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Ohio State issues crime alert following report of sexual assault

1 hour 16 min ago
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};Ohio State University sent out a campus-wide crime alert this morning after a female student reported being sexually assaulted near the northern edge of the campus early Sunday.

Jerry Glick, German Village booster, dies at 81

7 hours 42 min ago
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};Jerry Glick, a stalwart in the German Village neighborhood and ardent Ohio State Buckeyes fan, died late Saturday night his close friends said. He was 81.

Pinched by deductibles, some forgo medical care

11 hours 49 min ago
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};Christina Heath manages a branch of a medical-equipment firm. Her husband, Thomas, works in information-technology security for a local company.

Mifflin Township neighborhood replacing hauling water with Columbus lines

11 hours 51 min ago
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};There’s clean water for Zoey Van Gundy’s fish tank, and the adults in her house don’t have to worry about running out of water for the big family gathering this Thanksgiving.

John Switzer | From the Stump: Blossoms brighten late-fall landscape

11 hours 55 min ago
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};Picture yourself walking in woods in November when suddenly you come upon a small tree covered with yellow flowers.

Central Ohio charities see greater need for food at holidays, even among working families

11 hours 57 min ago
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};Sandria McCoy loves her job, but it also tugs at her heart. “What gets me is the babies,” said McCoy, the food-service coordinator for the YWCA Family Center at 900 Harvey Court. “We say that kids don’t know what’s going on, but they see the worry and the depression.”

Some survivors cope with loss by helping others affected by suicide

12 hours 17 min ago
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};Before they began healing others, they had to escape their own despair. As time healed their pain, despair turned to determination. Over the years, they have helped hundreds of people who suffered as they did.

Join the discussion on suicide at Ohio State forum

12 hours 43 min ago
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_FREE","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_FREE"};The conversation about suicide — the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. — will continue. Survivors and mental-health experts will share their stories, experiences and frustrations at a community forum from 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 7 at the Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St.

Local NAACP seeks return to stability

13 hours 46 min ago
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};A recorded phone message at the Ohio NAACP headquarters leaves callers with the missive: “Remember, the struggle continues.”

Legislators aim to further limit ticketing powers of Brice

13 hours 47 min ago
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};State legislators are taking another swing at the village of Brice, where a one-person police department continues to aggressively ticket motorists despite the village having lost its mayor’s court and dispatching services from the Franklin County sheriff.

Columbus school’s staff must get training to spot need for special education

14 hours 4 min ago
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};The state has ordered the entire administrative and teaching staff at a Columbus middle school to undergo training in identifying warning signs for behavioral disabilities among students after they suspended an unruly sixth-grader for 70 days last school year.

U.S. regulator shuts down northeastern Ohio’s Garfield Trucking

14 hours 6 min ago
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};JEFFERSON, Ohio — An Ashtabula-area trucking company has been shut down by the federal government because it was deemed “an imminent hazard to public safety.”

‘Jeopardy!’ college-show wannabes pumped at tryout

14 hours 8 min ago
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};For Emily Bingham, this was it: final Jeopardy. The Dayton native and Wright State University senior majoring in marketing and literature has tried out three times for the Jeopardy! college tournament but never made it to a formal testing-and-audition session.

Fire damages Trout Club in Newark

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 11:16am
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};Investigators are still trying to determine what caused a fire that damaged the Trout Club, a popular restaurant and event space at a golf course in Newark.

Concert review | Columbus Symphony: Orchestra, clarinetist do justice to brilliant composers' works

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 6:41am
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LIFE_ENTERTAINMENT","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LIFE_ENTERTAINMENT"};Works by three of the most-brilliant composers the world has known made up the bill of fare at Friday night’s Columbus Symphony concert. Music director Rossen Milanov led the orchestra and guest clarinetist Ricardo Morales in forthright and dramatic performances of symphonies by Benjamin Britten and Beethoven, and Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto at the Southern Theatre.

Wright State contract probed

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 6:23am
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};Ohio’s attorney general is investigating whether Wright State University and its consultant violated state lobbying laws when the school paid him about $2 million without a state board’s prior approval. State law mandates that public universities get the Controlling Board’s approval for lobbying contracts exceeding $50,000 in a calendar year. A spokesman for Attorney General Mike DeWine said DeWine’s office would refer the matter to the Franklin County prosecutor’s office if it finds the contract violated the law.

Grand jury clears Ohio deputies

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 6:23am
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};DAYTON (AP) — An Ohio grand jury has cleared two sheriff’s deputies who fatally shot a man who they say pointed a gun at them while they were investigating a traffic crash.

Grants will fund mental-health care in jails

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 6:23am
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};YOUNGSTOWN — The state has announced $3 million in grants to address the mental-health needs of offenders in county jails in hopes of reducing jail populations and the number of inmates returning to the facilities. The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services said the latest funding will go to 23 projects that serve 38 counties.

Chuck Scott, who helped found School of Visual Communication at Ohio U., dies at 91

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 6:17am
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};Charles (Chuck) Scott, a prolific news photographer, editor and professor who helped establish Ohio University’s visual-communication program in 1978, died on Friday at his home in Athens. He was 91.

Study: Pregnancy needn’t rule out caffeine

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 6:17am
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};Pregnant women reaching for the occasional cup of joe shouldn’t worry whether their coffee fix will affect their children’s intelligence or behavior down the road, according to a new study. The study, done by researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, found that moderate caffeine exposure during pregnancy does not lead to reduced IQ or increased behavioral problems later in childhood.