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Columbus City Attorney Says Red Light Camera Deal Was Above-Board

The Columbus city attorney says a contract for a red-light traffic camera program now the subject of a federal bribery investigation was properly awarded and later modified.
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Music and Football, er... Soccer?

Four people face multiple labor trafficking charges. The victims were migrant workers – most were underage. 


I believe! I believe we will win! I believe we will win!

It's a catchy chant, but it is certainly neither the first nor the last. Football chants, or soccer chants for Americans, have been a fixture of the sport at least since Sir Elgar's tribute to the Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1898. Since the American National Women's Team has now progressed to the finals for the World Cup, it might be a fitting time to explore music and football, er... I mean soccer.

St. Paul A.M.E. Church

Local leaders of the African Methodist Episcopal Churches in Columbus went to New Orleans this week for an international church meeting.   The recent killings of nine church members at Emanuel A.M.E. church in South Carolina are drawing lots of conversation, as well as the church fires.  Most agree though that they won't be overhauling security procedures.  

WOSU Archive

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office says it’s awarding a $300,000 grant to the group Athletes In Action.  The Xenia-based organization is an off-shoot of Campus Crusade for Christ.  The Ohio ACLU says attorney general Mike DeWine is walking a fine line. 

A tanker truck explosion and fire during morning rush hour caused closure of a portion of Interstate 70 at the west outerbelt. 

Andy Chow, Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday signed the next two-year, $71.3 billion state budget, but not before making some big changes.

Legal Pot Backers Deliver Nearly 700,000 Signatures

Jun 30, 2015
Jo Ingles, Ohio Public Radio

A campaign to legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational use in Ohio began delivering hundreds of thousands of petition signatures in its effort to get the issue before voters.

Organizers for ResponsibleOhio said Tuesday they were submitting more than 695,000 signatures to Secretary of State Jon Husted. That's more than the roughly 306,000 needed to qualify for November's ballot. 

Tom Borgerding / WOSU News

A new study of hazardous material transport shows more oil tank cars are rolling through Columbus. 

Sam Hendren / WOSU 89.7

A state appeals court has agreed a former Ohio National Guardsman violated a local ban by keeping pet ducks that he says help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.


The State Auditor's office says the Columbus Public School District is making progress fixing the issues that led to the data-rigging scandal.


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