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In this episode of Pop Columbus, host Eric French gets tattoo’d while he and co-host Sean Edgar talk about the evolution of tattoos in American culture.

Backyard Farm Animals: You Need A Permit For That Cow

Nov 12, 2015

Amid a growing number of complaints, Columbus Public Health plans to hold a public hearing tonight to look at possible changes to the way backyard farm animals are regulated within city limits.

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State officials this morning removed five tigers from a Marion County property near Waldo after the owner did not meet state requirements.  

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Central Ohio Congressman Pat Tiberi was in the audience this morning for Pope Francis' speech to Congress. Tiberi, a Catholic, called the occasion historic and the highlight of a life time.

Brett Levin

 The association representing attorneys in Ohio is opposing a proposed state constitutional amendment that would legalize marijuana.

Kasich Remembers 911 First Responders

Sep 11, 2015
Karen Kasler, Ohio Public Radio

Gov. John Kasich took time away from the campaign trail to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks in his hometown north of Columbus.

At a memorial ceremony in Westerville, the Republican presidential candidate told the crowd that today brings an opportunity to heed the call heard daily by firefighters, police officers and other safety forces.

Judge Jails Kentucky Clerk For Refusing Marriage Licenses

Sep 3, 2015
Kim Davis
Ryland Barton / Kentucky Public Radio

A federal judge ordered a defiant county clerk to jail for contempt Thursday after she insisted that it would violate her conscience to follow court orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

Reeb Avenue Community Center
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As the head of the Mid-Ohio Food Bank for more than thirty years, Matt Habash thought his job feeding hungry people would be finished by now. Instead, it's getting bigger. The agency's latest venture: South Side Roots Café and Market.

Ohio State Marching Band Song Made Fun Of Holocaust Victims

Jul 31, 2015
Thomas Bradley / WOSU News

An unofficial marching band song that made fun of Holocaust victims is the type of thing Ohio State University has pledged to eradicate from the band program, the university said Thursday.

Flag Lady Discontinues Confederate Flag Sales

Jun 24, 2015

The Confederate flag is no longer available at the The Flag Lady's Flag store in Clintonville.

Summer Months Deadliest For Teen Drivers

May 27, 2015
State Farm

AAA Ohio says the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day are known as the "100 deadliest days" for teen drivers.

Box 15 provides support for fire fighters a Marion Road fire last month.
Box 15

Whenever a building catches on fire or a tanker truck overturns or the Police SWAT team is called out to diffuse a dangerous situation, there is a group of Columbus residents who rush in to help. Most people have never heard of Box 15 or the work they do to help out local police and firefighters.

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More than 650 children under the age of 12 killed themselves during the past twenty years. That's about 32 a month, but it translates to one a day in the United States. 

Grandview Yard A Thriving Redevelopment

May 18, 2015
Sam Hendren / WOSU 89.7

On Monday evening, March 18th WOSU TV presents the latest installment in its Columbus Neighborhoods series.  This evening’s presentation is “Tri-Village,” a profile of the communities of Upper Arlington, Marble Cliff and Grandview Heights.  A part of Grandview is undergoing some dramatic redevelopment.

State Fair Bans Bird From States Fighting Avian Flu Outbreak

May 15, 2015
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Officials say poultry from states where a deadly bird flu virus has surfaced won't be permitted at this year's Ohio State Fair.