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Columbus Mayor Requests Federal Probe Of Police Force

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther has asked the Department of Justice for an investigation into the city’s police department following a series of police killings of Black people. The Democratic mayor says while the city is committed to reform and has already established a number of “significant” changes in the past few… Read More

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Protests Fill Downtown Columbus After Police Killing Of Ma’Kiah

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Protesters were back on the streets of Columbus Tuesday, hours after a police officer fatally shot a Black teenage girl following a 911 call. The fatal shooting occurred seconds after officers arrived at the scene of a reported disturbance on Legion Lane on Columbus’ Southeast side. Body camera footage released by… Read More

The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Columbus Blue Jackets play in an arena empty of fans during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio.

For The First Time In A Year, Columbus Blue Jackets Will Play In Front Of Fans

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — For the first time in nearly a year, the Columbus Blue Jackets will play in front of at least some fans this week. The NHL team – along with the Columbus Crew, Clippers, Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds – recently received permission from the state to have fans in the stands…. Read More

Body camera footage from Columbus Police officer Adam Coy just after the fatal shooting of Andre Maurice Hill on Dec. 22, 2020.

$3 Million Bond For Columbus Officer Who Fatally Shot Andre Hill

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A magistrate judge has set bond at $3 million for a white former Ohio police officer charged with murder in the December shooting death of Andre Hill. Franklin County Magistrate Elizabeta Saken set the high bond Friday after the attorney for ex-officer Adam Coy unsuccessfully argued for bond between $25,000 and… Read More

Body camera footage from Columbus Police officer Adam Coy just after the fatal shooting of Andre Maurice Hill on Dec. 22, 2020.

Columbus Police Officer Charged With Murder In Andre Hill Death

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A white Ohio police officer has been charged with murder in the latest fallout following the December shooting death of 47-year-old Andre Hill, a Black man, the state’s attorney general says. Columbus Police Officer Adam Coy was indicted Wednesday by a Franklin County grand jury following an investigation by the Ohio… Read More

A pharmacist labels syringes in a clean room where doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be handled, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, at Mount Sinai Queens hospital in New York.

Ohio State Scientists Uncover New COVID-19 Variant In Columbus

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Ohio State Wexner Medical Center doctors have identified new strains of COVID-19 in Ohio, one with a mutation identical to the virus spreading rapidly through the United Kingdom. The virus mutation that mirrors the U.K. variant has been found in just one person in Columbus, but researchers believe it developed independently from… Read More

Body camera footage from Columbus Police officer Adam Coy just after the fatal shooting of Andre Maurice Hill on Dec. 22, 2020.

Columbus Fires Police Officer Who Killed Andre Hill

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOUB) — Columbus Police Officer Adam Coy been fired from the department, Public Safety Director Ned Pettus announced Monday evening. City officials from Mayor Andrew Ginther to Police Chief Tom Quinlan had called for Coy’s termination in response to the killing of Andre Hill. “When I became chief, I changed our core values to… Read More

Body camera footage from Columbus Police officer Adam Coy just after the fatal shooting of Andre Maurice Hill on Dec. 22, 2020.

Columbus Police Release Body Camera Footage Of Officer Killing Andre Hill

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Body camera footage shows a Columbus Police officer fatally shooting 47-year-old Andre Maurice Hill less than 10 seconds after finding him in his garage early Tuesday morning. The footage, released by the department Wednesday, also reveals that almost six minutes passed after Hill’s shooting before an officer attempts to administer first… Read More

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Franklin Co. Coroner: Casey Goodson Jr. Killed By Multiple Gunshots To Torso

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — The Franklin County Coroner’s office has ruled Casey Goodson Jr.’s a homicide, with the preliminary cause of death being multiple gunshot wounds to the torso. Coroner Anahi Ortiz says the full autopsy will be released in 12-14 weeks. “Based on findings from the autopsy and medical death investigation, manner of death is… Read More

