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Girl Raped While Waiting For School Bus

Police say the suspect pulled the girl behind 1452 Myrtle Ave. as she was waiting on a school bus.
April 2, 2014

Columbus Police say the girl, 13, was pulled behind a vacant home and assaulted while waiting for a bus Tuesday morning.

Columbus And State Make More Investments In Winter

snow plow
File photo
25, 2014

City and state leaders are spending a combined $5 million on new snow plows and road salt.

Principals Sue For Jobs, $400,000 In Damages

Tiffany Chavers, principal at Linden-McKinley STEM Academy, and Pamela Diggs, principal at Marion Franklin High School, are scheduled to be fired after a Tuesday school board vote. They filed suit a day later.
March 20, 2014

Two Columbus principals being fired by the school board for their alleged roles in a data rigging scandal are suing to keep their jobs.

Board Votes To Fire Two Principals, Accept Resignation Of Third

Clockwise from top-left: Tiffany Chavers, principal at Linden-McKinley STEM Academy, and Pamela Diggs, principal at Marion Franklin High School, are scheduled to be fired after a Tuesday school board vote; former Independence High School principal Christopher Qualls resigned earlier this year; Jonathan Stevens, former principal at Mifflin High School, officially resigned Tuesday.
March 19, 2014

The Columbus school board on Tuesday night voted to fire two principals and accept the resignation of a third. All three, along with another who resigned earlier this year, have close ties to the district’s data rigging scandal.

Prosecutors Charge Eight In South Columbus Drug Ring

If convicted, each of the eight defendants face a minimum of 11 years behind bars.
March 17, 2014

The 42 counts unveiled Monday include illegal manufacturing of drugs, trafficking heroin and cocaine, attempted murder, and tampering with evidence.

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.