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Homelessness

Despite a slight increase nationally, homelessness declined in Ohio according to the latest estimate by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

The Columbus Metropolitan Library has established new rules to "dispel the notion" that people are camping inside its buildings. 

The Open Shelter

Funeral services are scheduled Saturday afternoon for one of the operators of The Open Shelter for homeless men in Columbus. 

Columbus Division of Police

A Franklin County jury has convicted a man of killing his girlfriend in a south side homeless camp last year. 

Wednesday's Columbus Metropolitan Club forum focused on Franklin County's eviction rate, which is the highest in the state.

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The Columbus School Board Tuesday approved new or amended contracts with the Central Ohio Transit Authority and private companies to handle a growing number of transportation requests by homeless families for students traveling between the city and suburban districts.

Zanesville Times Recorder

A homeless man charged in the death of another homeless man whose body was found burning outside a Muskingum County church last year has pleaded guilty to aggravated murder charges.

Foley

The Community Shelter Board today conducted its annual homeless count in Columbus and Franklin County.