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Columbus City Council last night approved a 10-year, 75 percent property-tax abatement for a rubber products firm that plans to open a manufacturing center at an old warehouse in Marion Franklin. 

In a surprise move Tuesday, the Columbus City Schools' Board of Education approved indefinitely shelving the bulk of the recommendations on school closings and consolidations put forth by its task force. 

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After six months of deliberations and seven public forums, the Columbus City Schools' task force on facilties voted on a final slate of recomendations on school closures and reconfiguration. 

Task force recommendations to overhaul Columbus City Schools by consolidating some schools, closing some, and selling off excess property are continuing to evolve, ahead of a vote by the school board next month.

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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.

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A Columbus teenager was sentenced Tuesday to three years in a juvenile detention facility after pleading guilty to his involvement in a gang-related, drive-by shooting last October outside Linden-McKinley STEM Academy that injured two students.

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A Columbus man has pleaded guilty to shooting and wounding two teens following a Linden Mckinley High School football game last fall.

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Two Columbus teenagers have been charged with shooting two Linden-McKinley STEM Academy students last week.

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Looking to tamp down negative publicity ahead of next month's levy vote, Columbus Board of Education members say they want to work with the community to put an end to violence near schools.

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Columbus police say two students were shot and wounded outside Linden-McKinley STEM Academy Thursday afternoon.

Police have identified the teen shot and killed in South Linden Monday afternoon as 17-year old Jeremiah Harper of Whitehall.  

A Franklin County Juvenile Court Judge has ruled there is probable cause to try a Columbus teenager as an adult for a fatal shooting last January.

A Franklin County judge has ordered a psychological evaluation for one of two teenagers charged in the shooting death of a Linden-McKinley STEM Academy student on January 17th.

Columbus police are expected to attend the funeral of a murdered Linden-McKinley STEM Academy student.

Columbus police are searching for the suspect in Thursday's fatal shooting of a teenager during an after-school fight.