• Former Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce dies

    Former Ohio State University Head Football Coach Earle Bruce has died at age 87.Bruce was diagnosed with the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease in 2017.He served as head coach from 1979 until 1987, succeeding Woody Hayes. Bruce finished with a record of 81 wins, 26 losses, and one tie in nine seasons as Head Coach. He led the Buckeyes to four Big Ten Championships, winning outright in 1979 and 1984. He was awarded as the Big Ten Coach of the Year in 1980. In his final game as the Buckeyes
  • Prosecutor: Former Texas nurse confessed in deaths of babies

    A Texas prosecutor says an imprisoned former nurse who authorities believe could be responsible for the deaths of up to 60 children has confessed in the past to killing children in her care.Bexar (bayr) County prosecutor Jason Goss revealed the confessions Wednesday during a court hearing for 67-year-old Genene Jones.Goss says Jones told a parole board in 1998 that she injected children. He says Jones in another instance told a board member that, "I really did kill those babies."Jones has served
  • Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal after 22 seasons in charge

    LONDON (AP) — Arsene Wenger is leaving Arsenal after 22 seasons in charge against the backdrop of growing disillusionment from fans as the team struggles to compete for the Premier League title.The 68-year-old Frenchman said Friday he will leave the London club at the end of the season, ending the tenure of English soccer's longest-serving manager.Wenger's greatest achievement was becoming only the second manager to go through an English season unbeaten when Arsenal won its third Premier L
  • Arizona teachers vote for statewide walkout to protest pay

    Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding, marking a key step toward a first-ever statewide strike that builds on a movement for higher pay in other Republican-dominant states.A grassroots group and the state's largest teacher membership group said Thursday that teachers will walkout April 26.Arizona jumped into a movement for higher teacher pay that started in West Virginia, where a strike garnered a raise, and spread to Oklahoma, Kentucky and most recen
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  • Hundreds of school walkouts planned on Columbine anniversary

    Another wave of student walkouts is expected to disrupt classes Friday at hundreds of schools across the U.S. as young activists press for tougher gun laws.The protests were chosen to line up with the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, which left 13 people dead in Littleton, Colorado. At 10 a.m., students plan to gather for moments of silence honoring the victims at Columbine and other shootings.From there, some students will head to rallies at their statehouses. Others will
  • Forecast: Abundant sunshine on Friday

    Today: Plenty of sunshine. High 57. N wind 5-10 mph.
    Tonight: Skies stay clear. Low 34. E wind around 5 mph.
    Tomorrow:Starting off mostly sunny with some increasing clouds and a bit milder. High 59. NE 0-5 mph.
    Sunday:Partly cloudy and pleasant. High 64.Weather Resources: Interactive Radar | Weather Warnings | Live Radar Weather Discussion:A clear, but chilly start to this Friday. High pressure will build into our area over the next few days, bringing dry weather and below normal temperatures. A
  • After bullying allegations, mother tells Maysville school board, "You all killed my boy"

    MAYSVILLE, Ohio - Inside the library at Maysville High School on Thursday, parents had something to say.At the Maysville Local School Board of Education meeting, most people came to talk about bullying and 12-year-old Coby Bleakney, who took his own life four weeks ago.His parents say he was bullied at school."Time wasted can equal childrens' lives at risk," one woman said.Parents wanted action, accountability, and change."Yes, it's hard," Tina Radcliffe said. "It's one of our children."Radcliff
  • Stanley Cup Playoffs: Blue Jackets lose to Washington in Game 4; series tied 2-2

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus Blue Jackets lost to the Washington Capitals 4-1 in Game 4 of their first round series of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Thursday night.The best-of-7 series is now tied 2-2 .The Blue Jackets won Game 1 and Game 2 while the Capitals won Game 3 and Game 4.It did not look good for the Blue Jackets after the first period at Nationwide Arena.The Capitals were up 1-0 after a goal by Tom Wilson.Washington extended its lead to 2-0 after a goal by T.J. Oshie in the second pe
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  • Comey memo: Trump complained about Flynn's 'judgment issues'

    President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, according to memos maintained by Comey and obtained by The Associated Press.The 15 pages of documents contain new details about a series of interactions that Comey had with Trump in the weeks before his May 2017 firing. Those encounters include a White House dinner at which Comey says Trump asked him for his loyalty, and a meeting the
  • 2018 schedules for Browns, Bengals released

