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Central Ohio Schools Increase Police Presence, Cancel Classes After Receiving Threats

Columbus City Schools have an increased police presence in several of its schools Friday following social media threats that have been made this the week.

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Ohio’s Auditor says it’s probably too late for the state Department of Commerce to pause its medical marijuana processes to fix problems. He’s telling the department to focus now instead on defending lawsuits.

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The list of candidates that will appear on the May 8 primary ballot for governor is officially set. But that list does come with a surprise.

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Following the shooting deaths of 17 people at a Florida high school, Ohio's candidates for governor are coming out to declare their stances on gun control and Second Amendment rights.

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Shoe-bronzing may have fallen out of popularity, but on one Monday afternoon, some customers are still lined up at the American Bronzing Company.

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Wexner Center for the Arts Director Sherri Geldin announced she will step down at the end of the year.

Last week's shooting in Parkland, Fla., echoed in the state's Capitol on Wednesday, as student survivors lobbied their legislature to pass stricter gun laws. Gun policy had already become a central issue in Florida's current legislative session after the shooting. But the effects of the shooting are reaching beyond the state's borders into legislatures across the country.

A Franklin County, Ohio Common Pleas Court judge ruled Wednesday the state of Ohio can setup a centralized collection system for municipal income taxes.

Cincinnati and several other Ohio cities and villages filed a lawsuit challenging a recent state law on the issue.

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Home means a few different things for Ismail Mohamed. 

On a Saturday afternoon at the downtown Columbus, Ohio courthouse, close to 20 men sat in a conference room; arms crossed, eyes staring blankly ahead, listening to a lecture. One white-haired man with glasses and hearing aids yelled for the presenter to speak up.


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Students at two Columbus-area schools held demonstrations in solidarity with Florida high-schoolers who are pushing for new gun laws.

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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.

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