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Dems Announce Convention Date

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Columbus remains a finalist to host the Democratic National Convention beginning July 25, 2016.
2:43PM
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

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Former Columbus Superintendent Gene Harris (right) was sentenced in Municipal Court on charge dereliction of duty, Wednesday.
10:26AM
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

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Workers remove a wall on the northwest side of the building as demolition begins on Veterans' Memorial in Downtown Columbus.
12:37PM
January
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

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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.
9:00AM
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

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Columbus police have identified the suspect shot dead Wednesday at Port Columbus in a police involved shooting.
2:11PM
January
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

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12:14PM
January
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

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Abe Weinrib recorded his story for Columbus' Jewish Community Center in 1987.
8:59AM
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.

Snow Covers Freeways, Closes Schools

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Traffic was moving slowly around Columbus early Tuesday, including on St. Rt. 315 at Lane Avenue.
7:49AM
January
6, 2015

Columbus City Schools and most other local school districts opted to cancel classes on Tuesday after several inches of snow blanketed the region.

Snow Coming To Central Ohio

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Columbus city leaders took criticism last winter for a lack of snow plows that left many streets snow covered for days.
9:52AM
January 5, 2015

The first significant snowfall of the season is expected to hit Central Ohio late Monday and early Tuesday, with a cold front tracking closely behind the storm.

South Columbus Restaurant A “Total Loss” After Morning Fire

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Fire fighters say the South High Street restaurant appears to be a total loss after a Tuesday morning fire.
6:49AM
December 30, 2014

A section of South High Street has reopened after an early-morning fire at the Ohio Deli and Restaurant.