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Columbus Police Officer Injured In North Side Crash

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December 15, 2014

Columbus Police say an officer was injured in a crash on the North Side early Monday morning.

Columbus Student Brings Understanding About ADHD Through Poetry

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Columbus Alternative High School Junior, Chris Loos won the school district poetry slam contest.
9, 2014

A Columbus high school student uses his award-winning poetry to educate others about his disability.

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.

Ohio Lawmaker Renews Call For Judge’s Impeachment

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An Ohio state lawmaker has renewed his call for the impeachment of a federal judge who says he will rule Ohio must recognize gay marriages performed in states where they are legal.
7, 2014

A state lawmaker has reiterated his call for the impeachment of a federal judge who plans to order Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages.

Record-Breaking Weather Possible Next Week

Columbus meteorologist Ben Gelber, with WCMH TV, predicts Columbus will have a brutally cold winter season.
3, 2014

Local meteorologists predict wind chills early next week, between -20 and -40 degrees, could break some records.

‘A Christmas Story’ At 30: Now Part Of The Family

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The infamous leg lamp in the movie 'A Christmas Story' which turns 30 this year.
28, 2013

It’s been 30 years since the film “A Christmas Story” opened to mixed reviews, but it has emerged as a holiday favorite along with mistletoe and spiked eggnog.

Minor Party Rules Clear House Despite Objection Of Dems.

The rules expected to be signed into law by the governor would require minor parties to gather signatures equal to one percent of the vote in the most recent election for governor or president, and that a minor party must get at least two percent of that total vote to qualify for future ballots.
31, 2013

A bill that would put new rules on minor party candidates has cleared a major legislative hurdle despite objections from Democrats who call it “The John Kasich Re-election Protection Act.”

Senate President: Governor Likely Has Medicaid Expansion Votes

State lawmakers are scheduled to hear more details today about several other Medicaid proposals, including one bill that would expand the health care program.
October 16, 2013

Senate President Keith Fabor says Gov. John Kasich likely would not have brought Medicaid expansion to the Ohio Controlling Board if he didn’t have the votes.

Two Women Report Blow Dart Attacks In Central Ohio

Police say a woman was killed and five were arrested in Urbana, Ohio.
1, 2013

Newark Police say two women separately reported being targeted by someone firing blow darts at them, possibly from a dark-colored vehicle.

Ohio Braces For Potential Government Shutdown

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The Federal Government could shut down at midnight if Republican and Democratic lawmakers fail to come to an agreement on a federal spending bill.
September 30, 2013

Ohio is bracing for the potential consequences of a looming government shutdown, from workers who live paycheck to paycheck to program directors worried about further impacts for already dwindling services for low-income clients.