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Opposition Grows To Outsourcing Upper Arlington's 911 Calls

If all goes according to plan, the city of Upper Arlington will hand over 9-1-1 dispatching services to the city of Columbus in early 2017. Officials in Upper Arlington have said the move would save their city as much as $600,000 annually. But there’s opposition to the plan by some UA residents.
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Much music is designed simply to entertain...to be a diversion for a while.  Background music can set the mood for a party, a soiree, maybe a special dinner.  Much of the music we listen to can accompany us through a day of work, chores, study, or errands.

Then there is music that, much like a child on the diving board yelling, "Watch me!  Watch me!  Watch me!," demands that you drop everything and give it your undivided attention.  Music that, like a stunning sunset, offers a moment of inspiration.

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Hundreds of local governments and other public entities are seeking a share of Ohio's $11.5 million settlement with two rock salt producers that were accused of conspiring to drive up prices.

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Gas prices around Ohio are tumbling further toward the $2 mark. 

Thomas Bradley / WOSU News

An unofficial marching band song that made fun of Holocaust victims is the type of thing Ohio State University has pledged to eradicate from the band program, the university said Thursday.

Police tape
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Columbus Police say a pizza delivery driver died after being robbed and shot while taking an order to what turned out to be a vacant home on South Hamilton Road.

A bud of high-resin marijuana.
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A campaign to legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational use in Ohio says it's submitted nearly 96,000 new signatures as it tries to get the issue before fall voters.

Ohio State football has suspended four Buckeyes for its season opener against Virginia Tech scheduled for September 7.

A University of Cincinnati police officer who shot a motorist after stopping him over a missing front license plate has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter.

West Nile Virus Cases Reported in Ohio

Jul 30, 2015
FDA

The state says two cases of the potentially deadly mosquito-borne West Nile virus have been reported in Ohio. But there’s actually good news in that number.

Inmate Charged With Sending Threat, White Powder To Judge

Jul 30, 2015
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas

A central Ohio grand jury has indicted an Ohio prison inmate on charges that he sent a threatening letter containing white powder and labeled "anthrax" to a judge who presided over one of his cases.

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