Ohio Had Record Number Of Heroin Overdoses In 2012

Health officials say 680 people died of heroin overdoses in 2012, up from 426 deaths in 2011, a 37 percent increase.
April 18, 2014

The state says a record number of Ohioans died from heroin-related overdoses in 2012 as it released the newest available figures for a problem that’s been called an epidemic and public health crisis.

New Port Columbus Statue Honors Jerrie Mock

17, 2014

A statue of Jerrie Mock was dedicated at Port Columbus Airport to commemorate the 50th anniversary of becoming the first woman to complete a solo flight around the world.

Central Ohio Man Jailed In Stabbing Murder Of His Mother

Madison Township Police arrested a 32 year old man for the stabbing murder of his mother.
17, 2014

A Central Ohio man remains in the Franklin County jail for allegedly murdering his mother.

Space Added As Columbus Homeless Families Increase

The Community Shelter Board plans to increase space for homeless families at the YWCA family center.
April 17, 2014

Central Ohio’s homeless agency is expanding space for displaced families as the number of parents and children with no place to live increases.

Columbus Schools To Make Up Snow Days Via Homework

Columbus City Schools will assign extra homework for students to make up snow days.
April 17, 2014

Ohio’s largest school district says students will have to do work at home to make up for classes canceled during harsh winter weather.

Mumps Cases Spread To Columbus State Community College

Columbus State Community College's Davidson Hall in downtown Columbus.
April 17, 2014

Columbus health officials say they’ve confirmed 2 cases of mumps at Columbus State Community College as an outbreak of the illness continues.

Judge Stays Most Of Ohio Gay Marriage Ruling

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Federal Court Judge Timothy Black Wednesday put on hold most of his earlier ruling that Ohio must recognize gay marriages performed in other states.
16, 2014

A federal judge has put on hold the majority of what attorneys have called a “momentous” change to Ohio’s gay marriage law.

Columbus Road Crews Fix 87,000 Potholes

Columbus road crews have fixed 87-thousand potholes since the beginning of the year.
15, 2014

The city of Columbus says its road crews have fixed nearly 87,000 potholes since the beginning of the year – about half of them in the past month.

Almost 32,000 Ohioans Have Voted In May 6 Primary

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says 32-thousand people have cast an early ballot in the May primary election.
15, 2014

Almost 32,000 Ohioans have cast ballots so far in the state’s primary election next month.