    2018 schedules for Browns, Bengals releasedThe NFL released the 2018 team schedules Thursday night.The schedules for the teams in Ohio are below.Cleveland BrownsPreseason ScheduleAugust 9 – at New York Giants, 7 p.m.August 17 – vs. Buffalo Bills, 7:30 p.m.August 23 – vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 8 p.m.August 30 – at Detroit Lions, 7 p.m.Regular Season ScheduleSeptember 9 – vs. Pittsburg Steelers, 1 p.m.September 16 – at New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m.September 20 &ndas
  • 8 arrested during human trafficking sting in northeast Ohio

    Eight men were arrested as a part of an undercover operation aimed at reducing demand for sex trafficking.The suspects were arrested after investigators said they responded to online advertisements placed by law enforcement.Authorities say the men exchanged messages with an undercover officer and went to a location in Warren expecting a sexual encounter for-hire with an adult woman.Lamont Davis, 20, of Warren, was arrested on felony charges of promoting prostitution and possession of criminal to
  • Columbus needs more Downtown density to beget strong transit system, planner tells MORPC

    The former Toronto city planner is a fan of free COTA bus passes for 45,000 Downtown Columbus workers, going as far as to call the plan brilliant. But Jennifer Keesmaat also told the crowd at the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission's annual State of the Region luncheon Thursday that the buses have to be frequent or people won't ride them.
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  • Blue Jackets superfan hopes face paint will fire up crowd

    He sat in a chair for 2 and half hours as artist and friend Margie McGuire used a tiny brush to paint his face.Eric Jasovsky is a Columbus Blue Jackets superfan and his painted face shows just how much of a hockey nut he really is.His beard is painted gray. The blue jackets logo with its flag, and stars sweep across his bald head."It's funny hearing people's reaction like 'Woah!' My girlfriend thinks I'm insane, " he says.Insane to do what most fans only talk about doing."I have people all the t
  • Shooter fires through restaurant window, kills 2 deputies

    Authorities say someone fired through the window of a restaurant and fatally shot two Florida deputies.An Alachua County Sheriff's Office news release says the Gilchrist County sheriff's deputies were killed Thursday afternoon in Trenton.The release says the deputies were at the Ace China restaurant when the shooter walked up to the building and fired at them through a window. Fellow deputies responding to the scene found the shooter dead outside the business.The release doesn't say how the susp
  • Rudy Giuliani to join Trump legal team in Russia probe

    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining the legal team defending President Donald Trump in the special counsel's Russia investigation.That's according to a statement from Trump personal attorney Jay Sekulow. The addition of Giuliani adds an experienced litigator and former U.S. attorney in Manhattan. Trump has struggled to add lawyers to his legal team since the resignation of John Dowd last month.The statement from Sekulow quotes Trump as saying, "Rudy is great" and saying that Giul
  • Ohio man faces murder charge in death of toddler niece

    A 19-year-old Ohio man has been charged with aggravated murder for allegedly striking and killing his 15-month-old niece.Recardo Woods, of Cincinnati, was indicted Tuesday by a Hamilton County grand jury. He also faces murder, felonious assault and endangering children charges in the death of Kassidy Smith and for injuries to her 4-month-old sister, Korri.He's being held on a $500,000 bond. His attorney didn't return messages seeking comment Wednesday.Police have said Woods struck the girls whil
  • It's (another) boy! Michigan family with 13 sons gets No. 14

    ROCKFORD, Mich. — There will be no shortage of hand-me-downs for this Michigan kid.The Grand Rapids Press reports that Kateri and Jay Schwandt welcomed the birth of their 14th son on Wednesday, five days before he was due. They have no daughters.WOOD-TV reports that the boy weighs 8 pounds, 4 ounces (about 3.7 kilograms) and is 21 inches (53 centimeters) long. His name wasn't immediately announced.As with their last few children, the couple from Rockford, north of Grand Rapids, didn't want
  • Waverly man wins $2 million playing Powerball

    WAVERLY - A Waverly man has become a millionaire after playing Powerball.Bruce Ballard won a $2 million prize on March 31. After mandatory state and federal taxes totaling 28 percent, he will take home $1.44 million.The winning ticket was purchased at Ozzy's Drive Thru, 318 Emmitt Avenue.
  • Methamphetamine spill sickens officers, closes Ohio jail

    A methamphetamine spill has sickened sheriff's deputies and temporarily closed a jail in western Ohio.Authorities say the drug spilled around 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Darke County Jail in Greenville as deputies booked a suspect.The Darke County Sheriff's Office says four deputies complained of feeling ill Tuesday and the suspect collapsed unconscious moments later. The deputies and suspect were treated at a hospital.The Dayton Daily News reports 10 more deputies became sick Wednesday morning. Autho
  • Southwest Airlines pilot pushed Navy boundaries for flying

