• How to Win a Senate Race

    One formula for victory had nothing to do with Donald Trump.
  • Ohioans stunned in aftermath of attack

    By Kim TolleySenior Contributing Writer
    Columbus Post
    In the hours following Monday morning’s attack on the campus of the Ohio State University, speculation began to spread about the attacker’s motivations.
    On the first day back to class following the Thanksgiving Day weekend, a student later identified as Abdul Razak Ali Artan, plunged his silver Honda into pedestrians walking near Watts Hall on the Columbus campus. When he exited the car, Artan, a first year business student
  • Ugly / Epic

    ‘Bo’ and ‘Woody’ would be proud about “The Game” on Saturday – The Ohio State Buckeyes vs. TTUN (That Team Up North). It just wasn’t pretty on the field, on the sidelines or at the post-game press conference. As in earlier some matches, OSU struggled but kicked into gear to come back and tie the game by the end of regulation play. Ohio State would go on to defeat Michigan (30-27) in double OT, causing wide speculation and opinion on 
  • AP Top 25 takeaways: A committee quandary and Heisman slip

    By Ralph D. RussoWire Service Correspondent
    Ohio State and Penn State are setting up for quite the potential problem for the College Football Playoff selection committee.
    The second-ranked Buckeyes and No. 8 Nittany Lions each won Saturday, sending Penn State to the Big Ten championship game as East Division winners and Ohio State into wait-and-see mode. Both teams look playoff worthy for now.
    The other race that changed on rivalry Saturday was the one for the Heisman Trophy.
    And, oh, Texas and
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  • With playoff spots at stake, Ohio State beats Michigan in 2 OTs

    By Ralph D. Russo
    Wire Service Correspondent
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The play was 29 Lead, and it will go down in history as how Ohio State beat Michigan in one of the greatest games ever played by the Big Ten’s most storied rivals.
    That’s pretty much all Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer wanted to talk about. Everything else about the second-ranked Buckeyes’ 30-27 victory over the third-ranked Wolverines on Saturday was almost too overwhelming for Meyer to sort out so soon after
  • Tamir Rice’s mother remains frustrated 2 years after death

    Tamir RiceBy Mark GillispieWire Service Correspondent
    CLEVELAND (AP) — Samaria Rice is trying to find a path forward for herself and her family two years after her 12-year-old son, Tamir, was fatally shot by police while holding a pellet gun at the city recreation where he played nearly every day.Rice is working to create a foundation in Tamir’s name to provide scholarships and mentor children using a portion of what she’s owed from the city of Cleveland in a $6 million settlem
  • Trump again disavows Alt- Right, White Supremacists

    By Bill Barrow
    Wire Service Correspondent
    ATLANTA (AP) – President-elect Donald Trump is again distancing himself from the alt-right movement as its white supremacist members claim his election as a boon for their agenda.
    “I disavow and condemn them,” Trump said Tuesday during a wide-ranging interview with staff members of The New York Times.
    It’s the latest attempt from Trump to separate himself from groups and individuals widely condemned for their advocacy of white sup
  • One Down…

    The Ohio State Buckeyes Mike Weber (25) gained 52 yards on this run, and three plays later, a 4 yard TD, finishing the game with 111 total rushing yards for 7.9 yards a carry, and 1 TD. The Buckeyes defeated the Michigan State University Spartans (17-16) in East Lansing on Saturday. (Photo by Gregory Lewis, Jr.)
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  • After Muslim backlash, lawmaker drops change to no-mask law

    By Russ BynumWire Service Correspondent
    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Advocates accused a Georgia lawmaker of targeting Muslim women with proposed changes to a 1951 state law passed to unmasked the Ku Klux Klan, creating a backlash that prompted the Republican legislator to quickly discard the idea.
    State Rep. Jason Spencer came under fire from the American Civil Liberties Union and Muslim advocacy groups who called his proposal a veiled attempt to ban Muslim women from wearing scarves and other re
  • Desperately Plugging Holes in an 87-Year-Old Dam

    A crucial dam struggles to keep things moving as improvements are continually delayed — a symbol of the nation’s infrastructure problems.
  • Choke Point of a Nation: The High Cost of an Aging River Lock

    A symbol of America’s ailing infrastructure, Lock No. 52 on the Ohio River is responsible for a shipping bottleneck that hobbles commerce far and wide.
  • Moon Shot

