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Judge Denies Early Release For Disgraced Former State Lawmaker

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Weddington's motion said he has participated in community service activities and been a literacy tutor for other inmates.
10:19AM
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.
1:38PM
July
9, 2014

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

Men Charged With Leaving Overdose Victim On Roadside

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The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says Nicholas McCord (left) and Corey Roberts (center) left Jordyn Hollingsworth's body on a roadside after she died of a heroin overdose.
8:50AM
July 9, 2014

Two local men are charged with abuse of a corpse after police say they dumped a woman’s body on a secluded road after she died from an apparent heroin overdose.

Dems to visit Columbus and other potential convention sites

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Democrats plan to visit Columbus and five other cities this summer to determine which one will host the 2016 Democratic Presidential Convention.
11:53AM
July 3, 2014

Democrats are planning to visit six cities this summer that are in the running to hold the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

400,000 Expected Downtown for Red, White and Boom

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Red, White and BOOM! in downtown Columbus.
2:25PM
July
2, 2014

Planners expect 400-thousand people downtown tomorrow night for the 34th annual Red, White and Boom Celebration.

Harris, Others Subpoenaed In Attendance Rigging Probe

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The subpoenas come about a week after state education officials said about 60 district educators could have their teaching licenses revoked because of the district’s attendance rigging scandal.
8:23AM
July 1, 2014

The Ohio Department of Education has subpoenaed records on former Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris. It marks the first time that any investigator has publicly sought records related to Harris’ role in the district’s data-scrubbing scandal.

Columbus Firefighter Critical After Lightning Strike

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A Columbus firefighter struck by lightning during the weekend remains in critical condition..
2:19PM
June 30, 2014

Authorities say a central Ohio firefighter remained in critical condition two days after he went into cardiac arrest when lightning struck outside a soccer stadium before an MLS game.

Columbus Earns Soccer Reputation During World Cup

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World Cup viewing parties have been popping up all over Columbus, which ranked second in total viewership in the U.S. during Sunday’s match against Portugal.
7:53AM
June 27, 2014

The avid soccer fans credit the city’s Major League Soccer team and a series of U.S. matches for building the local fan base.

Libertarian National Convention Comes To Columbus This Weekend

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Libertarians expects 600 delegates and 30 speakers at the convention that runs through Sunday at the downtown Hyatt Regency.
7:32AM
June
27, 2014

Democrats and Republicans get most of the attention for their national conventions, but Libertarians are hoping to get a jump-start on both parties with their convention in downtown Columbus.

Columbus Girl Charged With Murder Will Be Tried As Adult

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8:48AM
June
24, 2014

A 16-year-old Columbus girl accused of fatally stabbing a 17-year-old classmate who showed up at her house to fight last month is going to be prosecuted as an adult.