Early voting begins next week for the May primary. Columbus voters will decide candidates for both the city school board, city council, and mayor. .
Thanksgiving will include a large turkey for hundreds of families in need thanks to an effort led by a central Ohio mosque.
A North Carolina prosecutor says an autopsy has left unanswered the question of whether a pregnant Marine from Ohio gave birth before she was killed. But the coroner for the Camp Lejeune area says they have determined that the death of Lance Corporal Maria Lauterbach was from a head injury. Authorities are looking for Marine Corporal Cesar Laurean, a suspect in the death of Lauterbach. They are using billboards as part of an effort to locate Laurean.
Today’s Columbus Day observance at the Santa Maria replica was free of protest from Native American representatives. At last year’s event the ship was picketed and activists called for it to be destroyed.
Busloads of school children went aboard the city of Columbus’ Santa Maria replica to mark the official observance of Columbus Day. Built in 1991, the Santa Maria is an authentic recreation of Christopher Columbus’s flagship. But ever since its arrival in central Ohio 13 years ago, the ship has been the object of protest by Native Americans.