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Gov. John Kasich talks about the latest official fatal overdose numbers from the Ohio Department of Health at a Statehouse press conference.
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio Health Department puts the official death toll last year from accidential drug overdoses at 4,854 people. That’s more than 13 people a day, and a 20 percent increase over 2016. However Gov. John Kasich says there is good news in those numbers.

Gabe Rosenberg / WOSU

Buying The Columbus Dispatch at a newsstand will cost you double what it did last year. 

Ohio Gov. John Kasich
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

Gov. John Kasich is sounding off about a report over the weekend saying that his job creation record for the last two years is only slightly better than that of his Democratic predecessor, Ted Strickland.

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Aaron Portzline had his dream job. The Mount Vernon native and Ohio State University alum traveled with the Columbus Blue Jackets as he covered the team for The Columbus Dispatch, a paper he joined as a part-time employee at the age of 18.

Now he’s leaving the 146-year-old newspaper for a startup website that’s trying to reinvent local sports coverage.

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The Columbus Dispatch is suing a coroner for autopsy records in the slayings of eight people from a southern Ohio family.

In an unusual move, The Columbus Dispatch says it will not print the names of witnesses called to testify in the trials of five alleged members of the Short North Posse.

Longtime Columbus Dispatch Editor Resigns

Jun 17, 2015

The Columbus Dispatch announced, Wednesday afternoon, its editor has resigned. The move comes after the sale of the paper to a new owner was finalized earlier this week. 

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The long history of family ownership of The Columbus Dispatch has officially come to an end. New Media investment Group has completed its purchase of The Dispatch from the Wolfe family.

The sale price: $47 million.

Columbus Dispatch Sold, Family-Owned Newspapers No More

Jun 4, 2015
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After 144 years as a sovereign family-owned newspaper, the Columbus Dispatch has become one of the many franchises of the New Media Investment Group.

Newspaper Tradition Ends In Columbus, Dispatch Sold

Jun 3, 2015
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The century long tradition of Columbus having a local family owned newspaper will end.  The Columbus Dispatch will soon have new owners.  The Wolfe family will sell the paper and other print publications to a New York City investment firm.


After 110 years the Wolfe family plans to sell The Columbus Dispatch.

The Dispatch Printing Company announced this morning it has agreed to sell its print publications to the New Media Investment Group, based in New York City. 

At 7:56 p.m. last Thursday, Gov. John Kasich’s signature put Ohio’s new two-year budget into effect. This $55.8 billion dollar spending plan, that passed without a single Democratic vote, is considered a “game changer,â€? for Ohio. Some agree with Kasich’s final budget product, and commend his ability to close the deficit without raising taxes. Others strongly oppose his move to cut funding from various entities, such as local governments and schools.

Coverage of Jim Tressel Resignation

May 31, 2011

After some encouragement from Ohio State, according to the Dispatch, Jim Tressel stepped down from his position as head coach.  We'll discuss the implications of his resignation and what the future looks like for Ohio State football. How do you feel about Jim Tressel's decision to step down? Leave a comment and let us know. Guest:

  • Ray Stein (Columbus Dispatch Sports Editor)

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