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Bob Evans CEO Stepping Down

In 2012 the company announced the closure of plants in Springfield and Bidwell, Ohio.
15, 2014

The CEO of Bob Evans Farms Inc. is stepping down after more than eight years in the post by mutual agreement with the company as the restaurant operator works on improving its performance.

Red Light Camera Ban Clears House

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December 11, 2014

The Ohio House has joined the Senate in approving a bill to effectively ban red light cameras in Ohio. The Senate must now approve some minor House changes before it goes to the governor.

More Franklin County Residents Being Hospitalized From The Flu

Cancer Center, Jennifer Day
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10, 2014

Columbus Public Health officials say 23 Franklin County residents were hospitalized by the flu last week. That’s about four times higher than the average week this time of year.

Hundreds March In Columbus To Protest Police

A student activist reads a letter outside Columbus Police headquarters late Monday.
December 9, 2014

Hundreds of people marched to Columbus Police headquarters last night to call for justice for victims of police brutality.

Franklin County Deputy Shot In West Columbus

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December 5, 2014

Police say the injuries are considered non-life threatening and a suspect is in custody.

Fines For Parking Violations In Columbus Could Climb In 2015

Parking violations in Columbus could cost more next year.
4, 2014

Parking fines in Columbus will increase next year, if some city officials get their way. A public hearing will be held tonight at city hall on the proposal to raise fines.

More People Riding The Bus In Columbus

COTA says ridership in September and October was the highest since 2004.
25, 2014

The Central Ohio Transit Authority says its ridership is the highest in ten years.

Family Homeless On The Rise In Central Ohio

Officials say they plan to research local homeless families and the system currently in place to help them.
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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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

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

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