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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.

Columbus Launches Energy Saving Program

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says the program is voluntary, and administrators hope to get downtown building owners to participate.
7:59AM
June
19, 2014

The new program hopes to cut energy usage in commercial buildings by as much as 20 percent, with an extra emphasis on downtown buildings.

Columbus Council Approves $500,000 To Move Santa Maria Replica

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Columbus' Santa Maria replica is in the way of Scioto River improvements. It will be renovated and then moved to an undetermined location along the downtown riverfront.
8:17AM
June
17, 2014

The city says the replica of explorer Christopher Columbus’ flagship is getting in the way of a $35.5 million project narrowing the Scioto River and adding dozens of acres of green space.

Columbus Boy’s Condition Upgraded After Drive-By Shooting

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9:00AM
June
16, 2014

A 2-year-old boy in Columbus has been upgraded from critical to stable condition as he recovers from a gunshot wound to the back.

Columbus Submits 2016 Democratic Convention Bid

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Columbus tosses hat into ring to host 2016 Democratic National Convention
7:51PM
June
7, 2014

Columbus has submitted its bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.