• Starbucks to shutter all Teavana stores as sales disappoint

    Starbucks is shutting down its struggling Teavana chain, and relying on customers who spend more on pricier drinks and food to drive up sales at its namesake coffee stores.The company reported disappointing global sales growth on Thursday, and said it will close all 379 Teavana locations over the coming year. It had acquired the U.S. mall-based chain in 2012, with then-CEO Howard Schultz citing the huge potential for the tea market. But in April, the company said it was reviewing options for the
  • Apple kills iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle as music moves to phones

    The iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle have played their final notes for Apple.The company discontinued sales of the two music players Thursday in a move reflecting the waning popularity of the devices in an era when most people store or stream their tunes on smartphones.The iPod product line still remains alive, though. Apple plans to continue selling its internet-connected iPod Touch.In a show of its commitment to the iPod Touch, Apple doubled the storage capacity of its top-of-line model to 128 gigab
  • GOP Affordable Care Act repeal bill fails in dramatic late-night vote

    The Senate has dealt a devastating setback to the Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare, defeating a GOP "skinny repeal" bill early Friday morning.Senators John McCain, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins joined with Democrats to oppose the measure.The bill, called the Health Care Freedom Act, would have repealed the individual and employer mandates, among a few other key Republican objectives. On Wednesday, a vote to simply repeal Obamacare failed to attract enough votes, with seven Republican se
  • City council crafting incentives for firms with big plans

    Columbus City Council will consider tax incentive legislation on Monday aimed at attracting large companies that plan to invest heavily in jobs and operations at a time when Columbus is competing to land Asian electronics giant Foxconn. The legislation appeared late Thursday on the agenda for Monday's meeting, and while city officials weren't returning calls to explain the incentive, the legislation could be geared toward any company Columbus is pursuing for "new non-retail operations."
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  • Fair victim remembered by Columbus police officers

    Thursday, officers with the Columbus Division of Police remembered the teen killed when a ride malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair."That stuff is not supposed to happen. The fair is supposed to be fun," said Joel Westbrook, a patrol officer and senior advisor for the department's Explorers Program.The program introduces young adults and teens to the basics of police work."Traffic stops, accident investigation, bomb threat response," said officer Jason Jackson, also a senior advisor for the prog
  • Charges dropped against semi driver involved in I-270 chase

    The charges against a semi-truck driver involved in a police chase halfway around the city of Columbus on I-270 have been dropped.A spokesperson with the city of Hilliard confirmed evidence was submitted that 63-year-old Barry Demings was suffering from a medical condition during the incident back in March.“The evidence showed that the defendant was suffering from a medical condition that caused his erratic driving. Because of that medical condition, we could not prove that he had the requ
  • Teavana Closing All Stores, Including Three in Columbus

    Starbucks announced plans this afternoon to close all 379 of its Teavana locations across the US, stating that the stores were “underperforming”. Three stores can currently be found in the Columbus market, located at Easton Town Center, Polaris Fashion Place and The Mall at Tuttle Crossing. Teavana was launched in 1997 in Atlanta by an […]
  • Recovering from fair accident, teen learns boyfriend died

    After she was thrown from the Fire Ball amusement park ride at the Ohio State Fair and taken to the hospital, Keziah Lewis had one question for her mom. "She kept asking for her boyfriend," Clarrisa Williams said.
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  • Ohio State Fair tragedy: What we know about the victims

    Thursday night five victims of the tragic accident at the Ohio State Fair were still in the hospital.Three of them were in critical condition. One victim never made it to the hospital.Eighteen-year-old Tyler Jarrell of Columbus was pronounced dead at the scene. In just a few weeks, he would have started his senior year at Franklin Heights High School where he was active in ROTC.He was also studying cyber-security at the Southwestern Schools Career Academy.One week ago he enlisted with the Unites
  • Crash closes section of I-270 south between Dublin and Hilliard

    HILLIARD, Ohio – The southbound lanes of I-270 between US-33 in Dublin and Cemetery Road in Hilliard are closed because of a crash.The crash happened around 5 p.m. Thursday on I-270 south just north of Cemetery Road.The Hilliard Division of Police told 10TV two vehicles are involved and two people are being treated for injuries at local hospitals.The conditions and identities of the people injured have not been released.
  • 2 injured in crash on I-270 south between Dublin and Hilliard

