Cold Winter Hits Ohio Fruit and Vegetable Farmers Hard

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Cold temperatures have caused many Ohio farmers to lose their blackberry crops.
4:18PM
February
10, 2014

The bitterly cold winter is making things tougher for Ohio growers and that could translate to higher food prices later in the year.

Former Prisons Head Opposes Death Penalty

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Terry Collins has spoken out several times against the death penalty citing its traumatic effect on staff members.
3:55PM
January 22, 2014

A former state prisons chief spoke out against the death penalty today. Retired director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections Terry Collins says the state of Ohio needs to get out of the execution business.

New Short North Thrift Store Offers Unique Services

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A full service Pharmacy is located in the new Out of the Closet store at 1230 North High Street.
8:26AM
January
6, 2014

Clothing stores, even thrift shops are nothing new to the Short North. but a new store on High Street is attracting attention with its name and its mission.
Out of the Closet, uses sales to help people with HIV and AIDS.

Hamilton County Commissioner May Challenge FitzGerald

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Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune says he may challenge Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald.
2:46PM
December 17, 2013

The unofficial Democratic candidate for governor Ed FitzGerald may face a primary challenge.

Woman Pleads Guilty To Hitting Delaware County Bike Rider

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DeSales High School coach and teacher Bob Lennon was killed in a hit-and-run accident in September.
3:26PM
December
16, 2013

The woman who admitted hitting a bicycle rider in Delaware county this fall today pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter today in a Delaware county court.

Casinos’ November Revenues Little Changed

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Revenues at Ohio four voter-approved gambling casinos remained relatively stable in November with little change from the previous month.
3:28PM
December
9, 2013

Revenues at Ohio’s four voter-approved casinos remained nearly unchanged in November.

Composting Becomes Big Business in Central Ohio

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Steam rises from piles of rotting food scraps at Ohio Mulch in Delaware County as it's turned into reusable fertilizer or top soil
5:00AM
November
25, 2013

Composting has long been practiced by homeowners in Central Ohio and elsewhere as a way to recycle kitchen waste and create fertilizer for the family garden. But now composting has become big business.

Hit-Skip Driver Indicted in Car-Bike Collision

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Columbus Dispatch business reporter Steve Wartenberg is an avid cyclist and runs the "Best Bike Blog Ever."
12:55PM
November 6, 2013

The man who hit a Columbus Dispatch business reporter while he rode his bike in Upper Arlington Sunday has been indicted for vehicular assault and failure to stop after an accident.

Columbus; Suburbs Moves Trick or Treating to 5:30 PM

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Officials in Columbus and many Central Ohio suburbs have moved trick or treat hours up to 5:30 p.m..
1:36PM
October
31, 2013

Columbus and most of the suburbs have decided to move trick or treating up by a half hour.