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Domestic Violence

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, citing a sharp rise in domestic violence amid global coronavirus lockdowns, called on governments around the world to make addressing the issue a key part of their response to the pandemic.

Speaking late Sunday, Guterres said "violence is not confined to the battlefield."

"For many women and girls, the threat looms largest where they should be safest — in their own homes," he said, appealing "for peace at home — and in homes — around the world."

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Columbus police say a man shot and wounded by an officer during a burglary call last month was holding a cellphone rather than a gun. 

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

Columbus Police shot and wounded a man during a burglary response on Monday. 

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Former Ohio State University assistant football coach Zach Smith has been sentenced to 19 days in jail and three years' probation for violating a protective order obtained by his former wife. 

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Gahanna police have identified the vehicle passenger killed Wednesday after a pursuit. 

Gahanna police say a passenger in a car fleeing officers was killed last night when the vehicle crashed at Clark State and Headley Roads. 

Columbus police have charged a man with felonious assault following a domestic violence incident. 

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Hocking County Sheriff's deputies say a Logan woman and her estranged husband were found dead Monday in an apparent murder-suicide. 

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Delaware County Sheriff's deputies have filed charges out of a slaying in Powell this past Friday night. 

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An annual survey by the Ohio Domestic Violence Network finds 81 Ohioans died in 60 domestic violence confrontations during the 12-month period ending June 30, including 53 victims and 28 perpetrators. 

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Former Ohio State University head football coach Urban Meyer encouraged Zach Smith to stay with the Buckeyes in January 2018 after the then-assistant coach was pursued by Alabama, according to texts messages from Meyer to Smith.

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley says his city is joining Columbus in taking the state to court over a recently-passed gun law.  

Columbus and Federal prosecutors say they are launching a new effort to keep guns out of the hands of people convicted of domestic violence. 

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Former Ohio State University assistant football coach Zach Smith was arrested Thursday after an altercation with staff at Scioto Ridge Elementary School. 

Many women have a hard time admitting — even to themselves — that they're being abused by their husband or partner. Suzanne Dubus' first husband hit her, but still, she didn't initially identify herself as a victim of abuse.

"I attributed it to alcohol," Dubus says. "I knew that his father abused his mother. And I thought, 'Well, this is just poor learning, and I can help him with this.' "

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Columbus Police says the body of a woman found in the Scioto River near the Whittier Pennisula Saturday has been identified as 28-year old Amber Evans, who had been missing since January.

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The president of the Ohio Senate doesn't think lawmakers infringed on cities' rights with legislation that supersedes local gun ordinances and gives citizens the right to challenge those laws in court. 

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The city of Columbus today filed a lawsuit against the state of Ohio to halt legislation enacted last year because it limits the ability municipalities have to enact local gun ordinances. 

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Richland County Sheriff's records show the woman abducted from the OSU Mansfield campus and later fatally shot in Kentucky had complained to police about her ex-boyfriend abusing her. 

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Until now, Delaware County was the largest county in Ohio without a shelter for victims of domestic violence. 

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The Cleveland Browns yesterday signed running back Kareem Hunt, nearly three months after he was waived by the Kansas City Chiefs when a video surfaced of him shoving and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel last February. 

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Ohio lawmakers have proposed an overhaul of the way the state deals with domestic violence cases by activating a network of support and resources once police are called. 

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Governor Mike DeWine has signed an executive order expanding Ohio's policy on workplace domestic violence to offer more protection to state employees who are victims of such violence. 

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Franklin County's only domestic violence shelter and 24-hour crisis hotline has a new larger location with improved privacy.  

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Ohio State University says it paid a law firm 1 million dollars for the investigation that led to the three-game suspension of now former football coach Urban Meyer - twice the amount originally requested. 

Marion police have identified the two victims of what investigators are calling a murder-suicide early Friday at a home on Easy Street. 

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A former Cuayhoga County judge and former state lawmaker has pleaded not guilty to stabbing and killing his ex-wife last month. 

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A former Cuayhoga County judge and state lawmaker has been indicted in the stabbing death of his ex-wife earlier this month.  

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Shaker Heights police say a woman was fatally stabbed at her home late Saturday.

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