New American Voices: Iraqi Couple Escapes Violence Of Baghdad In Columbus

Thousands of immigrants call Columbus home. In conjunction with WOSU-TV's documentary Columbus Neighborhoods: New Americans, 89-7 is profiling immigrants who have settled here. The latest installment of 89-7's New American Voices series profiles husband and wife Ahmed Al Qazzaz and Shahd Rdawi who came here from Iraq.
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The latest dip in gas prices means Ohioans are paying about 40 cents less per gallon than just a month ago.


Authorities say a man shot a Kenton police officer before he was found dead in his car from a gunshot wound.

Peyton Manning is once more on top of the world. The Denver Broncos quarterback — a future Hall of Famer in what may be his final season — is once more a Super Bowl champion. The Broncos have beaten the Carolina Panthers, 24-10.

The game fell well short of a quarterback duel, though. Again, it was the Denver defense that led the way, harassing Cam Newton, forcing turnover after turnover and even tacking on a score of their own.

SEBRING, Ohio (AP) - Regulators say lead levels in tap water have been below the federal allowable limit in 96 percent of the samples tested this past week in a northeast Ohio village.

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Police and agricultural officials are searching for a monkey on the loose on the north east side of Columbus.

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A multi-vehicle crash involving a semi-truck and a car near Johnstown has left one person dead.  The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the accident happened after 9 this morning on U.S. Route 62 near Sportsman Club Road.

Richland County and three officials have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the case of a man freed after serving two decades in prison for a murder conviction that was later thrown out.


Three Republicans in Ohio's congressional delegation are among those expected to speak at a memorial service for former Ohio congressman Mike Oxley, who died on Jan. 1.

Transportation Security Administration

The Transportation Security Administration says agents found a loaded gun inside a carry-on bag at Port Columbus on Wednesday.

Honda is recalling an additional 2.2 million Honda and Acura vehicles because the driver’s air bag inflators made by Takata can explode and hurl shrapnel into the passenger compartment.


All Sides with Ann Fisher is a two-hour, daily public-affairs show designed to over time touch upon all sides of the issues and events that shape life in central Ohio.

New American Voices

A series from 89.7 NPR News about the immigrants of Columbus that helped shape the city.

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