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4 hrs ago | WBNS
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.
8 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch
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.
12 hrs ago | KVII-TV Amarillo
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.
16 hrs ago | Cleveland.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 06:22 pm
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