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This Week Community News | November 12, 2018
Westerville Board of Education President Gerrie Cotter announced today, Nov. 12, that Vaughn Bell has been chosen to fill the unexpired term of board member Richard Bird, who resigned Oct. 31 to pursue a career opportunity in Colorado."I look forward to joining the board and working on behalf of the...
This Week Community News | November 12, 2018
Yorkshire pudding is more of a bread than pudding and often is served on the side with meats, such as a roast.
This Week Community News | November 12, 2018
The pig was a first."Without a doubt," Paul Lasker said.The longtime organizer of the Columbus City Schools Exceptional Science Fair at Beechcroft High School was marveling at how much interest was being generated by a 175-pound, 3-year-old porker named Kevin Bacon that was a science project of Pres...
This Week Community News | November 12, 2018
The owners of Legacy Smokehouse, 3987 Main St. in Old Hilliard, say they hope to stage its grand opening Dec. 1.A "soft opening" is possible even sooner but contingent upon inspection schedules, co-owner Chad Smock said Nov. 9."We can’t get it open soon enough," said Smock, who acknowledged th...
Columbus Dispatch | November 12, 2018
The child suffered serious injuries but they are not expected to be life-threatening, police said.
Columbus Dispatch | November 12, 2018
A new office is expected to open at Columbus State Community College to serve students eligible for assistance, thanks to an agreement being finalized with Franklin County.
Columbus Dispatch | November 12, 2018
Columbus philanthropist and public servant Nancy Jeffrey died at the age of 88 on Thursday at her home.She was known for confronting significant social issues, including homelessness and mental illness. She was involved in a significant number of local organizations that tackled those issues and ser...
Columbus Dispatch | November 12, 2018
The Westerville school board is set to appoint a new member Tuesday.Vaughn Bell, 50, the senior pastor at Triumphant Church of God in Westerville, will fill a vacancy left by former board member Richard Bird, 51, who resigned Oct. 31 to pursue a career opportunity in Colorado.The unexpired term ends...
Columbus Dispatch | November 12, 2018
The first snowflakes of the year are not likely to blanket central Ohio or even require shovels.But even the dusting that is forecast could create problems for morning commuters Tuesday, and could be worse for those in northern Ohio.Temperatures will hover around freezing overnight, producing a few ...
Columbus Dispatch | November 12, 2018
It was not immediately known how long the remains had been there or if foul play was involved.
Columbus Dispatch | November 12, 2018
Susan Jones took a deep breath, held her mouth close to the mesh-topped jar of insects and exhaled. Frenzy ensued.The carbon dioxide released during human respiration is essentially a dinner bell, and even bedbugs trapped in a lab want to believe they can follow the trail to a blood-suckin...
Columbus Dispatch | November 12, 2018
Five years after Uber came to Columbus, rideshare companies continue to promise drivers they can be their own boss and earn money at their own pace.Lyft, Uber's main competitor, even released a survey in April that found drivers make between $19 and $22 per hour — minus $3 to $5 per hour...
Columbus Dispatch | November 12, 2018
Proponents argued that one of the reasons Hilliard should adopt a city-manager form of government was because it would align the city with many of its neighboring suburbs.Voters handily approved the switch by an 18-percentage point margin Tuesday, setting into motion a 14-month transition away from ...
Columbus Dispatch | November 12, 2018
Short North businesses that have watched construction workers at times outnumber gallery hoppers are celebrating the conclusion of the first half of the city’s plan to remake North High Street.Those who will be affected by the remaining work, though, are bracing for the start of construction ...
Columbus Dispatch | November 12, 2018
Northeast Side resident Chuck Sailor finds a home for the third of three class rings he discovered last year. Larry Reichle of Grove City (South High School Class of 1959) had given his ring to a girl and did not see it again for 59 years.
This Week Community News | November 12, 2018
Angela Beltz of Reynoldsburg is a 49-year-old Ohio National Guard veteran who served in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm in 1990 and 1991.Beltz' military career started after her junior year in high school, when she joined the North Dakota Army National Guard in 1986.She grew up pr...
Columbus Dispatch | November 12, 2018
The new law will prevent any usage of a technological device which would prevent a driver from keeping both hands on the wheel while driving.
This Week Community News | November 12, 2018
Standing on a stage Nov. 8 as a soldier draped a medal around his neck, Vietnam veteran Joseph Machado couldn't stop smiling.It was his 80th birthday, after all, and even before he was recognized as part of the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame class of 2018, he had much to be happy about. Being in the pre...
