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Security will be extra cost if Reynoldsburg teachers strike

dispatch.com — So far, Reynoldsburg schools have spent about $360,000 to prepare for a teachers strike that could begin on Friday. If the school board and teachers union can't reach an agreement today, it will cost the district as much as $19,000 more each day to keep its schools open during a work stoppage.
Sep 18, 2014

Absent a deal, Reynoldsburg teachers will strike Friday. And, it will be costly to keep schools open shar.es/1aWEkz

Blue Jackets: Johansen leaves town without contract

bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com — With no contract agreement in sight, Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen packed his bags and flew home to Vancouver, British Columbia, yesterday as his teammates were settling in for the start of training camp. Johansen might not be seen in central Ohio soon.
Sep 18, 2014

Dispatch: With no deal in sight, and no spot in the dressing room, Johansen leaves Columbus for Vancouver bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com/content/storie…

Blue Jackets: Plenty of young talent brings unprecedented expectations

bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com — The Blue Jackets, without holdout and top scorer Ryan Johansen, will begin training camp today with a course of physicals and fitness testing. That Johansen is a headline story on the eve of the team's 14th season didn't sit well with coach Todd Richards, who unhappily listened to several minutes of questions and answers about the status of the Blue Jackets' No.
Sep 18, 2014

Dispatch: High expectations and lofty promise should be focus for #CBJ, RIchards says bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com/content/storie…

Michael Arace commentary: Johansen, Blue Jackets need to compromise

bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com — The impasse in negotiations between the Blue Jackets and their No. 1 center, Ryan Johansen, has made for a worrisome few months. Yesterday, the situation entered a much uglier realm. Now, it is personal. Johansen had his bags packed and was ready to leave Columbus on Tuesday.

Local member of Navy Reserve killed in Afghanistan

dispatch.com — A Reynoldsburg man who was with the U.S. Navy Reserve was one of three coalition troops killed near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, this morning, a family member has confirmed. Relatives were informed this afternoon about the death of Steve Byus, 39, said Daniel Byus, his younger brother who lives in Wellston in Jackson County, where they grew up.
Sep 18, 2014

@jaketapper: RIP Navy Reservist Stephen Byus, 39, killed by Taliban suicide bomber Tuesday dispatch.com/content/storie… pic.twitter.com/35qAhUiDd2

Sep 17, 2014

RT @jaketapper: RIP Navy Reservist Stephen Byus, 39, killed by Taliban suicide bomber Tuesday dispatch.com/content/storie… pic.twitter.com/oDfkMtM1qX

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