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Columbus Diaper Coalition Provides Help For Cash Strapped Parents

There’s nothing particularly newsworthy about disposable diapers. For the parents of young children in daycare, they’re simply a necessity. But for poor working parents who struggle to pay rent and put food on the table, pricey disposable diapers can also pose a challenge. This is the story of one young woman who met that challenge and has helped to provide nearly a quarter million diapers to Central Ohio moms and dads.
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Ohio State University says a former school employee who took his own life inside the Wexner Center for the Arts on Sunday worked in the school’s Department of Public Safety.

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

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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.

Ohio Rep. Wants To Ban Microbeads

Nov 27, 2015

Congress will soon vote on a bill to ban microbeads – those tiny plastic particles in toothpaste, facial scrubs, body washes and other personal care products. There’s now a new effort to deal with them at the state level.

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The state says it's taken extra steps to stock widely varied brands and packaging at state liquor stores for the holidays. 

Coroner Says Ohio State Student Died From Broken Neck

Nov 25, 2015
Austin Singletary
Ohio State University Office of Student Life

Preliminary autopsy results indicate Ohio State student Austin Singletary died from a broken neck during the annual Mirror Lake jump on Ohio State's campus. 

Singletary, a third-year student from Dayton, was pulled from the lake early Wednesday morning. He died at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center later Wednesday morning.

Cars in traffic at night
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Close to two million Ohioans will hit the road for Thanksgiving to visit family and friends. That's more than any Thanksgiving since 2007.

A state inspector general's report says a former top aide to Ohio's lieutenant governor claimed traveling to salon appointments as work and got paid for it.

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Police say they have arrested a woman suspected of fatally stabbing a woman near a bar in central Ohio.

Ohio Public Radio

Speaking to thousands of people inside a packed rally in Columbus, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Monday that the U.S. should engage in much more aggressive interrogation techniques on terrorism suspects as he continues to push a hard line on national security after the Paris attacks.


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