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Health Officials Blame Potato Salad For Botulism Outbreak

Public health officials say potato salad made with home-canned potatoes likely sickened 21 people who attended a church potluck in Lancaster earlier this month.
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Photo of an accident scene where a truck struck a school bus and killed two pedestrians in downtown Columbus, Ohio on December 12, 2014
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Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien says he'll seek a second opinion in the case of 62 year old Terrance Trent. Trent is accused of causing two pedestrian fatalities at Broad and High last December. 

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State and local emergency leaders will spend the next days and weeks refining evacuation procedures at Buckeye Lake after this weekend's drill.

Residents are coping with lower levels as the state rebuilds the lake's ailing dam.

"Fastest Student" Parlays Win Into Spot On Track Team

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Malcolm Branson was a criminology major at Ohio State who took fitness seriously, but didn’t play any college sports. 

That changed shortly after winning a student foot race at halftime of the OSU spring football game. 

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Columbus Police say a man is in custody after firing several shots at an officer driving his personal vehicle. 

Police say Officer Kevin Schoppert was in uniform while driving west on Interstate 70 early Sunday when 24-year-old Alphonso Reed pulled beside him and fired several shots.

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Ohio food safety testers are adding ice cream to the list of items on store shelves that they check for contamination. The change comes as two well-known producers, Blue Bell and Jeni’s, recall frozen products amid concerns about listeria contamination.

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The Ohio Department of Health says botulism sickened 20 people who ate at a church potluck. One of those people later died.  

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Supporters of marijuana legalization in Ohio say they are about halfway to their goal of collecting the more than 305,000 signatures needed to get a proposal on the November ballot.

An aerial view of Buckeye Lake.

Emergency departments in Fairfield and Licking counties will conduct an emergency evacuation drill at Buckeye Lake tomorrow morning.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently found that the dam is in serious danger of failing.  

To hear the full interview with Sean Grady, Director of the Licking County Emergency Management Agency, click above.

To watch a video from the Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources that explains a potential dam failure, click on the video file below.


Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has voluntarily recalled of all of its ice cream products and temporarily closed its stores due to a possible Listeria contamination. WOSU talked with Columbus Health Commissioner Dr. Teresa Long about what Listeria is and how it can get into food.

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has voluntarily recalled of all of its ice creams and closed down its stores because of a possible Listeria contamination.