    HILLIARD, Ohio – Two people were injured in a crash on I-270 south just north of Cemetery Road Thursday evening.The crash happened around 5 p.m.The Hilliard Division of Police told 10TV three vehicles were involved and two people were taken to local hospitals.The southbound lanes of I-270 between US-33 in Dublin and Cemetery Road in Hilliard were closed until just before 9 p.m.
  • 1 killed, 1 injured in crash on I-270 south between Dublin and Hilliard

    HILLIARD, Ohio – One person has died after a crash on I-270 south just north of Cemetery Road Thursday evening.The crash happened around 5 p.m.The Hilliard Division of Police told 10TV three vehicles were involved and two people were taken to local hospitals.Hilliard Police said one of those people were pronounced dead at the hospital. The second remains hospitalized.The southbound lanes of I-270 between US-33 in Dublin and Cemetery Road in Hilliard were closed until just before 9 p.m.All
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  • House GOP passes $788B bill for Pentagon, border wall

    The House passed a $788 billion spending bill Thursday that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase for the Pentagon.The 235-192 vote both eases a large backlog of unfinished spending bills and gives Trump and his House GOP allies political wins heading into the August recess. Challenging hurdles remain in front of the measure, however, which will meet with more powerful Democratic opposition in the S
  • Governor promises "complete and thorough" investigation of fair accident

    The Ohio State Highway Patrol says investigators are talking to eyewitnesses, victims, ride operators, and ride inspectors in hopes of finding out what caused a ride to fail at the Ohio State Fair.Investigators say a row of seats broke free from the ride Wednesday evening, catapulting victims through the air. Eighteen-year-old Tyler Jarrell, who served as a Columbus Police explorer and had recently enlisted with the Marines, was killed. Flying debris also struck and injured people standing on th
  • FBI: Man says he killed wife on cruise over her laughing

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Utah man killed his wife aboard an Alaska cruise and told an acquaintance who later walked into the blood-splattered cabin that he did it because she would not stop laughing at him, the FBI said in documents released Thursday.Kenneth Manzanares was found in the couple's room on the Princess Cruises ship Tuesday night with blood on his hands and clothes and blood spread throughout the cabin, according to a criminal complaint by FBI Special Agent Michael L. Watson.The a
  • Boy Scout leader apologizes for Trump's political rhetoric

    The Boy Scouts' chief executive apologized Thursday to members of the scouting community who were offended by the aggressive political rhetoric in President Donald Trump's recent speech to the Scouts' national jamboree.The apology came in a statement from Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh, three days after Trump's speech to nearly 40,000 scouts and adults gathered in West Virginia.Other U.S. presidents have delivered nonpolitical speeches at past jamborees. To the dismay of many parents and
  • State ride inspectors say Fire Ball had no red flags prior to accident

    Despite an inspection by four trained amusement ride inspectors and an independent inspection, a ride at the Ohio State fair had a mechanical failure that killed one person and injured seven others.The entire Midway of rides, at the order of Governor John Kasich, was shut down Thursday until all of the rides have undergone a re-check.10TV obtained the inspection report that cleared the ride to operate.The state's ride inspectors signed-off on a 25 point inspection. The inspectors say there were
  • Marine dog with cancer gets tear-filled farewell

    Hundreds of people in Michigan came together to say a tear-filled final goodbye to a cancer-stricken dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines.Cena the 10-year-old black lab received a hero's farewell Wednesday before being euthanized at the USS LST 393, a museum ship in Muskegon, and carried off in a flag-draped coffin.Cena, who was recently diagnosed with terminal bone cancer, was a bomb-sniffer for the Marines until his retirement in 2014. The celebration for Cena was or
  • The Latest: Governor won't speculate on deadly fair accident

    The 18-year-old man killed when a thrill ride broke apart at the Ohio State Fair had just signed up with the Marines a week ago. The U.S. Marine Corps says in a statement that Tyler Jarrell of Columbus had enlisted last Friday and was to begin basic training next summer.
  • UK judge OKs plan for ill baby Charlie to go to a hospice

    LONDON — A British judge ordered Thursday that critically ill baby Charlie Gard should be moved from a hospital to a hospice, where he will "inevitably" die within a short time.As the medical and legal story that has sparked compassion and controversy around the world entered its final stage, the baby's dismayed mother accused courts and a hospital of denying Charlie's parents "our final wish" — to let their son die at home."We just want some peace with our son. No hospital, no lawye
  • Man indicted in deaths of 9 people in 2 Ohio fires

