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  1. Nearly 19,000 Western Massachusetts power customers coping with Thanksgiving power outagesRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | MassLive.com

    Nearly 19,000 Western Massachusetts Electric Co. and National Grid customers, primarily in Franklin and Berkshire counties, remained without power early Thanksgiving afternoon.

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  2. Only 1.5 percent of triennial-update values challengedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | This Week Community News

    Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo attributes public acceptance of a new normal concerning real-estate values as the reason for a significant reduction in the number of property owners disputing property evaluations. "I attribute to the market correcting itself and those values aligning more with public expectations," Mingo said.

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  3. Sheriff to run for mayor of Columbus next yearRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | The Review

    Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott made the announcement on Wednesday, a day after Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman said he won't seek re-election for a fifth term. In his statement, Scott applauded Coleman on what he called four productive and accomplished terms as the city's longest-serving mayor. 6 comments

  4. Government Insider: Commissioner angered by sheriff's budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

    In his war against the Franklin County sheriff's budget, Commissioner John O'Grady appears ready to use the nuclear option. In a public budget hearing this week, O'Grady said he would not vote for the county's 2015 budget if Sheriff Zach Scott's budget is included.

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  5. Richland County Court House. STOCKRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | News Journal

    ... CAC was able to obtain some increased revenue by housing people from Wayne County, renewing a contract with Franklin County and signing a new contract with Ontario to pay for offenders that normally would be confined to the Richland County Jail. He ...

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  6. Defense attorney Bill Meeks dead at 67Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Columbus Dispatch

    Well-known Columbus defense attorney Bill Meeks has died at the age of 67. "This is terrible, terrible news," Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien said this afternoon. "He was among the top lawyers in the city and the state.

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  7. Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott To Run For Columbus MayorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WBNS

    Scott released a statement on Wednesday, a day after Mayor Michael Coleman said he won't be running for another term. "I commend Mayor Coleman on four productive and accomplished terms as our city's longest serving Mayor," stated Sheriff Scott in the news release.

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  8. Group cancels free Thanksgiving meal deliveries for lack of fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... she said. "Working with HandsOn was truly a blessing in that they have alternate sources of help out there." Franklin County families seeking Christmas baskets can call the Foodline starting on Dec. 8 at 614-341-2282 or visit www.211centralohio.org ...

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  9. VCB plans move from Welcome CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | This Week Community News

    ... Bank branch. In addition to the visitors bureau, it houses Grove City Town Center Inc. and the Southwest Franklin County Historical Society. Earlier this year, the city purchased the AG Grant homestead at 4126 Haughn Road from the late Ruth Jividen. ...

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  10. Coleman To Announce He Will Not Seek Re-electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | WBNS

    Sources say Coleman told elected officials during a conference call on Tuesday that he is planning to finish his term. Sources tell 10TV that Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott is planning a press conference in the near future to announce his candidacy for mayor of Columbus. 4 comments

  11. Central Ohio jobless rate for October 3.9%, a 13-year lowRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... After Columbus, Akron and Cincinnati had the next lowest unemployment rates at 4.3 percent. Columbus and Franklin County posted an unemployment rate below the regional average at 3.8 percent in October. Delaware County, with an unemployment rate of ...

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  12. UA parks director chosen to lead Metro ParksRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | This Week Community News

    ... nature education programs. Metro Parks' primary funding source is the 10-year, 0.75 mill levy approved by Franklin County voters in 2009. Hanley said O'Meara received an annual salary of $163,000. She said Moloney's salary will be determined through ...

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  13. County charges man in fatal hit-skipRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | This Week Community News

    Franklin County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Columbus man Saturday, Nov. 22, in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident in Blendon Township the day before. Jason W. Powell, 36, of Schrock Road in Columbus, was charged with failure to stop after an accident and tampering with evidence, both third-degree felony charges.

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  14. Justice Insider: Officers adopt dogs they savedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... After Nolan freed the dog from the wreckage, the owner surrendered the pup. Nolan and his wife went to the Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center, adopted the brindle mixed-breed and named her Camden. She's now the third Nolan dog, joining ...

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  15. Metro Parks intends to raise budget 10 percentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | The Columbus Dispatch

    Metro Parks officials plan to spend more than $3 million to complete initial development of the new Scioto Grove Metro Park in southern Franklin County next year, and $2.1 million to begin work to extend the Olentangy Greenway Trail into Delaware County. Those are two of several major projects set for 2015 in the agency's proposed $29.6 million budget, which the board is scheduled to vote on today.

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  16. Deborah L. JonesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | Marietta Times

    Deborah L. Jones , 61, on Nov. 24, 2014, passed away at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Westerville, after a major heart attack a week previous. Deborah was a member of Grace Church of Christ, the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Franklin County, and the Gahanna Herb Pageant.

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  17. Franklin County salariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 24 | Business Journal

    The county had nearly 7,800 employees on its payroll last year, with total compensation reaching $326.5 million. The median salary was about $40,000, and the county had 211 employees whose salary topped $100,000.

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  18. Strong winds knocking out power across OhioRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 24 | WBNS

    ... ts neighboring counties. American Electric Power reports about 11,000 were without power around Columbus and Franklin County.

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  19. Former fugitive sentenced to life in prison for dismemberment deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 24 | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... to murder and tampering with evidence in the death of 29-year-old Claudia Lopez Escobar. He was sentenced by Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Daniel T. Hogan. Escobar was last seen on March 30, 2012, when she told a friend that she was going to ...

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  20. Hold on to your hats! High winds whipping through ColumbusRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 24 | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... 6,409 customers without power as of 11:53 a.m. That represents 1.2 percent of its 515,731 customers in Franklin County. Pickerington police are reporting that power is out across the city. South Central Power said more than 18,000 customers are ...

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