bexley Woods Apartments on the East Side on Aug. 20, 2011.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH, Bexley, OH

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Madison Press

Tolles student fatally shot

A Tolles student was fatally shot over the weekend while he was allegedly in the act of burglarizing a home. Barbee was shot about 5 a.m. Saturday in the Lake Darby Estates subdivision in Prairie Township, a couple miles east of West Jefferson near the Madison-Franklin county line.

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Related Topix: Lake Darby, OH, West Jefferson, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Bar association committee rates judicial candidates

Mary Jo Kilroy, a former U.S. congresswoman and Franklin County commissioner, is among three Franklin County judicial candidates who are rated "not recommended" by a bipartisan committee of the Columbus Bar Association. Kilroy, a Democrat, is running for a seat on the county Appeals Court against Judge Betsy Luper Schuster, a Republican, who received a "highly recommended" rating from the association's judiciary committee in findings released on Friday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Jo Kilroy, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Business Journal

Central Ohio's best (and worst) school districts - COUNTDOWN

The top-performing school district in Central Ohio is one of the smallest in Franklin County and serves not only a city but a small village nearby. It ranks among the top 20 in the state, with No.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Hamilton County, OH, Cuyahoga County, OH

SFGate

Arrest in week-old central Ohio school threat

Police in suburban Columbus have arrested a high school student following a threat of a school shooting scrawled on a school bathroom wall a week ago. Police in Westerville say they used video camera footage, more than 60 student interviews and reviews of handwriting samples to identify a suspect.

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The Columbus Dispatch

Westerville student charged in school shooting threat

A Westerville high school student suspected of writing a shooting threat on a bathroom wall last week was arrested this morning. Westerville police said the unnamed Westerville High School South student was charged with a delinquency felony count of inducing panic and was taken to the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center.

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Related Topix: Westerville, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Tiberi's foe undaunted by odds

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.

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Related Topix: US News, Licking County, OH, Delaware County, OH, Columbus, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Can site of Madison's store Downtown be saved?

The E-Edition includes all of the news, comics, classifieds and advertisements of the newspaper. And it's available to subscribers before 6 a.m. every day.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Franklin County teenager shot to death

Family and friends were trying to make sense of the shooting death of 17-year-old Reb Barbee in western Franklin County early this morning. The sheriff's office was releasing few details about the slaying, but neighbors said the teenager was shot on Lakefield Drive in Prairie Township near the Madison County line around 5 a.m. Family friends said the victim managed to stumble back to his home on Dovalon Place, leaving behind a trail of blood on the street.

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Related Topix: Madison County, OH, Plain City, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Benjamin J. Marrison commentary: Infant-mortality series sheds light on devastating problem

You don't have to be a parent to be moved by Misti Crane's special report on infant mortality. And if you read the three-part series that starts today and study the photography of Brooke LaValley and Courtney Hergesheimer, there's a good chance you will come away heartbroken.

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Related Topix: Photography, Arts, Columbus, OH, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

The Columbus Dispatch

Alarming losses: Columbus works to reverse trends in infant deaths

Kaniel Duran lived 15 days after being born with a chromosomal disorder. He made it home for only 10 hours, but his presence is still felt deeply there.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH, Ohio State University

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus lawyer gives up all guardianship cases

A Columbus lawyer who a few months ago boasted that he probably acted as guardian for more people than anyone else in the nation has resigned from all his cases and briefly checked himself into a local hospital for mental-health treatment. Aug. 26. He once had about 400 wards; now the hundreds he had left have been temporarily put in the custody of Groveport attorney John Mashburn until the court can find permanent guardians.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Columbus, OH, Groveport, OH, Long Term Care, Health

The Columbus Dispatch

Many find jury duty intimidating, enlightening

The first person to greet prospective jurors entering the ninth-floor jury-assembly room in the Franklin County Municipal Courthouse is not wearing a black robe or even a suit and tie. Every other Monday, 50 to 60 new faces walk through the assembly-room door to begin their two-week term of jury duty.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Fri Sep 12, 2014

WBNS

Prisoners, Including Ohio High School Shooter, Back Behind Bars In Lima

The men scaled a perimeter fence on the west side of the Allen County Correctional Facility during a recreation period around 7:30 p.m. A spokeswoman for the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction says State Highway Patrol troopers found Lane at 1:20 a.m. Friday, hiding by a church about 100 yards away from the facility. "I come out, and I turned the security lights on the shop, and it pretty much lights up the whole property.

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Related Topix: Lima, OH, Prison, Allen County, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Judge: Gahanna overcharged taxpayers who work outside city

The city of Gahanna could have to reimburse taxpayers up to $11 million if a judgment against the city and regional taxing authority stands. Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Kimberly Cocroft ruled yesterday that Gahanna and the Regional Income Tax Authority overcharged Douglas and Karla LaBorde for income tax owed the city.

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Related Topix: Gahanna, OH, Tax, Columbus, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Five-story hotel proposed for Crosswoods area

A massive construction project in the Crosswoods area isn't keeping a developer from pushing forward plans for a new hotel in the busy commercial area. The owners of a 3-acre site at 7639 Huntington Park Drive have asked for a zoning variance that would allow for a 101-room, five-story hotel, possibly a Hampton Inn, said John Umpleby, the attorney representing landowner Shanghi Enterprises.

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