Research: Mood Altering Holiday Stressors, Finance, Relationships

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The holiday season brings joy, cheer, merriment and ... stress.
3:58PM
December
22, 2014

Holiday moods often run the gamut between joy and melancholy. And, an Ohio State University researcher says an individual’s great expectations have a bearing on whether someone smiles or frowns. College of Social Work Professor, Gilbert Greene, says the key is to identify whether stress is likely to help or hurt one’s mood.

Text For Food, Columbus Pantries Expand Mobile Scheduling

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Lutheran Social Services food pantry at South Champion and Frebis Avenues in Columbus allows hungry to choose groceries. The pantry is one of eight in the city that will next year expand mobile scheduling for food pick-ups
11:30AM
December
22, 2014

For the hungry in some Columbus neighborhoods, emergency food supplies will be only a text away. The city will spend $135,000 to help to create a mobile scheduling program for selected food pantries.

Gas Prices Tank, Drivers Smile

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Sign of the times? Gas pump prices drop to lows not seen in more than 5 years.
10:08AM
December
18, 2014

National surveys show consumers’ mood is brightening, and it’s not just holiday cheer. The more positive outlook has a lot to do with the steep drop in gasoline prices since last summer. 2015 holds the promise of more price relief not only at the gas pump but also at grocery stores.

Parent Trigger ‘Pilot Project’ In Columbus Has No Takers

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Trevitt Elementary school in the King Lincoln Neighborhood is one of 20 Columbus City Schools eligible for parent intervention.
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December
16, 2014

Improving low performing public schools is a problem that has troubled educators and parents for decades. This year, Ohio is trying a new tactic, allowing for parents to take over a troubled school.

Columbus Council Leader Wants To Move To Mayor’s Office

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Flanked by supporters at the William H. Adams Community Center, Columbus Council president Andrew Ginther announces he'll seek the Mayor's office in 2015.
1:40PM
December
10, 2014

When four term Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman said he would not seek re-election next year it opened opportunity for others. Wednesday, The head of Columbus City Council, Andrew Ginther, says he wants to be mayor.

Abercrombie CEO Michael Jeffries Retires, Leaves Board Immediately

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Jeffries and the company took heavy criticism for targeting "attractve" and "cool" kids, and comments like "A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes], and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely.”
10:02AM
December 9, 2014

Michael Jeffries, the long-time CEO of the preppy New Albany-based retailer, is retiring, effective immediately.

Two Young Columbus Men Sentenced To Life Terms For 2013 Crimes

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1:08PM
December
8, 2014

Two Columbus men who went on a crime spree last summer will spend the rest of their lives behind bars. The pair was sentenced Monday for their convictions on murder and carjacking charges.

Dublin Middle Schooler Chosen For National Student Press Corps

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Dublin Davis Middle School 8th grader, Kyra O'Connor, is one of 200 students chosen nationally to write for Scholastic News. She is the only Ohio student who received the honor.
7:52AM
December
2, 2014

Davis Middle School in Dublin lacks a student newspaper, but that didn’t stop one of its students from pursuing journalism. The 8th grader took a simple story and landed a reporting assignment for a national student magazine.

Grove City Soldier Remembered As ‘Upbeat,’ ‘Tender-Hearted’

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Army specialist Joseph Riley of Grove City is remembered by his church community on Eakin Road. Riley was killed this week in Afghanistan
2:41PM
November
25, 2014

A soldier from Grove City today is being remembered as a man with a ‘tender heart’ who loved the army. 27 year old Army specialist, Joseph Riley, was killed in Afghanistan.