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State Rep. Sandra Williams found guilty of profiting from Ohio State football tickets

dispatch.com — State Rep. Sandra Williams entered a no-contest plea and was found guilty this morning of a pair of first-degree misdemeanors related to her sale of Ohio State football tickets that she purchased with campaign funds. Williams, 46, a Cleveland Democrat, purchased four Ohio State football season tickets in 2010 for $2,255 using campaign money.
Oct 31, 2014

Ohio State Rep. Sandra Williams found guilty of profiting from #OhioState football tickets... shar.es/107Tbu

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State Rep. Sandra Williams found guilty of profiting from Ohio State football tickets shar.es/107rzs via @DispatchAlerts

Oct 31, 2014

State Rep. Sandra Williams found guilty of profiting from Ohio State football tickets shar.es/107rff via @DispatchAlerts

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RT @OhioPoliticsNow: State Rep. Sandra Williams found guilty of profiting from Ohio State football tickets bit.ly/13p0q93 via @phrontpage

Trooper’s sex victim: ‘Why didn’t they believe me four years ago?’

dispatch.com — If someone had just believed Natalie Shull four years ago, the victims' list of former State Highway Patrol Trooper Bryan D. Lee might have been shorter. "When he was done with me, I think he thought, 'Oh, well. I got away with that.
Oct 31, 2014

Good question...state trooper’s sex victim: ‘Why didn’t they believe me four years ago?’ shar.es/107g0t via @sharethis

Oct 31, 2014

You must read this. Trooper’s sex victim: ‘Why didn’t they believe me four years ago?’ shar.es/10vkUw

Oct 31, 2014

RT @dispatcheditor: Ohio Highway Patrol dropped the ball: Trooper’s sex victim asks ‘Why didn’t they believe me four years ago?’ shar.es/10vAjd

Oct 31, 2014

Ohio Highway Patrol dropped the ball: Trooper’s sex victim asks ‘Why didn’t they believe me four years ago?’ shar.es/10vAjd

Oct 31, 2014

This is a reminder that we need to listen, even to "imperfect" victims. Yes, she was drunk, but she was wronged. bit.ly/1wMqNPe

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Court launches inquiry after resignations of executive director, bailiff

dispatch.com — The resignations of the executive director of the Franklin County Common Pleas Court and one of the court's bailiffs have prompted an internal inquiry, Administrative Judge Pat Sheeran announced today. Sheeran refused to answer questions after reading a brief statement in a hastily-called news conference and offered no details about what the court is investigating.
Oct 31, 2014

Court launches inquiry after resignations of executive director, bailiff shar.es/10ugCP via @DispatchAlerts

Oct 31, 2014

Court launches inquiry after resignations of executive director, bailiff shar.es/10uHkh via @DispatchAlerts

Ohio Politics Now: Supreme Court candidate O'Donnell asked to take ad down by bar association

dispatch.com — Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge John P. O'Donnell, a Democrat running for Supreme Court, is being asked by an Ohio State Bar Association committee to take down his television ad because "These depictions cross the line and falsely imply that justice is for sale in Ohio," according to the bar's Judicial Election Campaign Advertising Monitoring Committee.
Oct 31, 2014

Ohio Politics Now: Supreme Court candidate O'Donnell asked to take ad down by bar association shar.es/107V2C

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RT @meverhart26: .@OhioPoliticsNow: Bar association says O'Donnell's ad “falsely impugns the integrity" of French, Supreme Court. bit.ly/1sQywYl

Oct 31, 2014

.@OhioPoliticsNow: Bar association says O'Donnell's ad “falsely impugns the integrity" of French, Supreme Court. bit.ly/1sQywYl

Bar calls on O'Donnell to remove 'false' ad against French

dispatch.com — By: Randy Ludlow An Ohio State Bar Association committee claims Democrat John P. O'Donnell has crossed the line with a TV commercial attack on his opponent, Republican Justice Judith L. French. O'Donnell's first TV ad attempts to link French's acceptance of campaign donations from American Electric Power executives with her decision in favor of the utility in a rate case.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @RandyLudlow: State Bar Association calls on O'Donnell to remove 'false' ad against French shar.es/10vw4W via @DispatchAlerts

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State Bar Association calls on O'Donnell to remove 'false' ad against French shar.es/10vw4W via @DispatchAlerts

Sentencing delayed for former Ohio deputy treasurer who fled to Pakistan

dispatch.com — Ohio's disgraced former deputy treasurer won't be sentenced in federal court next week after all. The scheduled 10 a.m. Thursday hearing for Amer Ahmad was postponed yesterday. The U.S. attorney's office would not say why. Ahmad was to be sentenced in absentia for the $3.2 million bribery and kickback scheme he operated while he was deputy treasurer in 2009 and 2010.
Oct 31, 2014

Maybe extradition in works? Sentencing delayed for ex-Ohio deputy treasurer who fled to Pakistan shar.es/10vEI6 via @DispatchAlerts

Oct 31, 2014

Sentencing delayed for former Ohio deputy treasurer who fled to Pakistan shar.es/10vwa7 via @DispatchAlerts

A.M. #10: Toronto

bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com — Today, on Halloween, Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno will celebrate his 27th birthday by preparing to play the 475 th game of his NHL career. Presumably, that will not entail Foligno scarfing down cake and candy. Definitely, the day will not devolve into a pity party for the battered Blue Jackets.
Oct 31, 2014

Puck-rakers: A.M. #10: Toronto | #CBJ will have 8 regulars out of the lineup vs. #Leafs ...and that's an improvement! bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com/content/blogs/…

Guide to life: Is an annual medical exam a must?

dispatch.com — Maybe you're the type of person who, without fail, makes an appointment for a medical once-over every year. Or, conversely, maybe you're one who avoids sitting across from a "white coat" at all costs and don't remember your last checkup.