    A man already charged in a blaze that killed seven people in May has been indicted on aggravated murder charges in that fire and in a second fire that killed two people on the same Ohio street last year, prosecutors said Thursday.A Summit County grand jury on Thursday indicted Stanley Ford, 58, in the May 15 fire in Akron that killed two adults and five children, county prosecutors said. Ford had pleaded not guilty to charges including aggravated murder after his May arrest in that blaze and rem
  • Kasich at Ohio State Fair: ‘We will come through this’

    COLUMBUS – Governor John Kasich toured the Ohio State Fair grounds Thursday, a little more than 12 hours after an 18-year old man died and seven others were injured on a ride known as the Fire Ball.The ride, and all rides similar, has since been ordered to cease operations by its manufacturer. All rides at the Ohio State fair remain closed.And while Kasich showed compassion for those injured, his message was that the people of Ohio should, and would, come together to get through the traged
  • Mega Weekend: Comedy, Movies, Bands, and Play Island

    The weekend is here! What is on your calendar? There are festivals and nice weather waiting for you. Get your tickets to TacoFest. Contests are open for Breakaway Music Festival and 90s Fest. Thursday The Ohio State Fair continues, rides are being inspected. The Riffe Gallery opens a new exhibition dedicated to children’s book illustrations. […]
  • COTA Approves Transit Plan, Starts Search for New Leader

    The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) Board of Trustees accepted the final NextGen report at its meeting yesterday, approving a broad vision for the future of the region’s public transportation that includes recommendations for a series of “high capacity transit corridors.” Exactly how that plan is implemented — and how strongly COTA pushes for options […]
  • Fire Ball and rides similar being shut down across North America

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After a man died and several others were injured on a ride at the Ohio State Fair Wednesday, sites across North America are shutting the gates on a ride known as the Fire Ball.In a release posted on its Facebook page by KMG product manager Albert Koon, all rides similar to Fire Ball created by KMG were ordered to cease operation. The release expressed its sympathies to all involved.In quick reactions before the release, though, sites in California, Indiana, Edmonton a
  • Evolution’s Boston Marriage Looks at a Hidden Slice of American History

    “Light” and “frivolous” probably aren’t in the first hundred words that come to mind when talking about David Mamet. Boston Marriage is something of a departure for the playwright. Evolution Theatre Company presents a production directed by Mark Phillips Schwamberger. The term “Boston marriage” refers to a romantic cohabitation relationship between two women. Henry James popularized […]
  • Top military officer says transgender policy unchanged for now

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. military will continue to permit transgender individuals to serve openly until Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has received President Donald Trump's "direction" to change the policy and figured out how to implement it, America's top military officer said Thursday.In a memo to all military service chiefs, commanders and enlisted military leaders, Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said "there will be no modifications" to current policy for now, am
  • Victims of Ohio State Fair ride malfunction identified

    Ohio State Highway Patrol announced the victims from the malfunctioning ride at the state fair Wednesday.Tyler Jarrell, 18, of Columbus, Ohio, was pronounced dead at the fairgrounds, according to a media release. Jarrell signed up to join the United States Marie Corps on July 21, according to Sgt. Katelyn Brink. According to Columbus Police Deputy Chief Thomas Quinlan, Jarrell was a Columbus Police Explorer. "He was a person who, at a young age, was committed to public service."Others injured in
  • Ohio State Fair opens but rides closed after deadly accident

    COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Fair opened Thursday but its amusement rides remained closed one day after a man was killed and seven other people were injured when a thrill ride broke apart and flung people into the air.Video captured by a bystander at the fair Wednesday evening shows the Fire Ball ride swinging above its bottom platform when a crashing sound is heard. The footage then shows one section holding four riders come apart as it begins to swing upward and at least two people tumbling
  • Check Out Smart Columbus Live

    Tune into the buzz with Smart Columbus Live! Two-hour interactive sessions teach any interested community member more about Smart Columbus, the future of mobility, and how we can each play a role in helping this region-wide initiative. Photo by the Smart Columbus Team. Invite a friend and learn more. The Columbus Foundation is working to […]
  • Treat to Try: Uncle Giant

