Columbus Finalist For Democratic Convention

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Columbus, Philadelphia and Brooklyn are finalists for the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
2:29PM
November
24, 2014

Columbus is a finalist for the 2016 Democratic National Convention along with New York and Philadelphia.

Columbus Official: Red Light Cameras Would End If Bill Passes

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Police will be required to be present when tickets are generated by red-light cameras under a bill passed by the Ohio Senate.
2:52PM
November
20, 2014

A Columbus Public Safety Department official said red light cameras will be gone if legislation is passed that requires a police officer be stationed at the cameras.

Task Force Finds Lax University Oversight Of Marching Band

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A task force review reinforces OSU's investigation of a sexualized culture within the marching band.
9:53PM
November
18, 2014

A review by former Ohio Attorney General Betty Montgomery found additional examples of of inappropriate behavior and poor university oversight of the band.

City Launches Snow Plow Information Website

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Warrior Watch, a new city website, will show which Columbus streets have been plowed or treated during a winter weather event.
2:38PM
November
13, 2014

Columbus snow plow crews are on city streets to “dry run” routes to prep for winter. If this were the real deal, their work could be seen on a new city website which shows exactly which streets are plowed. “Warrior Watch” launched Thursday.

Columbus Zoo Sends $10,000 To West African Sanctuary

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7:28AM
November
13, 2014

The Columbus Zoo has sent emergency funds to help a struggling chimpanzee sanctuary in the Ebola ravaged country of Sierre Leone.

Columbus Breweries Giving Canned Craft Beer A Try

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Four String Brewery cans its seasonal beer, the Vanilla Porter.
5:00AM
November
12, 2014

Cheap beer has long been associated with the aluminum can and upscale brews with bottles. But some craft brewers are trying to break that stereo-type. As WOSU reports, a number of Columbus’ small craft breweries have switched from glass bottles to cans.

Columbus Nurse: HIV Prevention Drug ‘Comparable To Vaccines’

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Truvada is prescribed at an AIDS Resource Center Ohio health clinic in the Short North.
3:38PM
November
3, 2014

HIV used to be a death sentence. But, today, it’s a manageable, chronic disease. A Columbus nurse says there’s an HIV preventive pill that’s almost as effective as a vaccine.

Ohio State Cuts Infertility Treatment Benefits

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Coverage for in vitro fertilization is being expanded, and offered more often, in health plans.
5:00AM
November
3, 2014

Infertility treatments, like in vitro fertilization, have long been considered elective procedures largely not covered by health insurance. But that’s changing as more employers and insurers offer coverage. Ohio State University, though, will reduce its package in 2015.

Retailers To Use Social Media For Seasonal Hiring

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This holiday season, some retailers will use social media to attract temporary workers.
4:21PM
October
27, 2014

People looking to get seasonal work often turn to the internet or the old-fashioned “want ads” for job postings. But this year, some retailers are taking a more proactive approach: social media ads.