Downtown Zoo Project Officially Cancelled After Zoo Levy Failed

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Columbus Zoo officials now say they don't support a downtown location nor a large zoo tax levy.
5, 2014

Columbus Zoo officials say they don’t want a downtown zoo anymore and will not seek a large permanent tax levy like the one that went down in defeat last month.

Drug Addicted Pregnant Women In Columbus Get More State Aid

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A Columbus non-profit aims to double the number of drug addicted pregnant women it can help through a new state grant.
May 30, 2014

A Columbus non-profit agency operates one of 4 programs in Ohio helping pregnant women addicted to drugs that will receive a share of more than $4 million in grant money.

Grand Jury Indicts Suspect In Ohio Wesleyan Stabbing

A Delaware County grand jury has indicted 23 year old Nicholas Eber for allegedly stabbing an Ohio Wesleyan student.
May 15, 2014

A Delaware County Grand Jury has indicted a man for the stabbing of an Ohio Wesleyan University student.

Columbus Entrepreneur Gives Advice On Success At Conference

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A Columbus small business owner offers his experience to an entrepreneurs conference.
May 15, 2014

An entrepreneurs conference underway in downtown Columbus offers tips for small business owners.

Nigerian Immigrant Group Has Hope Kidnapped Girls Will Be Released

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Supporters of Nigerian girls kidnapped by an extremist group demand action.
13, 2014

Nigerian immigrants in Central Ohio are nervously waiting for news about the more than 200 school girls kidnapped in their homeland.

Columbus Student Brings Understanding About ADHD Through Poetry

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Columbus Alternative High School Junior, Chris Loos won the school district poetry slam contest.
9, 2014

A Columbus high school student uses his award-winning poetry to educate others about his disability.

Mayor Coleman Calls Zoo Levy Important To Downtown Columbus

Mayor Michael Coleman says money from proposed zoo levy can help bring needed changes to Downtown Columbus.
May 1, 2014

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says the Zoo levy voters will decide next week is a key to ongoing change in Columbus that will enable more Columbus children to learn about animals.

Columbus Fire Department Holds A Diversity Boot Camp

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Columbus fire engine.
April 25, 2014

The Columbus Fire Department will be holding a weekend long “boot camp” called “Can You Take the Heat,” starting today in Reynoldsburg. It’s part of an effort to attract a more diverse workforce within the department.

Ohio Vineyards Evaluate Big Losses From Harsh Winter

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Ohio vineyards evaluate the extensive winter damage to European grapes.
22, 2014

Ohio grape growers are still assessing the damage from this past winter’s severe cold weather. Some experienced a total loss of their best crops and are hoping for federal help to plant new grape vines for local wineries.