    Before we get to the cookies, let’s just say this: Uncle Giant’s got game. Serious game. It’s sometimes difficult to get near its products at Farmers’ Markets, because the proprietors are surrounded with an unending supply of customers, fully engaged in animated conversations about its wares. In addition to the team’s interpersonal skills, the products […]
  • Why Twitter won't ban President Donald Trump

    Twitter has made it clear that it won't ban Donald Trump from its service, whether the president follows its rules against harassment or not.That's no surprise: The president's tweets draw attention to the struggling service, even if tweets mocking reporters and rivals undercut Twitter's stated commitment to make the service a welcoming place.The company has been cracking down on accounts that violate its terms, and Trump's critics say he has broken Twitter's rules multiple times.Calls to ban Tr
  • FBI arrests suspect in woman's death on Alaska cruise ship

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A suspect is in custody in the death of a woman during a domestic dispute on a cruise ship in U.S. waters off Alaska, the FBI in Anchorage said late Wednesday.FBI spokeswoman Staci Feger-Pellessier had no other details ahead of a scheduled Thursday news conference at which the U.S. attorney's office plans to announce charges.Princess Cruises said the 39-year-old woman died Tuesday night on the Emerald Princess, which was carrying 3,400 passengers and 1,100 crew members
  • The Confluence Cast: Composer Mark Lomax, II

    Music is many things to many people but Mark Lomax would argue that it’s not enough. The Columbus-based composer and drummer has some ideas for how we should hear music, incorporate it in to our lives, and why artists will define the future of Columbus. http://media.blubrry.com/confluence/p/theconfluencecast.com/episodes/43_marklomax.mp3 Shownotes for this episode This Confluence Cast episode is […]
  • Redevelopment of Spring Cleaners Site in Italian Village Approved

    The redevelopment of the Spring Cleaners site at the northwest corner of North Fourth Street and East First Avenue was approved last week by the Italian Village Commission. The project calls for demolishing the existing one-story building and replacing it with a three-story mixed-use building featuring 27 one-bedroom apartments and two ground-level retail spaces. “We […]
  • Columbus Makes Art Presents Rachel Heine on Summer Stage Managing with CCT

    Rachel Heine is working all summer with Columbus Children’s Theatre as Stage Manager for two of its Advanced Performance Academy productions, including the upcoming performances of Spring Awakening. This is Rachel’s third summer spent stage managing at CCT. I sat down with her to discuss returning to Columbus, how she got into stage management and […]
  • Suspects to plead not guilty in Kim Jong Nam's assassination

    Two women accused of poisoning the estranged half brother of North Korea's ruler in a bizarre airport assassination are expected to plead not guilty when they appear in a Malaysian court on Friday, their lawyers said.Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong are accused of smearing Kim Jong Nam's face with the banned VX nerve agent at a crowded airport terminal in Kuala Lumpur on Feb. 13. The women, who face a possible death penalty if convicted, say they were duped into thinking they
  • Man killed after scooter crash in northeast Columbus

    A Columbus man was killed early Thursday after his scooter crashed in northeast Columbus.According to Columbus Police, Stephen Banks, 40, lost control of his Yamaha scooter along Brentnell Avenue near Argyle Drive around 1:30 a.m.Investigators say the scooter left the roadway, crashing into a utility pole and a small tree.Banks, who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • Woman found safe in Ross County

    The Ross County Sheriff’s Office is have located a 24-year-old woman who went missing for several days after leaving her home along Blain Highway.Authorities say Sarah Thomas was located safe early this Thursday morning and refused assistance from deputies.No other information was immediately available, according to officials.
  • Deputies searching for missing 24-year-old woman in Ross County

    The Ross County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a 24-year-old woman who was last seen at her home along Blain Highway several days ago.Authorities say they are attempting to locate Sarah Thomas after relatives say she was making threats to herself.Sarah is 5’9 tall and 145lbs, with blonde hair; and blue eyes, according to Sheriff Deputies.Anyone with information is asked to contact Ross County Sheriff Office at Columbus police at 740-773-1185.
  • Police: Bieber accidentally hits photog with pickup truck

    Justin Bieber left a photographer with minor injuries after police in California say the singer accidentally hit the man with his pickup truck.Beverly Hills police Sgt. Matthew Stout tells The Associated Press the 57-year-old photographer was hospitalized following the Wednesday night incident.Video posted by ABC News shows Bieber getting into a large pickup truck with a crowd of photographers around him. As he pulls away, one of them steps toward the truck and is hit by the front wheel on the p
  • Scaramucci tags Priebus in since-deleted tweet on leaks