    The moon won’t be this close again until the year 2034, so many Columbusites came out at dusk to witness a seldom phenomenon sight over the city known as the Supermoon. While being away from lights offers the best view, one of the more interesting locations was on the West bank of the Scioto River across from downtown. (Staff Photo)
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  • CCS dedicated to serving students, building on academics and infrastructure

    Dr. Daniel GoodCOLUMBUS – With the passage of Issue 57, Columbus City Schools will receive much-needed resources to further build upon the success of its students in the classroom, better address the social and emotional needs they often bring from home, and begin tackling a multi-million-dollar backlog of building maintenance and repairs.
    “By so many measures, Columbus City Schools is on the right track,” said Dr. Dan Good, Superintendent/ CEO. “With its vote, our commun
  • Iraqi forces dig in as Mosul battle rages

    By Qassim Abdul-ZahraWire Service Correspondent
    MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi troops on Sunday fortified their positions in Mosul neighborhoods retaken from the Islamic State group as their advance toward the city center was slowed by sniper fire and suicide bombings, as well as concern over the safety of civilians.
    “The biggest hindrance to us is the civilians, whose presence is slowing us down,” Maj. Gen. Sami al-Aridi of the special forces told The Associated Press. “We are
  • Trumped

    The long torturous campaign of 2016 has come to an end but the result only ensures that the anxiety and fear among many Americans have only increased.
    Subjected to a campaign mired in ugliness with a heavy racial component throughout the campaign, Republican candidate and provocateur Donald Trump confounded the pundits by winning the presidency over his much more qualified opponent Hillary Clinton.
    Trump, who throughout his campaign encouraged White anger, entitlement and sense of victimization
  • Trump administration already worries civil rights groups

    By Jesse J. HollandWire Service Correspondent
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation’s largest civil rights organization says it will closely monitor President-elect Donald Trump and his incoming administration’s policies and actions to ensure that hard-fought civil rights gains are not lost without a protracted fight.
    “We will not accept proposals to roll back civil rights… not on our watch,” Wade Henderson, president of Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • PBS Journalist Gwen Ifill dies of cancer

    By David BauderWire Service Correspondent
    NEW YORK (AP) – Gwen Ifill, co-anchor of PBS’ “NewsHour” with Judy Woodruff and a veteran journalist who moderated two vice presidential debates, died Monday of cancer, the network said.
    She was 61.
    A former reporter for The New York Times and The Washington Post, Ifill switched to television in the 1990s and covered politics and Congress for NBC News. She moved to PBS in 1999 as host of “Washington Week” and also work
  • Mayors of sanctuary cities prepare to fight Trump on immigration

    By Gene JohnsonWire Service Correspondent
    SEATTLE (AP) – Democratic mayors of major U.S. cities that have long had cool relationships with federal immigration officials say they’ll do all they can to protect residents from deportation, despite President-elect Donald Trump’s vows to withhold potentially millions of dollars in taxpayer money if they don’t cooperate.
    New York’s Bill de Blasio, Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel and Seattle’s Ed Murray are among those i
  • Obama says world leaders must pay attention to citizenry

    By Elena Becatoros and
    Josh LedermanWire Service Correspondents
    ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Drawing a broad lesson from the election of Donald Trump, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that world leaders need to pay attention to people’s very real fears of economic dislocation and inequality in the midst of globalization.
    “The more aggressively and effectively we deal with those issues, the less those fears may channel themselves into counterproductive approaches that can pit people
  • When Work Loses Its Dignity

    Workers are toiling longer and getting paid less than their parents. Their struggles have been forgotten or ignored in Washington.
  • The New Sheriff in Town

    A changing of the Republican guard in Ohio.
  • Ohioans, Tired of Status Quo, Flipped to Trump for Change

    The seeds of the biggest upset in American politics in recent memory were sewn in the Midwest, where decades of economic decay largely ignored by Democrats came back to haunt Hillary Clinton.
  • America Changed!

    By Kim Tolley
    Senior Contributing Writer
    Columbus Post
    Any hopes for an early night in the presidential race between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump were shattered as Trump took an early lead sending more than a few Democratic voters and cable pundits into a panic and ended the night as America’s 45th President-elect.
    The base for both parties apparently came to the polls at the last minute as twelve battleground states were too close to call for much of the evening. T
  • COTC mechanical engineering technology program gets robotic arm

    NEWARK, Ohio – Mechanical engineering technology students at Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) will have the opportunity to learn how to work with a robotic arm in the classroom.  The Amatrol Pegasus Robotic Arm will teach students about automation and how to control electro-mechanical systems.
    “The robotic arm work will compliment what we are learning in the classroom,” said Engineering Technology Assistant Professor Amir Nassirharand, Ph.D. “It’s a very e
  • Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services – Case Manager

  • All-nighter

    No rest for the media as they waited late into the night outside the Ohio Statehouse for results on election night. (Staff Photo)
  • ‘LET GO’ and ‘LET GOD!’

