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Staff of a suspended Columbus City Schools principal presented a passionate plea for the adminstrator at Tuesday’s school board meeting. 

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A group with ties to the Ku Klux Klan is planning a second rally in Dayton.  

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Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize recreational marijuana in Ohio have submitted one thousand petition signatures to the Attorney General's office. 

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The Ohio Ballot Board Monday voted to split a proposed ballot measure aimed at updating Ohio's voting laws into four separate issues. 

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The "Drag Queen Story Hour" fundraiser was held at Studio 35 in Clintonville last night, after Clinton Elementary School canceled the event due to what officials said were "outside agitators." 

After months of delays, Orange Township trustees Monday approved plans to build a sports complex and stadium at the Evans Farms development. 

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Ohio State University is extending its travel ban to include Italy, prompted by coronavirus concerns. 

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A Cincinnati City Council member resigned Monday, less than a week after being indicted on federal charges of trading votes for  cash. 

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Democratic Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther has returned 66 thousand dollars in corporate donations used to fund the annual "State of the City" speech. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved a 15-year, 100 percent property tax abatement for a for-profit pharmaceutical company created by Children’s Hospital. 

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As the coronavirus spreads, people are being urged to prepare by stocking up on food and supplies, checking to see if they can work from home if schools and workplaces are shut down, and staying home if they’re sick.

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Cardiologists in Columbus are the first in the nation to test new technology for patients suffering from atrial fibrillation. Doctors say it's a safer and more effective alternative. 

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Republican Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters has set a Tuesday deadline for Democratic Cincinnati City Council member Tamaya Dennard to resign or face removal from office. 

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 The state's unemployment compensation fund is running low and would be inadequate if an economic downtown occurs.  

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The union representing Chillicothe VA workers is relocating because of an executive order from the White House blocking the use of government facilities by unions.  

Columbus police say the death of a 2-year-old last fall has been ruled a homicide. 

Columbus police say five people are hospitalized following four shootings that occurred within 30 minutes of each other last night. 

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A national group focused on helping independent record labels launched a new program for musicians this week in Columbus.

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A group of advocates working on education, health care, trauma prevention and early intervention for young children has launched a new campaign to encourage investing in programs earlier than ever before.

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An outside review finds Jeffrey Epstein played "no meaningful role" in the budget or finances of L Brands founder Les Wexner's charitable foundation and he wasn't involved with its fellowship and leadership programs. 

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 Bond is set at 15 thousand dollars for a Columbus firefighter charged with importuning and attempted sexual conduct with a minor. 

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Three Ohio University students have pleaded guilty to charges related to the investigation into a fraternity hazing that led to a Dublin student's death. 

A federal judge is stopping the state from using two policies that block some refugees and children of immigrants from obtaining driver's licenses. 

Two former Cuyahoga County jail guards have been sentenced to jail time for beating a mentally ill inmate who was strapped to a restraint chair. 

Columbus City Schools are reversing the decision to make changes to the district's Transition Coordinator program.  

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The fountain at Goodale Park is once again operational following the completion of a three-year repair project.  

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Ohio State University trustees today are expected to approve a contract with school president Michael Drake that will maintain his current 892 thousand dollar annual salary. 

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has ordered an autonomous shuttle company to stop carrying passengers in 16 cities after a mysterious braking problem last week in Columbus that caused minor injuries to a passenger. 

A new transitional home for women escaping sex trafficking, domestic violence and drug addiction is scheduled to open March 29th on Columbus' west side.  

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A Columbus firefighter is scheduled to appear in court this morning on charges of importuning and attempted sexual conduct with a minor. 

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