    Newly-appointed White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has promised to contact investigators over what he says is an illegal leak of his financial disclosure form. The comment came in a since-deleted tweet that mentioned the Twitter handle of White House chief of staff Reince Priebus.Scaramucci tweeted Wednesday night: "In light of the leak of my financial disclosure info which is a felony, I will be contacting @FBI and the @JusticeDept #swamp @Reince45." After removing the tweet
  • France's President and First Lady meet Rihanna at the Elysee Palace

    French President Emmanuel Macron has met singer Rihanna at the Elysee Palace after the pop star appealed to him on Twitter to contribute to her fund for education in developing countries.Rihanna was welcomed Wednesday by First Lady Brigitte Macron at the top of the steps of the Elysee Palace, the official residence of the French presidents in Paris, before talks with the president.Brigitte Macron was meeting Rihanna in her role as head and founder of the Clara Lionel charity foundation, a nonpro
  • Why you still can't ditch your cable box

    Not that long ago, the clunky cable box looked like it was on its way out. The federal government was pressuring cable companies to open up their near-monopoly on boxes to more competition, and industry leader Comcast promised apps that could render some boxes obsolete.That was then. Today, the vast majority of customers still need to rent a box to get full service from cable providers, and those box-replacing apps remain elusive. Here's what happened.DITCHING THE BOXIn 2015, tech companies and
  • State Dept. warns of possibly tainted alcohol in Mexico

    The U.S. State Department is warning tourists going to Mexico about reports of tainted or substandard alcohol causing drinkers to become sick or pass out.The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently reported about travelers becoming sick after drinking alcohol at Mexican resorts. In January, a 20-year-old Wisconsin woman vacationing in Mexico with her family died after she was pulled from a resort pool.The State Department added the warning to its travel site for Mexico on Wednesday. The warning advi
  • Angelina Jolie talks divorce, health in new interview

    CNN - Angelina Jolie has a new house and new outlook on her family's new normal following a difficult year.In a Vanity Fair cover story, the actress and director opens up about her world after splitting with husband Brad Pitt and her health, revealing she at one point suffered from Bell's palsy, a condition that causes partial facial paralysis."I was very worried about my mother, growing up -- a lot. I do not want my children to be worried about me," Jolie told the magazine. "I think it's very i
  • Steven Spielberg opens up about life, filmmaking in HBO doc

    Steven Spielberg isn't afraid to talk about his flops."Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" is his least favorite film in that franchise, says documentarian Susan Lacy, who spent more than 30 hours interviewing the filmmaker for "Spielberg," premiering Oct. 7 on HBO.Spielberg also acknowledges some mistakes in "1941," Lacy said Wednesday at the Television Critics Association's summer meeting.She said she only expected to have four interviews with the traditionally private filmmaker, but that th
  • Cleveland police find potent sedative disguised as OxyContin

    Officials in northeast Ohio are issuing a warning after detecting a large animal sedative in pills disguised as the pain medication OxyContin.Cuyahoga County's medical examiner, Dr. Thomas Gilson, said in a statement Wednesday that the pills were discovered by Cleveland police. He says they contain carfentanil, an opioid used to tranquilize elephants.The sedative is thousands of times more powerful than OxyContin and was linked to 58 deaths in Cuyahoga County last year. It's so toxic that an amo
  • Police search for missing 9-year-old boy in west Columbus

    The Columbus Division of Police is searching for a 9-year-old boy who did not return home after going to a neighborhood store in west Columbus.Authorities say Charles Anthony Roebuck Jr. was last seen in the 100 block of Clarendon Avenue around noon Wednesday.Charles’ grandmother reported him missing when he didn’t return home, according to police.Police say Charles was riding his BMX-style bicycle with duct tape on it.He was wearing a blue shirt, blue jean shorts and Nike shoes. He
  • Missing 9-year-old boy in west Columbus found safe

    UPDATE: Columbus Police say the missing 9-year-old boy was located by a detective Thursday morning.The boy was then reunited with his family.No other details were immediately available.---Original story:The Columbus Division of Police is searching for a 9-year-old boy who did not return home after going to a neighborhood store in west Columbus.Authorities say Charles Anthony Roebuck Jr. was last seen in the 100 block of Clarendon Avenue around noon Wednesday.Charles’ grandmother reported h

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