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For the second time, a Columbus church is giving sanctuary to an immigrant family. 

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A Statehouse lobbyist is leading a new coalition representing Ohio's burgeoning hemp industry. 

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A Native American author whose work highlighted his culture and its traditions is this year's winner of the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, a lifetime achievement award celebrating literature's power to foster peace and understanding. 

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Ohio’s unemployment rate was down slightly in June.

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Nearly half of the 25 vetoes that Governor Mike DeWine issued when he signed the two-year state budget deal with health care and Medicaid, which is the state’s largest program.

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It looks like Ohioans might get to vote on a proposed law that would expand background checks for firearm sales after all.

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Akron police are investigating the murder of the brother of former Ohio State running back Chris Wells. 

Columbus-based Mount Carmel Health System has named an interim CEO. 

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Columbus will open five community rec centers this weekend to help residents cool off from the excessive heat. 

Columbus City Council last night hosted a public forum on legislation that would lower the penalties for the possession of small amounts of marijuana and related paraphernalia. 

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The Republican-led Legislature has passed a measure that would allow Ohio farmers and university researchers to grow industrial hemp and would legalize sales of hemp-derived cannabidiol oil, or CBD. 

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed the new two-year state budget Thursday, and he included 25 vetoes. 

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The energy bill that would save Ohio's two nuclear plants from closure while making cuts to renewable and efficiency policies has stalled in the Ohio House. 

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Ohio lawmakers who failed to meet the constitutional June 30th deadline to pass a new two-year state budget worked from a temporary plan while deadlocked over tax cuts, education spending and more.

More visitors are coming to Columbus and choosing to stay longer, according to the latest tourism data.

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The City of Columbus is launching an educational campaign to help residents know what can and can't be recycled.  

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A private school in Powell says it will close for good on Friday.  

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Ohio State University is reviewing donations it received from financier Jeffrey Epstein, who's now facing sex trafficking charges involving underage girls. 

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Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio and Vice President Mike Pence visited federal immigration detention facilities  in Texas over the weekend. 

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Ohio House and Senate negotiators have reached a deal on a 69 billion dollar two-year state budget plan. 

POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETINGWednesday, July 17, 2019 

SPECIAL BOARD MEETINGFriday, July 12, 2019
 
REGULAR BOARD BUSINESS MEETINGFriday, June 28, 2019

AUDIT & ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE MEETINGThursday, June 27, 2019

NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP (NSDP)Thursday, June 27, 2019

REGULAR BOARD BUSINESS MEETINGTuesday, June 18, 2019

FINANCE & APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE MEETINGWednesday, June 12, 2019

REGULAR BOARD BUSINESS MEETINGTuesday, June 4, 2019

REGULAR BOARD BUSINESS MEETINGTuesday, May 21, 2019

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A magistrate judge has recommended the publisher of a Worthington-based neo-Nazi website pay the victim of an internet trolling campaign more than 14 million dollars and remove all posts that encouraged his readers to contact the Montana real estate agent. 

A Cleveland-area couple who sued a University Hospitals fertility clinic where more than 4,000 eggs and embryos were destroyed have settled their lawsuit.  

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The Columbus Blue Jackets said Monday restricted free-agent forward Sonny Milano accepted a qualifying offer, eight days after he was charged with assault in New York city. 

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Local billionaire Les Wexner issued a statement Monday saying he was never aware of the illegal activity with which his former business manager, Jeffrey Epstein, has been charged. 

Columbus police have launched a major restructuring. 

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Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio says he was denied access over the weekend to a Customs and Border Control detention facility in Texas that houses migrant children.

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Columbus City Council last night formally found a possible ballot issue directing 57 million dollars in city money toward green-energy initiatives is legally sufficient. 

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The Columbus Division of Fire is encouraging residents to check their smoke and fire alarms due to a product recall.

Updated 7/15/2019 11:30 AM

WCBE experienced a critical power outage this morning that continued for several hours.  AEP reported that the power grid along Columbus State and Fort Hayes in downtown Columbus has been affected by the power outage as well.  The back-up generator failed to start due to a faulty part. The on-air signal and webstream were both restored at approximately 11AM.

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