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NTSB: Broken Rail Likely Caused Columbus Train Explosion

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Columbus Hazmat crew examines burned Norfolk Southern tanker car that derailed in north Columbus in 2012.
19, 2014

Federal investigators have determined a broken rail probably caused a 2012 train derailment and explosion that damaged a bus depot and led to home evacuations near the Ohio State Fairgrounds.

Columbus Soldier, Reynoldsburg Reservist Killed In Afghanistsan

Maj. Michael Donahue (left) was from Columbus and stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Stephne Byus was a Naval Reservist living in Reynoldsburg.
September 18, 2014

The Department of Defense says a soldier from Columbus and a Naval Reservist from Reynoldsburg were killed in a suicide car bomb in Kabul on Tuesday.

Columbus ‘Nuisance’ Motel Coming Down

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Demolition crews take down Motel One on East Main Street in Columbus. City leaders took the owner to environmental court to get clearance to demolish it.
11, 2014

Demolition crews are taking down a nuisance motel on East Main Street. Motel One was closed two years ago after being identified as a crime magnet.

Columbus Castings Adding 500 Jobs

The company says it will try to hire many of the new employees from the surrounding neighborhood.
3, 2014

Columbus Castings says it will add 500 positions at its South Side foundry.

Columbus Rally Part Of National Protest

Sam Gresham of Common Cause Ohio speaks at a Thursday rally denouncing police violence.
15, 2014

Dozens of locals gathered at a downtown Columbus park Thursday night to remember victims of police violence.

West High Students Eligible For Vouchers After New Report Cards

The state revised some district and school ratings after an investigation into "scrubbing" of attendance data.
August 14, 2014

The lowering of state report card scores for some Columbus schools could be good news for students in at least one Columbus school.

State Changing Report Card Grades For 20 Columbus Schools

The Ohio Department of Education is changing the report-card ratings for 20 Columbus schools that had cheated their way to better grades.
13, 2014

The Ohio Department of Education is changing the report-card ratings for 20 Columbus schools that had cheated their way to better grades.

Dems In Columbus Another Day To Assess Site For 2016 Convention

A Democratic team visits Columbus for a second day as it decides where to hold 2016 political convention.
August 7, 2014

State and local leaders plan to join Democratic planners to discuss Columbus’ bid to host the political party’s presidential convention in 2016.

Judge Denies Early Release For Disgraced Former State Lawmaker

Weddington's motion said he has participated in community service activities and been a literacy tutor for other inmates.
July 22, 2014

Columbus Democrat Carlton Weddington pleaded guilty in 2012 to charges of bribery, election falsification and filing a false financial disclosure statement. He’s served two years of a three-year sentence.

City Promoter Hopes Cleveland Convention Pick Will Help Columbus

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Promoters of Columbus think the RNC's choice of Cleveland to host its 2016 convention will boost Columbus' chances with Democrats.
9, 2014

Columbus city leaders ponder what Cleveland winning the 2016 GOP convention means for Columbus’ chances of hosting Democrats the same year.