The Greater Columbus Arts Council has revised its ticket tax proposal, saying venues up to 400 seats and events costing up to 10 dollars will be exempt from the proposed 7 percent fee. 

The Columbus City Schools board has narrowed the list of finalists for superintendent to three - and interim superintendent John Stanford did not make the cut.

Israel Nash performs Saturday night in Columbus at the Rumba Café. Nash recorded his latest release at a studio he built at his home in Dripping Springs, Texas.

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed head coach John Tortorella a two-year contract extension through the 2020-21 season.

A Clintonbille woman who was found living with nearly six hundred exotic birds is getting close to getting one hundred of them back. 

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The Bellefontaine woman accused of suffocating her three young sons over a 13-month period has lost her appeal of a court order to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Former employees say the Ohio State University team doctor accused of groping young men decades ago also had an off-campus men's clinic, which ran ads in the campus newspaper promising quick treatment of genital problems. 


Ohio State University created a task force earlier this year to review suicide prevention efforts and mental health support services after two students died in the last two years falling from parking garages. 

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Term-limited Republican State Treasurer Josh Mandel filed paperwork that suggests he'll run for the 11th Congressional district seat. But that may not be the case.

The Greater Columbus Arts Council's proposed ticket tax for events and admission to venues throughout the city was the topic of conversation at Wednesday's Columbus Metropolitan Club forum. 

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rich Cordray says Ohio's public school system is in decline compared with others nationwide. 

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A dozen high-tech ideas for fighting the opioid crisis have each been awarded 200 thousand dollars from Ohio's Third Frontier fund. 

Unidentified Toddler Found Wandering On East Side

Sep 12, 2018

Authorities are trying to identify a toddler found wandering in an East Side alley early this morning.

The approximately 2-year old girl was found in an alley near East Livingston and Fairwood Avenues around 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, by a passerby who notified police.

The girl is African-American and wearing a black shirt with pink sweatpants. She is just over three feet tall and weighs 32 pounds.  While she appears unharmed, she does not know her address.

The man state lawmakers formally dubbed Ohio’s oldest elected official has passed away.

The Columbus Public Service Director has signed an order banning the use of motorized scooters on sidewalks.  

The latest survey by the employment firm Manpower Incorporated shows 16 percent of central Ohio companies plan to hire more workers in the fourth quarter, while 3 percent plan to cut jobs.

The gubernatorial campaigns of Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray are hoping to reach people watching Hurricane Florence coverage. 

Franklin County Commissioners Tuesday approved a plan to bring underpass lighting, sculptures, and new landscaping to the West Broad Street interchange at I-270.  

The Hilliard language arts teacher who gave a 'morality' test that included questions about sex and violent behavior has resigned. 

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Over 200 parents, teachers and community members turned out at Marion Franklin High School last night, to take part in a public forum on the Columbus City Schools' reorganization proposals.

Ohio State University President Michael Drake is offering condolences after a student died in a fall from the school's Lane Avenue parking garage. 

Columbus police have identified the man shot by two officers early Sunday at an after-hours club. 

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A Cuayhoga County grand jury has declined to indict the Franklin County sheriff's deputy who fatally shot a teen boy during a scuffle outside a juvenile courtroom. 

Mississippi's state auditor is demanding a Columbus-based business pay nearly 235 thousand dollars over a failed expansion. 


An estimated 150 people attended a public meeting last night on the Columbus City Schools' plan to close Linden-McKinley High School.  

Columbus Public Health says a rabid bat was found at the corner of McConnell and Nationwide Boulevards in the Arena District on August 19.

Ohio University and Athens  police are now investigating six reported sexual assaults in the last two weeks.

Democratic state treasurer candidate Rob Richardson says he'd use the office to encourage a shift away from incarceration-for-profit.

Republican Ohio Attorney General and gubernatorial nominee Mike DeWine is opposing a November ballot issue aimed at reducing sentences for non-violent drug crimes, saying it would worsen the the state's opioid epidemic.

An Athens woman will serve 16 years in prison in connection with the death of her daughter last March.