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A Hilliard man has been charged with vandalizing a Columbus-area mosque, in an incident that the Franklin County prosecutor and investigators are now calling a hate crime.

O'Brien Wins Franklin County Prosecutor Race

Nov 9, 2016
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While Tuesday's contentious Presidential election went into the early morning, results from local elections here in Franklin County were announced. After a close competition for Franklin County prosecutor, longtime incumbent Ron O'Brien won re-election. 


This election cycle, the Presidential and Senate races have absorbed much of the public's attention. But this November, Columbus is the battle ground for a lesser known office: Franklin County prosecutor.

Franklin County Jail

The suspect in the death of a Columbus police officer has given up his right to an initial court hearing.

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Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that 15 suspects in drug cases involving heroin, cocaine and marijuana no longer face charges, after the death of former Reynoldsburg Police Officer Ty Downard.