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7:37 am
Fri July 3, 2015

Columbus Girl Confronts Anti-Gay Street Preacher

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A video of a Columbus first grader's defiance of a street preacher's anti-gay rant has been posted online.

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7:34 am
Fri July 3, 2015

Conservative Group Warns Of Wasteful Spending In State Budget

A conservative think tank says there is wasteful spending in this and every two-year state budget plan.

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7:25 am
Fri July 3, 2015

Four People Indicted For Promoting Slave Labor At Marion-Area Egg Farms

Credit Newark Advocate

Four people have been indicted on charges related to allegations of illegally bringing teenagers from Guatemala and forcing them to work long hours with little pay at egg farms in the Marion area last year.

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7:13 am
Fri July 3, 2015

Two Columbus Clippers Named To International League All-Star Team

Columbus Clippers first baseman Jesus Aguilar is a starter on the International League All-Star Team
Credit Cleveland Indians

Two member of the Columbus Clippers have been named to the International League All-Star team.

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7:09 am
Fri July 3, 2015

Buckeye Lake Boat Ramps Closed Today

Credit Newark Advocate

State officials say boat ramps on Buckeye Lake will be closed today, citing the low water levels needed to protect the lake's dam from collapsing.

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7:02 am
Fri July 3, 2015

Holiday Reminder About Benefits Available To Veterans

The Ohio Department of Veterans Services is using the Fourth of July weekend to remind veterans about the various benefits available to them.

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6:42 am
Fri July 3, 2015

Reminders About Fireworks Safety

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says 11 thousand Americans were treated at hospitals for fireworks-related injuries in 2013. Eight of them died.

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6:38 am
Fri July 3, 2015

State, Local Officials Working To Protect Public Safety During Red White And Boom

There will be a large law enforcement presence on the streets for Columbus' Red White and Boom fireworks display tonight.

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6:29 am
Fri July 3, 2015

More People Traveling This Holday Weekend

Triple-A projects 41.9 million Americans - including nearly 1.8 million Ohioans - will travel 50 miles or more from home over the Independence Day weekend, a slight increase over last year.

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11:25 am
Thu July 2, 2015

Local Red Cross Chapter Seeking Independence Day Holiday Blood Donations

The Central Ohio chapter of the American Red Cross is asking for blood donations, saying the need is expected to increase over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

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11:21 am
Thu July 2, 2015

Signatures To Get Anti-Fracking Measure On Columbus' Ballot Submitted

Activists in Columbus trying to stop fracking and related activities today submitted more than 13 thousand petition signatures to get a ban onto the November ballot.

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7:38 am
Thu July 2, 2015

Experts Differ On Competency Of Man Charged In Fatal Downtown Columbus Crash

Credit Ohio Public Radio

Two psychologists have reached different opinions on whether a motorist is competent to stand trial for a downtown Columbus crash that led to the deaths of two pedestrians last December.

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7:16 am
Thu July 2, 2015

Pfeiffer Says Redflex Contracts Reached, Amended Legally Under Municipal Codes

Columbus City Attorney Rick Pfeiffer
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Columbus city attorney Rick Pfeffer says the city's contract with a red-light traffic camera company embroiled in a federal bribery investigation was properly awarded and later modified.

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7:08 am
Thu July 2, 2015

Damage From Tanker Crash Forcing Replacement Of Bridge Over West Outerbelt

The Ohio Department of Transportation plans to replace the I-70 bridge over I-270 on the West side badly damaged yesterday when an overturned tanker truck carrying ethanol caught fire and forced closures.

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6:53 am
Thu July 2, 2015

State To Replace PARCC Tests With Those Of Research Institute

The Ohio Department of Education is starting work on a new series of student tests to be administered in the upcoming school year.

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6:37 am
Thu July 2, 2015

Jail Guard Sentenced For Fatal Crash

Scott Haslehurst
Credit Gahanna Police

A Gahanna man has pleaded guilty to causing a crash that killed one pedestrian and injured another last August.

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6:25 am
Thu July 2, 2015

Appeals Court Says West Jefferson Should Amend Parking Ordinance

The 12th Ohio District Court of Appeals has agreed with a West Jefferson woman who said her parking citation should be dismissed because the village ordinance was missing a comma.

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9:39 am
Wed July 1, 2015

Kasich Cuts Added School Funding Dollars, Allows Severed Ties With PARCC

Ohio Governor John Kasich signed the new two-year state budget proposal, which was substantially different than his original plan. 

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9:36 am
Wed July 1, 2015

Ohio Lawmakers Send Anti-Monopoly Measure To Fall Ballot

State lawmakers have sent a proposal to the fall ballot that would ban constitutional monopolies, an effort with the potential to scuttle marijuana legalization in the state. 

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9:32 am
Wed July 1, 2015

ResponsibleOhio Submits Petition Signatures

A group that wants to put a marijuana legalization plan on this fall’s ballot has turned in its petition signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State’s office. 

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