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IKEA Announces Plans For Store In Columbus

Rendering of a proposed Ikea store in the Polaris area.
Rendering of a proposed Ikea store in the Polaris area.
January 27, 2015

Swedish retailer IKEA announced Tuesday it plans to build a store in Columbus near Polaris Mall.

Dems’ 2016 Convention Chair Revisits Sites Of Columbus

Members of the Democratic National Committee visit Columbus Monday ahead of a final decision on the cite to host the party's 2016 National Convention.
January 26, 2015

Democratic National Committee delegation has returned to Columbus as a decision nears on a host city for the party’s 2016 convention.

Ryan Johansen Scores Two Goals, Named All-Star Game MVP

Columbus was originally scheduled to host the 2013 NHL All-Star Game, which was cancelled because of a player lockout. There was no All-Star Game in 2014 because of the Winter Olympics.
26, 2015

The Blue Jackets’ forward was voted the All-Star Game MVP, despite New York Islander John Tavares scoring four goals.

Dems Announce Convention Date

Columbus remains a finalist to host the Democratic National Convention beginning July 25, 2016.
January 23, 2015

The democratic party announced today it will hold its national presidential nominating convention the week of July 25th. Columbus is one of three cities being considered to host the event.

Former Columbus Superintendent Gene Harris Avoids Jail Time

Former Columbus Superintendent Gene Harris (right) was sentenced in Municipal Court on charge dereliction of duty, Wednesday.
January 14, 2015

Former Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris is forfeiting her teaching license and her superintendent’s certificate, but will avoid jail time for her role in the district’s data scrubbing scandal.

Demolition Begins Ahead Of Ohio Veterans Memorial Museum

Franklin County Veterans' Memorial
Workers remove a wall on the northwest side of the building as demolition begins on Veterans' Memorial in Downtown Columbus.
13, 2015

Demolition has begun of a central Ohio veterans memorial ahead of the creation of a statewide veterans memorial on the site.

Former Superintendent Harris To Face Charge In Attendance Scandal

Harris has repeatedly denied any knowledge of what Ohio's auditor calls a plan to retroactively withdraw and re-enroll student to keep their standardized test scores from factoring into district report card scores.
January 12, 2015

A prosecutor says former Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris will be charged with dereliction of duty in connection with the district’s attendance data-scrubbing scandal.

Man Shot at Port Columbus Had History of Mental Illness

Columbus police have identified the suspect shot dead Wednesday at Port Columbus in a police involved shooting.
7, 2015

The suspect who was fatally shot yesterday at Port Columbus by police has been identified. Columbus Police say he’s 41 year old Hashim Hanif Ibn Abdul-Rasheed. The shooting is still under investigation.

Snow Followed By Bitter Cold

File photo
7, 2015

Forecasts call for a low of -7 Wednesday night and Thursday morning. The wind chill could make that feel as cold as -22.

The Passing Of An Era: Well-Known Holocaust Survivor Dies

Abe Weinrib recorded his story for Columbus' Jewish Community Center in 1987.
January 6, 2015

Abe Weinrib spent the last several decades of his life telling local students about the Nazi occupation of Europe and his time in concentration camps. He died last week at the age of 102.