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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.

National Guard Provides Details On Soldier Deaths

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From left: Capt. Nicholas Rozanski, Sgt. 1st Class Shawn Hannon, and Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey Rieck were killed last week by what the National Guard describes as an improvised explosive device.
7:27AM
April
11, 2012

Ohio’s Adjutant General says the three Central Ohio natives were killed by an improvised explosive device.

Hamilton Township Grad Killed In Afghanistan

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Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army
9:54AM
April 5, 2012

The Department of Defense says Army Staff Sgt. Christopher L. Brown was killed in Kunar province on Tuesday.

Honda Recalling 550,000 SUVs

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Problems with headlight wiring are forcing Honda to recall about 550,000 CR-V and Pilot SUVs.
10:34AM
March
30, 2012

The company that employs about 13,000 people in Central Ohio says thousands of CR-Vs and Pilots have a defect in headlight wiring.

What Gas Price Would Change Your Driving Habits?

Posted: March 23, 2012

Gas prices in central Ohio are at or near $4 per gallon, and they could go higher. What gas price would cause you to change your driving habits?