    By Julie Pace and Robert Furlow
    Wire Service Correspondent
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Donald Trump was elected America’s 45th president Tuesday, an astonishing victory for a celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized on voters’ economic anxieties, took advantage of racial tensions and overcame a string of sexual assault allegations on his way to the White House.
    His triumph over Hillary Clinton will end eight years of Democratic dominance of the White House and threatens
  • Incumbent Rob Portman bests Dem. Ted Strickland for Ohio U.S. Senate seat

    By Liam NiemeyerWire Service Correspondent
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman has won re-election over Democratic former Gov. Ted Strickland in a race Democrats once considered a good opportunity to pick up a Senate seat.
    Portman ran a savvy and well-funded campaign that kept Strickland on the defensive and kept Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at a distance leading up to Tuesday’s election.
    For many people working inside the campaign, the victory
  • Now America moves Forward

    The long torturous campaign of 2016 has mercifully come to an end.
    Subjected to a race mired in ugliness, most Americans will admit to experiencing some form of anxiety over the course of the last several months. Whether it has been acknowledged or not, there has been a heavy racial component throughout the campaign.
    With one presidential candidate encouraging voter intimidation, White anger, entitlement and a sense of victimization have been encouraged among a segment of the population. White
  • What Are the States to Watch?

    Some of these states looked like battlegrounds all along; some have emerged late. What is their status in the waning hours of the campaign?
  • Florida, North Carolina and Ohio Lead the States to Watch

    Some of these states looked like battlegrounds all along; some have emerged late. What is their status in the waning hours of the campaign?
  • Justices Won’t Revive Order Barring Voter Intimidation in Ohio

    The Supreme Court turned away a bid to reinstate a trial judge’s order that barred Donald J. Trump’s campaign from harassing or intimidating voters in Ohio.
  • Five Ways Republicans Are Threatening Voting Rights

    Donald Trump claims the election will be “rigged” in favor of Hillary Clinton, but Republicans are the ones threatening the democratic process.
  • Kansas group to explore issues faced by religious minorities

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas Student Senate is forming a group to explore issues that religious minorities face on campus.
    Student Body President Stephonn Alcorn said Thursday in a letter to student senators that the committee will create a survey to gauge students’ accommodations for religious holidays and access to reflection spaces on campus.
    The Lawrence Journal World reports (http://j.mp/2eYEfOD) the Student Senate approved a resolution to form the committ
  • BBB Center for Character Ethics Announces the 2016 Torch Awards for Ethics Recipients

    Columbus, Ohio – Better Business Bureau Center for Character Ethics® will honor three organizations at the 2016 Torch Awards for Ethics℠ Luncheon on Wednesday, November 16 at the Ohio State University.
    “These businesses stood out with their intentional commitment to exceed marketplace standards for ethics. Additionally, they focused on conveying the importance of evaluating themselves against the six Principles of Trust,” said Kip Morse, President & CEO of BBB ser
  • Toni Morrison receives Bellow Award for lifetime achievement

    By Hillel ItalieWire Service Correspondent
    NEW YORK (AP) – Toni Morrison received a lifetime achievement award Thursday night from the PEN American Center, a ceremony of music and words that ended with a special treat from the guest of honor: An excerpt from a novel in progress.
    Hundreds gathered Thursday night at the New School auditorium in Manhattan as the Nobel winner received a prize named for a previous laureate, the $25,000 PEN/Saul Bellow Award. Billed as “Dangerous Work: An
  • Clinton,Trump going for The Knock-out!

