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Is A Statue Of Christopher Columbus Next To Come Down? Protesters Hope So

As protesters around the country push for the removal of Confederate monuments, a group will rally near the Ohio Statehouse on Saturday against a different kind of statue: one of Christopher Columbus.

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Protesters rally outside the Ohio Statehouse.
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There are important “do’s” and “don'ts” to protesting, according to the ACLU of Ohio, which is holding a workshop in Columbus to teach people how to demonstrate within their constitutional rights.

The Indians are entering a crucial part of their up-and-down season. The team has six weeks to distance itself from the rest of the AL Central division for a return trip to the playoffs.

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says, “Welcome to the real pennant race.”

The Indians are in first place in the division, six games ahead of Minnesota and Kansas City. And, the team has an important week, with road series against against those two teams.

At age 31, Nixon Arias cut a profile similar to many unauthorized immigrants in the United States. A native of Honduras, he had been in the country for more than a decade and had worked off and on for a landscaping company for nine years. The money he earned went to building a future for his family in Pensacola, Fla. His Facebook page was filled with photos of fishing and other moments with his three boys, ages 3, 7 and 8.

But in November 2013, that life began to unravel.

Tia Hosler woke up at 7:35 a.m. on a friend’s couch next to her newborn son’s crib after an overnight babysitting gig.

The 26-year-old had slept through her alarm and was late for the bus, her ride to group therapy in Fort Wayne, Indiana. And now she had to scramble. She tied her Kool-Aid-red hair into a tight bun and kissed her 2-month-old, Marsean. 


The city of Cincinnati wants three major drug distributors to pay for the opioid epidemic.

The city is the latest to file suit against AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson Corporation. A federal lawsuit alleges the companies let an epidemic run unchecked. A release from the city says those three companies account for 80 percent of the market for prescription opioids.

Columbus Police

Thirteen alleged members of the MS-13 gang were arrested in Central Ohio and Indiana on Tuesday morning.

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Ohio State University officials say the school will permanently close two parking lots at one of the times they’re most in demand.

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Facebook plans to invest $750 million in a new data center in central Ohio, marking another boost for the state's growing technology sector.

A new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calls 2016 the warmest year on record around the globe.  The surface temperature of the Great Lakes was also above average -- and that's not good news.


Greater Cincinnati Foundation

A new approach to reducing childhood poverty is coming to Cincinnati – one that depends on the low-income families themselves to map their own way out of poverty.

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