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Is A Statue Of Christopher Columbus Next To Come Down? Protesters Hope So

As protesters around the country push for the removal of Confederate monuments, a group will rally near the Ohio Statehouse on Saturday against a different kind of statue: one of Christopher Columbus.

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An Ohio Historical Marker honoring Worthington native and Confederate General Roswell Ripley has been removed from outside his childhood home.
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Worthington officials says an historic marker outside the former home of a Confederate general was removed in anticipation of protests.

The marker commemorated General Roswell Ripley, who was born and raised in Worthington.

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As protesters around the country push for the removal of Confederate monuments, a group will rally near the Ohio Statehouse on Saturday against a different kind of statue: one of Christopher Columbus.

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Child enticement charges against a convicted sex offender in Worthington were recently dropped because an Ohio Supreme Court ruling had thrown out part of the statute. Now state lawmakers are trying to fix that part of the law.

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Social networking giant Facebook did as was reported this week, announcing announced it will build a new, 970,000-square-foot data center in Central Ohio. And the company is doing it with the help of local and state tax incentives.

But the terms of those agreements weren’t easy to come by.

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The Democrats vying for the party’s gubernatorial nomination are starting to churn out more endorsements before next month’s first primary debate. 

Updated at 7:40 pm ET

Steve Bannon has lost his job as chief White House strategist.

The White House described the departure as a mutual agreement between Bannon and chief of staff John Kelly.

"We are grateful for his service and wish him the best," said press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

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Some Clark County residents are pushing back against a proposed mining project in Mad River Township. Opposition to the project has been growing louder after company Enon Sand and Gravel announced plans for the quarry project last year.

Kenny Yuko

Senators are expected to come back to the Statehouse on Tuesday and vote on at least one overrides that the House approved last month on 11 of Gov. John Kasich’s 47 budget vetoes.

Sam Hendren

Ohio officials have long stressed the issues toxic algal blooms can cause for the state’s tourism industry. A new study says the blooms have also cost homeowners on two of Ohio's largest lakes more than $150 million in the past six years.

A group of white supremacists gather in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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Democrats in the state Legislature are supporting a new bill that would officially denounce white nationalists and neo-Nazis.

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