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Ohio Parents Accused Of Fencing 4-Year-Old In Bed

Bunk bed enclosed by fencing.
July 12, 2012

A Fairfield County couple has been charged with kidnapping and child endangerment after deputies discovered a four-year-old’s bed was covered with fencing.

11 People Plead Guilty to Sham Marriage Schemes in Columbus

12, 2010

11 people in Columbus recently pleaded guilty for their involvement in sham marriage schemes. The pleas are the result of an investigation by local and federal officials led by the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency. Prosecutors say foreign nationals paid thousands of dollars to wed Americans in hopes of longer stays and boosting citizenship chances in the United States.

Opposing Sides Debate Income Tax Hike

15, 2009

With the August 4th vote on the income tax increase less than three weeks away, the Columbus Metropolitan Club held a debate today on whether the city really needs a rate increase.

Early Voting in Franklin County Hits Record Numbers

County elections director Matt Damschroder looks through thousands of unopened absentee ballots. Stored in a vault, they'll be opened and counted the morning of November 7th.
October 25, 2006

With absentee ballots pouring in some county elections boards are pleading for approval to start counting ballots before Election Day. But state officials said Wednesday that Ohio law has no provision to allow the early counting of votes. Here in Franklin County, board of elections officials say they are surprised at the large number of people taking advantage of the new, early voting law. They now predict that one-third of all ballots counted on November 7th will be cast before election day.