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Tax Revenue From Casinos Falls Short Of Predictions

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Five racinos have opened since casino gambling was introduced in Ohio in 2012, and two more are slated to open in the coming months.
8:56AM
July 11, 2014

The state’s four casinos generated $273.4 million in tax revenue in the fiscal year that ended in June. That was more than $36 million less than the state had predicted.

Columbus Boy Killed, Another Teen Charged In Accidental Shooting

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8:28AM
June
4, 2014

Police in Columbus say a 13-year-old boy was fatally shot by another teenager while they were playing with a handgun.

A Look Back At Cooper Stadium

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The stadium was built in 1931 by the St. Louis Cardinals and was the home of the Columbus Clippers from 1977 to 2008.
7:45AM
May
9, 2014

As the long-time home of the Columbus Clippers is re-purposed into a racetrack and automotive center, WOSU’s Steve Brown and Thomas Bradley sat down with a veteran public radio reporter who spent decades watching the Clippers in the Franklinton park.

Police Shoot, Kill Knife-Yielding Man

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Jason White, 31, was killed by Columbus police on Sunday.
8:00AM
November 18, 2013

31-year-old Jason White was pronounced dead yesterday after Columbus police say he was shot while threatening officers at an apartment complex near the intersection of Roberts and Hilliard-Rome Roads.

Kidnapping Charges Outlined In Brutal Police Report

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11:35AM
November 14, 2013

Columbus Police have arrested two people after an alleged kidnapping incident that police say included sexual assault and pulling out teeth with pliers.

Columbus Police Shoot Knife-Yielding Man On West Side

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The suspect - who has not been named - was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to his hip and a neck laceration. He was in stable condition. Nobody else was hurt.
9:32AM
April 23, 2013

The shooting happened Monday night at an apartment complex on Stimmel Road after officers were dispatched to break up a fight at an apartment complex.

Dish Network Adding Jobs At Hilliard Call Center

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The company says it needs more customers service reps at a call center in Hilliard.
12:50PM
March 29, 2013

The satellite TV provider says the new positions are being added to meet demand for its DRV service known as the Hopper.

Ohio Schools To Get $38 Million In First Round Of Casino Revenue

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The money comes from taxes levied on the three operating casinos in the state, in Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo. The fourth casino, in Cincinnati, will open in March.
8:30AM
January 9, 2013

The money will be distributed on a per-pupil basis twice per year to more than 1,000 school districts and charter schools across Ohio.

Missing Girl Found Living In Foster Care Under Fake Name

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Police sent an alert Sunday, saying Chantasja had been missing since Dec. 4.
10:50AM
December 24, 2012

Police on Sunday emailed an alert for 15-year-old Chantasja Silva, who they said had been missing since Dec. 4. Now police say she was arrested and placed in foster care under a fake name.

Judge Refuses To Block Homeless Shelter

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The Community Shelter Board plans to lease the large building (background) for a winter overflow homeless center. Daycare center operators next door are concerned about loitering.
8:30AM
December 18, 2012

A Franklin County judge has refused to block the opening of an overflow homeless shelter that’s planned for a building that sits next to a day care center.