• West Egg Cocktail Supply Announces Upcoming Closure

    Aspiring mixologists will soon need to find a new venue to explore the craft of cocktail making. West Egg Cocktail Supply, a local business catering to booze enthusiasts, will close its doors come August 3. The business started in October of 2017, launching within the Cactus Consortium at 909 W. Fifth Ave. Owned by sisters […]
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  • Restaurant Review: Spicy Hop

    Spicy Hop looks kinda iffy when you pull in. Sure, Bethel Road itself hosts a relatively cushy stretch of strip malls, but the Hop’s parking lot has seen better days. Its digs feature a deserted drive-through window and a basketball hoop in the back, the back door is propped open with a park bench stationed […]
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  • Number of US overdose deaths appears to be falling

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary numbers suggest.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday posted data showing nearly 68,000 drug overdose deaths were reported last year. The number may go up as more investigations are completed, but the agency expects the tally will end up below 69,000.Overdose deaths had been climbing each year since 1990, topping 70,000 in 2017.The numbers were celebrated
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  • Columbus Makes Art Presents Siwoo Kim and Jack Stulz on Classical Music Making Columbus Better

    VIVO Music Festival—the annual weeklong chamber music festival—is approaching its fifth year. It returns Aug. 28-Sept. 1. Every summer professional musicians from around the world team up to perform specifically for the Columbus community. Each performance is centered on bringing the Columbus community together to enjoy classical music in a casual, familiar setting. Co-founders Siwoo […]
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  • Two hospitalized, dog treated for carbon monoxide at west Columbus apartment

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Columbus Fire was called to an apartment at West Broad Street and South Wayne Avenue at 4 a.m Thursday for a person having difficulty breathing.When firefighters arrived on scene they determined a carbon monoxide issue and several people were evacuated from the building.Officials say paramedics transported two people to OSU Wexner Medical Center,but both are expected to be OK.Firefighters also had to give a dog an oxygen mask treatment on the scene.A fire investigator was
  • WeWork Coming to Columbus

    Global flexible workspace provider WeWork will occupy the entirety of the office space at the mixed-use development at 800 N. High St. It will be the brand’s first location in Ohio. The new coworking space will total over 46,000 square feet across floors three, four and five, offering a variety of workspaces suitable for small […]
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  • US Air Force warns against joke event to 'storm Area 51'

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has warned people against participating in an internet joke suggesting a large crowd of people "storm Area 51," the top-secret Cold War test site in the Nevada desert.A prank event on Facebook that's attracted more than 1 million interested people suggests that a mass of people attempt to run into the mysterious site at 3 a.m. on Sept. 20.The site is part of the vast Nevada Test and Training Range and has become the center of UFO conspiracy theories.The
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  • Trump slams congresswomen at ‘MAGA’ rally; crowd roars, 'Send her back!'

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Going after four Democratic congresswomen one by one, a combative President Donald Trump turned his campaign rally Wednesday into an extended dissection of the liberal views of the women of color, deriding them for what he painted as extreme positions and suggesting they just get out."Tonight I have a suggestion for the hate-filled extremists who are constantly trying to tear our country down," Trump told the crowd in North Carolina, a swing state he won in 2016 and
  • Man charged in road rage killing of 3-year-old girl

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday charged a man suspected of killing a 3-year-old girl in what Milwaukee police say was an act of road rage.Antonio Bratcher is accused of firing a gun from his sport utility vehicle into another vehicle Saturday morning after a collision almost occurred on Milwaukee's north side. The other vehicle had four young children inside. Brooklyn Harris was killed by the gunfire.Police said Bratcher fled the scene, was pursued by officers and crashed his car
  • 33 confirmed dead in arson fire at animation studio in Japan

    TOKYO (AP) — A man screaming "You die!" burst into an animation studio in Kyoto, doused it with a flammable liquid and set it on fire Thursday, killing 33 people in an attack that shocked anime fans across Japan and beyond.Thirty-six others were injured, some of them critically.The suspect was hurt and taken to a hospital. Police identified him only a 41-year-old man who was not a company employee. They gave no immediate details on the motive.Most of the victims were employees at Kyoto Ani
  • 23 dead or presumed dead in arson at Japan studio

    TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese fire official says at least 23 people are now confirmed or presumed dead in a suspected arson at a popular animation production studio in Kyoto.Kyoto fire department official Satoshi Fujiwara says 36 others have been injured, some of them critically.He says firefighters found more than 10 people presumed dead on the top floor of a three-story building, some of them collapsed on the stairs leading to the roof.Earlier, authorities have confirmed seven dead and six oth
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  • Long-term changes coming to the East Side Split

    COLUMBUS – One of the busiest stretches of roadway across central Ohio is about to get a little cozier.As it stands now, the stretch of I-70 across downtown Columbus already backs up during peak drive times due to congestion in the area.“This particular area, we just have so many entrance and exit ramps while we have two interstates overlapping so that’s kind of what has led to a lot of safety concerns, congestion, as some people come off and exit in the same place. So we&rsquo
  • 1 in life-threatening condition after being hit by vehicle on I-71 in north Columbus

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - One person is in life-threatening condition after being hit by a vehicle on I-71 northbound in north Columbus, according to police.Police said the crash happened just after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday just north of North Broadway.The northbound lanes of the highway are shut down in the area of the crash.Police said the injured person was taken to Grant Medical Center.
  • Circleville mayor worries about making payroll for police officers & firefighters

    CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio - Circleville City Council members are debating an income tax levy to pay for police and firefighters.In an emotionally charged city council meeting this week, firefighters and police officers spoke up about their concerns because of staff reductions.“My wife goes out. She goes for a run.I feel unsafe for her. Sorry, that's disgraceful,” said Circleville firefighter Derek Smith, as he held back tears.“You are messing with the lives of not only us but the citiz
  • Worthington man recalls experience climbing Mount Everest

    POWELL, Ohio — If you close your eyes and listen to Matt Brennan speak, it's almost like you, yourself, are standing on the trails of Mount Everest.Almost."They're magnificent," he said of the views. "I mean, you're looking over the entire Himalaya. You're watching Everest cast its shadow across the Himalaya Valley. It's hard to describe until you've been there and sat there and looked over that. It's just so hard to describe."Brennan, 58, has scaled more than 30 mountains higher than 14,0
  • 'Sudden Oak Death': Pathogen that causes tree-killing disease found in Ohio

    REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — In a recent news release from the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), several states including Ohio received rhododendrons that may have been exposed to a plant pathogen called Phytophthora ramorum.It causes infectious disease in plants and shrubs including rhododendron, mountain laurel, lilac, viburnum and pieris.Phytopthera ramorum, also commonly known as “sudden oak death,” was first detected in California in 1995 and is under federal quarantine.Anyone
  • Ohio agency warns of potential plant disease in rhododendrons sold in state

    REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — In a recent news release from the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), several states including Ohio received rhododendrons that may have been exposed to a plant pathogen called Phytophthora ramorum.It causes infectious disease in plants and shrubs including rhododendron, mountain laurel, lilac, viburnum and pieris.Phytopthera ramorum, also commonly known as “sudden oak death,” was first detected in California in 1995 and is under federal quarantine.Anyone
  • I-270 westbound reopens on city's south side following crash

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ohio — Interstate 270 westbound has reopened on the city's south side following a crash Wednesday evening.The Franklin County Sheriff's Office said the closure was just before I-71. The westbound lanes of I-270 were closed while responders work to clear the scene where four cars were involved.The sheriff's office says one person was taken to Grant Medical Center in stable condition.
  • Central Ohio girl makes history in appearance on Huggies packaging

    When central Ohio native Tori Bridges took her young daughter to an open casting, she never imagined the final image would be one for the history books.At just 16-months-old, Soraya Lattimore landed the first modeling campaign she ever auditioned for.“It was our very first ever audition so there was a little bit of anxiety from myself,” Bridges said.Casting agents evidently fell in love with the Soraya's gummy smile and curly hair because she was booked as a model for a new line of H
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  • Westerville police charge Air Force member with gross sexual imposition involving a minor

