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It's one thing to try to prevent climate change. But a new White House task force is trying to prepare communities for climate change-related weather events.
Winter weather is moving across central ohio with 1 to 2 inches of accumulation on the roads.
For the third time in less than three years, a Prairie Township woman has been convicted of soliciting for prostitution despite knowing that she carries the virus that causes AIDS.
As the Ohio House considered a controversial bill revamping state debt-settlement laws last week, GOP Sen. Tom Patton of Strongsville told Reporter Jim Siegel that the industry had made similar, albeit fruitless, attempts in the past several legislative sessions.
In a move that will abbreviate the criminal case and reduce civil liability, the Chicago trucker behind a chain-reaction accident that killed London businesswoman Robin Smith-Jones and another woman pleaded no contest on Wednesday, Dec. 4, to vehicular manslaughter charges.
The Franklin County Board of Elections confirmed the results of two close central Ohio races today after recounts.
Franklin County Recorder Terry J. Brown should reinstate the jobs of three women because he couldn't prove that cutting the jobs made his office more efficient.
Columbus water officials said the foul odors and flavors some customers are reporting are not harmful and are were caused by temperature changes that stirred up the Hoover Reservoir.
Authorities in central Ohio say a search at a Columbus home turned up large amounts of cocaine and marijuana, with an estimated street value of more than $500,000.
A Franklin County grand jury has indicted a former Catholic high-school choir director on 13 sex charges.
The suicide of Ariel Castro - who blamed his female victims and addiction to pornography for his shocking crimes - was "not surprising and perhaps inevitable," two consultants hired by the state said.
Voters on Nov. 5 defeated a bond issue Southwest Licking Local Schools placed on the ballot, but the district intends to place another issue on the upcoming May ballot, with school officials citing continued overcrowding as the reason for the request.
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