Judge Hummer presiding over arraignment hearings in Courtroom 4D.
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Avoiding Bail: Inside Franklin County's Pre-Trial Release Efforts

It’s noisy and bustling in courtroom 4D. Six days a week, defendants held in the Franklin County Jail are marched in for arraignment. A prosecutor reads their charges one by one, and public defenders walk up and down the line holding hushed conversations with their new clients. Then the judge makes the decision.

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Due to frigid temperatures in Central Ohio today, Columbus city officials have canceled the annual parade in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. 

Ohio Film Commissions Seeking Bigger Production Incentives

23 hours ago
A sign displays information about the filming of scenes for the John Travolta movie I Am Wrath being shot inside the Ohio Statehouse on March 18, 2015.
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The film commissions of Cleveland and Cincinnati are asking Ohio to increase the annual amount of tax incentives to draw more film productions to the state.

Internet Cafe Employees Fatally Shot In Armed Robbery

23 hours ago
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Police say two employees at an internet cafe in Ohio were shot and killed during an armed robbery.

Judge Hummer presiding over arraignment hearings in Courtroom 4D.
Nick Evans / WOSU

It’s noisy and bustling in courtroom 4D. Six days a week, defendants held in the Franklin County Jail are marched in for arraignment. A prosecutor reads their charges one by one, and public defenders walk up and down the line holding hushed conversations with their new clients. Then the judge makes the decision.

Social Justice And Art

Jan 21, 2019

Populations are shifting from rural to urban communities, increasing the need for public spaces such as parks.  The Washington Gladden Social Justice Park that opened in downtown Columbus last fall offers a place for people to gather, appreciate art and learn about social justice. Coming up, we consider the connection between public spaces, art and social justice. 

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With negotiations over reopening the government at a standstill, President Trump offered to back temporary protections for some immigrants brought to the country illegally as children, many of whom are now adults, in exchange for funding for a wall on the Southern border.

In a White House speech on Saturday, Trump also offered to extend the Temporary Protected Status program that blocks deportation of certain immigrants fleeing civil unrest or natural disasters.

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Ohio beneficiaries of SNAP, the federal food assistance program, will see more money turn up on their cards before the end of the month.

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, left, and Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, speak to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018.
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Both of Ohio’s U.S. Senators are speaking out against the federal government shutdown, but U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and U.S. Senator Rob Portman are taking different stances to bringing it back open.

The main entrance to Mount Carmel West Hospital is shown Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.
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State health officials are joining the investigation into Mount Carmel Health System after a doctor was fired for giving 27 people an excessive dose of the pain medication fentanyl.

Gov. DeWine, GM CEO Discuss Future Of Lordstown Plant

Jan 18, 2019
The GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio, is slated to close in 2019 as part of a massive company restructuring.
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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has urged the head of General Motors to keep the automaker's Lordstown plant open or allow it to be sold quickly.

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