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Reported Sexual Assaults Prompt OSU Safety Notice

By | September 29, 2014

After three reported week-end sexual assaults, Ohio State University campus police issued a safety alert for students and staff. Campus and Columbus police say none of the three assaults appears to be linked to a single suspect.


Experts Predict Lower Heating Costs This Winter

By | September 29, 2014

With a milder winter predicted, experts say heating costs should be lower for most Ohioans.

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Reynoldsburg Teacher Strike Enters Its Second Full Week

By | September 28, 2014

A teacher’s strike in Reynoldsburg enters its second full week Monday. Negotiators for the Reynoldsburg Board of Education and Reynoldsburg Education Association met Sunday with a federal mediator. But, little progress was reported. The meeting ended without agreement.

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Ohio Officials Earmark Money To Reduce Lake Erie Algae Threat

By | September 28, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has a plan to improve water quality in Lake Erie and other Great Lakes. The announcement comes in the wake of a crisis in Toledo where water supply was turned off temporarily for a half-million residents when toxic algae bloomed. The crisis has galvanized calls for a clean-up among consumers, farmers, and researchers.

Former Rep. James Traficant arriving at a House ethics hearing in 2002.

Former Rep. James Traficant Dies, Days After Accident On Farm

By Bill Chappell | September 28, 2014

The Youngstown politician whose career included 17 years in Congress and a conviction for bribery has died at age 73. He was critically hurt in a tractor accident earlier this week.


Man Who Raised $55,000 For Potato Salad Throws Columbus Party

By | September 27, 2014

A Columbus man who raised $55,000 in a joking crowdfunding appeal to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad has thrown a huge public party that promised “peace, love and potato salad.”

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OSU Band Director Sues, Alleges Discrimination

By | September 26, 2014

Fired Ohio State marching band director Jonathan Waters has filed a lawsuit against “individuals and the university.”


Westerville Football Coach Arrested After Alleged Slap Of Player

By | September 26, 2014

The head football coach at Westerville South High School was arrested and charged this week with assault and endangering children after a report that he shoved a player to the ground and slapped him across the face.

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Reynoldsburg Parent Sues To Close Schools During Strike

By | September 26, 2014

The parent of a student in Reynoldsburg is suing to try to close schools until a teacher strike is over. The lawsuit asks a judge to compel school officials to temporarily close the district.


OSU’s Mirror Lake Well On Its Way To Sustainability

By | September 26, 2014

For 9 months a chain-link fence surrounded Mirror Lake as crews made repairs – part of an on-going project to ensure future students get to enjoy Mirror Lake.