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Police Shot An Ohio Newspaper Owner. Now His Paper Is Going Out Of Business

Andy Grimm sits in a smoky, cramped newsroom in downtown New Carlisle. He’s antsy and nervous. Just as he seems to be getting comfortable, a Clark County Sheriff’s Deputy drives by. Grimm peers out the window and waits until the deputy is out of sight to continue talking.

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The Affordable Care Act faces a new legal challenge after a federal judge in Texas ruled the law unconstitutional on Friday. The decision risks throwing the nation's health care system into turmoil should it be upheld on appeal. But little will be different in the meantime.

"Nothing changes for now," says Julie Rovner, chief Washington correspondent of Kaiser Health News.

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Not sure if you heard, but the midterm elections were a pretty big deal in 2018. How do we know this? Well, because election stories took up half of WOSU’s most-viewed articles of the year. While 2018 will always be The Year Of The Kangaroo Sign in our hearts, politics dominated the headlines at WOSU, from the 12th District special election to the U.S. Senate race to Issue 1.

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Andy Grimm sits in a smoky, cramped newsroom in downtown New Carlisle. He’s antsy and nervous.

Just as he seems to be getting comfortable, a Clark County Sheriff’s Deputy drives by. Grimm peers out the window and waits until the deputy is out of sight to continue talking.

A new 20,000-seat stadium for the Columbus Crew SC is being proposed for the Arena District.
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On Tuesday, the Franklin County Commission votes on the final piece of a public funding package for Confluence Village—the Arena District development that will serve as the Columbus Crew’s new home. 

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Columbus Police's Vice Unit will resume limited operations, the department announced Friday, one day after relieving a third Vice officer of duty.

On Thursday, Columbus Police arrested another teenager connected to the death of 16-year-old shot Julius Ervin Tate Jr.

Tate was shot and killed by an officer during a robbery sting on Friday, Dec. 7. 

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Ohio’s cities have seen about $450 million in cuts to their local government funds under Gov. John Kasich. The Ohio Municipal League, a lobby group that represents cities, is looking forward to establishing new relationships with Governor-elect Mike DeWine and the incoming legislature.

The Ohio Senate and House have approved a bill, HB119, that will ramp up scrutiny of people on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps. The new review process will require government administrators to review a person’s eligibility every quarter, this is currently an annual process.

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General Motors' plans to lay off 14,000 salaried and blue-collar workers might not be as bad as originally projected.

Julie Carr Smyth / Associated Press

The Ohio House has passed a bill that bans a surgical procedure commonly used in abortions. It’s the second abortion-related bill to pass in this lame-duck session, following the six-week abortion ban known as the “Heartbeat Bill.”

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