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Central Ohio Companies See Mixed Results In Recent Earnings

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Wendy's and Limited Brands reported positive economic news this week, while Abercrombie & Fitch lowered expectations for the third quarter and holiday season.
12:14PM
November
7, 2013

Two of the region’s largest private employers are celebrating some good news, while another Central Ohio mainstay is limping through the fall.

Ohio Woman Accused Of Faking Cancer For Young Son

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31-year-old Emily Creno of Utica, is charged with felony child endangerment.
12:20PM
September
12, 2013

Authorities say a central Ohio woman faked a cancer diagnosis for her 4-year-old son and shaved his head in a scheme that convinced him and others he was dying and bilked people out of donations.

Central Ohio Memorial Day Commemorations

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Central Ohio communities commemorate Memorial Day with parades, cemetery decoration and 5K runs.
5:00AM
May
27, 2013

Central Ohio communities commemorate Memorial Day today with parades and other activities. Here are some of today’s events.

April Was Second-Best Month Ever For Columbus Home Sales

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April home sales rose 36.7 percent in Columbus compared to last year. Price fell 1.4 percent compared to April 2012.
11:39AM
May
22, 2013

April home sales increased 20 percent statewide and 36 percent in Columbus compared to the previous year.

Central Ohio Outpaces State In April Job Market

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The Columbus metro area had a non-seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate of 5.7 percent. The statewide average was 6.7 percent.
12:27PM
May
21, 2013

The latest local unemployment data shows the Columbus region had an April jobless rate one percent below the statewide average.

State Health Officials Tell Hospitals To Shelve Rape Kits

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DeWine declined to blame the problem on the non-profit employing developmentally disabled people. He called it an issue of "poor supervision."
1:13PM
February
28, 2013

Attorney General Mike DeWine says investigators noticed a problem with the kits from Pickaway Diversified Industries when several kits from obviously-unrelated cases tested positive for the same DNA.

Mixed Views On Central Ohio Housing Market

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Central Ohio home sales were up for the tenth straight month in October.
4:33PM
November
19, 2012

Central Ohio home sales were up for the tenth straight month in October. While some realtors say this is a sign the area is “out of the woods,” other industry experts say “not so fast.”

Central Ohio Job Market Continues To Outpace State

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Local unemployment data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services shows Columbus' unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in September.
12:40PM
October 23, 2012

According to state figures released Tuesday, the unemployment rate for central Ohio fell from 6.0 percent in August to 5.7 percent last month. That’s the lowest level in more than more than four years and more than a full percent below the current statewide average.

ODOT To Revamp North Columbus Interchange

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The 2 1/2 year project looks to help vehicles entering and exiting I-270. The draft includes a half-mile, two-lane tunnel extending from I-270 to north of Flint Rd.
7:57AM
September
28, 2012

The state is adding two express lanes from I-270 to U.S. 23 North to reduce congestion and improve safety.

County Jobs Report Shows Differing Economies Around Ohio

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Ohio's unemployment went down a tenth of a percent in May,and employers added nearly 20,000 new workers.
7:26AM
June
20, 2012

The latest jobs report shows Delaware, Union and Franklin counties outperforming much of the state, while counties in southern and southeast Ohio continue to struggle.