Marysville

The Honda Marysville Auto Plant is shown, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Marysville, Ohio.
Tony Dejak / Associated Press

Assembly line workers at the Honda manufacturing plant in Marysville have some new colleagues: office workers. COVID-related staffing shortages at the plant have caused the company to require some of its white-collar employees to work on the line. 

The theatre, seen here with a temporary front facade, partially collapsed late Thursday.
Avalon Theatre / Facebook

A years-long effort to restore a historic theater in uptown Marysville suffered a major setback Thursday night when part of the building collapsed. 

Workers on the Honda assembly line in Marysville, Ohio.
Steve Brown / WOSU

Honda re-started production at its facilities in the U.S. and Canada on Monday. That’s good news for a lot of businesses around Central Ohio.

Workers on the Honda assembly line in Marysville, Ohio.
Steve Brown / WOSU

Honda is pausing production next week at all its plants in North America, including five locations in Ohio.

Lee Alderson in front of his barbershop in the Hilltop.
Nick Evans / WOSU

Ohio’s U.S. representatives are splitting along party lines as Congress moves forward with an impeachment inquiry of President Trump over his soliciting of political favors from Ukraine. In Central Ohio, the physical distance is short between lawmakers sitting at different ends of that spectrum.

Workers on the Honda assembly line in Marysville, Ohio.
Steve Brown / WOSU

The Honda plant in Marysville will suspend a second shift production line, which makes 55,000 cars a year, mostly Honda Accords. Lt. Gov. Jon Husted says this highlights the unpredictable nature of the automotive industry.

Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper Jerad White and his partner, Danny, at the new training facility in Marysville.
Clare Roth / WOSU

The Ohio State Highway Patrol opened its $1.4 million training facility for police dogs and their handlers on Monday. Located in Marysville, the facility gives a formal home to the training program the patrol started in 2015.

Nick Evans / WOSU

On the corner of Fifth and Main in downtown Marysville on Thursday, officials from Honda, government types and curious shop workers hoisted cell phones to see a new smart intersection project in action. Every few minutes, a Honda SUV heads toward the intersection and stops short—the driver warned of a pedestrian, emergency vehicle or red light runner.

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Gov. John Kasich and The Ohio State University broke ground this week on a $45 million transportation center, three times larger than Disneyland, that will be used to test self-driving vehicles.

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In an effort to increase its foothold in the growing marijuana industry, Scotts Miracle-Gro is buying the largest distributor of hydroponics products in the country.

Steve Brown / WOSU

Police in Marysville say two people have been taken to a local hospital after a train derailed Tuesday morning.

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Melissa Etheridge says a video of female inmates singing one of her songs led to her performing with them at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville.

Acura Recalls 106,000 SUVs Over Faulty Pulley

Jun 25, 2015
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Acura is recalling about 106,000 SUVs because an air conditioner pulley can fall off, creating a hazard for other motorists.

Jean Paul Kruce
Union County Sheriff's Office

An Ohio National Guardsman convicted of sexually abusing three adopted daughters has been sentenced to life without parole.

Judge David Faulkner announced the sentence Wednesday in Union County Court and said Jean Paul Kruse must also register as a sex offender.

Kruse was convicted last month of 15 counts including rape and sexual battery. He was accused of abusing girls who were younger than 13.

The charges were brought several years after he'd told a military publication that he wanted to adopt a girl from Africa to protect her from rape.

Craigslist Facebook sales
WOSU composite / Creative Commons

Buying used items online can be risky. Craigslist and local Facebook groups bring together strangers and have been fertile ground for scammers. So police in Marysville are offering their parking lot as a safe, public place for people to exchange cars, couches, and cash.

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