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Columbus Dispatch | May 27, 2018
Though his leukemia is proving to be a stubborn foe, Chris Bradley said he considers himself blessed.“There is not a day that goes by that I don’t get up and thank God I’m alive,” said the WBNS-TV (Channel 10) chief meteorologist, who has been battling the disease for mor...
This Week Community News | May 26, 2018
The Columbus school board on May 22 took another step toward resuming its superintendent search, signing a contract with independent outside legal counsel and agreeing to a framework for hiring a new search firm.The board signed a deal with Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, a law firm with office...
Columbus Dispatch | May 26, 2018
A wage increase for workers at Delaware County Job and Family Services has created a disagreement among the county commissioners.After meeting in executive session for about an hour Thursday, Commissioners Barb Lewis and Gary Merrell voted to approve the increase, despite objections from Commissione...
Columbus Dispatch | May 26, 2018
Every year for a decade, Cathy Noskowiak has devoted part of her Memorial Day weekend to making sure everyone remembers the military members who have died for her country.The lifelong Westerville resident volunteers at the Field of Heroes, which started 10 years ago as a one-time commemoration. The ...
Columbus Dispatch | May 26, 2018
Sara Saunders felt anxious and depressed. She had gained weight, and her daughter was on track to develop diabetes. Her concerns prompted her to visit Dr. Noah Hagen at Mount Carmel Health System, who gave her an unusual prescription: a cooking class.  Saunders was surprised to l...
Columbus Dispatch | May 26, 2018
A crash between a car and a motorcycle Saturday afternoon on the West side has left one person dead and one injured.A police dispatcher said late in the afternoon that she could not yet give names for those involved, and said she could not confirm whether it was the cyclist or motorist who was prono...
Columbus Dispatch | May 26, 2018
NEWARK — Old Glory has returned to the renovated Licking County Courthouse, thanks to a donation from an area group.A 12-by-18-foot U.S. flag will hang from each side of the four-sided historic building through September, when re-dedication ceremonies are being planned to mark ...
Columbus Dispatch | May 26, 2018
When the historic Newark church that had been a staple for Kelley Robertson's husband and his family was demolished, her mother-in-law bought the couple a pew from its sanctuary as a gift.Robertson and her husband, Greg, had told the family matriarch they didn't want a gift this ...
Columbus Dispatch | May 25, 2018
The State Highway Patrol will hold a drunken-driving checkpoint in Hilliard Friday night.Saturation patrols intended to discourage drunken driving will also take place throughout the three-day weekend.The checkpoint will begin at 7 p.m. near the intersection of Cemetery Road and Lacon Road in Hillia...
Columbus Dispatch | May 25, 2018
A black Columbus police lieutenant may lose her job after she reportedly told a black sergeant she did not give him a negative performance evaluation because she did not "believe in black-on-black crime" and created a hostile work environment for officers, according to an internal affairs investigat...
Columbus Dispatch | May 25, 2018
When she most needed help, Jan Dye says, the treatment she received at Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry made everything worse."I think the whole place should be shut down, and punished for what happened to me and to other people," said Dye, who lives in Worthington. "The state needs to say, 'That's enou...
Columbus Dispatch | May 25, 2018
Two people were critically injured in a shooting at an East Side apartment complex Thursday night, Columbus police said.Police and fire paramedics were called at 9:20 p.m. to Rand Square for a report of a shooting in the Colonial Village apartments. Moments later, paramedics were called to the 1200 ...
Columbus Dispatch | May 25, 2018
A man was killed when his car was involved in a crash with a tractor-trailer at a major intersection in Delaware County Thursday.The State Highway Patrol and paramedics were called at 5:34 p.m. to the intersection of Routes 23 and 315, south of Delaware.The male driver of the car died as a result of...
This Week Community News | May 25, 2018
The Groveport Madison Board of Education voted unanimously in a special meeting at 7 a.m. today, May 25, to name Garilee Speer Ogden to be the district’s next superintendent.She was one of three finalists for the job; the others are interim Superintendent John Hurd and Dr. Carl R. Metzger, ass...
Columbus Dispatch | May 25, 2018
Bob Chapman was in the parking lot of Westgate Motors when he heard several shots fired inside a nearby house the 2900 block of Sullivant Avenue Thursday morning.The Westgate Motors owner said the shooters then exited the house and continuing firing."There were four of them shooting at each other," ...
This Week Community News | May 25, 2018
Have you ever met someone who loves tacos but despises salsa?One of our panelists shared this secret on this week's episode of "The Great Food Debate," which is all about tacos.¿Muy loco en la cabeza, correcto?This episode's panelists:• Bethia Woolf, co-owner of Columbus Food Adventures ...
Columbus Dispatch | May 25, 2018
One man was killed and another was critically wounded in a shooting at an East Side apartment complex Thursday night, Columbus police said.Police and fire paramedics were called at about 9:20 p.m. to a shooting in a first-floor apartment on the 1200 block of Berwick Arms Place at the corner of East ...
