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  1. Shelter beds for families to riseRead the original story

    40 min ago | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... The shelter board had long held out against a bricks-and-mortar response to growing homelessness in Franklin County. It worked for more permanent housing, focused on prevention, put families up in hotels - even paid people to take in their own ...

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  2. Toddler dies 3 days after being found in family's pondRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... said that at that point, Alex had a "very faint heart rate and pulse." He died about 1:40 p.m. Monday, said Franklin County Coroner Jan Gorniak. eltyttle@dispatch.com @ewlyttle

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  3. Driver sentenced to 3 years for pedestrian's deathRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

    A driver who struck and fatally injured a pedestrian on a Victorian Village street last summer was worried more about himself than his victim, a prosecutor said today in a Franklin County courtroom.

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  4. Officers involved in shootings followed police policyRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... while intoxicated and possession of a weapon under disability. He pleaded guilty to the menacing charge, and Franklin County Municipal Judge Amy Salerno ordered him in October to serve a suspended jail sentence of 180 days and two years of ...

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  5. No school recommended for unvaccinated kidsRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | Recordpub.com

    ... Columbus Dispatch reports Wednesday (http://bit.ly/1ePHzDh ) that the health commissioners for Columbus and Franklin County wrote letters to schools encouraging vaccinations. The letters also advise parents that unvaccinated students might have to ...

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  6. No school recommended for unvaccinated kids if mumps outbreak hits schoolsRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | Ohio.com

    ... reported this year. The Columbus Dispatch reports Wednesday that the health commissioners for Columbus and Franklin County wrote letters to schools encouraging vaccinations. The letters also advise parents that unvaccinated students might have to ...

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  7. Craig doesn't deserve to go to StatehouseRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

    I have been a resident of Franklin County since 1977 and active in the Democratic Party for more than 40 years.

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  8. Perry Township officials kill tax planRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... to remove Issue 26 from the May 6 ballot, but the results will not be posted, said Ben Piscitelli of the Franklin County Board of Elections. Signs at township polling places will inform voters that the measure has been rescinded. If passed, the ...

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  9. In case of mumps outbreak: No shots, no school, officials warnRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... against mumps could end up spending weeks at home under new advice from public-health leaders. Columbus and Franklin County health commissioners Dr. Teresa Long and Susan Tilgner have sent letters to school leaders to pass along to parents that ...

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  10. City helping some tie in to sewersRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... costs. The loan is paid off when the property is sold. Owners of homes valued at less than $250,000 by the Franklin County auditor are eligible for the loan, and the city expects to help about 200 homeowners annually through the $1 million. "That's ...

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  11. Education Insider: Audit denies reimbursementRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... that said data-tampering in the district cheated kids out of private-school vouchers is dead. A Franklin County Common Pleas judge ruled this month that parent Jonathan Beard hadn't made his case. Beard said he'll either appeal, file again or try to ...

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  12. JEDZ issue withdrawn but will be on ballotRead the original story

    Tuesday | This Week Community News

    ... May 6 ballot at the request of the township trustees. The trustees voted 2-1 on April 10 to request that the Franklin County Board of Elections withdraw the ballot question, which would have resulted in a 2.5-percent income tax on businesses and on ...

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  13. City's costs for overtime, road salt top $258,000Read the original story

    Tuesday | This Week Community News

    ... Salt Co. last September. The contract will be up in July and he expects the price to go up, too. When Franklin County exhausted the salt supplies this winter that it purchased through the Ohio Department of Transportation, it paid about $72 per ton ...

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  14. Gahanna: Beggars reported in StoneRidge Plaza lot, along South HamiltonRead the original story

    Yesterday | This Week Community News

    ... and Hines Road , according to a report received at 10:51 a.m. April 6. The dog had no tags or collar. A Franklin County animal-control officer picked up the dog, according to reports. * A Springwood Lake Drive resident said two black-and-white cats ...

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  15. Everyone should pay fair share for zooRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Columbus Dispatch

    As a resident of Franklin County, I willingly pay my real estate taxes to support the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, the Wilds and Metro Parks.

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  16. Cemetery Road to be repaved a year earlyRead the original story

    Tuesday | This Week Community News

    ... opted to do the work one year sooner, Service Director Butch Seidle said. A $325,000 appropriation from the Franklin County Engineer's Office -- derived from licensing and registration fees for motor vehicles in Franklin County -- will pay half the ...

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  17. Hilliard, Verizon planning to share a towerRead the original story

    Tuesday | This Week Community News

    ... companies for towers on district property. Verizon needs a tower for improved cellular service in western Franklin County as annexation and new construction expand in the Hilliard and Dublin corridors west of Columbus, Hennon said. The police need ...

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  18. Woman pleads guilty in bicyclist's deathRead the original story

    Tuesday | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... of vehicular manslaughter, not stopping after an accident and tampering with evidence during a hearing in Franklin County Common Pleas Court. Smith, 21, was riding his bicycle home from work about 4 a.m. when he was struck near Woodland and Woodward ...

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  19. Prosecutor mulls charges against former fair officerRead the original story

    Tuesday | This Week Community News

    David Brobst's lawyer said last week a "moment of weakness" caused by a cash-flow problem on his family's farm led his client to "loan" himself $211,755 between 2010 and 2012 from the Franklin County Agricultural Society while he served as its treasurer.

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  20. 8-year-old shot last week dies in hospitalRead the original story

    Tuesday | The Columbus Dispatch

    An 8-year-old boy who was shot in the head last week on the East Side has died. Jamarion Broom, a second-grader at Broadleigh Elementary School, died yesterday afternoon at Nationwide Children's Hospital, where he had been on life support since the shooting Thursday evening, Franklin County Coroner Dr. Jan Gorniak said today.

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