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Blue Jackets Continue Playoff Push

Derek Mackenzie waits for the puck to drop on a faceoff earlier this season.
March 14, 2014

The Blue Jackets lost to the Sharks in a shootout Thursday night, but they’d still make the playoffs if the season ended today. WOSU’s Steve Brown spoke with a Blue Jackets beat writer about what to expect down the stretch.

Cleveland Leaders Hope Hotels Will Land Them Convention

County and city leaders are hopeful a revamped downtown and new convention center can help Cleveland land the 2016 Republican National Convention.
March 6, 2014

Cleveland made bids to host political conventions in 2008 and 2012, but lost out both times. Local leaders are hopeful more hotel rooms and a new convention center will land them the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Columbus, Cleveland And Cincinnati Make RNC Convention Cut

Columbus has been named a finalist to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.
February 27, 2014

Ohio’s three flagship cities – Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati – have been named finalists in the competition to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Lack of Snow Plows Left Columbus Streets Covered, Spark Complaints

More than 12 hours after last week's snowstorm, Lane Avenue through Ohio State's campus remained unplowed.
11, 2014

Columbus city officials have been getting an earful in the past week. More than 1,000 people called Columbus’s 311 line complaining about the city’s snow removal efforts after last week’s storm.

Central Ohio Braces For Another Big Winter Storm

Snow covered street in Hilliard, Ohio.
Snow and freezing rain are expected to begin falling across Central Ohio late Tuesday and stay in the region through much of Wednesday. Up to 4 inches possible.
4, 2014

What could be the biggest snow storm to hit Ohio this season is on the way later Tuesday and early Wednesday.

Police Identify Body Found More Than 30 Years Ago

Sharon Bowen was reported missing in 1982 in Salt Lake City.
January 10, 2014

Sharon Bowen went missing from Salt Lake City in late 1982, about six months before a body was found near Hoover Reservoir on Columbus’ Northeast side.

Snowfall Slows First Commute Of 2014

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2, 2014

Forecasts call for up to five inches of snow for Central Ohio on Thursday.

Central Ohio Schools Close As Winter Storm Arrives

Snow accumulates on Ohio Statehouse grounds
A winter snowstorm in 2012 blanketed statehouse square in downtown Columbus. The city is in the path of another winter storm today and tonight. This photo shows war memorial. Building at Third and Broad is in background.
6, 2013

Ohio drivers on Friday face treacherous road conditions with a wintry storm forecast for much of the state. Forecasters say the storm will hit most of southwest and central Ohio with 3 to 6 inches of snow by Friday evening.

Kidnapping Charges Outlined In Brutal Police Report

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November 14, 2013

Columbus Police have arrested two people after an alleged kidnapping incident that police say included sexual assault and pulling out teeth with pliers.

Police Denounce Bill To Ban Traffic Cameras In Ohio

Supporters of the cameras say they make roadways safer and save lives. Critics often call them invasive and money-making tools for municipalities.
14, 2013

Columbus, Newark, Lancaster, and several other Ohio cities are waiting to find out what could happen to their red-light cameras as lawmakers debate the future of the devices.