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Ben Marrison

Columbus, Ohio
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The Inside Story | Ben Marrison commentary: Thank you for 16 years of reading and writing

dispatch.com — At 4 p.m. on Wednesday, I stood in the spot where I began my career at The Dispatch to tell my fantastic team I was ending it. (A staff member immediately raced to the window behind me to make sure it was locked.)
Jun 19, 2015

Good morning. Dispatch Editor Ben Marrison signs off: Thank you for 16 years of reading and writing...... fb.me/7hqvgL6uh

Jun 19, 2015

The Inside Story | Ben Marrison commentary: Thank you for 16 years of reading and writing, dispatch.com/content/storie…

Jun 19, 2015

My final Inside Story column for this great newspaper and its world-class team of journalists. shar.es/12Ml4r #blessed

Jun 19, 2015

My editor says good bye.| Ben Marrison commentary: Thank you for 16 years of reading and writing shar.es/12MAsP via @DispatchAlerts

Jun 19, 2015

RT @dispatcheditor: My final Inside Story column for this great newspaper and its world-class team of journalists. shar.es/12Ml4r #blessed

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Benjamin J. Marrison commentary: ‘Dispatch’ to turn another page with new owner

dispatch.com — An 87-year-old woman called the newsroom in tears on Thursday morning after learning that The Dispatch is being sold. She has read the paper her entire life, she said, and feels like she is losing a friend. The paper isn't closing, thank goodness. It's changing hands.

Benjamin Marrison commentary: So many ‘Dispatch’ readers pay it forward

dispatch.com — I have something to share that should warm your heart. A hand-written letter that came to me recently made me pause, and reminded me of how many caring people we have in our community.

Some Ohio income-tax refunds are whoppers

dispatch.com — Guess the size of the largest Ohio income-tax refund check in the past five years. Guess again. Bigger. Still bigger. If your guess isn't in the mid-seven figures, you're not even close. It was $5,002,300. Who said taxes couldn't be fun? With the stress of Wednesday's tax deadline building, it's a good time for some tax trivia.
Apr 13, 2015

Guess the size of biggest Ohio income-tax refund check in past five years. Some tax trivia as we near tax day... shar.es/1gQbib

Apr 13, 2015

You'll never guess what the largest state income tax refund was in past 5 years (7 figures) shar.es/1gQAXA

Benjamin J. Marrison commentary: ‘Dispatch’ readers can help define ‘local news’

The Inside Story | Benjamin J. Marrison: Placement of stories a subjective endeavor

dispatch.com — Wednesday's front page featured a story reporting that airline fees had more than quadrupled between 2007 and 2013. Quadrupled. From $1.4 billion to $6.2 billion. That's billion with a "b." That story, by business Reporter Steve Wartenberg, is the kind of coverage I like to see because it represents our mission to watch out for you.

Elder abuse definitions updated with House-approved proposal

dispatch.com — A bill aimed at improving responses to elder abuse victims got unanimous support from the Ohio House today. House Bill 24 would update Ohio's current definitions for elder abuse, which are "significantly outdated," said prime sponsor, Rep. Mike Dovilla, R-Berea.
Mar 17, 2015

RT @EncarnitaPyle: A bill aimed at improving responses to elder abuse & include exploitation got unanimous support from Ohio House: http://…

Benjamin J. Marrison commentary: Reports scrutinize nationwide road woes

dispatch.com — Everyone wants good roads, but no one wants to pay for them. An editor in our newsroom saw that on a friend's Facebook status update one day last fall, and it made an impression. That off-hand comment from a caterer in Georgia led to the report on our nation's infrastructure that you see on today's front page - and in papers across America.

Benjamin J. Marrison commentary: Placement of ‘Fifty Shades’ stories riles some readers

dispatch.com — Story placement in the newspaper is often a point of debate, usually rooted in an individual's political leanings. That debate intensifies when it touches on a taboo or highly controversial topic. And the movie Fifty Shades of Grey is high on the controversy scale as it offended just about everybody even before its release.

Benjamin Marrison commentary: We analyze state budget with readers in mind

dispatch.com — If you care about your money, the future of your children and state, the regulations surrounding things such as nursing homes, dependent-care providers and charter schools, you need to pay attention to what state officials are discussing. We're digging into different aspects of the budget daily.
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