Easton Town Center

Easton Town Center Plans $500 Million Expansion

Big changes are coming at Easton Town Center, the east Columbus mall and shopping plaza nearing its 20th birthday.

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Ohio’s Secretary of State gave the green light for counties to start clearing their voter rolls again. The so-called “voter purges” were put on hold until after November’s election, following a lengthy court battle in which the U.S. Supreme Court approved of Ohio’s process. 

A former spokesman for the Columbus Division Of Police has pleaded guilty to charges related to using child pornography.

State of Ohio / Governor's office

Gov. John Kasich still has almost two more months on the job, but the GOP-led legislature is using its lame-duck session to push against his agenda.

Easton Town Center

Big changes are coming at Easton Town Center, the east Columbus mall and shopping plaza nearing its 20th birthday.

A shopper browses sales in a store at the Cincinnati Premium Outlets in Monroe, Ohio In this Nov. 27, 2015 file photo, a shopper browses sales in a store at the Cincinnati Premium Outlets in Monroe, Ohio in this Nov. 27, 2015 file photo.
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With Ohio consumer confidence continuing to soar, economic forecasters said Monday they expect Ohio shoppers to increase holiday spending by 3.2 percent over last year.

In 2014, an Ohio county Judge Lance Mason punched his wife 20 times, repeatedly slamming her head against his car's dashboard and breaking a bone in her skull — all of it in front of their children.

Authorities set up roadblocks at the perimeter of one of four properties near Piketon, Ohio following the murders of the Rhoden family on June 21, 2016.
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Many Pike County residents were relieved when authorities arrested six people in connection with the killing of eight members of the Rhoden family in 2016. The question now is how that local officials will be able to afford to prosecute those cases. A bill is being proposed to help in those cases.

Officer Sandra Silva with Jack, a retiring Columbus Police horse.
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“So Jack would be the dappled grey whose butt is to us right now,” Columbus Police officer Sandra Silva says.

The sister of former Cuyahoga County judge Lance Mason told a police dispatcher on Saturday that he had stabbed his estranged wife, Aisha Fraser, according to a 911 call released Monday afternoon.

Mason’s sister told the dispatcher that he then walked into the house on Chagrin Boulevard and said that Fraser was dead. His sister also said that the couple’s two daughters were in the house with her at the time.

Shaker Heights police have charged Mason with felonious assault, accusing him of ramming a police cruiser with his SUV while fleeing the scene of the homicide.

Kroger is teaming with a British company to open its first high-tech fulfillment center in Monroe. The automated warehouse with digital and robotic capabilities is expected to generate more than 410 new jobs.

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