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Budget, Tax Plan Remain The Focus For State Lawmakers

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8:57AM
March
11, 2013

Ohio Governor John Kasich’s proposals for a new state budget and the biggest tax changes in four decades are in the spotlight again this week as state legislators continue committee hearings.

First Bath Salts Indictments In Franklin County

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12:02PM
August
7, 2012

Prosecutors say the owners of The Joint, The Chamber, and The Garden in Columbus’ Short North neighborhood were selling bath salts and synthetic marijuana out of the stores.

One Killed, Three Injured In South Linden Shooting

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6:27AM
July
30, 2012

Police say the incident may have been a drug-related robbery.

Patrol Reports Sharp Increases In Drug Seizures

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Franklin County led the state with 310 drug arrests in the first half of 2012.
9:57AM
July 25, 2012

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says heroin seizures in the first half of 2012 increased 327 compared to the same period last year.

Franklin County Sting Nets 38 Prostitution Arrests

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The sting was led by the office's Special Investigations Unit.
9:43AM
January 11, 2012

The investigation targeted prostitutes and clients using hotels along the I-270 and Rt. 23 corridor.

Columbus Leaders Address Problematic Loitering Law

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The City of Columbus' loitering law is problematic in that it would likely be found unconstitutional in a court of law, so it is not enforced. The city will address the issue tonight at a public hearing.
5:00AM
December
14, 2011

Some Columbus business owners and residents are calling on the city to do more to prevent loitering. They say people hanging out on street corners are up to no good, and hurt neighborhood image. Columbus has an anti-loitering law, but it’s not enforced.

Forty Indicted In “Largest” Central Ohio Crystal Meth Seizure

12:00AM
June
22, 2011

A Franklin County Grand Jury has indicted 40 people in what has been called the largest crystal meth seizure in Central Ohio.

Federal Drug Charges For Tattoo Parlor Owner

12:00AM
May
27, 2011

Federal prosecutors have filed money laundering and drug trafficking charges against the Columbus tattoo parlor owner who reportedly bought memorabilia from several Ohio State football players.

“Leader” In Federal Drug Conspiracy Sentenced In Ohio

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12:00AM
April
22, 2011

A California man who federal authorities say was a leader in a drug scheme that flew thousands of pounds of marijuana to Ohio was sentenced in court Friday.

Ohio A.G. Increasing Prescription Drug Efforts

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12:00AM
February 9, 2011

Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine says he’s expanding his office to combat the increasing problem of prescription drug abuse.