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Mayor Coleman to announce he won't run next year

dispatch.com — Mayor Michael B. Coleman's time as mayor is coming to an end. Coleman plans to announce today he will not seek re-election after four terms and 15 years in office, several sources inside City Hall told the Dispatch this morning. He is the longest-serving mayor in the city's history.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @MarkSomerson: Coleman:"I have another 13 months left on my term and I don't intend to spend them looking through old photo albums." dispatch.com/content/storie…

Nov 25, 2014

.@MichaelBColeman not running for re-election: I'm not done contributing to the life - and to the swagger - of Cbus. bit.ly/1Cawxc5

Nov 25, 2014

An emotional Mayor @MichaelBColeman says he has a lot to do in his final term... shar.es/1XwBP5

Nov 25, 2014

RT @ssuttell: Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman won't run for re-election. Dems want him to challenge @senrobportman in 2016. dispatch.com/content/storie…

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Soldier from Grove City killed in Afghanistan bombing

dispatch.com — An Army soldier from Grove City was one of two American troops killed in an attack in Kabul in eastern Afghanistan yesterday. The family of Joseph Riley - who everyone knew as Joey - was notified of his death late Monday, said Grove City Police Chief Steve Robinette.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @hollyzachariah: Update: Grove City mourns a soldier son: 'You try to make peace with something like this but I just don’t know how.' bit.ly/1xSkmwB

Nov 25, 2014

RT @amiller78: Soldier from central Ohio's Grove City killed in Afghanistan bombing... shar.es/1XwXmA

Nov 25, 2014

RT @hollyzachariah: U.S. Army soldier from Grove City killed in Monday attack in Afghanistan. Army expected to release more info soon. dispatch.com/content/storie…

Nov 25, 2014

Soldier from central Ohio's Grove City killed in Afghanistan bombing... shar.es/1XwXmA

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It's a holiday miracle! State widens last two-lane stretch of I-71 between Columbus and Cleveland

dispatch.com — The final two-lane stretch of I-71 between Columbus and Cleveland has been widened just in time for the holidays. The Ohio Department of Transportation has removed construction barrels that segregated a new third lane on an 11-mile stretch of the highway between Rt. 61 and Rt. 95 in Morrow County, opening it for travel.
Nov 25, 2014

It's a holiday miracle! State widens last four-lane stretch of I-71 between Columbus and Cleveland shar.es/1Xwkve

Nov 25, 2014

RT @amiller78: Last 4-lane stretch of I-71 between Cbus & CLE widened to 6 just in time for Thanksgiving... shar.es/1Xww17

Nov 25, 2014

Last 4-lane stretch of I-71 between Cbus & CLE widened to 6 just in time for Thanksgiving... shar.es/1Xww17

Few rights for either side in college judicial procedures

dispatch.com — The chants of "no means no" echoed through Duke University's storied basketball arena when Maryland basketball player Dezmine Wells stepped to the foul line. The taunts by opposing fans were aimed at the man who had been branded a rapist the previous year after Xavier University expelled him for allegedly sexually assaulting a female student.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @saragregory: “It was an Alice in Wonderland-type moment where they clearly decided he was guilty & they would have a trial later.” http…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @SPLC: Rushed judgments in college judicial proceedings lead to light penalties for guilty, severe punishment for innocent: bit.ly/1zULIBz

Nov 25, 2014

RT @SPLC: Rushed judgments in college judicial proceedings lead to light penalties for guilty, severe punishment for innocent: bit.ly/1zULIBz

Nov 25, 2014

RT @cbinkley: Guilty or not, students aren't guaranteed a fair trial in campus courts. Sometimes, no one wins: bit.ly/11SkUql #UVA

Nov 25, 2014

Guilty or not, students aren't guaranteed a fair trial in campus courts. Sometimes, no one wins: bit.ly/11SkUql #UVA

