Enterprise Reporter, Columbus Dispatch
Columbus Dispatch enterprise and federal court reporter
dispatch.com — Despite an attorney's argument that her client should spend less time in prison because of his age and illness, a federal judge sentenced a Worthington man to more than 12 years in prison yesterday for a child-pornography crime. U.S. District Judge Edmund A. Sargus ordered the 151-month sentence for Robert W.
dispatch.com — A Mississippi woman has been indicted by a Franklin County grand jury on a charge of using a hoax weapon of mass destruction. Prosecutor Ron O'Brien said Gloria Powers, 60, of Natchez, sent an envelope to The Dispatch in June 2011 that contained powder and a letter threatening harm to Domestic Relations Judge Kim Browne.
dispatch.com — "I'm so glad I survived that!" Jack Hanna joked as he finished weaving his way past 25 screeching, spitting dinosaurs at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium yesterday. Hanna, the zoo's director emeritus, was among the first to experience the zoo's newest exhibit, Dinosaur Island, which opens at 9 a.m.
dispatch.com — The Ohio legislature's recent decision to increase speed limits on rural interstates to 70 mph is the polar opposite of what should be done, the world's leading polar-bear expert said yesterday in Columbus. "What we should be doing is talking about slower speeds," said Steven Amstrup, chief scientist for Polar Bears International.
dispatch.com — Police have multiple scenes blocked off as they investigate incidents related to an officer-involved shooting on the North Side of Columbus. At least one person is dead in the shooting. Police have blocked off North Broadway and North High Street and Northmoor and High Street near Fire Station No.
dispatch.com — A sliver of hope crept into the hearts of three central Ohioans when they heard the stunning news that three Cleveland women missing for 10 years had been found alive on Monday. Each knows what it's like to have a loved one disappear.
dispatch.com — A Delaware County man who tried to extort money from the engineering company he'd worked for was sentenced yesterday to six months in prison. Donald "Chris" Dailey apologized for "doing such a stupid thing," but U.S. District Judge Michael H. Watson said prison was necessary so Dailey could learn from his mistakes.
dispatch.com — Soon, scores of people holding large, empty McDonald's cups will start lining up to buy tickets at Cedar Point, the Columbus Museum of Art and Hocking Hills Canopy Tours. TourismOhio announced the Discover Ohio To Go promotion, along with partners McDonald's and Coca-Cola.
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