This Week Community News | November 12, 2018
Since moving to Columbus, the Honey and Blue duo have become a force.Vocalist Stephanie Amber and guitarist and vocalist Adam Darling are combining pop and blues-rock sensibilities in ways that exceed their scope, putting them in musical ranks with singer-songwriter groups, a la Johnnyswim.The chemi...
Columbus Dispatch | November 12, 2018
Individualized 3D-printed molds yield custom-made knees that proponents say result in a better fit and faster recovery.
Columbus Dispatch | November 12, 2018
A Columbus man was gunned down as he was walking to his North Linden house three years ago. His fatal shooting remains unsolved, and city police are asking for the public’s help identifying his killer.Kenneth Pearson, 42, was fatally shot on Loretta Avenue on Aug. 25, 2015. A 911 caller said ...
Columbus Dispatch | November 12, 2018
Bessie Jackson moved from the East Side to Gahanna in August, figuring it would be better for her 10- and 6-year-old sons.Jackson felt that they weren't getting a good-enough education at the schools they were attending, plus they were being bullied.They now attend Jefferson Elementar...
Columbus Dispatch | November 12, 2018
An 8-year-old boy was hospitalized after he was attacked by a dog in Mount Vernon Monday morning.The details of the attack were not immediately available, but paramedics performed CPR on the boy at the scene before he was taken to a hospital, a Knox County dispatcher confirmed.The attack was reporte...
Columbus Dispatch | November 11, 2018
Veterans Day is Sunday, and observed on Monday, Nov. 12, this year. Several events are planned in and around central Ohio over several days. Events are Sunday unless otherwise noted:• Columbus: 2 p.m. veterans panel discussion at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum, 300 W. Broad Stre...
Columbus Dispatch | November 11, 2018
From the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, the two main trails that snake down to the Colorado River are named the South Kaibab and the Bright Angel.John and Phyllis Hysong chose the South Kaibab Trail, and along the way they met an angel.That's what they're calling Craig Dickson.Dickson, 42, lives in ...
Columbus Dispatch | November 11, 2018
Project has become a model for others looking to create an urban setting in the suburbs
Columbus Dispatch | November 11, 2018
The electronic edition of The Dispatch includes some extra features that you should see.The "e-edition" is available to anyone with a Dispatch print or digital subscription and is accessed by mobile app or by clicking on the "e-edition" tab at the top of the Dispatch.com home page.Regular reade...
This Week Community News | November 11, 2018
If you haven't had an opportunity to listen to central Ohio military veterans share their experiences, here's one for you.Check out the ThisWeek Community News "Marching Orders" continuing podcast series, which is available on iTunes, [...]
Columbus Dispatch | November 11, 2018
Almost half of the more than 54,000 Franklin County residents who voted in person before Election Day at the early voting center in Northland live within 5 miles of the facility; those who live farther in the rest of the 532-square-mile county used it sparingly.But Franklin County, Ohio's largest in...
Columbus Dispatch | November 11, 2018
Genesis Cochran does his best to steer clear of trouble in his South Side neighborhood and online. At age 16, he's gotten pretty good at navigating an inner-city community challenged by poverty and violence, and he works to tune out the worst drama and noise of the digital world.Being involved ...
Columbus Dispatch | November 10, 2018
The roadway is straight, fast and, too often, dangerous.Route 42, which runs diagonally from Cincinnati to Cleveland, has had a recent string of high-profile crashes in central Ohio, alarming safety experts and motorists who use it.Between Jerome Township in Union County and the Delaware County line...
Columbus Dispatch | November 10, 2018
A stabbing on the Northeast Side Friday night has left one man dead, Columbus police said.Police and Columbus fire paramedics responding to multiple 911 calls about 8:50 p.m. found Jeffrey Jemal Johnson, 29, stabbed on the 4400 block of Westerville Road.Johnson was taken to Mount Carmel St. Ann's Ho...
Columbus Dispatch | November 10, 2018
Columbus firefighters are battling a three-alarm fire at a building at Indianola and Eighth avenues near Ohio State University's campus this morning.Authorities say they aren't aware of any injuries. No one could say what time, exactly, the fire was reported but it was still raging at about 7 a.m.Ge...
Columbus Dispatch | November 10, 2018
Four large plaques once graced the walls of Sullivant Hall at Ohio State University. Removed for a 2012 renovation, the plaques now languish in storage.
