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55 min ago | The Columbus Dispatch

79 polling places moved in Franklin County for better disability access

If you think you know where you're going to cast your vote in the May 6 primary, you might be wrong.

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Related Topix: Minerva Park, OH

2 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Stabbing outside Far West Side gym has police on alert

Columbus police investigators are highly concerned about the random stabbing of a young woman last month outside a gym on the Far West Side.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH, Hilliard, OH

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Central Ohio readying for influx of 500,000 new residents

A new effort, called insight2050, was unveiled today at the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission's annual State of the Region luncheon Downtown.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Columbus, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

In case of mumps outbreak: No shots, no school, officials warn

Children who aren't vaccinated against mumps could end up spending weeks at home under new advice from public-health leaders.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH, Family, Kids

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Shelter beds for families to rise

The new adult homeless shelter, under construction on the West Side, will have an upper floor to accommodate families in need.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Craig doesn't deserve to go to Statehouse

I have been a resident of Franklin County since 1977 and active in the Democratic Party for more than 40 years.

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Related Topix: Opinion

The Columbus Dispatch

Driver sentenced to 3 years for pedestrian's death

A driver who struck and fatally injured a pedestrian on a Victorian Village street last summer was worried more about himself than his victim, a prosecutor said today in a Franklin County courtroom.

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Related Topix: Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Perry Township officials kill tax plan

Perry Township residents could vote unanimously in favor of a controversial income tax, but it still wouldn't pass.

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Related Topix: Worthington, OH

Recordpub.com

No school recommended for unvaccinated kids

Central Ohio officials are warning that children without mumps vaccinations might have to miss weeks of school if an outbreak of the illness hits classrooms.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Health, Mumps, Vaccinations, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

This Week Community News

Cemetery Road to be repaved a year early

The $650,000 resurfacing project was planned as a capital-improvements project for 2015, but because of the past winter, the city opted to do the work one year sooner, Service Director Butch Seidle said.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

This Week Community News

Gahanna: Beggars reported in StoneRidge Plaza lot, along South Hamilton

Gahanna police recently responded to incidents involving a woman asking for money and a man seeking work by holding a sign.

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Related Topix: Gahanna, OH

This Week Community News

Hilliard, Verizon planning to share a tower

The Hilliard Planning and Zoning Commission on April 10 approved the construction of a tower between Heritage Middle School and Darby High School, near the northeast corner of Scioto Darby and Leppert roads.

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Related Topix: Hilliard, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Woman pleads guilty in bicyclist's death

A 20-year-old woman pleaded guilty today to hitting bicyclist Elijah Smith with her Volkswagen on July 3 and leaving him to die on E. 11th Avenue.

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Related Topix: Drugs

This Week Community News

Prosecutor mulls charges against former fair officer

David Brobst's lawyer said last week a "moment of weakness" caused by a cash-flow problem on his family's farm led his client to "loan" himself $211,755 between 2010 and 2012 from the Franklin County Agricultural Society while he served as its treasurer.

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Related Topix: Groveport, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

8-year-old shot last week dies in hospital

An 8-year-old boy who was shot in the head last week on the East Side has died. Jamarion Broom, a second-grader at Broadleigh Elementary School, died yesterday afternoon at Nationwide Children's Hospital, where he had been on life support since the shooting Thursday evening, Franklin County Coroner Dr. Jan Gorniak said today.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH

WBNS

Thousands Of People Without Power in Franklin And Licking Counties

Thousands of people woke up in the dark Tuesday morning. AEP said the more than 9,500 outages in Franklin county and more than 300 outages in Licking County were due to a transmission equipment failure, that could have been caused by rain and snow falling in the area.

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Related Topix: Licking County, OH, Columbus, OH

The Review

Our View: Too much authority?

If the Ohio Supreme Court decides to hear an appeal by a Franklin County prosecutor regarding police use of GPS devices without a warrant, we hope justices uphold the previous ruling.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Mon Apr 14, 2014

WBNS

Community Group Opposes Zoo Levy Increase

The Columbus Zoo has big plans if voters say yes to a proposed 1.25 mil property tax in May. 10TV was granted access to the proposed renderings which include a downtown zoo and expanding the Delaware County property with a safari expedition and new animal hospital.

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Related Topix: Delaware County, OH

Daily-Jeff.com

Suspect wanted for attempted murder captured by Cambridge police

A Columbus man wanted in Franklin County for attempted murder was arrested by Cambridge police Saturday night during a traffic stop on the city's North Side.

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Related Topix: Cambridge, OH, Columbus, OH, Guernsey County, OH

WBNS

Columbus Police Working To ID Gym Stabbing Suspect

Columbus Police tell 10TV they believe they're working against the clock to identify the man who attacked Rikki Whitaker in the parking lot of a LA Fitness.

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Related Topix: Grove City, OH, Hilliard, OH

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