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7 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Man sentenced to prison for killing 18-year-old woman

A Far East Side man was sentenced today to life in prison with no chance of parole for 29 years for his role in the execution-style slaying of an 18-year-old woman and the wounding of her boyfriend.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Gahanna, OH

8 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Deputies release photos of car seen before slaying

Investigators are looking for a car that might be connected to the killing of a handyman in Prairie Township last week.

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12 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Supreme Court clarifies rules for consecutive sentences

A Delaware County judge pretty much hammered a Columbus man when the career criminal appeared before him for prying open hotel vending machines and stealing $117 in change.

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Related Topix: Delaware County, OH, Columbus, OH

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

West Side shelter opens to accommodate homeless families

Adamant that it wouldn't turn away homeless families, the Community Shelter Board used to put those who couldn't squeeze into the YWCA Family Shelter up on cots, in churches and at motels overnight.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Man sentenced for assault on former classmate

A Worthington man who was 17 when he beat and choked a former high-school classmate and tossed her in the trunk of his car was sentenced today to 12 years in adult prison.

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Related Topix: Worthington, OH

The Madison Press

Veteran pleads guilty to assault, fleeing4:40 pm | 0

A disabled military veteran who led authorities on a high-speed chase along westbound U.S. Route 40 last year pleaded guilty this week to fleeing and assault charges.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, West Jefferson, OH, Madison County, OH

Business Journal

Bluemile co-founder launches Virtual Sprout IT business after settling Wow lawsuit

A co-founder of the former Bluemile Inc. has started a cloud computing and technology consulting business that will not do business in the Columbus area, northeast Ohio and several other regions under terms of a settlement with Wow, Bluemile's acquirer and his former employer.

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Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Columbus, OH, Cincinnati, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus nixes petition for campaign-spending limits, blames filing mistake

The city of Columbus has rejected a petition from a citizens group that wanted to ask voters to approve a plan that would help limit spending on local campaigns.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Ohio.com

Former Ohio lawmaker denied early prison release

COLUMBUS, Ohio: A judge has denied early release from prison for a former Ohio lawmaker who authorities say took trips and cash in exchange for taking steps to introduce legislation.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Redistricting panel could be set up to fail

I am intrigued by the steps being taken by the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission toward improving the way legislative and congressional district lines are drawn in Ohio .

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Related Topix: Opinion

The Columbus Dispatch

Bike path should put preservation and safety first

I live in Mount Air, along Olentangy River Road in northern Franklin County. Our community has continued to be undermined by expansive development in central Ohio.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Sun Jul 20, 2014

WBNS

Franklin County Search For Hocking County Shooting Suspect

Franklin County law enforcement officers are now searching for a man considered armed and dangerous after a double shooting in Hocking County.

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Related Topix: Hocking County, OH, Westerville, OH

The Columbus Dispatch

Franklin County man sought for questioning in Hocking County slaying

Authorities are looking for a Franklin County man to question him in connection with the fatal shooting of a man and the wounding of a woman in a Hocking Hills cabin on Saturday night.

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Related Topix: Hocking County, OH, Westerville, OH, Logan, OH

Sat Jul 19, 2014

TheCourier.com

Year-old Ohio Arson Registry Lists 221 Offenders

Officials say 221 names were listed during the first year of Ohio's registry for people convicted of arson-related offenses.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Prison, Cuyahoga County, OH

The Madison Press

Two men charged with corpse abuse

Two Grove City men charged with dumping the lifeless body of a London woman along a road in western Franklin County earlier this month are slated for preliminary hearings on Thursday, July 17. Corey Roberts, 24, and Nicholas McCord, 22, were arrested on July 7 and charged with abuse of a corpse in connection with the death of Jordyn Lacole ... (more)

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Related Topix: Grove City, OH, London, OH, Drugs, Madison County, OH

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Advocate

Changing of the guard

When Scott Fulton started as a probation officer in 1996, he shared an office with Kelly Miller for nearly a year.

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Related Topix: Licking County, OH, Lughnasadh, Life, Holidays

The Columbus Dispatch

Man convicted of raping woman in her Olde Towne East home

In a case that hinged on DNA evidence, a Franklin County jury has convicted a man of breaking into a woman's Olde Towne East apartment last spring and raping her.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Columbus Dispatch

Boost programs to reduce abuse of food stamps

Two items in Sunday's Dispatch caught my attention. The article "County to help more enjoy fresh produce" was about the $10,000 that Franklin County is putting into its Veggie SNAPs program to supply additional money to food-stamp recipients to use at area farmers markets.

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Related Topix: Opinion

The Columbus Dispatch

Grandview Heights schools seeking 5.9-mill levy

Grandview Heights voters are pretty savvy, but trying to sell them on something like an " incremental tax levy" might be difficult, school board members said.

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Related Topix: Grandview Heights, OH

Thu Jul 17, 2014

WBNS

Fugitive Featured On Monday's Most Wanted Caught By Authorities

A man wanted on charges of Forgery and Failure to Appear is now in custody. Robert Hall - who was featured on 10TV's Monday's Most Wanted segment - was arrested by the Franklin County authorities Thursday morning.

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