Columbus Dispatch | November 10, 2018
The fire that quickly destroyed a vacant building on Indianola Avenue early this morning burned so hot and spread so quickly that nearby cars are destroyed and even the lamposts melted.The good news, however, is that even though residents - a few Ohio State University students - had to be evacu...
Columbus Dispatch | November 10, 2018
A fire that started in a vacant former church in Weinland Park early Saturday burned so hot and and spread so quickly that cars parked on the street were torched and destroyed and even the lights on nearby lampposts melted.The good news, however, was that even though residents — including...
Columbus Dispatch | November 10, 2018
The Columbus Board of Education has finally signed its sought-after new superintendent Talisa Dixon as the next leader of Ohio's largest school district.During a special meeting Saturday, the board approved a three-year deal with Dixon that will commence full time on March 4, but with a period start...
This Week Community News | November 10, 2018
Eddie Leibbrand leaned forward in his chair and got just about as close as he could to the middle-schoolers to be certain that they heard his every word."Love your country," the 94-year-old World War II veteran told his rapt audience, every word punctuated by a finger jab into the air. "And learn yo...
Columbus Dispatch | November 10, 2018
Rugged Maniac will play out in Ohio for the first time on May 11, at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. The obstacles on the 5-kilometer course include underground tunnels, fire jumps, trampolines and more.
Columbus Dispatch | November 09, 2018
A Northeast Side man was fatally shot while driving on the Near East Side Thursday night.Police released the victim’s identity Friday morning.Dwayne L. Madison, 42, was found inside a car suffering from a gunshot wound.Madison drove roughly a block after he was shot and then his car crashed i...
Columbus Dispatch | November 09, 2018
Columbus crews are spraying de-icing solutions of salt and brine on 200 bridges to make sure the surfaces don't freeze as the temperature is expected to dip below freezing Friday night.The National Weather Service said there is a 20 percent chance of rain and snow Friday night with a low of 26....
Columbus Dispatch | November 09, 2018
A Downtown Columbus man is charged with repeatedly raping a woman at gunpoint after kidnapping her from a COTA bus stop.Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien’s office on Friday released an indictment of Antwan Blackwell, 39, in the Oct. 4 incident.The victim, a 51-year-old woman, was ...
Columbus Dispatch | November 09, 2018
Victims of deceased sports doctor Richard Strauss are scheduled to address Ohio State University’s board of trustees next week to share their stories of sexual abuse.Brian Garrett, a former Ohio State student who said he witnessed and experienced sexual abuse by Strauss, submitted a request F...
Columbus Dispatch | November 09, 2018
Motorists in Columbus can park free at city parking meters Monday in observance of Veteran’s Day.Veteran’s Day is Sunday but will be observed in Columbus on Monday.City officials said there was some confusion as to when the meters will be free, so a clarification was posted online. The...
Columbus Dispatch | November 09, 2018
Cory Frederick talks to 'The Other Side' about the many facets of transgenderism and what his transition has been like personally.He also talks about why the push for transgender rights shouldn't been seen as an assault on heteronormative values.
This Week Community News | November 09, 2018
Hilliard residents – as well as enthusiasts from northeastern Ohio now living in central Ohio – might be able to enjoy a "Galley Boy" in their backyard next year.Hilliard City Council is scheduled Dec. 10 to consider a rezoning application to allow the construction of a Swensons Dri...
Columbus Dispatch | November 09, 2018
A 12-year-old Newark boy riding his bicycle was killed Friday after being struck by two vehicles on North 21st Street in the city, Newark police said.The victim, identified by police as Timothy Sanders, was riding his bike eastbound across the 900 block of North 2st Street at 5:49 p.m. when he was f...
Columbus Dispatch | November 09, 2018
A stabbing on the Northeast Side Friday night has left one person dead, Columbus police said. Police and Columbus fire paramedics were dispatched at about 8:50 p.m. to the 4400 block of Westerville Road.A person found stabbed was transported to Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital, where doctors pronounc...
Columbus Dispatch | November 09, 2018
The war reenactors somberly walked the parade route, saying nothing as they handed random spectators who lined Broad and High streets a business-card-sized remembrance note in hopes that maybe the recipient will honor America's war dead from World War I.On each of the 1,819 cards the reenactors carr...
Columbus Dispatch | November 09, 2018
Though London residents rejected a ballot issue to fund a new city-run EMS service, city officials say they're moving forward with the idea and hope to be successful with a future tax levy.