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Kasich will veto sweeping agriculture bill if landline requirement isn't kept

dispatch.com — If the legislature doesn't keep a requirement that phone companies must provide landlines, Gov John Kasich will veto the bill, one of his cabinet directors testified today. Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer recommended the Senate remove language preparing the state for broadband service to prevent Kasich from vetoing a broad agriculture bill.
Nov 25, 2014

Ohio Gov #Kasich will veto agriculture bill if it allows phone companies to end landlines... shar.es/1XwIfL

Nov 25, 2014

RT @DispatchAlerts: Kasich will veto sweeping agriculture bill if landline requirement isn't kept bit.ly/1rcgmGE

Nov 25, 2014

Kasich will veto sweeping agriculture bill if phone landline requirement isn't kept shar.es/1XwdAy via @DispatchAlerts

Ohio State football: Noah Spence loses appeal, is permanently ineligible

buckeyextra.dispatch.com — The Ohio State career of defensive end Noah Spence is over. The Big Ten denied Spence's appeal of his substance-abuse suspension and has ruled him permanently ineligible, Ohio State announced in a statement this evening.

Soccer: Crew announces new minor-league affiliate in Texas

dispatch.com — The Crew has signed a partnership with a new United Soccer Leagues Pro division team, the Austin Aztex, ending its affiliation with the Dayton Dutch Lions after one season. The deal was unveiled tonight in Texas, where the Aztex are joining the USL Pro after spending three seasons as part of the Premier Development League.

Some Ohio State students take early dip in Mirror Lake

dispatch.com — It was a quick and relatively quiet unofficial Mirror Lake jump last night, as people gathered, went into the water on the Ohio State campus and left.

Ohio State football: Buckeyes remain sixth in playoff rankings

buckeyextra.dispatch.com — Despite a lackluster victory over Indiana last week, Ohio State remained No. 6 in the College Football Playoff rankings released tonight. The top seven teams in the rankings remained the same. Alabama is No. 1, followed by Oregon, Florida State, Mississippi State, TCU, Ohio State and Baylor. UCLA moved up to No.

Central Ohio jobless rate for October 3.9%, a 13-year low

dispatch.com — Central Ohio's unemployment rate hit a 13-year low in October, falling to 3.9 percent from 4.3 percent in September, according to state figures released this morning. The region's unemployment rate has been dropping since it hit 9.7 percent in February 2010, coming out of the recession. The rate was 6.1 percent in October 2013.
Nov 25, 2014

Central Ohio jobless rate for October drops to 3.9%, a 13-year low shar.es/1XwufE via @DispatchAlerts

Nov 25, 2014

Central Ohio jobless rate for October was 3.9%, a 13-year low... shar.es/1Xw26a

Ohio Politics Now: Can Columbus land the Democratic National Convention?

dispatch.com — Could Ohio really play host to both the Republican and Democratic national conventions in 2016? The probability became closer to a reality yesterday after the Democrats narrowed down their choices of where they will pick their presidential nominee in 2016. The picks? Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Columbus, Dispatch Washington reporter Jessica Wehrman writes.

Ohio University students hold sit-in to protest Ferguson decision

dispatch.com — ATHENS, Ohio - About 100 Ohio University students gathered at Baker University Center last night to protest a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the fatal August shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo.
Nov 25, 2014

Students gather at #OhioU and #Ohio State U in protest, prayer for Ferguson: (bit.ly/1ALxmXc)

Nov 25, 2014

Good morning. Outside #Ferguson, widespread protests mostly peaceful, including at #OhioU... shar.es/1XZDGe fb.me/6V2BRaTlY

Nov 25, 2014

Ohio University students hold sit-in to protest Ferguson decision shar.es/1XZI1r via @DispatchAlerts

Police investigate homicide in South Linden

dispatch.com — A man was shot and killed this afternoon in South Linden, according to Columbus police radio traffic. The shooting happened just before 2 p.m. at 1450 Kenmore Rd. Dispatchers radioed to patrol officers that the shooter was the victim's son, who had run from the house. Additional details were not available.
Nov 25, 2014

