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The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says its 28-year-old black rhinoceros named Kulinda has died. 

Eight people have filed to run for three Columbus School Board seats this year. 

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The 2015 Columbus Mayoral race between Democrats Andy Ginther and then-Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott created divisions in the county Democratic party.

Powell City Council's Operations Committee is considering legislation with Ohio-based advocacy group Tobacco 21 that would raise the legal purchasing age to 21.

Nashville Police

A Nashville, Tennessee police officer from central Ohio died yesterday during a water rescue. 

More details are expected to emerge today from a fatal double-shooting in Licking County. 

U.S. Attorney's Office

Two members of the Short North Posse gang have been sentenced to prison time for a drug-related robbery and murder in Zanesville.

Motorists could soon see lower speed limits on I-670.

Ohio Public Radio

A top Ohio Democrat has voiced his concern that President Trump's executive orders reflect white nationalist rhetoric.

education.ohio.gov

The Ohio Department of Education is now accepting public comment on its draft of policies designed to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. 

In exchange for an estimated $68-million tax abatement, the developer behind the Easton Town Center retail complex is promising to create 500 new jobs, 250 housing units and jumpstart a development fund for the nearby Linden neighborhood. 

Ohio Public Radio

Some of the state's top Republican officeholders who are likely to run for higher positions in 2018 say the state needs to make some critical decisions right now.

A new study by a non-profit group that tracks human trafficking cases says it is seeing more of them in Ohio and around the nation.

Chillicothe police are responding to a 48-hour spike in drug overdoses. 

cnn.com

The Franklin County coroner's office reports 244 people died of drug overdoses during the first nine months of 2016. 

itsgoingdown.org

More than 70 people protesting President Donald Trump's ban on immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority nations were arrested at the Ohio University student union building last night.

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Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio says he opposes President Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, 49-year-old federal district judge Neil Gorsuch.

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission expects central Ohio’s 65 and older population to double over the next three decades.

cincinnati-oh.gov

Three Ohio Republicans are challenging Democratic Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley's designation of the queen city as a "sanctuary city." 

propublica.org

A Cleveland Clinic resident forced out of the U.S. by President Trump's immigration ban has filed a lawsuit against the chief executive.

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