Olivia Miltner

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Fans wait to enter Nationwide Arena for a Blue Jackets scrimmage.
Olivia Miltner / WOSU

Fans crowded into Nationwide Arena on Monday to watch a Blue Jackets scrimmage. The rare free event was meant to keep fans and players engaged as they wait to learn the team's next playoff opponent.

Community representatives ceremonially toss recycleales into bins that will be distributed to their residents.
Olivia Miltner / WOSU

Five Central Ohio communities will be handing out 38,000 new recycling bins to their residents, free of cost, over the next month.

Aftermath of a tornado that struck Shelby, Ohio, on Sunday night.
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Shelby, Ohio is beginning the recovery process after a tornado swept through Richland County on Sunday.

Kroger, the largest grocery chain in the country, will phase out the use of plastic bags in its stores by 2025.
Rogelio V. Solis / AP

A team of Ohio State researchers have developed a material that could help reduce plastic pollution.

U.S. Attorney Benjamin C. Glassman speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Cincinnati.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

A Jackson, Ohio, man pleaded guilty Monday to charges relating to a $50 million Ponzi scheme.

Dan Konik / Statehouse News Bureau

Two inmates stabbed while at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Wednesday against the prison warden and several guards and nurses.

The Ohio Machine

Major League Lacrosse announced today that its Columbus team will not play its 2019 season.

An artistic rendering of the planned Upper Arlington High School. A historic African-American cemetery sits below the parking lot.
Upper Arlington School District

Construction on the new Upper Arlington High School was set to start in April, but concerns over an African-American cemetery buried beneath the campus have the school district confronting the community's past.

Open Carry advocate Jeffry Smith at a 2016 protest on Ohio State's campus.
Esther Honig / WOSU

The Ohio State University will now allow students, faculty and staff with concealed carry permits to store  guns on campus.

Olivia Miltner / WOSU

A job training effort hosted by tech giant Google held its first Ohio workshop in Columbus at the main downtown library Monday.

Pexels

As Ohio’s Hepatitis A outbreak continues, Columbus first responders received vaccinations at a clinic Wednesday, following the recommendation of public health officials.

Charlie Neibergall / Associated Press

Ohio doctors are prescribing fewer opioids while pharmacists are dispensing fewer doses, according to a state report released Monday.

Members of the Complete County Committee include city and county representatives. They are tasked with ensuring comprehensive data collection for the 2020 census.
Olivia Miltner / WOSU

City of Columbus and Franklin County officials announced a new 2020 Census committee on Wednesday tasked with ensuring all residents are counted.

New Columbus Schools superintendent Talisa Dixon talks to students at Trevitt Elementary in King-Lincoln.
Olivia Miltner / WOSU

New Columbus City Schools superintendent Talisa Dixon spent her first morning on the job touring two elementary schools and sharing her priorities for the future.

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The 2019 Arnold Sports Festival is returning to Columbus this weekend, along with hundreds of thousands fans. The event's organizers are putting together the final preparations in the hopes of having a smooth festival.