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41 min ago | The Madison Press

Precipitation report for the month of July

Overall, Central Ohio precipitation averaged slightly below normal in the northern half of the network, near normal in the southwest sector, and slightly above normal in the southeast sector of the network.

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Related Topix: Weather, Ohio, Buckeye Lake, OH, Licking County, OH, Fairfield County, OH

5 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus man gets 37-year sentence for rape, other charges

A 35-year-old man was sentenced to 37 years in prison today for raping a 28-year-old woman during a break-in at her Olde Towne East apartment last year.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH

6 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Kasich urges legal community to help women get elected to the bench

Gov. John Kasich pleaded with hundreds of Republican-leaning lawyers and judges today to help five women he appointed to various judgeships win their races this fall, including Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith L. French.

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Related Topix: US Governors, John Kasich, Cuyahoga County, OH, Springfield, OH

7 hrs ago | The Plain Dealer

Will John Kasich be dogged by collective bargaining law? What you're saying

Ohio Gov. John Kasich signs Senate Bill 5 into law in 2011 as members of the Ohio Senate and Ohio House of Representatives look on.

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Related Topix: US Governors, John Kasich, Tax

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Lantern

Columbus power outage reaches some Ohio State buildings

There were more than 6,300 AEP customers without power in Franklin County as of 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to a power outage map on the AEP website, representing about 1.2 percent of its customers in the area.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Judge rules man incompetent to stand trial on robbery charge

A 28-year-old man who was shot by a police officer after an armed robbery at a North Side business last summer was found incompetent to stand trial today due to untreated mental illness.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Education Insider: Yost ridicules Gene Harris for testimony

State Auditor Dave Yost said he has a hard time following the logic of former Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris.

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Related Topix: Hilliard, OH, Columbus, OH, Ohio University

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Legal opinion spurs halt to rejection of documents by Franklin County recorder

Once you reach across the table to accept those keys, your thoughts are of finally settling into your new home.

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The Columbus Dispatch

Jobless rate rose last month in central Ohio

The unemployment rate in central Ohio inched up to 4.9 percent in July from 4.8 percent in June, according to state figures released this morning.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Columbus, OH, Delaware County, OH, Morrow County, OH

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Morning Journal

Former Perry Township cop pleads to lesser charge in workers' comp case

A former full-time Perry Township police officer who claimed injury on the job and later quit has been ordered to pay $10,158 in restitution to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor attempted fraud charge.

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Related Topix: Leetonia, OH, Columbus, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Man sentenced to 16 years in housemate's beating death

Through sobs, the mother and twin brother of Ryan Wilson told a Franklin County judge today that he didn't deserve the beating that took his life in November.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

WBNS

Penn. woman fighting Ohio rescue group over dog

A Pennsylvania woman's four-month fight to get her dog back from a central Ohio rescue group has turned into a full-fledged legal battle and Internet war.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Judge has moved fast to clear up hard nuisance properties cases

Judge Daniel R. Hawkins has been cracking down on code violations and repeat offenders since he took the bench as environmental judge in 2012.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Columbus, OH

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Stories behind monikers of towns, parks and byways of Franklin County prove illuminating

Many of the street, park and city names throughout central Ohio ring familiar, but the inspirations behind them do not.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Columbus, OH, Groveport, OH, Hilliard, OH

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Examiner.com

Lost & Found Friday - August 15, 'Chase' and more displaced Ohio pets

This week: Chase has been missing since June 16 Chase is a male Jack Russell Terrier who has been missing from the Galloway Rd. and Hall Rd. area.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Galloway, OH, Columbus, OH

WBNS

DUI Checkpoints Announced Friday Night In Northeast Columbus, Hilliard

The Franklin County DUI Task Force members say they will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on Westerville Road, north of Agler Road, from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m .

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Related Topix: Hilliard, OH

Sandusky Register

DeWine crafts different narrative

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine refuses to answer questions about how he intervened in a sexual harassment investigation last year of a personal friend who works in his office, but he claims he did everything possible to determine which of his friends allegedly harassed an intern to the point where she quit working for the office.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law

The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio's texting ban: Does it work?

John Edington knew what he was about to do was dangerous and illegal, but he pulled out his phone and tapped the message anyway.

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Related Topix: Grove City, OH

Thu Aug 14, 2014

WBNS

Fugitive Featured On Monday's Most Wanted Caught By Authorities

Christopher Caldwell - who was featured on 10TV's Monday's Most Wanted - was arrested by the Franklin County authorities on Thursday.

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The Columbus Dispatch

Woman pleads guilty in death of roommate

A 35-year-old Far West Side woman pleaded guilty today to her role in an armed robbery that turned deadly and agreed to testify against the gunman.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH

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