    WESTERVILLE, Ohio — A U.S. Air Force member is charged with gross sexual imposition involving a minor.The Westerville Police Department charged 33-year-old David Kerscher in the alleged incidents after receiving a tip.Police said Kerscher allegedly touched a 13-year-old boy inappropriately at the child’s home.Police seized Kerscher’s home computer and say he admitted to inappropriate contact with several other teenage boys.Kerscher was released pending further investigation. Po
  • Bexley puts strict rules in place to protect pets from extreme temperatures

    BEXLEY, Ohio — About a year-and-a-half ago, Bexley passed a law for the tethering of dogs and other animals.In April of this year, city leaders made it more specific when it comes to weather conditions and animals left unattended outside. With temperatures expected to be high over the next couple of days, they're encouraging people to be aware while taking care of their furry friends.Tory Markham with Bexley City Council said they decided on making the unattended time limit 30 minutes. If
  • Heartbreak to miracle: Marysville couple shares journey through cancer battle, infertility

    MARYSVILLE, Ohio — Doug and Courtney Reed have had more than their fair share of heartbreak. But the journey has been paved with hope, love and determination.The high school sweethearts got engaged after about six years of dating. On June 1, 2014, Doug took Courtney and their young filly to a park, where the whole family would be waiting to celebrate the big proposal."I can’t imagine finding anyone else as special as he is," Courtney said. "It’d be hard to find someone else lik
  • Prosecutors drop groping case against Kevin Spacey

    BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors dropped a case Wednesday accusing Kevin Spacey of groping a young man at a resort island bar in 2016, more than a week after the accuser refused to testify about a missing cellphone the defense says contains information that supports the actor's claims of innocence.Spacey was charged with indecent assault and battery last year in the only criminal case that has been brought against the actor since his career collapsed amid a slew of sexual misconduct allegations.
  • Excessive Heat Watch issued for central Ohio Friday and Saturday

    The month of July is, on average, the hottest month of the year in central Ohio and 2019 is falling right into line with the long-term average.So far this month, we’ve hit at least 90 nine times and we have more 90-degree days on the way.Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday are all expected to get into the 90s with the hottest air of the year expected in the middle of that stretch. Not only that, but it’s also going to be very muggy.Dew points, which measure how much moisture is in
  • Excessive Heat Warning issued for central Ohio; will feel like 105+ degrees

    The month of July is, on average, the hottest month of the year in central Ohio and 2019 is falling right into line with the long-term average.So far this month, we’ve hit at least 90 nine times and we have more 90-degree days on the way.Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday are all expected to get into the 90s with the hottest air of the year expected in the middle of that stretch. Not only that, but it’s also going to be very muggy.Dew points, which measure how much moisture is in
  • Excessive Heat Warning issued for central Ohio Friday and Saturday

    The month of July is, on average, the hottest month of the year in central Ohio and 2019 is falling right into line with the long-term average.So far this month, we’ve hit at least 90 nine times and we have more 90-degree days on the way.Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday are all expected to get into the 90s with the hottest air of the year expected in the middle of that stretch. Not only that, but it’s also going to be very muggy.Dew points, which measure how much moisture is in
  • Apartments and Offices Planned for Arena District Parking Lot

    A parking lot on the northern edge of the Arena District is now slated to be redeveloped with a four-story office building, a 150-unit apartment building and a 600-space parking garage. Although Nationwide Really Investors (NRI) declared the Arena District “complete” when the Parks Edge condominium buildings were first proposed in 2015, the developer has […]
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  • Former scout leader pleads not guilty in Athens County child pornography case

    ATHENS COUNTY, Ohio — An Athens County man facing more than 30 counts of child pornography charges has pleaded not guilty Wednesday to the indictment, according to the county prosecutor's office.Richard Lee Adams, 74, has been charged with one count of pandering obscenity involving a minor or impaired person and 31 counts of pandering sexually-oriented matter involving a minor or impaired person."These charges are the result of the findings from just one electronic item belonging to Adams,
  • Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in prison

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sentenced Wednesday to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, a humbling end for a drug lord notorious for his ability to kill, bribe or tunnel his way out of trouble.A federal judge in Brooklyn handed down the sentence, five months after Guzman's conviction in an epic drug-trafficking case.The 62-year-old drug lord, who had been protected in Mexico by an army of gangsters and an elaborate corruption operation, was brought
  • Police search for suspect in armed robbery of northeast Columbus pharmacy