    Tammie Jo Shults was determined to "break into the club" of male military aviators.One of the first female fighter pilots in the U.S. Navy, Shults flew training missions as an enemy pilot during Operation Desert Storm, while working with other women to see a rule excluding them from combat flights repealed.Twenty-five years later, Shults was at the controls of the Dallas-bound Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 Tuesday when it made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after one of the engines on the
  • One killed in TV tower collapse near Fordland, Missouri

    FORDLAND, Mo. -- A worker has died after a TV tower collapsed near Fordland, Missouri, authorities said, CBS Springfield affiliate KOLR reports. Dispatchers said the incident took place just before 10:00 a.m. Thursday. Rob Talburt, assistant fire chief for the Logan-Rogersville Fire Protection District, said six people were working at the time of what he described as an "accident." They were doing "routine maintenance" and were 105 feet high, Talburt said.The man who died was among those who wer
  • Blue Jackets, Caps say there is still plenty in the tank

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Three straight overtime finishes to start the postseason? No problem.That's what the Columbus Blue Jackets and Washington Capitals were saying after Tuesday night's double- OT game, one that finally ended when the puck pinballed around the front of the net, hitting Columbus defenseman Zach Werenski and the Capitals' Lars Eller before squirting past goalie Sergei Bobrovsky."Real ugly" was how Eller put it afterward.But it was a win, one that Washington badly needed aft
  • Forecast: Clearing and frosty again tonight

    This Evening: Partly cloudy, cool and breezy.
    Tonight: Clearing skies and chilly again. Patchy frost. 31 NW 5-10 mph
    Tomorrow: Mostly sunny and cool. 53 N 5-10 mph
    Saturday: Mostly sunny and milder. 57 Light NE
    Sunday: Mostly sunny and more seasonable. 62Weather Resources: Interactive Radar | Weather Warnings | Live Radar Weather Discussion:Another unseasonably cold night ahead with a Freeze Warning south of Columbus. Look for patchy frost in the morning. High pressure will move into the area by
  • Suspect sought in NE Side slaying

    Columbus police are looking for a Northeast Side man they say is armed and dangerous in connection with a fatal shooting that happened Friday night. Hasani Lateef Goosby Jr., 21, whose last known address was on E. 21st Avenue, has been charged with murder in the death of Todd Ellis Lancaster, found inside a home on Larkhall Lane late Friday, Homicide Unit Sgt.
  • Mega Weekend – Record Store Day, Earth Day Celebrations, and More!

    Start your weekend with Columbus’s biggest brunch event! With over 20 of your favorite brunch restaurants on the menu, you definitely DO NOT want to miss this year’s All Things Brunch Festival this Friday. Tickets are selling out fast! Join us for the upcoming Urban Living Tour. Plus, don’t miss out your chance to win […]
  • TV Review: HBO’s “Barry” Not Your Average Comedy

    Barry is a surprisingly complex show co-created by Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live) and Alec Berg (Silicon Valley). Whatever you do, don’t start watching this series expecting to LOL your way through every episode. Barry is more of a dark dramedy. Barry Berkman (Hader) is a former Marine who suffers from depression, which Hader and […]
  • Sweet Carrot Opening Third Location on Sawmill

    Sweet Carrot’s third location is coming to Dublin. Entering a former Pei Wei on Sawmill Road, the restaurant is set for an October opening. Sweet Carrot first opened in Grandview in 2015 under local entrepreneur Angela Petro, who also owns Two Caterers. The restaurant’s second location, which sits at 2050 Polaris Parkway, opened earlier this […]
  • Theatre Review: Retro Comedy in CATCO’s Educating Rita

    CATCO’s season continues with a well-executed revival of Willy Russell’s ‘80s British comedy Educating Rita directed by Steven Anderson. Educating Rita follows the title character’s trying to change her life and outlook through education. Rita’s (Jenny Case) thirst for transformation starts with her name, a Bob Dylan-esque change inspired by Rita Mae Brown, right before […]
  • Review: Retro Comedy in CATCO’s Educating Rita

    CATCO’s season continues with a well-executed revival of Willy Russell’s ‘80s British comedy Educating Rita directed by Steven Anderson. Educating Rita follows the title character’s trying to change her life and outlook through education. Rita’s (Jenny Case) thirst for transformation starts with her name, a Bob Dylan-esque change inspired by Rita Mae Brown, right before […]
  • Parkside on Pearl Proposal Brought Back to Italian Village Commission

