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The owner of the Columbus Dispatch is purchasing the owner of the Cincinnati Enquirer, in a merger of two of the country's largest newspaper companies. It’s the latest media deal driven by the industry's struggles with a decline of printed editions.

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Joe Blundo has been a columnist for The Columbus Dispatch for 22 years.

He offers his take on the silliness and wonders of modern life. Blundo takes a stroll down memory lane to the dozens of his favorite and most impactful columns in his new book "Does That Makes Sense? The Best of Joe Blundo."

Today on All Sides, Blundo shares some of those stories and more during his time as a columnist. 

Jim Siegel, a reporter for the Columbus Dispatch, died at the age of 46.
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Jim Siegel, a longtime Ohio Statehouse reporter for The Columbus Dispatch, died Tuesday at the age of 46.

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Columnist Joe Blundo has been pounding out the columns for 22 years for The Columbus Dispatch. 

Along the way, Blundo has discarded some themes only to replace them with others, offering his take on the absurdities and wonders of modern life. Blundo revisits dozens of his favorite and most impactful columns in his new book “Does That Make Sense? The Best of Joe Blundo.”

Today on All Sides, Blundo shares some of those stories and more during his time as a columnist.

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Columnist Joe Blundo has been pounding out the columns for 22 years for The Columbus Dispatch. 

Along the way, Blundo has discarded some themes only to replace them with others, offering his take on the absurdities and wonders of modern life. Blundo revisits dozens of his favorite and most impactful columns in his new book “Does That Make Sense? The Best of Joe Blundo.”

Today on All Sides, Blundo shares some of those stories and more during his time as a columnist.

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

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

Ohio Gov. John Kasich
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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
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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.

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