New American Voices: Iraqi Couple Escapes Violence Of Baghdad In Columbus

Thousands of immigrants call Columbus home. In conjunction with WOSU-TV's documentary Columbus Neighborhoods: New Americans, 89-7 is profiling immigrants who have settled here. The latest installment of 89-7's New American Voices series profiles husband and wife Ahmed Al Qazzaz and Shahd Rdawi who came here from Iraq.
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Ohio's prisons department has reinstated a parole officer after determining he didn't violate policies or procedures while supervising a former inmate now accused of killing a policeman.

The latest dip in gas prices means Ohioans are paying about 40 cents less per gallon than just a month ago.


Authorities say a man shot a Kenton police officer before he was found dead in his car from a gunshot wound.

Peyton Manning is once more on top of the world. The Denver Broncos quarterback — a future Hall of Famer in what may be his final season — is once more a Super Bowl champion. The Broncos have beaten the Carolina Panthers, 24-10.

The game fell well short of a quarterback duel, though. Again, it was the Denver defense that led the way, harassing Cam Newton, forcing turnover after turnover and even tacking on a score of their own.

SEBRING, Ohio (AP) - Regulators say lead levels in tap water have been below the federal allowable limit in 96 percent of the samples tested this past week in a northeast Ohio village.

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Police and agricultural officials are searching for a monkey on the loose on the north east side of Columbus.

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A multi-vehicle crash involving a semi-truck and a car near Johnstown has left one person dead.  The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the accident happened after 9 this morning on U.S. Route 62 near Sportsman Club Road.

Richland County and three officials have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the case of a man freed after serving two decades in prison for a murder conviction that was later thrown out.


Three Republicans in Ohio's congressional delegation are among those expected to speak at a memorial service for former Ohio congressman Mike Oxley, who died on Jan. 1.

Transportation Security Administration

The Transportation Security Administration says agents found a loaded gun inside a carry-on bag at Port Columbus on Wednesday.


All Sides with Ann Fisher is a two-hour, daily public-affairs show designed to over time touch upon all sides of the issues and events that shape life in central Ohio.

New American Voices

A series from 89.7 NPR News about the immigrants of Columbus that helped shape the city.

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