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Columbus Statue To Be Removed From Namesake Ohio City

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther says a statue of Christopher Columbus will be removed from the Ohio city named after him. The statue located by City Hall will be removed immediately and placed in storage as monuments to Confederates and other historical figures who repressed or oppressed other people are being dismantled… Read More

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Ohio State Announces Plan To Resume In-Person Classes This Fall

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Ohio State University will be returning to in-person classes for part of the fall semester, under a plan announced by university president Michael Drake on Wednesday. Ohio State will hold the first day of autumn classes on Tuesday, Aug. 25, and on-campus instruction will run through Wednesday, Nov. 25. After Thanksgiving break,… Read More

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Authorities Seek Franklin Co. Uber Driver Indicted for Rape

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Authorities are searching for an Ohio ride-sharing driver charged with raping a female passenger. The Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office in Columbus said Friday 28-year-old Abdirizak Abdullahi Aden has been indicted on one count of rape. The Uber driver is accused of sexually assaulting a 24-year-old woman in April. Prosecutor Ron O’Brien… Read More

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Fired TV Weatherman Pleads Not Guilty to Child Porn Charges

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former television weatherman accused of downloading pornographic images depicting children has pleaded not guilty in Ohio to four child pornography-related charges. Sixty-year-old Mike Davis pleaded not guilty Monday in Columbus to counts of pandering sexually-oriented matter involving a minor. The indictment alleges Davis downloaded and emailed to himself videos and… Read More

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City Denies Vice Cops Violated Rights of Strip Club Dancers

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s capital city argues a federal court should dismiss a lawsuit by strip club dancers who allege malicious prosecution by two Columbus officers from a since-disbanded vice unit. Six women allege Kahoots Gentlemen’s Club was targeted in retaliation for firing a bouncer who claimed to work with police. The women were… Read More

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Craft Beer, Drag Queens Used to Boost Ohio LGBTQ Turnout

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A nonpartisan coalition seeking to boost turnout among Ohio’s LGBTQ voters in 2020 is launching a campaign that pairs voter registration with drag queens and craft beer. Craft the Vote kicks off Thursday at Land-Grant Brewing Company. Similar events will follow at craft breweries around the state. Organizer Brad Henry said… Read More

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Fired Ohio TV Weatherman Indicted on Child Porn Charges

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A former television weatherman in Ohio has been indicted on charges related to what prosecutors say were downloaded pornographic images depicting children. Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said the charges in Wednesday’s indictment against 60-year-old Mike Davis involve the four “most egregious images” of children engaged in sexual activity. O’Brien said… Read More

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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Fatal Ohio Police Shooting

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against police in Ohio’s capital city over the 2016 shooting of a man by undercover officers. Columbus police say 23-year-old Henry Green, who was black, ignored commands by two white officers to drop his gun during the incident. Court documents and depositions… Read More

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Chief Recommends Firing 2 Officers in Stormy Daniels Arrest

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The interim police chief in Ohio’s capital city is recommending two officers from the department’s now-disbanded vice unit be fired for their roles in an undercover strip club operation last year that resulted in the arrest of porn actress Stormy Daniels. An internal investigation focused on allegations that Columbus officers who… Read More

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Husband-Wife Researchers Charged With Stealing Trade Secrets

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Federal authorities have announced trade secret theft charges against husband-and-wife researchers who worked for 10 years at an Ohio children’s hospital research institute. A grand jury indictment handed down in July and unsealed Monday accuses the couple of stealing cellular research they conducted at Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Research Institute in Columbus…. Read More

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‘Peter and the Wolf’ at McConnell Arts Center Sept. 14-15


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Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15, Sarah Hixon and her dance company, Hixon Dance, will present Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf at the McConnell Arts Center (777 Evening Street, Columbus, OH) with music provided by the McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra. Both performances will be at 3 p.m. You can hear a brief interview with… Read More