    By Julie Pace andJonathan LemireWire Service Correspondents
    DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) – Donald Trump could draw the United States into nuclear war, Hillary Clinton warns. Clinton would plunge the country into a constitutional crisis, he says.
    As the caustic presidential race lurches toward the finish line, each candidate is aggressively casting the other as a catastrophic choice for the White House. Making an affirmative case about their own qualifications and vision has become a secondary prio
  • NNPA/Black Press: Clinton talks Criminal Justice, Jobs and Education

    By Cash MichaelsNNPA National Writer
    The Carolinian
    (RALEIGH) — In an exclusive interview with North Carolina’s African-American press, Hillary Clinton, the first woman expected to be elected president of the United States on Nov. 8, said that even though she is running to benefit all Americans she does have a special focus on working with the African-American community and its leaders – both local and national – to improve employment, business, education, and other impor
  • Health insurance choices slim

    By Meghan Hoyer andRicardo Alonso-ZaldivarWire Service Correspondents
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans in the health insurance markets created by President Barack Obama’s law will have less choice next year than any time since the program started, a new county-level analysis for The Associated Press has found.
    The analysis by AP and consulting firm Avalere Health found that about one-third of U.S. counties will have only one health marketplace insurer next year. That’s more than 1,0
  • ‘Next Year’ finally arrives for overjoyed Chicago Cubs fans

    By Don Babwin
    Wire Service Correspondent
    CHICAGO (AP) – Next year is here.
    At exactly 11:47 p.m. local time, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series title that had eluded them for 108 years. Fans who packed bars to watch the games on television near Wrigley Field – neither of which existed back in 1908 – erupted in cheers before swarming onto the streets just before midnight Wednesday to celebrate in the shadows of the statues of Cubs greats Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Ron Santo
  • Our Story — Central HS

    A forgotten role of Central High School’s past is that it served as a hub where students transferred to other buses in an effort to balance racial attendance in Columbus City Schools as late as 1977 due to a court ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert M. Duncan. The school was closed in 1982 due to declining enrollment and expenses. Today it now houses the Center of Science and Industry (COSI). It is a popular family destination that highlights technology, science, commerce
  • Confidence Even as Hillary Clinton’s Momentum Slows

    Mrs. Clinton’s campaign was optimistic that she would weather the F.B.I.’s review of a top aide’s emails, but acknowledged that optimism of gaining ground in places like Ohio and Iowa was fading.
  • Obama lends hand to down-ballot Dems

    By Kevin Freking and Josh Lederman
    Wire Service Correspondents
    LOS ANGELES (AP) – Entering the last two weeks of the campaign, President Barack Obama is putting more emphasis on helping Democrats in close Senate and House races with a strategy that ties their Republican opponents to Donald Trump – regardless of whether they support the GOP nominee.
    With Hillary Clinton leading in the polls, Obama said Monday that Republicans are arguing they need to provide a check on her agenda in C
  • Ohio to Relocate 126 Death Row Inmates

    Death row will move from Chillicothe to Toledo and a newer facility designed to handle inmates with physical and mobility limitations.
  • Hillary Clinton Makes Pitch for Mandate and a Swing-State Sweep

    Hoping to sweep swing states, Hillary Clinton spent the day in Ohio. In North Carolina, Donald Trump was restrained, predicting victory but saying that no matter the results he “will be happy with myself.”
  • The Whiner

    By Kevin Freking and Kathleen Hennessey
    Wire Service Correspondents
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday tore into Donald Trump for sowing suspicion about the integrity of the U.S. election, telling the Republican presidential nominee to “stop whining” and focus on winning votes.
    Obama called Trump’s intensifying, pre-emptive warnings about voter fraud “unprecedented” in modern politics. The rhetoric is not based on any evidence, Obama said, but
  • Jesse Owens would be proud

    A large contingent of members from the Black Girls Run Group, Columbus, strike a pose before embarking on the recent Jesse Owens Jog, a 2.62-mile fun run/walk from the King Arts Complex through Downtown Columbus to the Arena District. The event was held in partnership with the Columbus Urban League, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Jesse Owens Foundation and focused on African-American health and wellness. It also pays tribute to Owens, an Ohio native who ran for and graduated from
  • U.S. Southern District of Ohio — Magistrate Judge

    Magistrate Judge
    Magistrate Judge vacancy for U.S. Southern District of Ohio in Columbus. Salary is $186,852 annually.For job qualifications, more info, and application process please go to www.ohsd.uscourts.govClosing date: 12/19/2016EOE
  • How Turned Off Are Voters? Check Out Tommy’s Diner

    The Columbus, Ohio, establishment draws voters across the political spectrum. This year they share a distaste for both major-party candidates.
  • Trump as Champion of Working Class? ‘Come on,’ Obama Says

    President Obama implored voters to “reject a dark and pessimistic vision” offered by Donald J. Trump, who he said faked his concern for the working class.

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