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Family reports OSU football player missing since Wednesday

dispatch.com — The family of senior walk-on Ohio State University football player Kosta Karageorge has reported him missing after he left his apartment early Wednesday morning and has not been heard from. His sister Sophia said that Karageorge, a defensive tackle who wrestled three years for the Buckeyes, was last seen at his apartment on E.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @brdispatch: Here's our story on missing #OhioState football player Kosta Karageorge. If anyone has info, call 614 747-1729. dispatch.com/content/storie…

Nov 27, 2014

Oh no. > Family reports OSU football player missing since Wednesday shar.es/1XKpze

Nov 27, 2014

Family reports OSU football player missing since Wednesday shar.es/1XKg3V via @DispatchAlerts

Nov 27, 2014

Missing OSU FB player MT @brdispatch: Our story on missing OSU player Kosta Karageorge. If info, call 614 747-1729. dispatch.com/content/storie…

Nov 27, 2014

RT @brdispatch: Here's our story on missing #OhioState football player Kosta Karageorge. If anyone has info, call 614 747-1729. dispatch.com/content/storie…

Being thankful can lower depression symptoms, make you happier

dispatch.com — When you sit down today to carve your turkey and heap Grandma's mashed potatoes onto your plate, stop for just a second and really, truly think about the things for which you are thankful. Then try and do the same thing the next day. And the next.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @MarkSomerson: Happy Thanksgiving! @larenschield wrote a wonderful story about gratitude and your health: dispatch.com/content/storie…

Nov 27, 2014

Good morning, and Happy Thanksgiving! You'll be grateful to know that being thankful can make you a happier person... shar.es/1Xirqk

Defense attorney Bill Meeks dead at 67

dispatch.com — Well-known Columbus defense attorney Bill Meeks has died at the age of 67. "This is terrible, terrible news," Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien said this afternoon. "He was among the top lawyers in the city and the state. Besides being an outstanding lawyer, he was a wonderful person."
Nov 26, 2014

Columbus attorney Bill Meeks, dead at 67, described as 'phenomenal lawyer'... shar.es/1XykSA

Nov 26, 2014

Bill Meeks, described as 'phenomenal lawyer' dies at 67 shar.es/1XykCy via @DispatchAlerts

Nov 26, 2014

Shocking, sad news: Well-known Columbus defense attorney Bill Meeks dead at 67 shar.es/1Xy6VY via @DispatchAlerts

Giveaway pairs orphan socks to help needy people

dispatch.com — A curious conversation between a Clintonville mom and her young daughter has led to warmer feet for hundreds of needy people in Columbus. Five years ago, Ruth Milligan and her daughter, Maggie Daiber, then 5, were talking socks - specifically, all the lonely, single socks that pop up in the laundry basket without a mate.

Sheriff says he's running for mayor

dispatch.com — Franklin County's top law-enforcement official has announced he will seek Columbus' highest office. Sheriff Zach Scott today announced that he will run for mayor of Columbus next year. His announcement comes less than 24 hours after Mayor Michael B. Coleman announced his decision not to run again in 2015.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @Josh_Jarman: UPDATED: More on Sheriff Zach Scott's decision to run for mayor of Columbus shar.es/1Xyn6m

Nov 26, 2014

RT @Josh_Jarman: Quick update with quote from @OHFCSO about his decision to run for Columbus Mayor: shar.es/1XkRoT

Nov 26, 2014

First out of the gate ... Sheriff Zach Scott says he's running for Columbus mayor shar.es/1XkP6K via @DispatchAlerts

Nov 26, 2014

Less than 24 hours after Mayor Coleman says he won't run again, Sheriff Scott says he'll run. shar.es/1XkRQ0

Blue Jackets: So much to smile about

bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com — By midafternoon on Thursday, the Wisniewski residence in Dublin will be crowded, loud and festive. Since signing with the Blue Jackets four seasons ago, James Wisniewski and his wife, Nicole, have extended an open invitation to his teammates and their families each Thanksgiving.
Nov 27, 2014

Nick Foligno and his wife, Janelle, have much to be thankful for in little Milana... shar.es/1Xi64a #CBJ

Chris Jamison thankful for his ‘crazy journey’ on The Voice

dispatch.com — Chris Jamison is far from home this Thanksgiving - and for that, he's thankful. The Capital University student has survived a "crazy journey" of auditions and three weeks of live eliminations on The Voice, and is now one of just eight finalists remaining on the NBC singing competition.
Nov 27, 2014

Happy Food Coma Day! Spoke to Voice finalist Chris Jamison yesterday. True Midwesterner, humble and grateful: bit.ly/1rs51Tb

Nov 26, 2014

Chris Jamison thankful for his ‘crazy journey’ on The Voice... Dispatch interview: shar.es/1Xyy9J fb.me/1JMiKLeGC

Postgame: Campbell

buckeyextra.dispatch.com — The three big men rotating through the middle of Ohio State's zone defense are supposed to provide a presence to dissuade penetrators from driving the basket and to rebound missed shots to ignite the Buckeyes' transition offense.
Nov 27, 2014

Second helping: Matta concerned by bigs' lack of presence in the middle of #Buckeyes' zone. Postgame notes: buckeyextra.dispatch.com/content/blogs/… #buckbk

Nov 27, 2014

Thad Matta is concerned by his bigs' lack of a presence in the middle of the #Buckeyes' zone. Postgame notes: buckeyextra.dispatch.com/content/blogs/… #buckbk

Justice Ginsburg gets stent in heart artery

dispatch.com — WASHINGTON - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who vowed this year to stay on the Supreme Court as long as she could go "full steam," announced today that she had undergone a procedure to have a stent put in her right coronary artery.

