Reds, Indians Fans Hopeful For 2014

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The Reds and Indians both reached the postseason in 2013; that's the first time both teams made the playoffs in the same season since 1995.
12:32PM
February 21, 2014

Vendors are hawking beer and peanuts, grounds crews are chalking the baselines, and everyone is a contender. That means spring training is underway.

19 Indicted In Latest Marion Drug Sweep

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Addiction specialists say Marion's heroin problem began about four years ago when gang members from Chicago and Detroit started bringing the drug to the city.
8:58AM
February
20, 2014

Federal authorities say 19 people have been indicted in an alleged conspiracy to traffic large amounts of heroin, crack cocaine and prescription pills into the city of Marion.

Kasich’s Lead Tightening

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FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga county executive, delivers his State of the County address at noon Wednesday. It comes as the new Quinnipiac University poll shows Kasich leading FitzGerald 43 percent to 38 percent.
7:53AM
February 19, 2014

The latest independent poll in the race for governor shows John Kasich’s lead over Democratic challenger Ed Fitzgerald is shrinking.

Columbus Hockey Fans Keep Eye On Russian Team

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The Columbus Blue Jackets are well represented on Team Russia by Fedor Tyutin, Artem Anisimov, Sergei Bobrovsky and Nikita Nikitin.
7:31AM
February
14, 2014

The Olympic men’s hockey tournament is underway, with the U.S. routing Slovakia 7-1 on Thursday. But Columbus may be keeping a closer eye on the Russian team: four players from the Columbus Blue jackets are representing Team Russia, headlined by star goalie Sergei Bobrovsky.

Public Hearings Planned On Possible School Closures

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The Columbus City Schools’ board plans a special meeting on the proposal Tuesday. A decision is expected in about a month.
8:30AM
February
12, 2014

Columbus school leaders will meet with parents, businesses, and other stakeholders on Thursday about the proposed closure of seven district schools, including two high schools.

Columbus Closes School For 3rd Day This Week

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Columbus City Schools closed for a third day this week because of harsh weather and poor conditions of sidewalks and side streets
5:14AM
February 7, 2014

Columbus school officials say bus stops and sidewalks are too hazardous in many areas. The district has cancelled classes for the third time this week. Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman ordered city plow trucks to work residential streets. Plowing and treatment in city neighborhoods will continue today.

Cold Follows Snow, Columbus Schools Close

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School buses will roll this morning. But with single digit temperatures many area districts are starting classes two hours late
5:13AM
February
6, 2014

Temperatures dropped to single digits Thursday morning in some parts of Ohio following a storm that dumped as much as 10 inches of snow in Central Ohio. Cleveland received between 3 to 6 inches. Cincinnati largely struggled with ice. Many schools report delayed starts this morning.

Kasich-Taylor Campaign Files For Republican Primary Spot

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The Kasich-Taylor campaign files its paperwork to get on the Republican primary ballot in May.
12:13PM
February 5, 2014

The Kasich-Taylor for Ohio campaign filed its petitions today for its official spot in the Republican primary for governor.

Slow Execution With Two-Drug Cocktail Not A Concern

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53-year-old Dennis McGuire was executed in January with a two-drug cocktail.
10:34AM
February 5, 2014

An Ohio prison official says the new execution process in the state first used in January worked “very well.”