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Authorities are searching for a suspect who robbed a northeast Columbus pharmacy, stealing restricted medications.Columbus police said the robbery happened at the Discount Drug Mart located in the 5500 block of North Hamilton Road at 8:04 p.m. Tuesday.According to police, the suspect entered the pharmacy and handed the clerk a note saying that the store was being robbed. Detectives say he then jumped over the counter, pulled a gun out and handed the pharmacist a bag. The p
  • Kohl's hiring early for back-to-school, holiday seasons

    Kohl’s announced Wednesday it is hiring for early seasonal positions for the back-to-school, fall and h holiday seasons at 500 stores nationwide.The hiring includes nine stores in the Columbus-area:Olentangy - 3360 Olentangy River Rd, ColumbusPowell - 120 Meadow Park Dr, Lewis CenterPickerington - 175 Postage DrLancaster - 1355 Ety Pointe DrDelaware - 980 Sunbury RdWesterville - 133 Huber Village BlvdDublin - 6063 Sawmill RdNew Albany - 4865 N Hamilton Rd, ColumbusGrove City - 1548 Stringt
  • Ohio State football single-game tickets go on sale Friday

    Single-game tickets for Ohio State football home games this season will go on sale Friday, July 19 at 10 a.m.According to the university, tickets will be available for all home games but some will be limited in number and may include only single seats.To purchase tickets when they go on sale, click here. The university said some tickets may also be purchased online at Ticketmaster or in person at the Ohio State Athletics Ticket Office in the Schottenstein Center.Single-game parking passes for RV
  • Restaurant Roundup: News from Blaze, Jeni’s and more

    Columbus has so many new restaurants, expansions, menu updates and other changes, sometimes it’s hard to keep up with everything. That’s why our Restaurant Roundup series was designed to keep you informed with the latest and greatest updates. Here’s what’s new in the local dining scene: Blaze Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza has launched two new pizza […]
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  • Concert Preview & Interview: Chase Atlantic

    I’ve long had an affection for Australian music and artists, and my phone conversation this week with Chase Atlantic rhythm guitarist and vocalist Christian Anthony reaffirmed how much I appreciate their characteristic candor and affability. But more than that, there is also an inherent, specific passion for their craft, and a genuine esteem in which […]
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  • 1 hospitalized after crash involving 2 semis on I-70 westbound near U.S. 33.

    COLUMBUS, Ohio-- The right lane of I-70 westbound between James Road and Livingston Road is closed due to a crash involving two semis.Columbus Police tell 10TV that the crash happened shortly after 11:45 a.m. Wednesday morning.Two semis and several cars were involved in the crash.One person was taken to Grant Medical Center and is in stable condition.
  • For second day in a row, I-71 in south Columbus was shut down due to crash

    COLUMBUS – Just after 5 a.m. Wednesday a crash closed all lanes of I-71 north at I-270 on the south side. It was the second time the road, currently under construction, closed due to a crash in two days.While there isn’t information available yet on the causes of either crash, the project engineer plans to review the area of the work zone Wednesday to determine if any changes or adjustments need to be made, according to ODOT public information officer, Breanna Badanes.The work zone t
  • Texas Democrat introduces articles of impeachment against Trump

    Texas Rep. Al Green introduced articles of impeachment against President Trump Tuesday, potentially forcing a vote on the measure this week. Such a vote would come too soon for most Democrats, since a majority of the caucus appears to oppose impeachment, for now.But Green is seeking to capitalize on a growing sentiment for impeachment in the wake of Trump's recent racist remarks.Green introduced the articles immediately after the House voted to condemn Trump saying in tweets that four Democratic
  • House blocks Democrat's Trump impeachment effort

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House easily killed a maverick Democrat's effort Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for his recent racial insults against lawmakers of color, a vote that provided an early snapshot of just how divided Democrats are over ousting him as the 2020 presidential and congressional campaigns rev up.Democrats leaned against the resolution by Texas Rep. Al Green by 137-95. That showed that so far, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has successfully prevented a Democratic stamp
  • NEXT: The Future of Food

