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1 hr ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Brown pushes bill that would help expand drug addiction treatment

In Marion County, Dr. Mark Piacentini says he's fighting a war of attrition against heroin - and doesn't think he's winning.

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Related Topix: Drugs, US Politics, US News, Sherrod Brown, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration

5 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Veteran candidate Kilroy taking on appointed judge Luper Schuster in appeals-court race

A first-time candidate faces a veteran opponent in the race for a seat on the Franklin County Court of Appeals.

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

9 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Justice Insider: Armengau, ex-girlfriend under same court roof in judicial coincidence

As suspended lawyer Javier Armengau was being sentenced to prison last Tuesday for sex crimes involving three women, a Franklin County jury was deliberating one floor below in a murder case that included testimony about Armengau's affair with the defendant's girlfriend.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH

Mon Sep 01, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

In appeals court race, Brunner says she has experience edge on O'Grady

Two familiar names in Franklin County politics are squaring off to fill an unexpired term on the county Court of Appeals.

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Related Topix: US Governors, John Kasich

WHAS11

5 groups to watch in Ohio as Election Day nears

The final two months of campaigning in Ohio will determine if Republicans continue their four-year control of statewide offices topped by governor, and of both chambers of the state Legislature.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Upper Arlington, OH, US Governors, John Kasich

The Columbus Dispatch

Death of Marysville woman triggers questions

Shriver, 50, who lived in Marysville, died on Friday in OhioHealth Grant Medical Center.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Area around Columbus casino shows signs of revival

The E-Edition includes all of the news, comics, classifieds and advertisements of the newspaper.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH, Recreational Vehicle, Airstream

The Columbus Dispatch

Parents sue Nationwide Children's Hospital over child abuse suspicions

Sam Thomas, 3, and his 18-month-old brother, Evan, play in their Canal Winchester home while mom Anna Thomas describes the full-body X-rays the boys underwent at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Canal Winchester, OH

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Franklin County recorder's office in payroll mess

Unless he takes immediate action, Franklin County Recorder Terry J. Brown will run out of money to pay his employees by mid-December.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Authorities nab dozens of alleged prostitutes, johns in Columbus

More than 60 prostitutes and johns were arrested by Columbus police and Franklin County deputy sheriffs in two sweeps on the West and South sides over the past week.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Norwalk Reflector

Audit: Superintendent misspent $100,000 on travel, booze

A former central Ohio superintendent spent nearly $100,000 on personal travel and alcohol over a five-year period and must repay the money, a state investigation found.

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The Columbus Dispatch

23rd District can choose transparency

The Dispatch welcomes letters to the editor from readers. Typed letters of 200 words or fewer are preferred; all might be edited.

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Related Topix: Opinion

The Columbus Dispatch

All 4 incumbents in Franklin County's 8 judicial races are Kasich appointees

Rita McNeil Danish didn't have much time to get comfortable in her new job as a Franklin County Domestic Relations and Juvenile Court judge.

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Related Topix: Rita Hayworth, US Governors, John Kasich, Mason, OH, US News, Representative Mary Jo Kilroy, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Columbus, OH

Tue Aug 26, 2014

WBNS

Columbus Attorney Sentenced To 13 Years In Prison For Sex Crimes

The sentencing comes after a Franklin County jury found Armengau guilty last month on nine of 18 charges, including one count of rape, four counts of sexual battery and two counts of gross sexual imposition.

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The Columbus Dispatch

Suspended lawyer Armengau sentenced to 13 years for sex crimes

Suspended lawyer Javier Armengau was sentenced today to 13 years in prison for raping a client and sexually assaulting two other women with connections to his legal practice.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH

WBNS

Ohio attorney general requires harassment training

The office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says it required all employees to take a refresher sexual harassment course on the recommendation of a prosecutor who investigated a claim of harassment in the office two years ago.

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The Columbus Dispatch

Costs for road salt rising

Keeping roads clear this winter is going to be a lot more expensive than last year.

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The Columbus Dispatch

Bexley wants oversight on rentals

But leaders of the city, which is home to Capital University, expect that the actual number is much higher.

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Related Topix: Bexley, OH, Capital University

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Madison Press

Three charged in Mt. Sterling burglary

Three Columbus men will face burglary and theft charges after allegedly breaking into a Mount Sterling residence with a juvenile and taking a firearm.

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Related Topix: Mount Sterling, OH, Columbus, OH, Madison County, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Metro Parks' John O'Meara to retire in November

John O'Meara, who has led Metro Parks for 16 years, will retire Nov. 30. The agency announced this afternoon that O'Meara, who spent 35 years in parks and conservation, wants to spend more time with family and pursue other interests, especially outdoor adventures.

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