Karen Kassler, Ohio Public Radio

Opponents of the death penalty are at the end of a week-long walk to the state capital, which started at the maximum security prison in Lucasville, where executions are carried out.

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A Newark man who police say had a collection of explosives when he was arrested has pleaded guilty to a count of unlawful possession of a dangerous ordnance. 

Buckeye Lake
Ohio EPA

The Ohio Department of Transportation is installing highway signs advertising some of the businesses that are remaining open while a deteriorated dam and low water keeps tourists away.

Jail cell
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A retired Westerville firefighter and his son have been sentenced to prison for robbing three pharmacies to get prescription pills.

Boris Andrianov and Dimitri Illarionov
Youtube / Sempre Musica

Russian guitarist Dimitri Illarionov has won awards at more than 20 international guitar competitions, including the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America Competition and the Tarrega Competition in Spain.  The Columbus Guitar Society is bringing Illarianov to Bexley for their concert series this coming February  with cellist Boris Andrianov.  

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An outbreak of a highly contagious skin infection called impetigo has canceled all classes in the Madison-Plains school district.


A second-grade Ohio teacher accused of running over her husband while their two children were in the car has her job back after charges against her were dropped.

Police tape
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Charges have been dropped against a Pickerington teacher charged with running over her husband while their two daughters were inside the car.

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Melissa Etheridge says a video of female inmates singing one of her songs led to her performing with them at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville.

As Ohioans prepare to vote on a proposal to legalize marijuana, an independent poll says a slight majority of Ohio voters support legalizing recreational pot.


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A scene from Verdi's "Otello."
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Opera Abbreviated: Giuseppe Verdi's Otello

Welcome to Opera Abbreviated, your very own series of podcasts designed to give you a pithy sense of the operas being presented by the Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD series. A new production of Giuseppe Verdi's Otello is presented live from the Met on October 17.
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