    Just over five years ago, a proposal to build a seven-story residential building at the corner of East Hubbard Avenue and North Pearl Street was met with some resistance from residents in the neighborhood. Concerns included the scale of the 47-unit proposal and the impact it would have the adjacent Italian Village Park. An agreement […]
  • 'Fearless Girl' to leave Wall Street's 'Charging Bull'

    NEW YORK — The "Fearless Girl" statue near Wall Street that has become a global symbol of female can-do business spirit will be moved from her spot facing the "Charging Bull" to a location by the New York Stock Exchange.The ponytailed girl in a windblown dress became a tourist magnet last spring when the artwork popped up confronting the famous bull that was a symbol of the American financial resilience in the wake of the 1987 stock market crash. In this March 22, 2017 photo, the Charging
  • Restaurant Roundup: Awards for Middle West, Sip & Stroll at Lucky’s and more

    Columbus Summer Wine Festival The Columbus Summer Wine Festival is back on the calendar this year, hosted by CD102.5 and event firm MGNOW. The event, a day-long celebration showcasing Ohio wines, will take place at The Columbus Commons on Saturday, August 25. Along with wine, the festival will feature artisan exhibits and food trucks, and […]
  • Columbus Hosts Largest Earth Day Effort

    Did you know Earth Day Columbus is the largest volunteer-led Earth Day volunteer effort and celebration in the U.S.? Organized annually by Green Columbus, there are so many ways to get involved! Check it out the volunteer opportunities. Connect with Green Columbus in The Giving Store. The Columbus Foundation is working to capture The Spirit of […]
  • Behind the Scenes of Cirque Du Soleil’s Corteo

    The entertainment company Cirque Du Soleil has been traveling the world and wowing audiences with their acrobatics, juggling, dancing, and stunts for decades. The troupe originally formed in the early 1980s in Canada as a group of 20 street performers. Their fire breathing, juggling, and dancing drew audiences, and in the late 1980s the troupe […]
  • Forecast: Cooler with clearing skies this afternoon

    Today:Skies gradually clear and breezy. High 48. NW wind around 15 mph, gusts upward of 25 mph.
    Tonight: Mostly clear and cool. Low 32. NW wind around 10 mph.
    Tomorrow:Plenty of sunshine. High 55. N wind 5-10 mph.
    Saturday:Mostly sunny and a bit milder. High 58.Weather Resources: Interactive Radar | Weather Warnings | Live Radar Weather Discussion:Cooler and breezy today -- skies will begin to clear by this evening with some sunshine before sunset. Highs will be in the upper 40s with lows tonigh
  • Concert Preview & Interview: Echosmith

    It’s been nearly five years since California indies Echosmith launched their debut album, Talking Dreams, anchored by the Top 20 sleeper hit, “Cool Kids.” Buoyed by the four Sierota siblings: Sydney (lead vocals, piano, keyboards), Graham (drums, percussion), Noah (bass, background vocals), and Jamie (lead guitar and vocals), the band found its commercial footing rather quickly […]
  • Feds charge 6 with smuggling drugs into Ohio prison

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Federal prosecutors say a prison kitchen worker and five inmates worked together to smuggle drugs into an Ohio prison.An indictment announced Thursday accuses the six men of conspiring to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana and Suboxone, a drug used to help kick opioid addiction but also can be abused.The U.S. Attorney's Office in Columbus says the men smuggled the drugs into London Correctional Institution located about 30 miles west of Columbus.Authorities say
  • Diaz-Canel replaces Raul Castro as Cuba's president

    HAVANA (AP) — A 57-year-old bureaucrat replaced Raul Castro as the president of Cuba on Thursday, launching a new political era as a government led by a single family for six decades tries to ensure the long-term survival of one of the world's last communist states.The National Assembly announced that Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez had been approved as the sole candidate for president.The 86-year-old Castro will remain head of the Communist Party, which is designated by the constitution
  • INSPECTION PHOTOS: "Pest activity" prompts brief closure of Giant Eagle near German Village

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A Giant Eagle near German Village closed briefly Wednesday after inspectors found "pest activity," according to a spokesperson with the supermarket chain.Documents from the state of Ohio show inspectors found “six dead mice in the pasta, bakery and bread aisles since pest control came out on Monday 4/16/18.” Inspectors also “observed damaged boxes of pasta and pet food that had pest contamination from gnawing, urine, and droppings.” Records also show &ld
  • Giant Eagle in German Village closes briefly due to "pest activity"

