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Debbie Holmes

This is the first of a two-part story on the aftermath of ECOT's closure. Read part two here.

In the lower level of her Canal Winchester home, Anna Aquino helps her children with their school lessons. Her older daughter, 17-year-old Isabella is back in traditional school at Canal Winchester High, while Aquino homeschools her younger daughter, Trinity, who's in 7th grade.

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Paris has the Eiffel Tower, St. Louis has the Arch and Dublin, Ohio has the Field of Corn.

When you drive through the intersection at Frantz and Rings Road for the first time, you might be surprised to see rows and rows of giant concrete ears of corn sprawling out on the southwest corner. 

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In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the allegations of extortion against former Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger.

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Megan Bursey noticed something different about Columbus when she visited her girlfriend last December.

“There were just pride flags everywhere and 'Make America Gay Again’ flags," Bursey says. "I was looking for a bicycle and all the bike stores had flags everywhere and it was really nice to see that. People were very openly gay, which was very comforting, too.”

Jocelyn Robinson / WYSO

It’s drizzling at Camp Sunrise, Ohio’s only camp for kids affected by HIV and AIDS, but the rain hasn’t dampened spirits for reunion day.

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As part of its two-week probe into head coach Urban Meyer, Ohio State investigators uncovered numerous examples of what it calls “problematic or at least questionable behavior” from former receivers coach Zach Smith that went mostly unpunished. The findings, which were unveiled Wednesday, resulted in Meyer’s suspension for the first three weeks of the season.

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The Driving Park neighborhood sits three miles east of Downtown Columbus and south of busy Livingston Avenue. Some residents remember the area filled with neighbors who took care of their property and cared for their children. 

Today, some say too many homes sit vacant or developers buy them up, restore them and sell them for more than current residents can afford. 

Nick Evans / WOSU

President Trump supporters joined a line snaking almost half a mile on Saturday afternoon, hoping to make it into the Olentangy Orange High School gym for the president’s rally. Inside, supporters fanned themselves with “Make America Great Again” and “Women for Trump” signs as the air conditioning struggled to keep up with the throng.

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In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the August 7 special election to fill the congressional seat left vacant by Pat Tiberi. The race is too close to call, and Balderson is calling in all reinforcements for the last few days of the race.

Aerial view of The Oval on Ohio State University's campus
Ohio State University

Ten more former students have sued Ohio State University over alleged sexual misconduct by a now-dead team doctor, accusing school officials of facilitating abuse by ignoring complaints and requiring some athletes to get physicals from him to maintain their sports participation and scholarships.

Adora Namigadde / WOSU

A U.S. Hair & Beauty employee rapidly scans the barcodes of the latest shipment of hair extensions. Black, burgundy and chestnut brown weaves pile up on the floor as she throws one pack down to pick up another.

U.S. Hair & Beauty is the biggest beauty supply business in Columbus, at seven stores and growing.

Adora Namigadde / WOSU

The Ohio State Fair starts Wednesday, July 25, one year after a ride malfunction led to the death of an 18-year-old man. State officials say they are implementing additional testing to prevent such tragedies this year.

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Farmer Mark Van Fleet started growing vegetables at Harriet Gardens on Columbus’ South Side two years ago. He came to this once-vacant lot with about a decade of experience in gardening.

Michael Lee / WOSU

The tariffs President Trump imposed on imported steel and aluminum have been a drag on a lot of Ohio industries, including Columbus’s local craft beer scene.

Michael Lee / WOSU

Columbus will hold a "Smart Mobility Block Party" and the grand opening of the Smart Columbus Experience Center for the general public on Saturday.

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