Adora Namigadde

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Adora Namigadde joined WOSU News in February 2017. A Michigan native (sorry Ohio!), she graduated from Wayne State University with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in French.

Before moving to Columbus, Adora reported for 9&10 News, a television station in Traverse City, MI. She was an international election observer in Ghana during the 2012 presidential race and interned at the Embassy of France in the U.S.

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The city of Dublin has become famous – or infamous – for its roundabouts. Its signature traffic circle, the big one at Route 161 and Riverside Drive, has had some problems: since it opened last summer, the number of accidents at the busy intersection has ballooned.

Ibrahim Sow

After years of inaction, Ohio’s New African Immigrants Commission came together pretty suddenly.

“We sat two years idle and did not hear anything,” says Ibrahima Sow. “And then out of the blue just a couple months ago, some of us started receiving calls from the governor’s office.”

Ohio State Fair
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The Ohio State Fair came to a close Sunday, August 6, with the lowest number of visitors it's seen in years - a 13 percent decrease compared to 2016.

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The Dutch manufacturer of a thrill ride that broke apart and killed an 18-year-old man at the Ohio State Fair says excessive corrosion on a support beam led to a "catastrophic failure."

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Eleven-year-old Eden Bradley relied on a hearing aid as a kid. She says she always struggled with how to describe it to her peers.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke to a crowd of officers at the Columbus Police Academy on Wednesday, saying the country "must create a culture that is hostile to drug abuse."

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Some rides at the Ohio State Fair re-opened on Friday afternoon and took on awaiting riders after a nearly two-day break.

Red light camera in Springfield, Ohio.
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The Ohio Supreme Court has again upheld cities' use of traffic camera enforcement, striking down as unconstitutional legislative restrictions that included requiring a police officer to be present. But Columbus officials say the city won't rush to bring their cameras back.

Home prices are at a record high in Central Ohio, according to a group of real estate professionals, meaning it's an ideal time for owners to sell.

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The group that protested a Stonewall Columbus community meeting last week is hosting its own response meeting Monday night.

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Multi-colored disco lights and loud music all add to the bombastic atmosphere of New Ohio Wrestling’s latest showdown. From an indoor sports complex in Grove City, NOW may not have the production values of professional wrestling in arenas or on television, but it does draw a crowd.

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"Oh my God!" "Why why why why why?" "Keep them back." "Get back, get back, get back."

That's how the audio starts, after two Columbus Police officers shot Kareem Ali Nadir Jones. Taken from the body camera of Samuel James, one of two officers involved, the audio only captures the aftermath of the July 7 shooting.

Columbus Police body camera footage

Columbus Police on Thursday released video of the department’s first officer-involved shooting to be captured by police body cameras.

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The City of Columbus has fired Columbus Police officer Zachary Rosen, according to the local branch of the Fraternal Order of Police. 

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At least 16 people were arrested by Columbus Police on Friday at a protest that drew around 50 people to Sen. Rob Portman’s office downtown.

Red, White and Blue fireworks viewed in Columbus' Arena District.
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Some 500,000 people are expected near downtown Columbus on Monday for the 37th annual Red, White and Boom fireworks display.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says he will not comply with President Trump's voter fraud commission request for voter roll data information. 

Former student Mollie Hankins tells school board she was a victim of former Dublin Scioto teacher Gregory Lee.
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In Dublin, the fallout continues after the resignation of a Scioto High School teacher now facing child pornography charges. Parents filled Monday night’s school board meeting demanding answers to why Gregory Lee was allowed to teach after several complaints of inappropriate behavior.

Dublin parents plan to ask a lot of questions at next week's school board meeting about a former teacher facing federal child pornography charges. They're organizing through the Facebook group "Dublin Residents against Sexual Harassment in our Schools." 

Franklin County Jail

A Franklin County jury found Lincoln Rutledge guilty of murdering a Columbus Police officer during a standoff last year, the county prosecutor announced Thursday afternoon.

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Despite the fast growth of Ohio's African community, Seleshi Asfaw says one thing has remained constant: "At a state level, we are not represented. Our voice is not heard." 

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Behind gas stations, near highways and beside railroad tracks, advocates from outreach groups like Maryhaven know where to find homeless campers. 

At a homeless camp next to a track in Franklinton, outreach specialist Brandon Curry is greeted with a warm welcome. The camp is home to about 10 people - for now.

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Only three days after being named Ohio State University’s men’s basketball coach, the school's athletic department officially welcomed Chris Holtmann to Buckeye Nation.

Shoppers walking around an IKEA chair showroom in the new Columbus IKEA.
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Today's the opening day for Columbus' new IKEA, the first in Central Ohio. According to the furniture store and restaurant, thousands of people came out.

Rahma Warsame
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The Columbus Division of Police say there’s no evidence that a weekend altercation which left a Somali woman’s face injured is a hate crime.

Nativity set at Jubilee Museum in Columbus neighborhood of Franklinton.
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A plain old Columbus building with a soup kitchen in the basement houses the largest diversified collection of Catholic art in the country, according to the Vatican.

The Jubilee Museum which started as a small hobby collection is now a resource for Central Ohio churches.

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In 2008, state lawmakers promised Ohio's growing African immigrant population a commission to address their needs. The New African Immigrants Commission, which would have an 11-person board, was supposed to start up the next year. 

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Light cigarettes are marketed by the tobacco industry as a healthier option - but a new study from The Ohio State University shows they may have actually contributed to the rise of a certain type of lung cancer.

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Andrea McCanney started dabbling in Hinduism five years ago. Now the ritual coordinator for Nithyanandeshwara Hindu Temple of Ohio, in Delaware, McCanney's commitment has reached a level that she's working on legally changing her name.

"My spiritual name is Nithya Guru Priya,” she says.

Ohio EPA

The Columbus City Council on Monday night announced it's standing against a state measure that would strip cities of local control to address lead poisoning.

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