Police investigate homicide in South Linden; reportedly son shot father shar.es/1Xx0hA via @DispatchAlerts

Metro Parks intends to raise budget 10 percent

dispatch.com — Metro Parks officials plan to spend more than $3 million to complete initial development of the new Scioto Grove Metro Park in southern Franklin County next year, and $2.1 million to begin work to extend the Olentangy Greenway Trail into Delaware County.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @amiller78: Franklin County Metro Parks' 2015 budget includes new & expanded parks... shar.es/1XZNLO

Nov 25, 2014

Franklin County Metro Parks' 2015 budget includes new & expanded parks... shar.es/1XZNLO

A.M. #21: Winnipeg

bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com — So who's it going to be? You? Him? That guy over there in the corner? Who is going to grab the keys, gun the engine and steer the Blue Jackets out of their early season funk? Coach Todd Richards does not know. Nor does he particularly care.
Nov 25, 2014

Puck-rakers: A.M. #21: Winnipeg || #CBJ looking for players to step up, save season starting tonight vs. #WpgJets bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com/content/blogs/…

Columbus named one of three finalist for 2016 Democratic National Convention

dispatch.com — And it is down to three. Columbus has been named as one of three finalists for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The other two include New York and Philadelphiz. "We're thrilled to move to the next step of the selection process to determine where Democrats will come together to nominate the 45th President of the United States," said DNC Chair Rep.
Nov 25, 2014

Columbus named one of three finalists for 2016 Democratic National Convention shar.es/1XZIUZ via @DispatchAlerts

Nov 24, 2014

See what people are saying about Columbus as a #DNC2016 finalist (Hint: They are pretty excited.) bit.ly/1xuaKEh

Nov 24, 2014

Can #Cbus beat out New York and Philly for the 2016 Democratic National Convention? ow.ly/EODUT

Nov 24, 2014

Columbus named one of three finalists for 2016 Democratic National Convention shar.es/1XJI8u via @DispatchAlerts

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Do you buy on impulse?

dispatch.com — By: Mark Williams At least most of us are willing to acknowledge that we've made an impuluse purchase. A new CreditCards.com report finds that three of four Americans admit to making an impulse purchase. Men are three times as likely as women to make an impluse purchase when they're drunk.
Nov 25, 2014

Let's face it we all do it, but not all of us will admit to it. dispatch.com/content/blogs/…

Sea organisms from shipwreck could be real treasure to researchers

dispatch.com — The greatest treasure of all in the SS Central America shipwreck off the South Carolina coast might not be gold bars and coins worth millions of dollars. Microscopic organisms in the sediment below the wreck might reap a different kind of treasure - one that could save lives.
Nov 25, 2014

Sea organisms from SS Central America shipwreck could be real treasure to researchers shar.es/1XwHSG via @DispatchAlerts

Hold on to your hats! High winds whipping through Columbus

dispatch.com — Howling wind that rattled our houses while we slept last night are knocking out power across Columbus today. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory that is in effect until 10 p.m. for Franklin and surrounding counties. Southwest winds of 25 to 35 mph are expected with gusts topping out around 50 mph.
Nov 25, 2014

E. Broad between High & 3rd still closed after wind damaged skyscraper window yesterday... shar.es/1XZ95k

Nov 24, 2014

Broad St. closed between 3rd & 4th; 3rd St. closed just north of Broad. Wind loosed a window in the #RhodesTower. ow.ly/EORCG

Nov 24, 2014

Downtown is a ghost town as are streets closed for fear glass could fall from skyscraper... shar.es/1XJRbA fb.me/3pDQ8uEoC

Nov 24, 2014

E. Broad closed between High & 3rd for fear of loose window falling from Rhodes Tower... shar.es/1XJkQ6

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