Local Health Leaders Push For Extension Of ‘CHIP’ Funding

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Franklin County health leaders call on U.S. Congress to extend funding for a children's health insurance plan.
3:29PM
March 2, 2015

Central Ohio public health advocates gained some political support on Monday to keep funding intact for a children’s health insurance program.

Columbus Razes 1,300 Housing Units With State Grant Funds

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Demolition crews razed more than 1,200 blighted properties in Columbus and Franklin County during the last two years.
2:46PM
February
27, 2015

Foreclosures during the Great Recession added to thousands of blighted properties in Columbus. But, a state program helped fund demolition of many of those houses and apartment units.

Columbus Man Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ To Alleged Terror Charges

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Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud confers with his legal defense, Sam Shamansky, in Franklin County Court.Mohamud pleaded not guilty to alleged terrorism charges.
3:49PM
February 25, 2015

A prosecutor’s motion to set a $2.5 million bond for Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud alleges he provided material support, resources or electronic devices to people engaged in terrorism in the Middle East and traveled there.

Wilmington Prepares For Ohio’s Political Spotlight

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Wilmington airport is recovering after the loss of 7,000 jobs in 2009. Governor Kasich will travel to the city for Tuesday's State of the State address
4:12PM
February
23, 2015

Wilmington is preparing for a political invasion. Governor John Kasich and most state lawmakers will travel to the southwest Ohio city tomorrow for the State of the State address. It’s a return visit for Kasich to a city that was deeply scarred by the Great Recession.

Columbus Adds ‘Sister City’ In West Africa

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Columbus adds a sister city, Accra, Ghana.
3:04PM
February
20, 2015

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says he wants to build closer trade and cultural ties to Africa. During his state of the city speech, Coleman announced Columbus will form a ‘Sister City partnership with Accra, Ghana.

Job Picture Flips, Some Columbus Employers See Too Few Applicants

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Columbus Castings wants to add more workers at its South Parsons Avenue Foundry. But, applicants are hard to find
8:39AM
February
17, 2015

As Honda idles some workers for lack of automotive parts, other Central Ohio manufacturers are using aggressive recruiting to fill job slots. Columbus’ jobless rate has fallen to 4% just as job openings accelerate in a couple of industries.

Columbus Leaders Vow To Bid Again For Future Political Convention

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Columbus leaders are not giving up on hosting a convention.
3:32PM
February
12, 2015

Columbus has lost its bid to host a national political convention. The Democratic National Committee decided Philadelphia was better suited as the site to nominate its presidential candidate. Disappointed civic and business leaders promise to use the experience to try again in four years.

Potholes, Snow, Keep Road Crews Busy

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Columbus road crews have fixed 87-thousand potholes since the beginning of the year.
2:10PM
February
11, 2015

Columbus city road crews this week-end face quick job changes. Spokeswoman Melanie Crabill says some crews will have to switch back and forth between filling potholes and prepping for snow and ice.

Pickets Expand To Refineries That Supply Gasoline To Ohio

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A strike against two refineries that supply Ohio gas stations could effect pump prices
1:24PM
February
9, 2015

A strike by United Steel Workers against several oil companies has expanded to refineries in Ohio and nearby states. Industry analysts are keeping close watch on possible effects on gas pump prices.