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violetfestival.org

The Violet Festival in Pickerington is ending after an 18 year run.

alphapuprecords.com

The music world is mourning the death of a founding member of the Dayton-based Ohio Players. 

A new report shows housing construction and occupancy downtown is growing.

State of Ohio

The Ohio Senate is considering a bill named for a Fulton County murder victim. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Franklin County prosecutors have dismissed charges against a Delaware County man accused of raping a 17-year-old girl he met through an instant-messaging app.

ijc.org

The International Joint Commission is calling on the U.S. and Canada to take action against micro-plastics in the Great Lakes.

phys.org

Ohio agencies will spend the next year examining hotspots contributing to Lake Erie's algae blooms and developing a monitoring network.

Columbus police officials have identified the man killed by officers Tuesday night in the 400 block of South Powell Avenue as they were investigating a double-stabbing nearby.

Associated Press

A Franklin County judge has refused to let prosecutors try an 82-year-old man in the nonfatal shooting of a Columbus police officer in March of 1972.

A panel of people selected by Columbus City officials is scheduled to hold its final meeting this afternoon to discuss plans to change the structure of City Council.

columbus.gov

The attorney for former Columbus City Council member Michelle Mills says she will plead guilty this morning to a misdemeanor ethics charge for failing to properly disclose the value of a 2014 trip to an Ohio State football game with other elected officials and a convicted lobbyist.

xenos.org

A refugee resettlement group operating in Columbus says it is closing because of President Trump's executive order affecting refugees and immigrants.

granville.oh.us

The Granville village council last night approved a resolution declaring the village a “welcoming community.”

Ohio Public Radio

The Kaiser Family Foundation says more people died in Ohio from opioid overdoses in 2014 than in any other state.

Ohio Public Radio

A newly introduced bill at the Statehouse seeks to put limits on the number of patients under the care of one registered nurse.

moritzlaw.osu.edu

Federal Communications Commission Secretary Marlene Dortch is the granddaughter of the late four-time Olympic gold medalist and Ohio State University track star Jesse Owens.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The Franklin County woman convicted of live-streaming the rape of a friend has been sentenced to nine months in prison.

Madison Christian School in Groveport is closed today and Thursday because of an influenza outbreak.

State of Ohio

Democratic State Representative John Boccieri is calling for better support for local communities dealing with lead contamination in their water supplies.

Lead contamination in tap water in Flint, Michigan, Sebring, Ohio and other cities highlights problems with America's aging water systems.

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