Delaware County election officials search for absent absentee ballots

dispatch.com — DELAWARE, Ohio - As many as 200 absentee ballots, sent more than a week ago to registered voters in Powell, have not been received, sending Delaware County officials on a scramble for answers. "From our experience, this is definitely troubling," said Carla Herron, deputy director of the Delaware County Board of Elections.
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Delaware County election officials search for 200 absent absentee ballots shar.es/107D9u via @DispatchAlerts

Democrats fight to win back votes of Ohio women

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RT @RandyLudlow: Democrats fight to win back votes of Ohio women. What war on women? GOP asks shar.es/10vwom via @DispatchAlerts

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Democrats fight to win back votes of Ohio women. What war on women? GOP asks shar.es/10vwom via @DispatchAlerts

Ohio AAA clubs consider roadside bike assistance

dispatch.com — Ohio chapters of auto club AAA are gauging interest in providing emergency roadside assistance for bicyclists in the state, an Ohio spokeswoman said. The AAA clubs covering central and southwest Ohio are sponsoring a survey asking bike riders to give feedback on their needs and suggestions.
Oct 31, 2014

Well, this would be nice: Ohio AAA clubs consider roadside bike assistance bit.ly/10FwJ2A

Rob Oller commentary: It’s hard to compare eras, but Barrett stacks up well

buckeyextra.dispatch.com — Comparing eras in college football is like judging one winter against another. The basic component - cold - remains the same no matter the year. But factors such as below-zero temperatures and snowfall amounts fluctuate both statistically and in our memory banks. Likewise, in football, the basics barely change.
Oct 31, 2014

Is J.T. Barrett's record pace a product of the #Buckeyes system or is he a special talent? Answer: Yes. Column. buckeyextra.dispatch.com/content/storie…

Pickaway County sheriff lays off 10 amid budget trouble

dispatch.com — Pickaway County Sheriff Robert Radcliff had warned they were coming, that a projected $140,000 budget shortfall this year would mean layoffs at his office. And that's what happened this week. Radcliff gave notice on Wednesday to 10 part-time workers: five corrections officers at the Pickaway County jail, four deputies who handle courthouse security, and the employee who processes sheriff's sales and civil-case paperwork.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @hollyzachariah: In budget battle, Pickaway County sheriff's office lays off 10 and 10 more could follow. That's a first in 20+ years dispatch.com/content/storie…

Federal court lawsuit alleges absentee, provisional ballot process is discriminatory

dispatch.com — By: Alan Johnson Attorneys representing the Ohio Democratic Party and a two coalitions for the homeless filed a lawsuit yesterday in federal court alleging that state election laws passed by majority Republicans are discriminatory to minorities. "Ohio Republicans have resurrected Jim Crow in the form of red tape," said Subodh Chandra, one of the attorneys who filed the lawsuit.
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Federal court lawsuit alleges absentee, provisional ballot process is discriminatory shar.es/1075R1 via @DispatchAlerts

Fans galloped to see Red Grange in 1925

buckeyextra.dispatch.com — Ohio Stadium can boast of the hundreds of famous football figures who have set foot on the 14 1/2 acres along the Olentangy River. Archie Griffin, the only player to win two Heisman Trophies. NFL Hall of Famer John Elway. Woody Hayes, Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden. Even a former U.S.
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Biggest name ever to play in Ohio Stadium? Not Archie. Not Elway. It was Red Grange, the Galloping Ghost. buckeyextra.dispatch.com/content/storie…

Want to get a better interest rate on your savings account? Try an online bank

dispatch.com — By: Mark Williams Anyone with a bank account or who has bought a certificate of deposit in the past couple of years knows how tough it is to get much of anything above zero. But there may be an alternative that could boost returns a bit while still keeping your money safe.
Oct 31, 2014

Looking to earn more on your savings or money-market account? This might be an option. dispatch.com/content/blogs/…

What's Fitz' name? And, other vignettes from GOP bus tour

dispatch.com — By: Randy Ludlow Vignettes from the Republican statewide candidates' bus-tour, spanning the Mansfield, Cleveland, Youngstown and Akron areas ... Condos and bumpers: Condo bylaws be damned. Pristine bumpers, as well. Republican Gov. John Kasich told supporters yesterday to not be swayed by condominum bylaws prohibiting the display of political signs, particularly his own.
Oct 31, 2014

On the road with the Republicans ... What's Fitz' name? And, other vignettes from bus tour shar.es/10vwZm via @DispatchAlerts

Blue Jackets notebook: Help on the way from minor-league Springfield

Oct 31, 2014

RT @Aportzline: Dispatch: With injuries mounting, #CBJ turn to @TheFalconsAHL for help w call-up of Collins, Gibbons; more notes bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com/content/storie…

Oct 31, 2014

Dispatch: With injuries mounting, #CBJ turn to @TheFalconsAHL for help w call-up of Collins, Gibbons; more notes bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com/content/storie…

Bystander didn’t know extent of victim’s injuries

dispatch.com — The man who found Helen Shreve lying in a Franklinton street early Tuesday didn't realize that she had been shot when he called 911. "She's, like, nonresponsive," said the man, who didn't give his name during the 1:36 a.m. call to Columbus police. "We thought she was dead."
Oct 31, 2014

Bystander didn’t know woman found in Columbus street had been shot... shar.es/10vASG