Columbus Dispatch | May 25, 2018
Delaware County is now offering communities grant funding to build or extend their multiuse trails.As part of the county's Trail Assistance Program, a trails committee will review applications and offer communities a portion of $100,000 in grant funds. The deadline to apply is June 30.Applications c...
Columbus Dispatch | May 25, 2018
Central Ohio communities will observe Memorial Day with parades and ceremonies. All events listed are Monday unless otherwise noted.Delaware County• Delaware: 10 a.m., ceremony at Oak Grove Cemetery, 334 S. Sandusky St.• Powell: 10 a.m., parade and ceremony through downtown Powell, followe...
Columbus Dispatch | May 25, 2018
Ohio State University has agreed to pay $765,000 and review its policies for preventing and investigating discrimination to settle an age-discrimination lawsuit in which two former employees alleged they were forced to retire and that their supervisor launched an effort to drive out older staff memb...
Columbus Dispatch | May 25, 2018
A beef between rival gangs was the motivation for a drive-by shooting on an East Side street corner that left a 15-year-old boy dead and has another teenager facing life in an adult prison.Anthony W. Montgomery was 17 when he was accused of the Feb. 12, 2016, shooting death of Kaleb White ...
Columbus Dispatch | May 25, 2018
HOLIDAY EVENTSCentral Ohio communities will observe Memorial Day with parades and ceremonies. All events listed are Monday unless otherwise noted.Delaware County• Delaware: 10 a.m., ceremony at Oak Grove Cemetery, 334 S. Sandusky St.• Powell: 10 a.m., parade and ceremony through downto...
Columbus Dispatch | May 25, 2018
Memorial Day weekend begins with the second air-quality alert of the year.Friday's weather will include sunny skies, light breezes and a high of 89 degrees — a seemingly ideal summer forecast to kick off a long weekend, but those conditions can also create unsafe...
Columbus Dispatch | May 25, 2018
Garilee Ogden will be the next superintendent of Groveport Madison schools, the school board announced at a special meeting Friday.Ogden, currently Groveport Madison's director of curriculum, instruction and professional development, will take over as interim superintendent July 1, and then begin a ...
Columbus Dispatch | May 25, 2018
One man was killed and a suspect was critically injured in a home invasion and attempted robbery at an East Side apartment complex Thursday night, Columbus police said.Four people called 911 just before 9:30 p.m. Thursday and said they heard gunshots and screaming in a first-floor apartment in the 1...
Columbus Dispatch | May 25, 2018
Zoombezi Bay guests were teased Friday as they approached the wave pool.They got a peek at a new addition to the water park, called Otter Banks, but were stopped by temporary fences. It wasn't open yet.What they were missing out on, at least for now, was an aquatic race course; a pair of slides that...
Columbus Dispatch | May 25, 2018
A shooting on the West Side Thursday morning left one man dead and another man critically injured, Columbus police said.Five people called 911 around 10:20 a.m. to report shooting at a two-story house at 2950 Sullivant Ave., which is situated between two apartment buildings. Shots were fired bo...
Columbus Dispatch | May 25, 2018
Interstate 71 southbound lanes near the Route 62 exit in southern Franklin County were reopened Thursday evening after being closed because of a rush hour traffic crash involving an overturned camper, the Franklin County Sheriff's office says.The call came in at about 4:45 p.m. and caused the closur...
Columbus Dispatch | May 25, 2018
The Columbus State Community College Board of Trustees has approved a $10 per credit hour tuition increase.The board approved the increase, its first since the 2014-15 fiscal year, at its meeting Thursday night. The new tuition price will be effective beginning in the fall semester.The tuition incre...
Columbus Dispatch | May 24, 2018
Columbus police are investigating a double shooting on the 2900 block of Sullivant Avenue Thursday morning.The shooting was reported at 10:20 a.m.One person was taken to an area hospital in critical condition, a dispatcher said.No other details were available Thursday morning.Stay with the Dispatch....
This Week Community News | May 24, 2018
Developer Ron Sabatino on May 21 told Delaware City Council he "really needed" 180 units in his planned apartment complex on Houk Road.He didn't get 180 units but came close when council amended and approved two proposed ordinances, allowing him to build the Flats on Houk complex with 168 units.Saba...
Columbus Dispatch | May 24, 2018
A Fairfield County grand jury has indicted a 21-year-old man on aggravated murder and other charges in the shooting death of a Violet Township homeowner during a burglary April 8.Raeqwan J. Hancock is accused of killing 60-year-old John LeTourneau and then setting fire to his home ...
This Week Community News | May 24, 2018
As Prairie Township prepares to observe Memorial Day, a portion of Broad Street has become a place to honor its hometown heroes.The township will hold Memorial Day services at its two cemeteries Monday, May 28.The service at Galloway Cemetery, 6271 Alkire Road, will be held at 9:30 a.m. and will be ...