    I’ve started tracking trends in agriculture and the production and consumption of food, and there are some significant trends that I have been following:  It is possible that in the near future we will expand the number of plant species we consume. Today, almost half of the calories we consume come from just three grains: […]
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  • Ohio’s Own: Carle’s Brats

    Bucyrus, Ohio has been home to an annual August bratwurst festival that’s run every year since 1968. In fact, the Ohio city is the Bratwurst Capital of America. One of the businesses that has helped the city earn it this informal title is Carle’s Bratwurst. In operation since 1929, Carle’s commitment to the art of sausage […]
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  • Ohio lawmakers to vote on belated state budget as deadline looms

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers are expected to vote on a proposed two-year state budget Wednesday, hours before the extended deadline to pass the $69 billion spending plan.The latest version , approved Tuesday by a conference committee, includes a 4% personal income tax cut and $550 million for educational wraparound services such as mental health counseling. It would raise the age for tobacco purchases to 21, move the 2020 primary election to March 17 — St. Patrick's Day &mdas
  • Ohio lawmakers send belated state budget to governor

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio would cut personal income taxes by 4%, raise the age for buying tobacco products to 21 and direct $550 million for educational wraparound services such as mental health counseling under the state budget that lawmakers belatedly sent to Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday, hours before their extended deadline.The Republican governor can veto provisions of the two-year, $69 billion spending plan that he doesn't approve.The measure, approved by votes of 29-1 in the Senate
  • Belated budget with 4% income tax cut heads to Ohio governor

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio would cut personal income taxes by 4%, raise the age for buying tobacco products to 21 and direct $550 million for educational wraparound services such as mental health counseling under the state budget that lawmakers belatedly sent to Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday, hours before their extended deadline.The Republican governor can veto provisions of the two-year, $69 billion spending plan that he doesn't approve.The measure , approved by votes of 29-1 in the Senat
  • Ohio military wife searching for daughter's lost 'daddy doll'

    LEBANON, Ohio — An Ohio mom is conducting an all-out search for a very special lost doll.Jessica Osborne posted to Facebook Monday that her daughter lost her "daddy doll" on Friday while they were at a pizza place and ice cream shop in Lebanon, Ohio, which is north of Cincinnati. She said they were at LaRosa's Pizza and Dairy Queen, as well as a nearby neighborhood when the doll was last seen.The daddy doll is a stuffed doll of a person in camouflage with a window on the face where a child
  • House vote condemning Trump's tweets draws some GOP support

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led U.S. House voted to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist comments" against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by Trump's Republican congressional allies and his own insistence he hasn't "a racist bone in my body."Two days after Trump tweeted that four Democratic freshmen should "go back" to their home countries — though all are citizens and three were born in the U.S.A. — Democrats m
  • Federal data shows opioid shipments ballooned as crisis grew

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation's addiction crisis accelerated from 2006 to 2012.The data, released this week by a federal court in Ohio as part of a far-reaching opioids case, shows that companies distributed 8.4 billion hydrocodone and oxycodone pills to commercial pharmacies in 2006 and 12.6 billion in 2012. That's an increase of over 50%.Over that seven-year period
  • Dad builds 5-year-old son $30K 'Field of Dreams'

    BROOKFIELD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio boy's wish for a "Field of Dreams" has become reality two years later.Jason Kidd initially ignored a request from his 3-year-old son to build a baseball field in the backyard of their Brookfield home in northeastern Ohio.But a few days later he realized their backyard could fit a whiffle ball field.Kidd estimates he has spent $30,000 on the clay infield, regulation bases, raised pitchers mounds and foul lines that he painted himself.The family calls field "T
  • California indictment alleges MS-13 hacked victims to death

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Members and associates of the MS-13 gang committed seven murders including several in which victims were hacked to death with machetes in a Southern California forest, according to a federal indictment released Tuesday.The indictment by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles charges 22 people linked to a subset of the gang known as the Fulton clique.They are suspected of nearly 200 crimes in several states over nine years, the indictment said.In one case a member of a

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