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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. 

Ohio Public Radio

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. 

Ohio Public Radio

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.  

osu.edu

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. 

Ohio Public Radio

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

cnn.com

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.  

Cleveland Monsters

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. 

Ohio Public Radio

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.

Ohio Public Radio

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. 

universalsecurity.com

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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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers are warning another large toxic algae bloom will spread across western Lake Erie later this summer. 

mountcarmelhealth.com

Columbus-based Mount Carmel Health System says it's firing 23 more employees and changing leadership after investigating fatal painkiller doses given to dozens of patients. 

WCBE files

Columbus City Council on Monday is expected to approve legislation to expand the city-funded North Market

Ohio Public Radio

Governor Mike DeWine has appointed a task force to consider the future of the Ohio State Fairgrounds in Columbus.  

Ohio Department of Public Safety

Federal immigration officials are ramping up efforts to crack down on people who lack legal residency status. 

Fifty men were arrested during the Major League Baseball All-Star festivities this week for soliciting prostitution.

chillicothegazette.com

Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader has accepted suspension in the aftermath of his indictment and a judge's restrictions. 

The Ohio Highway Patrol says 12 people were killed in 12 traffic crashes during the Fourth of July holiday reporting period. 

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