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Giant Eagle in German Village closed briefly Wednesday after inspectors found "pest activity," according to a spokesperson with the supermarket chain.Documents from the state of Ohio show inspectors found “six dead mice in the pasta, bakery and bread aisles since pest control came out on Monday 4/16/18.” Inspectors also “observed damaged boxes of pasta and pet food that had pest contamination from gnawing, urine, and droppings.” Records also show &ld
  • Plastic-packaging firm to add production lines, 20 jobs in Columbus

    A 60-year-old company that makes plastic packaging from renewable and sustainable sources will add 20 jobs as part of an expansion in Columbus. Plastic Suppliers makes thin-gauge films that are used in food, beverage, medical, personal care and other industries.
  • Reds fire manager Bryan Price after 3-15 start

    CINCINNATI — The Reds fired Bryan Price on Thursday after their 3-15 start, the first managerial change in the major leagues this season.Price was in his fifth season leading the rebuilding team, which has relied on rookies more than any other team in the majors during his tenure. The Reds have lost at least 94 games in each of the last three seasons while finishing last in the NL Central.Bench coach Jim Riggleman will manage the team on an interim basis. The move came during an off-day in
  • Prosecutors to announce whether anyone will be charged in Prince's death

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Prosecutors in the Minnesota county where Prince died will announce a decision Thursday on criminal charges following a two-year investigation into the musician's death from an accidental fentanyl overdose. Carver County Attorney Mark Metz was scheduled to make the announcement at 11:30 a.m. local time Thursday whether anyone would be charged.Stevie Wonder on Prince's "greatness" and "love for people"
    Prince was 57 years old when he was found alone and unresponsive in an elevator
  • Minnesota prosecutor won't file charges in Prince's overdose death

    MINNEAPOLIS — The prosecutor in the Minnesota county where Prince died said Thursday that no criminal charges will be filed in the musician's death, effectively ending the state's two-year investigation into how Prince got the fentanyl that killed him.Carver County Attorney Mark Metz's announcement on no criminal charges came just hours after documents revealed that a doctor who was accused of illegally prescribing an opioid for Prince had agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil vi
  • With $6.5 Billion in Multifamily Development since 2000, Columbus Lags Behind Competitive Markets

    Based solely on the sight of construction cranes and orange barrels, it’s apparent that Columbus is in the midst of an apartment-building boom. A new report from ApartmentList.com puts some raw numbers behind what exactly that means for our city, and how it compares to other markets across the U.S. According to the study, the […]
  • Men arrested at Starbucks say they feared for their lives

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a paying customer.He thought nothing of it when he and his business partner, Donte Robinson, were approached at their table and were asked if they needed help. The 23-year-old entrepreneurs declined, explaining they were just waiting for a business meeting.A few minutes later, they hardly noticed when the police walked into the coffee shop — un
  • FAA orders fan blade inspections after jet engine explosion

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. airline regulators have ordered inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off a Southwest Airlines plane, leading to the death of a woman who was partially blown out a window.The Federal Aviation Administration's announcement late Wednesday comes nearly a year after the engine's manufacturer recommended the additional inspections, and a month after European regulators ordered their airlines to do the work.Pressure for the FAA to act grew after an e
  • Police: Man wanted in north Columbus homicide considered "armed and dangerous"

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus Police Detectives say want to find Hasani Lateef Goosby, Jr who is considered to be armed and dangerous.They believe he is responsible for the shooting death of Todd Ellis Lancaster.On April 13, police responded to a shooting on Larkhall Lane. Officers found Lancaster inside a residence there, suffering from a gunshot wound.Lancaster later died at Grant Medical Center.Authorities say they filed a warrant for Goosby who is still at large on the charge of murder.Anyone wi
  • Pompeo nomination hits turbulence ahead of Senate vote

    President Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, is facing so much opposition from Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the panel could be forced to take the unusual step of sending the nomination to the full Senate without a favorable recommendation.Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire on Tuesday became the latest member of the committee to announce her opposition, and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., recently said he would vote no. Both suppo
  • Trump leaves open possibility of bailing on meeting with Kim

    President Donald Trump said that although he's looking ahead optimistically to a historic summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un he could still pull out if he feels it's "not going to be fruitful."Trump said that CIA Director Mike Pompeo and Kim "got along really well" in their recent secret meeting, and he declared, "We've never been in a position like this" to address worldwide concerns over North Korea's nuclear weapons.But speaking alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on

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