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9:21 am
Thu July 16, 2015

Former Pastor Of Local Church Sentenced For Sex Crimes

Scott Murphy
Credit Newark Police

The former senior pastor of the Newark Heights Church of God will serve five years of prison for having sex with a 15-year-old parishioner on church grounds.

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8:57 am
Thu July 16, 2015

Second Suspect Pleads Guilty in 2014 Eastland Mall Shooting

A Columbus teen will serve at least one year in youth prison for shooting two people at Eastland Mall last summer.

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8:54 am
Thu July 16, 2015

Former High School Youth Choir Director Sentenced For Sex Crimes

Zachary Ruppel
Credit Columbus Division of Police

The former St. Francis DeSales High School choir director will serve nearly three years in prison for having three male students and getting them to send him sexually-explicit photos.

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6:56 am
Thu July 16, 2015

Arrests Made In Southeast Side Shooting Death

Columbus police have made two arrests in yesterday's shooting death of a teen along Sixth Street near Reeb Avenue.

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6:39 am
Thu July 16, 2015

Woman Sentenced For Running Cancer Hoax

Heather Gaus
Credit Dayton Daily News

The Mechanicsburg woman convicted of faking brain cancer and accepting donations to help with expenses has been sentenced to a year in prison.

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9:32 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Shoppers Get Ohio Sales Tax Holiday In August

Back-to-school shoppers will get a tax break next month in the state's first ever sales tax holiday.

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9:10 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Board Gives "Fresh Start" Petitions To Erase Pot Convictions Green Light

Attorney Don McTigue addressing Ballot Board
Credit Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio Ballot Board has given the green light to a group that wants to erase the records of Ohioans with marijuana convictions if pot is legalized this fall.

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9:04 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Columbus Company Fined In Cincinnati Overpass Collapse

Hopple Street overpass collapse, January 19
Credit wcpo.com

Federal officials have cited a Central Ohio company in charge of demolishing a Cincinnati highway overpass that collapsed and killed a construction worker for two safety violations and fined it $14,000.  

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8:54 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Lawmaker Gains Support For Abolishing Death Penalty

A state lawmaker is finding new allies in her fight to abolish the death penalty.

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8:47 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Judge Limits Questioning In OSU Band Director's Case

A federal district judge is intervening in the evidence-gathering process in the gender-discrimination claim of Ohio State University's fired marching band director because of the "discouraging" behavior of the lawyers. 

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5:26 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

City Terminates Traffic Camera Contract In Midst Of Bribery Investigation

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says the city is immediately ending its contract with a red-light traffic camera company amid a federal bribery probe.

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9:57 am
Wed July 15, 2015

Foster Care Advocates Call for Extending Resources For 3 Years

Bills pending in the Ohio House and Senate would change the state's foster care system. 

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11:45 am
Tue July 14, 2015

City Transfers Ownership Of Home And Garage Near Rickenbacker House

Rickenbacker House
Credit touring.ohio.com

The City of Columbus is transferring ownership of the house and garage near Eddie Rickenbacker’s childhood home on East Livingston Avenue to the Rickenbacker-Woods Technology Museum and Historic Park group, a nonprofit that plans to turn the Rickenbacker home into a museum.

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7:22 am
Tue July 14, 2015

Council Approves Money For Last Phase Of City Hall Campus Renovation

The Beacon Building at Gay and Front Streets will be sold for development of a housing complex
Credit placestogobuildingstosee.blogspot.com

Columbus City Council last night approved spending 74 million dollars on the third and final phase of the renovation of the area around City Hall.

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7:13 am
Tue July 14, 2015

Police Identify Man Killed In Crash With Sheriff's SUV

Credit Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Columbus police have identified the driver of a van killed on the West side yesterday when he was struck by a Franklin County Sheriff's deputy SUV while the emergency lights and sirens were running.

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7:10 am
Tue July 14, 2015

Judge Denies Logan County Woman's Request For Early Release

Mary Strawser
Credit whio.com

A Logan County Judge has denied a request for early release from prison from a woman convicted of allowing her mother to die in squalor and neglect.

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7:08 am
Tue July 14, 2015

GOP Trying To Reach Black Ohio Voters Ahead Of 2016 Presidential Election

The Republican National Committee is launching a four-week campaign focused on mobilizing African-American voters in advance of the 2016 presidential election.

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6:53 am
Tue July 14, 2015

Portman, Boehner Decline To Endorse A GOP Presidential Candidate

(L to R) John Boehner, John Kasich and Rob Portman
Credit huffingtonpost.com

Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich's presidential super-pac has raised more than 11.5 million dollars to help jumpstart his White House bid. 

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6:37 am
Tue July 14, 2015

POTUS Commutes Drug Sentences Of Three Ohioans

President Obama commutes drug sentences of 46 people
Credit cnn.com

President Obama has commuted the drug-related prison sentences of three Ohio convicts.

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10:54 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

Lima Comedy Club Raising Funds To Honor Phyllis Diller

A comedy club in Lima is trying to raise money to honor comedian Phyllis Diller with a museum exhibit in her hometown.  

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