Ohio Politics Now: The political ripples of Coleman not running for re-election

dispatch.com — Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman's announcement yesterday that he won't seek re-election has some potential statewide implications. Some believe the Democratic mayor - an ally of Republican Gov. John Kasich - is preparing to run for U.S. Senate against GOP Sen. Rob Portman, who is trying to decide if he should run for re-election or run for president in 2016.

Rob Oller commentary: Jim Harbaugh is just what Michigan football needs

buckeyextra.dispatch.com — Michigan's football program is a dumpster fire, and only one firefighter can extinguish it. When Brady Hoke gets the heave-ho - does anyone really think it is if? - the Wolverines need to go get Jim Harbaugh. Pay him in gold.
Nov 27, 2014

The Game needs a shot in the arm, so Michigan should hire Dr. Harbaugh. Column. buckeyextra.dispatch.com/content/storie… #Buckeyes #OhioState

Ohio State men's basketball: Buckeyes use big first half to beat Campbell

buckeyextra.dispatch.com — Ohio State built a 23-point halftime lead and then traded baskets with Campbell for most of the second half tonight on the way to a 91-64 victory in Value City Arena. Freshman D'Angelo Russell scored 22 points and sophomore Marc Loving had a career-high 18 to lead the No.
Nov 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving and ICYMI last nite: #Buckeyes drive the gaps in Campbell's zone defense in 91-64 victory: buckeyextra.dispatch.com/content/storie… #buckbk

Blue Jackets: Brandon Dubinsky feeling better; return not far away

bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com — Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky was making tight turns, going hard in practice drills and hurling verbal jabs at teammates yesterday during an optional skate at Nationwide Arena. "That's the best I've felt since (abdominal) surgery," Dubinsky said. "These last few days, I've started to turn the corner.
Nov 26, 2014

Dispatch: #CBJ Dubinsky "turning a corner" in recovery from abdominal surgery; alumni game on Friday; more notes bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com/content/storie…

Thousands at Ohio State take part in Mirror Lake jump

dispatch.com — Thousands of Ohio State University students participated in the annual student tradition of jumping into Mirror Lake last night. Ohio State University police estimated that at one point, there were 10,000 people gathered around the lake. Students were still jumping into the lake into the early morning hours, though by 1 a.m.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @MarkSomerson: Thousands take part in annual OSU Mirror Lake jump. These fans don't give a damn about Michigan (or hepatitis) dispatch.com/content/storie…

Nov 26, 2014

Good morning. 10,000 or more make the annual #OhioState Mirror Lake plunge. See video... shar.es/1XALtQ fb.me/1SsIx3btt

Nov 26, 2014

Itchin' for Ichigan:Thousands at Ohio State take part in Mirror Lake jump shar.es/1XATDE via @DispatchAlerts

Bank profits up 7.6 percent in third quarter

dispatch.com — By: Mark Williams The nation's banks continue to get financially stronger. A new report from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. shows that the banks earned $38.7 billion in the July 1-Sept. 30 quarter. That's an increase of 7.6 percent from the same quarter in 2013.
Nov 26, 2014

Banks continuing to recover from recession -- profits up 7.6 percent in third quarter. dispatch.com/content/blogs/…

Dubinsky Hitting Stride

bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com — The Blue Jackets had an optional skate today in Nationwide Arena, with 11 players taking part in the 45-minute affair. The player who stood out most was center Brandon Dubinsky, who was cutting and turning, skating and shooting. Dubinsky hasn't played this season after having abdominal surgery a few days before the season opener.

Humane Society offers bargain adoptions on Friday

dispatch.com — Free cats and discounted dogs will be offered at the Capital Area Humane Society on Black Friday. The society is waiving the fee on cat adoptions from 2 to 7 p.m. Fees for dogs, rabbits and pocket pets will be cut by 50 percent from 2 to 4 p.m.
Nov 26, 2014

Here's a twist on Black Friday shopping: Humane Society offers bargain adoptions on Friday... shar.es/1XyoTq

Sloppy weather slows Thanksgiving travelers

dispatch.com — Rain and snow rolled into the Northeast today as millions of Americans made the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways sloppy along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor. By early afternoon, more than 550 flights had been canceled, the bulk of them in the Northeast.
Nov 26, 2014

Glad to be staying close to home... Sloppy weather slows Thanksgiving travelers... shar.es/1XyWCJ

President will pardon an Ohio turkey today

dispatch.com — Two Ohio turkeys have been living it up in Washington this week before finding out which one would receive a presidential pardon. Cooper Farms in Mercer County provided the turkeys to the White House this year , because owner Gary Cooper is chairman of the National Turkey Federation.