Columbus Man Faces Death Penalty In Stabbing Death

gavel
George Dumas, Jr. faces a death penalty indictment in the April stabbing death of Anna Eblen, 89, in her East Side home.
9:55AM
July
8, 2014

A Franklin County grand jury has returned a death penalty indictment against a man accused of killing an elderly East Side woman.

Maggots Found In Food At Prisons In Marysville, Trumbull County

prison_cell
Aramark Correctional Services is a private company with the contract to feed Ohio prison inmates.
8:31AM
July
8, 2014

The private company charged with feeding Ohio prison inmates says maggots were found in food and serving equipment at two Ohio prisons.

Concealed Carry Group Sues OSU Over Gun Ban

osu_gun_ban
The lawsuit says the OSU policy violates state law because it bans students from keeping guns locked in their cars, which is permitted at universities under state law.
8:00AM
July 8, 2014

A pro concealed carry group has filed suit against Ohio State University, saying the school’s gun ban is too broad and violates state law.

Columbus Police Officer Accidentally Shoots Self

Columbus_police
It wasn't clear exactly how the shooting occurred. Police say the officer notified dispatchers about the injury.
12:14PM
July 2, 2014

Columbus police say an off-duty officer accidentally shot himself in the leg while in his own vehicle and then drove himself to a local hospital.

Harris, Others Subpoenaed In Attendance Rigging Probe

gene_harris
The subpoenas come about a week after state education officials said about 60 district educators could have their teaching licenses revoked because of the district’s attendance rigging scandal.
8:23AM
July 1, 2014

The Ohio Department of Education has subpoenaed records on former Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris. It marks the first time that any investigator has publicly sought records related to Harris’ role in the district’s data-scrubbing scandal.

Zanesville Nursing Home Owner Faces 39 Charges

gavel
File photo
12:28PM
June
27, 2014

A grand jury has indicted the owner of a Zanesville nursing home on 39 charges, including forgery, tampering with evidence, and Medicaid fraud.

Kasich Denies Any Involvement In Suarez Case

kasich_suarez
Kasich says he "may have had a meeting with (Suarez) a long time ago", but he denies any involvement in the case against Suarez.
8:23AM
June 25, 2014

Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he “may have had a meeting” with embattled businessman Benjamin Suarez, but he says he’s not involved in the campaign finance case and Kasich’s testimony would serve no purpose.

Report: Just Six Percent Of Columbus Could Be Uninsured By 2016

health_care
The survey says cities in states that opted to expand Medicaid programs will see the most progress in insuring residents.
8:03AM
June
20, 2014

The report says the Affordable Care Act will help reduce the number of uninsured in Columbus by about two-thirds over the next two years, down to about 35,000 people.

U.S. Senator Portman Wants Action On Prisoner Swap

Rob_Portman,_official_portrait,_112th_Congress
U.S. Senator Rob Portman wants a resolution stating Congress' opposition to the prisoner swap of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
12:22PM
June 19, 2014

Ohio’s Republican U.S. Senator is pushing a resolution to say Congress is officially opposed to the recent prisoner swap that freed five Al-Qaeda operatives in exchange for Army Sergeant Bo Bergdahl.