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Report: Ohio Failed To Return Tax Overpayments

Ohio Inspector General Randy Meyer.
November 21, 2013

A report by the state watchdog says Ohio has failed to return more than $30 million in business tax refunds to companies that properly requested the money.

Ohio Court Upholds Firing In School Bible Case

John Freshwater
November 19, 2013

With three justices dissenting, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the Mount Vernon district had grounds to fire John Freshwater for insubordination for keeping religious books and a poster of a president praying.

Columbus Adds To Phillipine Relief Effort

Worthington minister Manuel Badar scrolls Facebook looking for posts from friends and acquaintances in the Phillipines
15, 2013

One week after a massive typhoon swept across the Phillipines, the death toll keeps rising. A Phillipine defense official says more than 3,000 are confirmed dead as of Friday morning. The disaster has spawned international relief efforts, including some here in Columbus.

Ohio Child Killer’s Organ Donation Wish Perplexes

Gov. John Kasich has postponed Ronald Phillips' execution to allow the state to consider whether to allow him to donate some of his organs to sick relatives.
November 14, 2013

The stay of execution for a convicted Ohio child killer seeking to donate his organs is posing perplexing ethical and medical questions that pit demand for life-saving transplants against the goals of incarceration.

Jury Convicts Husband In Akron Hospital Shooting

File photo
9, 2013

A jury has convicted an Ohio man charged in the fatal shooting of his hospitalized wife. The jurors returned the guilty verdict Friday in the case of 68-year-old John Wise of Massillon.

Founder Of Holy Family Soup Kitchen Remembered

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Individuals line the hallway leading to the Holy Family soup kitchen on Grubb Street. The kitchen serves a hot lunch daily to hundreds of the city's poor or homeless.
28, 2013

A funeral mass is scheduled this morning for a 93 year old Catholic priest who spent his life serving Columbus’ poor. For decades, Father Francis Schweitzer welcomed the downtrodden and homeless who still come to to the Franklinton area soup kitchen he founded.

ACLU, Jackson Schools Settle Lawsuit Over Jesus

Scales of Justice
The ACLU and the Jackson City Schools have come to an agreement over a Depiction of Jesus displayed on school property.
4, 2013

The American Civil Liberties Union has settled a lawsuit against the Jackson City Schools over a depiction of Jesus displayed in the middle school.

Court Favors Abercrombie In Okla. Suit Over Hijab

Abercrombie & Fitch
A federal appeals court in Oklahoma dismissed a lawsuit against Abercrombie & Fitch filed by a woman who claimed she was denied a job because she wore a hijab or headscarf during her interview.
October 2, 2013

A federal appeals court has dismissed claims by an Oklahoma woman who says she wasn’t hired by Abercrombie & Fitch because her headscarf conflicted with the retailer’s dress code, which has since been changed.

Ohio Panel Lays Out Possible Jobs Board Conflicts

The Executive Director of the Ohio Ethics Commission says the findings released today do not imply wrongdoing.
September 26, 2013

Ohio’s ethics agency has warned six of nine directors of Ohio’s fledgling privatized job-creation board that their business interests raise potential conflicts of interest.

Judge Sides With Ohio Gay Couple

A judge sides with a gay Ohio couple to list his husband on his death certificate.
September 3, 2013

A federal judge has ordered that a gay Ohio man be listed as married on his death certificate and that his husband be listed as his spouse.