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County Facilities Authority One Step Closer To Arena Tax Exemption

The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority is one step closer to submitting a request to make Nationwide Arena exempt from property taxes. The facilities authority has offered a revenue sharing deal with Columbus City Schools.
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The State Highway Patrol says fewer motorists were killed on Ohio's roadways over this year's Thanksgiving holiday period than in recent years.

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 A former Ohio Lottery Commission employee has been sentenced to probation for stealing $115,000 in instant lottery tickets and cashing in winners. 

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The Ohio Supreme Court has overturned the death sentence of a man who beat a Cincinnati woman to death in 1997 during a robbery that netted $50.

Local Officials Fight State For More Say In Location Of Wind Turbines

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There’s a new fight brewing over green energy laws, as some local officials want more control over the location of wind turbines.

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A state legislative panel in Ohio plans to hear testimony on a proposal that would bar private employers from requiring workers to join or pay dues to a labor organization.

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Some cities and towns are pushing back against new water testing rules proposed by the Ohio EPA. The state environmental agency wants local water supplies tested weekly for algae. Some water authorities have complained that the testing is too costly and too frequent.

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The After Picasso exhibit will not reopen after a suicide at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Sunday. Ohio State University said a former employee took his own life inside the arts center. The man previously worked in OSU's Department of Public Safety.

Kasich Refuses To Say Whether He'd Support Trump As GOP Nominee

Nov 30, 2015
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Gov. John Kasich continued his criticism of fellow GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump on one of the Sunday talk shows.

New metal detectors and other increased security procedures are taking effect at the Ohio Statehouse this week.

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The Columbus Crew earned only their second trip to the MLS Cup final in the 20-year history of Major League Soccer and their first since 2008 on Sunday night, losing 1-0 to the New York Red Bulls but advancing with a two-leg 2-1 aggregate victory.


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