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Columbus, Ohio
Enterprise Reporter — Columbus Dispatch
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Columbus Dispatch enterprise and federal court reporter

First wombat at Columbus Zoo now on display

dispatch.com — The first wombat in central Ohio is making his public debut today at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Glen is a hairy-nosed wombat, a species native to Australia. Columbus is one of only five places in North America to have the species. Glen arrived on Nov.

Zoo’s Wildlights ready for season

dispatch.com — Millions of lights will be twinkling at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium beginning tonight as Wildlights begins its annual holiday run. The 26th version includes two animated light shows, camel rides, Mrs. Claus' kitchen, reindeer and Santa Claus diving in the zoo's Discovery Reef. Ice skating returns this year.

Canton financial advisor sentenced to 45 months in Ohio treasurer's office kickback scheme

dispatch.com — A Canton financial adviser who was instrumental in a multi-million dollar kickback scheme in the Ohio treasurer's office was sentenced in U.S. District Court this morning to 45 months in prison. Douglas E. Hampton, 40, pleaded guilty in August 2013 to one count of conspiracy to commit federal program bribery, including wire fraud and money laundering, which carries a maximum five-year prison term.

Cadbury joins Stubby in Columbus Zoo's manatee tank

dispatch.com — A motherless baby found off Key Largo in Florida is the newest resident of the manatee tank at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Cadbury, a male, was moved into the zoo's 300,000-gallon pool on Sunday, joining longtime resident Stubby, the zoo announced.

Washington Court House schools bans book bags after online threat

dispatch.com — Washington Court House City Schools have banned book bags, backpacks and any similar bag from their middle and high schools as of this morning. The district made the move because of a threat posted on a website on Sunday, according to a notice on the district's website. School is in session today.

Defendant last to be sentenced in tax-evasion scheme

dispatch.com — Twin brothers known for their sports-car racing teams have been sentenced to federal prison for a tax-evasion scheme involving Cadillac Ranch restaurants and bars. Joel Field, 59, of Marion north of Columbus, was sentenced today to a year in prison after he pleaded guilty in May to tax evasion. U.S.

3 sentencings postponed in kickback scheme linked to treasurer's office

dispatch.com — Sentencings for three of four defendants in a $3.2 million kickback scheme in the Ohio treasurer's office were postponed today after a federal judge said he needed more time to decide on objections in one of the cases. Mohammed Noure Alo, Douglas E. Hampton and Joseph M.

Rattlesnake recovers from removal of venom gland

dispatch.com — An eastern diamondback rattlesnake is recovering after having its swollen venom gland surgically removed and replaced with caulk at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The zoo reported today that chief veterinarian Dr. Randy Junge cut out the highly toxic gland during a 15-minute surgery last week.

Schuster, Brunner win Franklin County court of appeals races

dispatch.com — One short-term Franklin County appeals judge will remain on the bench, with another to be replaced next year. Novice candidate Betsy Luper Schuster beat veteran campaigner Mary Jo Kilroy, and former Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner ousted incumbent Amy O'Grady.

Defendants seek light prison terms for kickback scheme in Ohio treasurer’s office

dispatch.com — Plenty of finger-pointing is going on as the co-defendants in a $3.2 million kickback scheme in the Ohio treasurer's office await sentencing. Each says the others are more responsible for the crime and claims he provided federal investigators with so much help with the case that he deserves little, if any, prison time.
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Nov 19, 2014

RT @Theodore_Decker: Texted my mother-in-law to ask whether she has measured the #buffalosnow at their house. Her reply: "Measured? Can't get out the door."

Nov 19, 2014

RT @AP: Detroit-based health system reveals a new patient gown that offers style, comfort _ and covers rears: apne.ws/1F3aGBE

Nov 12, 2014

First man sentenced in treasurer's office kickback scheme gets 4 years in prison shar.es/10PduX via @DispatchAlerts

Nov 11, 2014

Inquiring minds ask: Have Jury Room workers been paid?

Nov 10, 2014

Nationwide Childrens Hospital study of detergent pods finds many kids harmed apne.ws/1yq31cc

Nov 10, 2014

Washington Court House schools bans book bags after online threat shar.es/10QqSx via @DispatchAlerts

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