This Week Community News | May 24, 2018
Delaware County commissioners on May 17 created a Transportation Improvement District, which can be used to consolidate and expedite efforts on transportation infrastructure.Authorized by the Ohio Revised Code, a TID can help facilitate state funding for transportation projects and streamline proces...
Columbus Dispatch | May 24, 2018
A shooting on the 2900 block of Sullivant Avenue Thursday morning left one man dead and another man critically injured, Columbus police said.Five people called 911 around 10:20 a.m. to report shooting at a two-story house at 2950 Sullivant Ave., which is situated between two apartment buildings...
Columbus Dispatch | May 24, 2018
Rush hour traffic in southern Franklin County will be tied up by the closing of soutbound lanes of Interstate 71 near the Route 62 exit due to a crash involving an overturned camper, the Franklin County Sheriff's office says.The call came in at about 4:45 p.m. and caused the closure of all southboun...
Columbus Dispatch | May 24, 2018
A woman who fled a Franklin County courthouse before a jury convicted her of tampering with evidence in her son's murder case was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison.Desiree C. Jones, 44, was accused of following instructions from her son, Jeremay M. Jones, to retrie...
Columbus Dispatch | May 24, 2018
Despite gas prices reaching their highest peak since 2014, more Ohioans are expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend than in the last 13 years.Even though AAA reported a national average of $2.961 for regular unleaded, the auto club expects a 4.6 percent increase or about 73,600 more Ohio travel...
Columbus Dispatch | May 24, 2018
A new Jewish publication will take the place of the 96-year-old Ohio Jewish Chronicle in August as a source of news for the Columbus Jewish community.The Cleveland Jewish Publication Co. announced Wednesday that it will publish the Columbus Jewish News, online and in print, starting August 9.It...
Columbus Dispatch | May 24, 2018
Ohio House Republicans have tried really, really, really hard to choose a new speaker. They are taking it super seriously.They know the bills out of committee are piling up and that even some of their good friends are growing frustrated, waiting on the west lawn for them to finish their vegetables a...
Columbus Dispatch | May 24, 2018
Columbus had a surge of growth last year to remain the 14th- largest city in the nation, even as faster-growing Fort Worth, Texas, overtook Indianapolis at No. 15 and rode hard on the Ohio capital's heels.The Census Bureau released new population estimates for cities, villages and townships across t...
Columbus Dispatch | May 24, 2018
In the hope of saving his station, Dan Mushalko will sacrifice sleep tonight.“This will be my first all-nighter since college,” said Mushalko, general manager of WCBE (90.5 FM), who will host a 24-hour fundraiser beginning at noon today.The plea for support comes after the station ...
Columbus Dispatch | May 24, 2018
Columbus police responded to a shooting on the 2900 block of Sullivant Avenue Thursday morning that left one person hospitalized and another person dead.Five people called 911 around 10:20 a.m. to report a shooting outside of a two-story Sullivant Avenue house between two apartment buildings.Police ...
Columbus Dispatch | May 24, 2018
Whitehall-Yearling High School junior Kyler Kessler, seated next to his parents and brother, broadly smiled as he soaked in the achievement of a lifelong dream.It's a life those who celebrated Wednesday with 17-year-old Kyler in the school's auditorium know will be far too short.“When Kyler t...
Columbus Dispatch | May 24, 2018
The Marine sits slumped over in the center of the room. His head is down, eyes staring at the dog tags of his fallen brothers.Mourning those who did not make it home. Mourning those who did but could not escape the terrors of war. The silent wounds. The inner battles.Mourning for the Columbus-based ...
Columbus Dispatch | May 24, 2018
Columbus has fallen from 56th to 62nd in the Trust for Public Land's annual national rankings for park systems.Tony Collins, Columbus Recreation and Parks director, said the city continues to add parkland, including 57 acres along Westerville Road for the new Kilbourne Run Park, and is working to im...
Columbus Dispatch | May 24, 2018
A serial arsonist was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for setting a series of fires, including one that destroyed the Volunteers of America warehouse on the Far West Side.Aaron Callicoat, 33, of Prairie Township, apologized for his actions and asked for mercy, telling a Franklin County...
Columbus Dispatch | May 24, 2018
Columbus police responded to a double-shooting on the 2900 block of Sullivant Avenue Thursday morning.The shooting was reported at 10:20 a.m. near a two-story house a block away from the Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery and two blocks away from St. Mary Magdalene School.One person was taken to an are...
Columbus Dispatch | May 24, 2018
Despite gas prices reaching the highest peak since 2014, more Ohioans are expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend than any other in 13 years.Even though AAA reported a national average of gas prices at $2.961, the auto club expects a 4.6 percent increase of Ohio travelers than last year and a 4...
Columbus Dispatch | May 24, 2018
Car2Go is leaving Columbus.The car-sharing service sent a notice to members Thursday to inform them that the company "has made the difficult decision to discontinue operations in Columbus," a spokeswoman wrote in an email. Its last day of service is May 31.The spokeswoman wrote: "There has not been ...