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Family Homeless On The Rise In Central Ohio

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Officials say they plan to research local homeless families and the system currently in place to help them.
8:02AM
November 10, 2014

Figures released last month by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development showed the number of homeless families across the country had decreased by 15 percent since 2010. But estimates show family homelessness in the Columbus area increased by 7.6 percent during that time.

Opponents Say Columbus Charter Change Could Stifle Democracy

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8:47AM
October 31, 2014

Columbus voters next week will decide whether to make changes to the city’s governing document. Nineteen city charter amendment proposals are bunched into three ballot issues. The most controversial issue would change the process of getting initiatives petitions on the ballot.

New Charges In Drug, Gun Case In Columbus

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Authorities say they have added new charges including murder and attempted murder to case against members of the Short North Posse.
1:33PM
October
28, 2014

State and federal authorities are announcing new charges in an investigation into gang-related homicides and drug dealing dating back a decade.

Man Found Shot To Death In South Side Parking Lot

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Family members say 44-year-old Russell Barlow was halfway between his girlfriend's house and his mom's when he dropped to the ground in a parking lot on South Champion Avenue early Sunday.
8:54AM
October
27, 2014

Columbus Police are trying to figure out who shot a man who collapsed in a parking lot following an argument over the weekend.

Police: Columbus Man Killed, Buried Pregnant Girlfriend

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8:29AM
October 23, 2014

Officials say Jacob Ferrero beat his pregnant girlfriend with a baseball bat, strangled her and buried her before leading police to the woman’s body days later.

Veteran Runner Gets Ready For Another Columbus Marathon

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8:31AM
October 17, 2014

About 18,000 athletes will flood the streets of Columbus this weekend for the Columbus Marathon and Half-Marathon. WOSU’s Thomas Bradley is an avid runner and wanted to talk to a veteran of the race to see how it’s changed, so we dared him to go for a run with Eric Wygle, who’s competing in his 14th Columbus Marathon this weekend.

Stone Bewers Company Picks Richmond

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Stone Brewing Company of San Diego today announced it will locate a second facility in Richmond , Virginia.
4:00PM
October 9, 2014

The Stone Brewing Company of San Diego today announced it will locate a second facility in Richmond, Virginia.

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.
11:10AM
September
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

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Maj. Michael Donahue (left) was from Columbus and stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Stephne Byus was a Naval Reservist living in Reynoldsburg.
7:59AM
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.
11:58AM
September
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.