Construction at River & Rich in Franklinton.
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Who Should Get Tax Abatements In Columbus? Inside The City's New Plan

The 200-plus apartment development River and Rich is nearing completion on Franklinton’s east side. The hum of heavy machinery and the staccato thump of nail guns played in the background last week as city leaders gathered to pitch a revamped tax abatement plan.

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President Donald Trump has endorsed state Sen. Troy Balderson for Ohio's 12th Congressional District, saying Balderson "loves our Military, Vets & 2nd Amendment."

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Less than a month after Columbus City Council voted to tighten rules on panhandlers, Council looks poised to let more people ask for money in the street.

Workers move a section of well casing into place at a Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site near Burlington, Pa., in Bradford County.
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A three-year study of the possible health effects of fracking on people who live near shale drilling sites is entering its final phase.

Construction at River & Rich in Franklinton.
Nick Evans / WOSU

The 200-plus apartment development River and Rich is nearing completion on Franklinton’s east side. The hum of heavy machinery and the staccato thump of nail guns played in the background last week as city leaders gathered to pitch a revamped tax abatement plan.

Ohio’s Republican Senator, Rob Portman, was in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park over the weekend to highlight some of the maintenance that could be addressed by a bill before the Senate.

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A medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles.
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Ohio’s medical marijuana program has seen court challenges by rejected applicants, inspections issues, and other problems. And now there’s yet another delay in the program, which was supposed to be up and running in less than two months.

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More than 100 former students have reported first-hand accounts of misconduct by longtime Ohio State doctor Richard Strauss, as part of the university's rapidly-expanding investigation.

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Gov. John Kasich on Friday spared a condemned killer whose sentence was challenged after a juror came forward and said information about the extent of the inmate's tough childhood wasn't properly presented at trial.

Mosquitoes aren’t just annoying pests at your outdoor barbecue. They’re spreading West Nile virus across the Midwest this summer. And already one person in Illinois has had the illness. Experts say it’s time to go beyond the bug spray and take some extra precautions when you’re outside.

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