Law Enforcement Agencies Indict Suspects In 11 Ohio Homicides

Federal, state and local law enforcement officials announce indictments for 11 homicides in Central Ohio.
1, 2014

Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies will announce this afternoon indictments related to 11 homicides.

Drake Aims To Meet Budget Challenges As New Ohio State President

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New Ohio State University President Michael Drake arrives at campus on his first day on the job.
30, 2014

Ohio State’s new president Michael Drake started his job Monday. Drake becomes the 15th president of the university. He first met with faculty and staff.

A Third Troubled Hotel On Columbus’ North Side Will Close For Now

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A judge orders a crime-plagued Super 8 Motel on Dublin Granville Road to close for now.
June 25, 2014

A third north Columbus hotel will be shutting down at least temporarily because of reported crime problems.

Juneteenth Ohio Celebrating End Of Slavery Kicks Off Friday

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Juneteenth Ohio kicks off its 2014 event Friday at a new downtown location.
June 19, 2014

The Juneteenth Ohio Festival kicks off Friday at its new downtown location. The event celebrates what happened 149 years ago today when the last slaves were freed in this country.

Ohio Students Travel South For 50th Anniversary Of Freedom Summer

Some Ohio college students will travel to Jackson, Mississippi to remember the struggle 50 years ago for voting rights for black residents.
18, 2014

A group of Ohio students will be travelling to Mississippi to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic Mississippi Freedom Summer. The Ohio Student Association will join other organizations next week as they work to preserve and strengthen voting rights in the country.

Ohio State Campaigns to Make Consent “Sexy”

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Ohio State launches a "Consent is Sexy" campaign to inform students about sexual assault.
9, 2014

OSU recently launched a campaign aimed at preventing sexual violence and its raising eyebrows. A campaign at Ohio State called “Consent is Sexy” has a goal of preventing sexual assaults. The university has posted signs on restroom doors, on campus buses, in dormitories, and in sorority and frat houses.

Downtown Zoo Project Officially Cancelled After Zoo Levy Failed

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Columbus Zoo officials now say they don't support a downtown location nor a large zoo tax levy.
5, 2014

Columbus Zoo officials say they don’t want a downtown zoo anymore and will not seek a large permanent tax levy like the one that went down in defeat last month.

Drug Addicted Pregnant Women In Columbus Get More State Aid

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A Columbus non-profit aims to double the number of drug addicted pregnant women it can help through a new state grant.
May 30, 2014

A Columbus non-profit agency operates one of 4 programs in Ohio helping pregnant women addicted to drugs that will receive a share of more than $4 million in grant money.

Grand Jury Indicts Suspect In Ohio Wesleyan Stabbing

A Delaware County grand jury has indicted 23 year old Nicholas Eber for allegedly stabbing an Ohio Wesleyan student.
May 15, 2014

A Delaware County Grand Jury has indicted a man for the stabbing of an Ohio Wesleyan University student.